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Processors

AMD Phenom II X2 560 BE Review

Processors with unlocked multipliers are sort of like the Holy Grail of overclocking. AMD’s Black Edition (BE) chips, similar to the Intel K series, offer this versatility to enthusiasts. Recently, AMD introduced several new processors and one of these is the Phenom II X2 560 BE. This is just a small increase in stock multiplier above the existing Phenom II X2 555 BE processor (16.5 vs. 16) and a small increase in price ($105 vs. $88), but the silicon should be stronger which should result in better overclocking and core unlocking. Read More

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Reviews

Gunnar Optiks Phenom Performance Eyewear

Hardcore gamers are always looking for another way to get a leg-up on their competition. There are performance products for nearly everything imaginable, now including eyewear. Unfortunately, a lot of these products are only marketing hype and fail to produce the results that are promised. So, when I first opened the packaging of the Gunnar Optiks Phenom glasses, I was admittedly skeptical if I would notice any difference when wearing them. But, I am a firm believer in “don’t knock it till you try it”, so I was more than willing to test them extensively for a few weeks. Read More