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Subject: Processors | June 12, 2007 - 02:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new, and relatively confusingly named Athlon X2 BE2350 is a very low power CPU, designed for use in systems that need to be quiet. It is also very cheap and a good value for those looking to build an HTPC or even a SFF PC to surf the web and deal with emails. The Tech Report has put together a comprehensive look at this processor, so give them a visit.
Subject: Processors | June 5, 2007 - 02:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD's move to 65nm has brought the opportunity to provide big power savings via their new Brisbane processors. The two dual core models, the BE-2350
which runs at 2.1GHz and the
BE-2300 at 1.9GHz
both have 64K of L1 instruction space, and 64K of L1 data cache per core. The L2 has a 512KB cache for each core as well, so there has been no real reduction there. Drop by HotHardware for a look at how well they managed to reduce power and heat, and also make sure to
Subject: Processors | June 5, 2007 - 08:16 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 5, 2007 - In his opening keynote at the Computex computer trade show, Intel Corporation Executive Vice President Sean Maloney unveiled the new Intel 3 Series Chipset family along with several other technology plans that surround the company's popular Intel Core 2 Duo and Quad processors for home and business PC users.
The products enable a number of innovative features for today's PCs such as greater PC performance, clearer definition video and storage technologies that help better protect valuable data.
Subject: Processors | May 31, 2007 - 03:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Intel's Pentium E2140 is a stripped down Conroe with a cut rate price. The L2 cache becomes 1MB, and is shared between the 2 cores, and the FSB is reduced to 800MHz. HotHardware's testing showed it to be about 10% slower than the C2D E6300, and about half the price. They also pushed the 1.6GHz chip up to 2.9GHz with stock cooling.
Subject: Processors | May 14, 2007 - 07:41 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Subject: Processors | May 8, 2007 - 01:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In the newest episode of HEXUS.tv, you can watch 2 Intel developers, Stephen Fischer and Mark Buxton, talk about Intel's new projects at IDF. From the changes in the instruction set to the growth of the L2 cache, they cover a lot of ground, including the fact that Intel is not currently working on any new single core processors.
Subject: Processors | May 3, 2007 - 08:50 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware caught a glimpse of Intel's 8 core processor, the motherboard that it will sit on, and a few benchmarks as well. Luckily they brought a camera so they can share. Except for memory bandwidth, this new multicore CPU cleans up with Sandra benchmarks. It obciously has a lot of power behind it, it can do a Cinebench rendering pass in 2/3's of the time it takes a C2E QX6800.
AMD Delivers the Ultimate Mobile Platform with New 65nm AMD TurionT 64 X2 Dual-Core Mobile Technolog
Subject: Processors | May 3, 2007 - 08:13 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - May 2, 2007 - NVIDIA and Broadcom joined AMD (NYSE: AMD) to showcase the 3D graphics, wireless, battery life, and compute performance advantages of next-generation AMD mobile platforms at an event held in San Francisco today. Based on superior technologies from the AMD Better by Design program -- including next-generation 65nm AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology, chipsets from AMD and NVIDIA, and leading wireless networking solutions from Broadcom -- these mobile platforms deliver a superior Windows(tm) Vista experience for end-users.
Subject: Processors | April 20, 2007 - 11:32 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware has had the chance to see some benchmarks on the upcoming 45nm chip in both quad and dual core flavours. They are compared to the current champion, the QX6800, so you get a good comparison. These are still a while away from release, so the chips may perform better by the time they are ready.
"Intel has released some fresh performance data regarding a couple of Penryn-based future processors, Wolfdale and
Subject: Processors | April 18, 2007 - 10:05 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report has boiled down the major chip news out of IDF 2007 into this article. From the new and impressive Penryn chip that is soon to arrive, to System-on-a-Chip to their answer to AMD's 4x4 with Skulltrail, allowing two quad-core processors and four PCI Express graphics slots to work together. Get on over and see what other surprises were revealed.
Subject: Processors | April 11, 2007 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Intel keeps raising the bar, this time with the introduction of the quad core QX6800. While there is no doubt that it is the fastest retail processor on the market, the A64 FX-74 just can't keep up. Head to The Tech Report to watch this chip sweep the processor playoffs!
Subject: Processors | April 10, 2007 - 11:40 AM | Ryan Shrout
According to this slide at Hardspell.com, AMD is going to be showing off the upcoming Barcelona processor to the press in Tunisia this month. That won't mean that you are going to see reviews of it any sooner, but any information is good information.
Barcelona is server part while Agena FX is a FX super fast gaming part. They are both based on what AMD claims is "evolutionary design" and it calls it K10. AMD will introduce and show this CPU at Tunisia on the 23rd and 24th of April.
Subject: Processors | April 9, 2007 - 08:27 AM | Ryan Shrout
Effective today, you will be seeing some huge price cuts on AMD's line of desktop processors. The official online price list was updated this morning with this information:
Subject: Processors | April 8, 2007 - 09:00 PM | Ryan Shrout
Today Intel is announcing the availability of their latest Core architecture processor. The new Core 2 Extreme QX6800 has been pretty much confirmed for months now around the rumor mill, but you should finally be able to get your hands on one today. Here's the quick run down:
- Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800
- 2.93 GHz
- 1066 MHz FSB
- 8MB L2 cache
- 582 million transistors
- Kentsfield core - Two dual-core dies on one chip
Basically, what we have here is a modest speed bump over
Subject: Processors | April 6, 2007 - 01:19 PM | Ryan Shrout
Intel is supposedly developing a new UMPC platform according to some slides seen by the folks at HKEPC. Engadget has posted some pics and information on the subject including a smaller footprint and doubling of current UMPC battery life.
Known only by its codename "McCaslin," the chipset will reportedly occupy a space of 975 square millimeters (as opposed to the relatively enormous 2915 square millimeters of today's models) and feature power-sipping 600MHz and 800MHz proces
Subject: Processors | April 3, 2007 - 01:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
How does SuperPi 1M in 9.844 seconds sound? At -145.4Â°C MADSHRIMPS managed to get the x6800 hit 5200Mhz, and earned them 31st in the World Ranking at HWBot.org! Carrying on to the point of instability, but still being able to boot, they pushed it to 378.9 Bus with a 14x multiplier. That gave them a FSB of 1515.7MHz and a core of 5305MHz. Gives you something to aim for, eh?
Subject: Processors | April 2, 2007 - 03:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Marking the next step in Intel's "tick-tock" product strategy and cadence to deliver a new process technology with an enhanced microarchitecture or entirely new microarchitecture every year, Intel Corporation will begin producing its next-generation Penryn family of processors in the second half of this year.
Subject: Processors | March 29, 2007 - 08:38 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H]ard|OCP has posted some very good slides of Intel's Penryn preview. Over a dozen 45nm Hi-k designs are being developed by Intel and they shouldn't have a problem getting them made, they will have 2 45nm manufacturing fabs up and running within 6 to 9 months and 2 more on the way.
Subject: Processors | March 16, 2007 - 08:15 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer reports on a very interesting prototype coming out of Japan. By placing the core on a plastic substrate, they have created a chip that can be bent, albeit a very slow one. There are many applications that involve conditions a ceramic CPU can't survive for long in, and this may be a perfect solution.
Subject: Processors | March 12, 2007 - 01:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 12, 2007 — Further expanding its quad-core processor family line-up, Intel Corporation today announced two energy-efficient 50-watt server processors that represent a 35- to nearly 60-percent decrease in power from Intel's existing 80- and 120-watt quad-core server products.
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