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Subject: Processors | March 29, 2007 - 11:38 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 - 11:15 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 - 04:55 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.
Subject: Processors | March 7, 2007 - 06:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Legion Hardware has published their "Seriously Easy E6400 Overclocking Guide". All it takes is a E6400 and a P5N-E SLI, and you can get overclocking. They offer 2 ways even, one that lets you leave the memory alone and a second that shows you how to pump up the memory as well. It just doesn't get any easier without getting someone else to do it for you.
Subject: Processors | March 5, 2007 - 04:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SALEM, New Hampshire and SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 5, 2007 — Intel Corporation and AmberWave Systems Corporation have settled all patent infringement suits pending between them related to AmberWave Systems strained silicon patent portfolio. Under the agreement, Intel has received a license to all AmberWave patents and patent applications either existing today or filed during the agreement's ten-year term. The companies also have agreed to continuing discussions and evaluation of AmberWave's ongoing technology research and development efforts.
Subject: Processors | March 1, 2007 - 01:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech has put together an 11 page article, bringing together all that is known about Barcelona. They take you through the chip, from what native quad core means, to the doubling of the stack used for indirect branch predictions.
There have been a lot of changes to the old K7 core, so take a few minutes and read through this article.
Subject: Processors | February 27, 2007 - 12:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | February 26, 2007 - 06:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | February 21, 2007 - 12:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | February 21, 2007 - 11:32 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Processors | February 20, 2007 - 12:59 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | February 13, 2007 - 11:34 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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Subject: Processors | February 12, 2007 - 02:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Processors | February 12, 2007 - 01:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | February 12, 2007 - 12:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | February 12, 2007 - 12:05 PM | 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 - 11:29 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 - 05:26 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 - 12:34 PM | 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 - 03:08 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.