Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over two decades to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera. Adrian has authored/co-authored technical books on a variety of topics, ranging from programming to building and maintaining PCs. His most recent books include 'Build the Ultimate Custom PC', 'Beginning Programming' and 'The PC Doctor's Fix It Yourself Guide'. He has also written training manuals that have been used by a number of Fortune 500 companies.

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Inside the Intel Core 2

Inside the Intel Core 2

We have a little more than a week to wait for Intel to release the new Core 2 range of CPUs. These are based on a new processor architecture, which, instead of just pumping up the CPU’s frequency, concentrates on increasing the number of instructions executed per clock cycle.Here I take a look at what makes the Core 2 tick.

July 17, 2006 by in Hardware

Conroe puts Intel back on top

Conroe puts Intel back on top

A $180 Core 2 Duo E6400 CPU can outperform an AMD Athlon FX-62 (which costs $1,059). Not only that, but it thrashes the Intel Extreme Edition 965 too. At that end of the Conroe scale, the performance differences are small (but not when you factor in the price), but take it to the other end of the scale, the Core 2 Extreme X6800 has everything eating it's dust.

July 14, 2006 by in Processors

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