am3 – Bjorn3D.com http://www.bjorn3d.com Bjorn3d.com - Satisfying Your Daily Tech Cravings Since 1996 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:33:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.3 AMD FX-8350, Piledriver Vishera Review http://www.bjorn3d.com/2012/10/amd-fx-8350/ http://www.bjorn3d.com/2012/10/amd-fx-8350/#comments Tue, 23 Oct 2012 04:00:34 +0000 http://www.bjorn3d.com/?p=11201

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Today, AMD has completed the transition of their entire line of CPUs/APUs to the Piledriver design with the release of the Vishera, the mainstream/performance FX series CPU. How much performance can we expect from Vishera over Bulldozer? Let’s find out.  Introduction AMD chose a rather interesting day to launch Vishera, the Piledriver-based desktop FX CPU, …

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Noctua NH-I12 CPU Cooler http://www.bjorn3d.com/2012/06/noctua-nh-i12-cpu-cooler/ http://www.bjorn3d.com/2012/06/noctua-nh-i12-cpu-cooler/#comments Mon, 18 Jun 2012 05:00:00 +0000 http://www.bjorn3d.com/?p=2336

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Noctua is no stranger at designing high quality coolers, as the company has been in the cooler business since 2005. Their latest model, NH-L12, is a versatile low profile quiet cooler that is designed for small form factor PCs. It is perfect for those who wish to build a smaller system but may also want …

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AMD FX-8150 CPU: Bulldozer http://www.bjorn3d.com/2011/10/amd-fx-8150-cpu-bulldozer/ http://www.bjorn3d.com/2011/10/amd-fx-8150-cpu-bulldozer/#respond Tue, 11 Oct 2011 05:00:00 +0000 http://www.bjorn3d.com/2011/10/amd-fx-8150-cpu-bulldozer/

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The long-awaited Bulldozer is finally here. How does it stack up against its biggest competitors? Does it live up to our expectations? Keep reading to find out!   Introduction AMD’s new architecture has been in the works for a very long time. Development of the highly-anticipated Bulldozer chip has been delayed in favor of AMD’s …

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AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition http://www.bjorn3d.com/2011/05/amd-phenom-ii-x4-980-black-edition/ http://www.bjorn3d.com/2011/05/amd-phenom-ii-x4-980-black-edition/#respond Tue, 03 May 2011 05:00:00 +0000 http://www.bjorn3d.com/2011/05/amd-phenom-ii-x4-980-black-edition/

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AMD launched the Phenom II X4 980BE, bumping the clockspeed of its processor to 3.7GHz. Priced at $195, how does this processor compete against Intel’s newest Sandy Bridge?   INTRODUCTION We thought we saw the last of the K10 based processors from AMD with the release of the Phenom X6 1100T BE and the Phenom …

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Zalman CNPS9900 MAX http://www.bjorn3d.com/2010/12/zalman-cnps9900-max/ http://www.bjorn3d.com/2010/12/zalman-cnps9900-max/#respond Fri, 03 Dec 2010 06:00:00 +0000 http://www.bjorn3d.com/2010/12/zalman-cnps9900-max/

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We put the Zalman CNPS9900 Max against the Noctua NH-D14 and the Prolimatech’s Megahalem. See how this heatsink performs?   INTRODUCTION Back when their CNPS9500 Cooler first hit the shelves, Zalman was the king of heatsinks. With its radical design and excellent performance, the CNPS9500 quickly excelled. Since then, other manufacturers, such as Noctua and Prolimatech, have come to the …

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ASUS ROG Crosshair IV Extreme http://www.bjorn3d.com/2010/11/asus-rog-crosshair-iv-extreme/ http://www.bjorn3d.com/2010/11/asus-rog-crosshair-iv-extreme/#respond Mon, 01 Nov 2010 05:00:00 +0000 http://www.bjorn3d.com/2010/11/asus-rog-crosshair-iv-extreme/

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Asus Crosshair IV Extreme is the top of the line board for AMD with its excellent overclocking features. Asus also adds the Lucid chip to the board so AMD users can enjoy SLI as well as CrossFire.   INTRODUCTION The ASUS Crosshair has a long legacy of being one of the best high-end motherboards for AMD …

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AMD Phenom II X6 1075T http://www.bjorn3d.com/2010/09/amd-phenom-ii-x6-1075t/ http://www.bjorn3d.com/2010/09/amd-phenom-ii-x6-1075t/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2010 05:00:00 +0000 http://www.bjorn3d.com/2010/09/amd-phenom-ii-x6-1075t/

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AMD fills the gap of their six-core Phenom processor with the release of the X6 1075T at $245. A relatively cheap six-core processor that offers consumers who need the processing bandwidth and multi-tasking capability. Let’s find out how it stands against other processors.   Introduction Intel has been following their “tick-tock” plan quite rigorously, which …

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