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Subject: Processors | February 12, 2007 - 09:05 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ISSCC, SAN FRANCISCO -- February 12, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unveiled more industry-defining architectural features for its upcoming native Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processors (codenamed 'Barcelona') during a presentation to the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).
Subject: Processors | February 7, 2007 - 08:29 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- February 7, 2007 --Delivering on its commitment to industry-leading datacenter performance and performance-per-watt, AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced availability of new AMD Opteron™ processor models in both highly efficient (68 watt) and mainstream (95 watt) thermal envelopes.
Subject: Processors | February 5, 2007 - 02:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware reviews AMD's A64 X2 series based on the 65nm Brisbane core. With 4 different socket AM2 processors, running from 2.1 to 2.6GHz and sporting 153.8 million transistors it sounds like a great replacement for the Windsor core. Although the Brisbane does run a little slower than a Windsor at the same speed, it also uses less power which reinforces AMD's desire for efficiency and getting more work per watt.
Subject: Processors | January 29, 2007 - 09:34 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Sometime in the second half of 2007, we should begin to see the new 45nm Penryn Dual Cores appear in reviews, if not the marketplace. Sometime after that the Quads should start coming out. Thanks to a new high-k material, Intel has doubled transistor counts again. When talking about 'k', they are referring to a materials ability to hold charge, and [H]ard|OCP has a lot to say about it.
Subject: Processors | January 27, 2007 - 12:08 PM | Ryan Shrout
This tip just made it into my mail box... Newegg is selling an OEM Athlon X2 6000+ processor that runs at 3.0 GHz, the same speed as the top Athlon FX processors using the 1207-pin Socket F. It is still a 90nm processor, but should be damn fast.
Subject: Processors | January 25, 2007 - 09:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new E4300 is essentially an E6300 without Intel's Virtualization Technology, and a slightly slower clock speed ... 1.8 GHz versus 1.86. However, with a reasonably efficient air cooler it can reach 3.47GHz, which is pretty reasonable for a $130 dollar processor. The bad news right now is that the only places you will find it for sale have it priced about $10 less than the E6300, so it isn't worth buying ...
Subject: Processors | January 24, 2007 - 09:16 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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Subject: Processors | January 19, 2007 - 12:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legit Reviews invested the significant amount of money it takes to build a QuadFX system, and overclocked it as far as they could. At 3.1GHz the system leveled out, so that is the speed the used in comparative benchmarks with the QX6700. Even though the performance did increase, can it possibly reduce the performance gap, especially when you consider the $200 difference in CPU price as well as the motherboard.
Subject: Processors | January 16, 2007 - 05:52 PM | Ryan Shrout
We got the news during CES that the 45nm shrink of Core 2 Duo, code named Penryn, was already up and running, and booting Windows XP on its first revision of silicon. Well tonight I have news that the Penryn processors have in fact been able to boot Windows Vista, Linux and Apple Max OS-X as well! Getting a brand new processor spin on a brand new process technology (first 45nm from Intel) running this stable so early paints a good picture on Intel's future into 2007 as Intel is probably going to b
Subject: Processors | January 8, 2007 - 11:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Although 2.4 GHz is slower than the 6700, the reduced cost and power consumption make this processor more attractive to a broader range of people. There isn't a lot of information about the performance of the processor yet, but The Tech Report tells you everything known so far.
Subject: Processors | January 8, 2007 - 10:36 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
INTERNATIONAL 2007 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, Las Vegas, Jan. 8, 2007 — Intel Corporation formally introduced three more quad-core processors, including the first to carry the IntelÂ® Core™2 Quad processor brand name that begins the expansion of quad-core PC sales to mainstream buyers. Intel now offers a total of nine quad-core processor versions in the desktop and enterprise market segments.
Subject: Processors | January 5, 2007 - 01:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In order to further solidify its positions of the market of
high-performance microprocessors and popularize quad-core chips, Intel
Corp. will sell its highly-anticipated central processing units (CPUs)
with four processing engines at significantly lower price-points than
it so far has been expected.
Subject: Processors | January 3, 2007 - 01:11 PM | Ryan Shrout
The guys at Tech Report noticed that even though the Quad FX parts are available for sale now, they aren't the prices AMD quoted to everyone last month.
Of course, we should point out that neither AMD nor Asus have control over retail prices. Still, at those prices, someone looking to build a machine with a pair of Athlon 64 FX-74 chips will have to pay with a premium of either $129 or $181, depending on the retailer.
Subject: Processors | December 28, 2006 - 12:53 PM | Ryan Shrout
VIA Announces EPIA Mini-ITX Platform for x86 Consumer Electronics
First to feature the VIA CX700M2 advanced system media processor, the VIA EPIA EX-Series mainboard is the ultimate digital media device platform
Taipei, Taiwan, 28 December 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA EPIA EX-Series Mini-ITX mainboards, the first of VIA's compact platforms to feature the new VIA CX700M2 system media processor.
Subject: Processors | December 28, 2006 - 12:52 PM | Ryan Shrout
Not a big news break here, since we are taking about 9 months from now, but apparently AMD Live! will support Blu-ray and HD-DVD in the third quarter of next year. My only question is why is this so far off?
Subject: Processors | December 27, 2006 - 08:01 AM | Ryan Shrout
Las Vegas Convention Center, Dec. 27, 2006 — Major themes will surface at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show including: the emergence of Internet-delivered entertainment as the PC grows even cozier with the TV; the 'renaissance' of the PC with new Intel dual and quad core processors and exciting new operating systems; and the ongoing growth of PC gaming.
Subject: Processors | December 27, 2006 - 08:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
A couple of different sites have come across some updated AMD road maps this week. First, Chile Hardware has news on the AMD chipset front, including the upcoming ATI RD790 chipset with CrossFire support.
Also, Akiba PC has some news on the AMD CPU front. Bring your translater!!
Thanks to HardOCP for the links!
Subject: Processors | December 21, 2006 - 02:41 PM | Ryan Shrout
Maybe feeling the pressure from Intel's extreme R&D resources, AMD is opening a new design lab outside Redmond, Washington.
REDMOND, WASH. -- December 21, 2006 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the formation of a new Advanced Architecture and Technology Lab led by Rich Witek, AMD corporate fellow and chief architectural officer.
Subject: Processors | December 21, 2006 - 02:36 PM | Ryan Shrout
Looks like AMD's new 65nm processors aren't going over as good as they'd have hoped for!
We're a little perplexed by these developments. Why would AMD increase the latency of its L2 cache, especially without increasing its size? Why isn't the die area of the 65nm Athlon 64 X2 even smaller compared to the 90nm version with the same transistor count? There are a number of possibilities, but I'll refrain from speculating for now, and we'll await some better answers from AMD.
Subject: Processors | December 20, 2006 - 10:27 PM | Ryan Shrout
Could it be that AMD is finally going to let go of the PR-rating system that was useless once the Athlon 64 was launched?
Such decision is a win-win strategy. As Intel realized clock speeds could no longer solely differentiate the performance of different, instead microarchitecture plays an important role in nowadays race, the MHz race ended and PR now more a less become meaningless.