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Alienware Aurora R4 packs hexacore Core i7 and active vents

Alienware Aurora R4 packs hexacore Core i7 and active vents

Dell has launched its latest gaming PC, the Alienware Aurora, a hexacore-based powerhouse with liquid-cooling as standard and eye-catching active vents running across the top. Running a choice of Intel 3000 Core i7 processors, paired with the X79 Express chipset, quad-channel DDR3 memory and dual-graphics options each with GDDR5 memory, the new Aurora even managers to look almost subtle with its matte black case and red LED highlights.

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HP Pavilion PCs get Intel/AMD refresh plus Radeon graphics

HP Pavilion PCs get Intel/AMD refresh plus Radeon graphics

HP hasn't just been reworking its notebooks with new Intel and AMD CPUs and GPUs; the company's Pavilion desktops have also seen a refresh. The new Pavilion, Slimline and Elite models kick off from $300, $330 and $600 respectively when they arrive on January 9 2011, with the HP Pavilion p6700 starting things off with a Pentium E5700 processor while the HP Elite HPE-500 kicks off with an AMD Phenom II 1045T hexacore.

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AMD Phenom II X6 1090T review roundup

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T review roundup

So AMD's new hexacore CPU range is official, it's cheap (comparatively speaking), but is it any good?  For that we turn to the bevy of launch-day reviews, and if you're the sort of person who sneaks a look at the last page of a book because they simply have to know the outcome, here it is: for the money, the Phenom II X6 1090T processor is threatening to give Intel's similarly priced chips something of a spanking.  More after the cut.

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AMD Phenom II X6 hexacore CPU gets official

AMD Phenom II X6 hexacore CPU gets official

AMD have officially launched their new AMD Phenom II X6 processor, the hexacore chip we've heard rumors regarding for several months now, together with the new AMD 890FX chipset to go along with it.  While the new CPUs aren't quite fast enough to take the speed crown away from Intel's Core i7 chips, AMD do hold the value card: the flagship AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition processor, for instance, is a 3.2GHz bargain at $285.

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ASUS ROG Crosshair IV Formula motherboard pairs AMD CPUs with dual-channel DDR3 2000MHz RAM

ASUS ROG Crosshair IV Formula motherboard pairs AMD CPUs with dual-channel DDR3 2000MHz RAM

ASUS has been on a roll with its high-end motherboards lately, and the new Republic of Gamers Crosshair IV Formula doesn't look to break that pattern.  Designed for AMD's processors - including the new Phenom II X6 hexacores - the 'board is the first in the world to pair them with support for dual-channel DDR3 2,000MHz memory; there are also two USB 3.0 ports, six SATA 6GB/s and three SATA 3GB/s connectors.

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AMD Turbo CORE auto-overclocks Phenom II X6 CPUs

AMD Turbo CORE auto-overclocks Phenom II X6 CPUs

AMD's rumored plans to take on Intel Turbo Boost have been confirmed, with the company quietly acknowledging that their upcoming hexacore processors will support a dynamic clock boost technology called AMD Turbo CORE.  Like with the Intel system, the six-core AMD Phenom II CPUs will be able to overclock up to three heavily-taxed cores by up to 500MHz, while the remaining cores are left idle (saving power and reducing heat output).

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