For Extreme Gamers and Power Users
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition
The uncompromised 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor Extreme Edition comes without an integrated graphics core, assuming gamers and professional users prefer dedicated graphics. Like processors carrying the “-K” suffix, not only base operating frequency can be set to overclock this CPU, but also its multiplier can be used to reach new performance levels. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 raises the frequency automatically if less than all cores are used, in case overclocking is not what you’re looking for. The Core i7 processor Extreme Edition is flexible and devastatingly powerful. It’s the ultimate weapon for gamers who demand unmatched PC performance
Latest generation FX Processors
FX is back at AMD, the successor of Phenom Black Edition provides unlocked four, six and eight native cores for megatasking. Like previous FX series, the multiplier is unlocked and AMD OverDrive™ helps finding the optimum combination for overclocking. FX processors exeeded the 8GHz barrier easily when overclocked by professionals and even set a world record running at 8.429GHz in August 2011. A Video is available at www.youtube.com/watch. AMD Turbo CORE technology automatically finds the optimum settings for users who are not into overclocking but just want the optimum performance within thermal specifications.
For Gamers and demanding Users
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
The Intel® Core™ i7 processor delivers best-in-class performance for the most demanding applications. This quad-core processor features 8-way multitasking capability and additional L3 cache. As opposed to the first generation of Core i7, it comes with integrated graphics. In case your applications need CPU horsepower only, Intel® HD Graphics 2000 Technology will meet the more visually sophisticated communication needs. This eliminates the need for a discrete graphics card, reducing power consumption and system cost. Or it will be a valuable back-up in case your discrete VGA card fails!
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
The Intel® Core™ i5 processors have Intel® HD Graphics integrated already, to eliminate the need for dedicated graphics for regular users. Available from 95W down to 35W TDP, these CPUs not only deliver outstanding performance, but were also designed with energy-efficiency in mind. With Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, this quad-core processor with 4-way multitasking capability delivers extra speed whenever you need it as well as security features to help protect information and data.
AMD A-Series APU (Accelerated Processing Units)
AMD A-Series processors come with Radeon 6000 class DX11 graphics integrated. Available as native four-, and tripple-core models, these CPUs provide the processing power for occasional up to enthusiast gamers. The supporting motherboards are equipped with FM1 sockets, available from many Vendors like Gigabyte, Asus, MSI, ASrock and Sapphire.
For Value PCs and occasional Gamers
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processor
The Intel® Core™ i3 processor provides the basis for an affordable PC. This dual-core processor with 4-way multitasking capability has built-in performance headroom for software upgrades, providing an excellent return on investment. Intel® HT Technology, available in all 2nd generation Core processors allows each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time.
AMD A4-Series APU (Accelerated Processing Units)
The AMD A4-Series processors also come with Radeon 6000 class DX11 graphics integrated. These dual-core CPUs are the right choice for value and entry-level PCs. The supporting motherboards are equipped with FM1 sockets, available from many Vendors like Gigabyte, Asus, MSI, ASrock and Sapphire
For Budget Systems
Intel® Pentium® Processor
Reliable and energy efficient with solid performance, the Intel® Pentium® processor continues to offer great capabilities at en economical price. The 2nd generation manufacturing process technology brings improvements to the Intel® Pentium® processor over the previous generation Core™ microarchitecture.
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