Month: June 2010

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Athlon II X4 610e & Phenom II X4 910e: 45W & 65W Quad Cores

The Athlon II X4 610e and Phenom II X4 910e are quad core processors from AMD with very low thermal design power of 45W and 65W, respectively. Are they as energy efficient as they claim and are the higher price tags justified?

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Lenovo C315 Touch Screen All-in-One PC

Though billed as an “everyday desktop” the Lenovo C315 is equipped with a 20″ 1600×900 multi-touch display, ATSC tuner, and IR remote control. The system also features an eclectic mix of laptop and desktop hardware including the AMD Athlon II X2 250u, a 25W AM3 processor. Amazon Kindle now just $189

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Puget Serenity i7 PC System

Puget Custom Computers joins the SPCR-certified PC program with Serenity, a powerful Intel i7 system that idles at just 14 dBA@1m.

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AMD Phenom II Stock Coolers

The Phenom II AM3 stock heatpipe cooler currently shipping with AMD’s 125W quad/hex core processors is pitted against the older, but larger AM2+ model. Is either heatsink worthwhile for quiet cooling?

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Intel LGA1366 Stock Cooler: Good Enough?

A pair of Intel LGA1366 stock coolers take to the pitch, one a traditional radial down-blowing heatsink, the other surprisingly a tower heatsink complete with 4 heatpipes and a large LED fan. Just how good are these coolers, and do they hold a candle to smaller aftermarket offerings?

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