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CPU BenchMark : How To Check CPU Performance Before Buying it

When ever I suggest someone to buy a new custom or company fitter desktop or laptop, I always suggest to check CPU speed and RAM for optimum performance. There are many ways by which we can check the processor benchmark and I will be talking about one such site today. This is going to be useful for people who constantly look forward to upgrade their PC’s and get more out of it. These days buying computer for our daily work is not so easy task. There are hell lots of processors in the market and continuously they are keep coming. Selecting a nice processor without actually using it is definitely not an easy task.

CPU BenchMark : Select best Processor for your computer

There is a website known as CPU Benchmarks, which offers benchmarking stats of more than 200,000 CPUs. If you are planning to buy a computer then it is better idea to land on this website before purchasing it. This site tells you about performance of different CPU’s. These data are collected by testing these CPU’s in various conditions.

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All the CPU’s present in the world are divided into several categories. There are categories such as high end CPU chart, high to mid range, low to mid range, common CPU chart, best value CPU chart etc.

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Screenshot given below shows performance chart of high end CPU’s from CPU BenchMark site. You can also check the price and last update date of the chart.

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Apart from CPUs, benchmarks stats for hard drives, graphic cards, and complete systems are present on the site. You can also generate Full PDF reports which shows the performances of various antivirus software. With lots of great information this site is worth bookmarking. You definitely need to check the stats before purchasing any computer.

Go to CPU BenchMarks.

At the time of writing here are top 3 CPU’s in single CPU category:

  • Intel Xeon  E5-2687W @ 3.10GHz
  • Intel Xeon 5-2690 @ 2.90GHz
  • Intel Xeon E5-2670 @ 2.60GHz

Which Benchmarking site or software you use to check your Hardware and CPU performance?

Intel Bids Farewell Its LGA 1366 CPU in form of Fastest Core i7 995X

It was not surprising but a bit expected when we came to know Intel has plans to release its new Extreme Edition  processor Core i7 995X, an LGA 1366 CPU.  Though a release date has not yet been declared but there are speculations about its arrival on some day in third quarter of 2011 with a price tag of $ 999 .

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This news is important in many perspectives as Intel was feeling worried  about  its kingship after the ominous news of  advent of AMD’s  Bulldozer processors. Perceiving the challenge and the looming danger Intel put forth news of its turn in the CPU war  in form of an enthusiast LGA 1366 CPU.  Besides Intel also has plan in fourth quarter of 2011 its first LGA  2011,  build on high performance Sandy Bridge-E architecture and Intel X79 Express chipset. So Core i7 995X would be last of LGA 1366 CPU.

Anyways, Core i7 995X Extreme Edition CPU will have six processing cores and will be built using 32nm Gulftown architecture,12MB of shared L3 cache memory,operating frequency 3.6GHz,reaching a maximum of 3.86Ghz with Turbo Boost enabled. Other specifications are Core i7 990X such as 6.4GT/s QPI link, AVX and SSE 4.2 instruction support and a tri-channel DDR3-1066 integrated memory controller.

Intel as considering plans of its 10 core processor launch seems to satisfy all type of users like a good king.

Check RAM and CPU Usage in Taskbar with Windows Taskbar Monitor

Microsoft Windows 7 is liked so much by the global users because of the great expandability features it provides. This expandability helps users customize their usage experience greatly in Windows 7. Many desktop applications help user achieve this and today we’ll be taking a look at one such application.

Windows 7 Taskbar Monitor is a small but useful application designed for Windows 7 which allows users to view their PC’s RAM and CPU usage right on their desktop’s taskbar. This utility is especially useful for those who are conscious about how much resources their PC is utilizing. These includes hardcore gamers, designers etc.

Using Windows 7 Taskbar Monitor is really simple. All you need to do is install the application and then launch it to configure settings. There are several different options available. You can select to display either your PC’s physical memory, virtual memory or total memory. CPU usage can also be selected to be viewed or not.

Windows 7 Taskbar Monitor has a warning system as well which alerts the user about their CPU or RAM resources getting low. Two types of warnings can be configured; warning percentage which alerts users when their RAM/CPU usage reaches high level. The critical usage alerts the user when the usage of RAM and/or CPU has reached the level specified as critical. These warning levels can be changed via sliders so user has complete freedom on declaring what warning and critical levels of alert should be.

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Windows 7 Taskbar Monitor utilizes very less amount of system memory (about 9 MB only) and doesn’t interfere with the general system usage. We highly recommend Windows 7 Taskbar Monitor. The utility can be downloaded via this link.