Intel Announces Investment in Rio Rancho, New Mexico Site

Subject: Processors | February 27, 2007 - 12:05 PM |
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RIO RANCHO, N.M., Feb. 26, 2007 -- Intel Corporation today announced that it will invest $1 billion to $1.5 billion in its Rio Rancho site to retool Fab 11X for production on Intel's next generation 45 nanometer (nm) manufacturing process. Fab 11X will be the company's fourth factory scheduled to use the 45nm process, with production in New Mexico scheduled to start in the second half of next year.

4 Cores and mores

Subject: Processors | February 26, 2007 - 06:31 PM |
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The Inquirer is pitting a 4 core Xeon against a 8 Core.  Now this may seem like a waste of time, as the 8 core will do better than the 4, but it is all a matter of scaling.  Can an octuple core perform twice as well?  Is it better to split a task between 2 quad core machines? 

Or it may be just so they can post a Sandra MultiMedia instruction benchmark of 573,631.

Source: The Inquirer

The 3GHz solution

Subject: Processors | February 21, 2007 - 12:33 PM |
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The Tech Report puts the brand new X2 6000+ in direct competition with the E6700.  They spend some time focusing on the memory bandwidth, which lets the X2 show up Intel's chip ... for a while.  Read on to see how the pure speed of the 6000+ compares to the more modern architecture of the Core 2 Duo chip.

New AMD Desktop Processors Designed for Both Performance-Hungry and Energy-Conscious Users

Subject: Processors | February 21, 2007 - 11:32 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Feb. 20, 2007 - Underscoring its commitment to
delivering the right products at the right time, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today
introduced desktop processors designed for users seeking the ultimate in
energy-conscious or high-performance computing. The new energy-efficient
45-watt AMD Athlon(tm) 64 single-core processors 3500+ and 3800+ can
help consumers and businesses save energy and experience significant
performance-per-watt benefits
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Source: AMD

The K8 is dead, long live the K8

Subject: Processors | February 20, 2007 - 12:59 PM |
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AMD has pushed past the 3GHz mark with their new X2 6000+.  HotHardware will take you through the benchmarks in their full review.  One interesting finding is that when the QuadFX's additional cores are not utilized by the program being tested, the raw speed of the 6000+ pushes the performance beyond that of the QuadFX.

Source: HotHardware

AMD Offers New Products, Expands AMD64 Longevity Program

Subject: Processors | February 13, 2007 - 11:34 AM |
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Embedded World, Nürnberg, GERMANY - Feb.

Source: AMD

Buy 1000 chips and pay at the new prices

Subject: Processors | February 12, 2007 - 02:58 PM |
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Here's a brief list of the changes AMD has done to the pricing of their processors.  Follow this link for the entire list.

AMD Athlon™ 64 FX Processor

  • Athlon 64 FX-62 - $713

AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor

Source: 3DCenter

Intel Research Chip Advances 'Era Of Tera'

Subject: Processors | February 12, 2007 - 01:08 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2007 - Intel Corporation researchers have developed the world's first programmable processor that delivers supercomputer-like performance from a single, 80-core chip not much larger than the size of a finger nail while using less electricity than most of today's home appliances. This is the result of the company's innovative 'Tera-scale computing' research aimed at delivering Teraflop -- or trillions of calculations per second --performance for future PCs and servers.

Intel's reign of Tera

Subject: Processors | February 12, 2007 - 12:56 PM |
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The Tech Report features a look at the 80 core processor unveiled by Intel at the ISSC.  This chip will never hit the stores, but you can bet one of it's descendants will.  One of the more interesting features is it's scalability ... if you feed it only 11W it will run at 310 gigaFLOPS which is still well into supercomputer territory.  However, if you give it a full meal of 98W it will hit 1.0 teraFLOP, which is definitely something to brag about.

New AMD OpteronT Processors Unveiled for Ultimate Datacenter Performance-Per-Watt

Subject: Processors | February 7, 2007 - 11:29 AM |
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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.

Source: AMD

Moving onto 65nm

Subject: Processors | February 5, 2007 - 05:26 PM |
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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.

Source: HotHardware

Penryn Ho! The attack of the incredible shrinking core

Subject: Processors | January 29, 2007 - 12:34 PM |
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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.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Processor for Sale @ Newegg

Subject: Processors | January 27, 2007 - 03:08 PM |
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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.

A Core 2 Duo that OCs like a Celeron

Subject: Processors | January 25, 2007 - 12:47 PM |
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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 ...

Source: Tech Spot

AMD Continues to Give Embedded Designers More Choice

Subject: Processors | January 24, 2007 - 12:16 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Jan.

Source: AMD

Overclocking the QuadFX

Subject: Processors | January 19, 2007 - 03:09 PM |
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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.

Intel 45nm Process Running Ahead of Schedule

Subject: Processors | January 16, 2007 - 08:52 PM |
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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

Intel introduces the Core 2 Quad 6600

Subject: Processors | January 8, 2007 - 02:35 PM |
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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.

New Intel Processors Expand Quad-Core PC, Server Line-Ups

Subject: Processors | January 8, 2007 - 01:36 PM |
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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 Intel® 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.