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  • Intel Core i7-4790K

    Intel Core i7-4790K illustration
    260
    inc VAT

    A powerful processor and the Core i7 to buy, but it requires real effort to overclock it

    Key specs 

    Socket: LGA1150, Cores: 4, Frequency: 4GHz, Integrated graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4600

    Published 
    25 Jun 2014
  • AMD A10-7850K review

    AMD A10-7850K
    135
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    A good processor with great graphics performance, but it isn’t significantly faster than the A10-6800K

    Published 
    29 Jan 2014
  • AMD A10-6790K review

    AMD A10-6790K
    99
    inc VAT

    good stock performance and great overclocking potential makes this APU a bargain buy

    Published 
    17 Jan 2014
  • AMD A8-7600 review

    AMD Kaveri Chips Angled

    Has an exciting new architecture and great graphics performance, but current real-world performance is same as the A10-6800K

    Published 
    14 Jan 2014
  • Intel Core i7-4960X review

    Intel Core i7-4960X Ivy Bridge-Enthusiast
    704
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    An impressively quick processor that excels at multitasking, but its high price isn’t in line with its performance

    Published 
    10 Sep 2013
  • AMD A10-6700 review

    AMD A10-6700
    115
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    A great choice if you want a power-efficient high-end A-series processor and don’t want to overclock it

    Published 
    25 Jun 2013
  • AMD A10-6800K review

    AMD A10-6800K
    115
    inc VAT

    This is the ideal processor for a budget PC build

    Published 
    17 Jun 2013
  • Intel Core i5-4670K review

    Intel Core i5-4670K
    191
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    A worthy successor to the Core i5-3570K that is set to be just as popular

    Published 
    11 Jun 2013
  • Intel Core i7-4770K review

    Intel Core i7-4770K
    275
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    The i7-4770K is 15 per cent more powerful than its predecessor and has much improved 3D graphics

    Published 
    1 Jun 2013
  • Intel Core i3-3220 review

    Intel Core i3-3220
    92
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    A good entry-level CPU for general desktop use

    Published 
    31 Dec 2012
  • AMD FX-8350 review

    AMD FX-8350
    124
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    Amazing for serious multitasking, but eight cores is still too many for most applications

    Published 
    23 Oct 2012
  • AMD A10-5800K review

    Trinity die shot
    99
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    Improved 2D performance and some proper on-chip graphics power make this a mid-range processor to be reckoned with

    Published 
    2 Oct 2012
  • AMD FX-8120 review

    AMD FX-8120
    129
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    It's a niche product and Intel's processors are generally faster, but this good-value Bulldozer chip is still the king of multitasking

    Published 
    24 Jul 2012
  • Intel Core i7-3770K review

    Ivy Bridge
    240
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    The improved graphics are just a sideshow - Ivy Bridge's move to a 22nm process has brought impressive 2D performance improvements

    Published 
    23 Apr 2012
  • AMD A6-3500 review

    AMD A6-3500 front
    64
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    Fine in 3D games, but the A6-3500 has distinctly budget 2D performance

    Published 
    22 Jan 2012
  • Intel Core i7-3960X review

    Sandy Bridge E die
    840
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    Hugely fast, but very few people regularly run enough applications at once to need a processor with this many cores

    Published 
    14 Nov 2011
  • AMD FX-8150 review

    AMD FX-8150 back
    195
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    An overclockable eight-core processor, but its performance is disappointing

    Published 
    12 Oct 2011
  • AMD A6-3650 review

    A6-3650
    78
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    Its graphics performance lags behind the A8-3850, but the A6-3650 is just as fast in Crossfire mode and not far off in 2D applications

    Published 
    12 Aug 2011
  • AMD A8-3850 review

    AMD A8-3850
    105
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    It can’t match Intel's processors in 2D applications, but the A8-3850 is a good value processor with impressive games performance

    Published 
    30 Jun 2011
  • Intel Core i5-2500K

    Intel Core i5-2500K
    172
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    An incredible processor at a very reasonable price; if you’re building a powerful PC, then buy this chip.

    Published 
    3 Jan 2011