You win in the Dual Core pricing war

Subject: Processors | August 8, 2006 - 03:27 PM |
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As Ryan's link proved, there are 2 Core Duo processors available for under $200 and 3 AMD X2 socket AM2sThe Tech Report grabbed 2 of the lower priced processors to benchmark, so go take a look at what kind of deal they are.

"The game is changing dramatically, however, with Intel's introduction of its ne

Intel Core 2 Duo Processors Go On Sale!

Subject: Processors | August 7, 2006 - 10:43 PM |
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The full line-up of Intel Core 2 Duo processors is starting to show up across the country!  Newegg has them all available as of tonight:


Congratulations. Be efficient, be happy.

Subject: Processors | August 3, 2006 - 01:35 PM |
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Raw power is one thing, but achieving it while being efficient is another.  In order to reduce the heat output and power requirements, AMD released the energy efficient Athlon 64 X2 series.  HotHardware reviews two of them, the A64 X2 4600+ and the X2 3800+.  Find out if efficiency has hurt performance at all.

Source: HotHardware

Shopping for a Conroe system

Subject: Processors | July 31, 2006 - 12:18 PM |
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The Tech Lounge ponders buying a new system, based around a Conroe chip.  This involves some guesswork right now, as some parts aren't available yet, and more have no price.  It does give you a good baseline to start your Conroe dreams on.

"Core 2 Duo is here. Sort of.

Core 2 Duo T7400 Mobile CPU Article Update

Subject: Processors | July 28, 2006 - 10:27 AM |
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At the request of some user feedback, we now have Cinebench 9.5 test results.

Intel Unveils World's Best Processor

Subject: Processors | July 27, 2006 - 05:10 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 27, 2006 - Intel Corporation today unveiled 10 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo and Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme processors for consumer and business desktop and laptop PCs and workstations, reshaping how computers perform, look and consume power—and most importantly—transform how people use them.


"The Core 2 Duo processors are simply the best processors in the world," said Paul Otellini, president and CEO of Intel. "Not since Intel introduced the Pentium® processor has the industry seen the heart of the computer reinvented like this.

Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 CPU Now Available!

Subject: Processors | July 27, 2006 - 12:16 PM |
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Hot on the heels of our recent AMD AM2 post, Newegg sends over word that they have launched and are selling the new Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 processors!!


Newegg has the Core 2 Extreme X6800 processor available, though the price is high at $1359 currently!  To go along with the new Conroe

Intel Releases New Batch of Core 2 Duo Processors

Subject: Processors | July 27, 2006 - 10:52 AM |
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Intel today announced the launch of their Core 2 Duo processors. While these CPUs should be familiar to you by now (read our coverage here), what wasn't known was the timeframe of these new CPUs.

New Lower AM2 CPU Prices at Newegg

Subject: Processors | July 27, 2006 - 10:14 AM |
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Newegg has been lowering their AMD Athlon FX and Athlon X2 prices during the week and I thought I pass on their current status and the best deals available!


First up, the mother of all AMD processors, the

Go 4x4-ing with AMD

Subject: Processors | July 26, 2006 - 12:35 PM |
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AMD has released new information about their new 4x4 systems, 2 dual core CPUs and 4 GPUs.  Now you will be able to encode DVDs and play UT2007 at the same time, with no noticable slowdown.  Get the full story at The Inquirer.

Source: The Inquirer

Pricegrabber's got Core 2 Duo

Subject: Processors | July 26, 2006 - 11:54 AM |
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Just follow the link, and you can be the first one on your block with a Core 2 Duo Extreme x6800 @ 2.93GHz, 4MB & 1066MHz FSB!

AMD takes a knife to their prices

Subject: Processors | July 24, 2006 - 11:51 AM |
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AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor  PI

Source: AMD

What to buy for your new Conroe

Subject: Processors | July 19, 2006 - 03:11 PM |
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AnandTech has posted the first part of a comprehensive guide to building a system for the new Core 2 Duo chips.  Today's article covers motherboards and memory, the next will cover PSUs, cooling and storage.

Source: AnandTech

New Dual-Core Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 Processor Doubles Performance, Reduces Power Consumption

Subject: Processors | July 18, 2006 - 05:17 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 18, 2006 —
Intel Corporation today unveiled five new products in the Dual-Core
Intel® Itanium® 2 Processor 9000 series
. Previously codenamed
'Montecito,' the new processors are designed for the most sophisticated
high-end computing platforms in the world. They double the performance
and lower energy requirements, improving performance per watt by 2.5
times compared to existing, single-core versions.

Intel's new server chip

Subject: Processors | July 17, 2006 - 12:19 PM |
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The stats on the upcoming Woodcrest server chip from Intel certainly make it seem to be an impressive leap from Xeon.  A 4MB L2 cache shared between it's two cores, a 1333MHz Dual-Independent Bus and signifigantly reduced power consumption are just a few of the improvements AnandTech discusses.

"For the past two years Intel has been holding workshops in Oregon, where they invite a few of the

hardware sites to view their upcoming technology.

Source: AnandTech

The Days of the Conroe: Core 2 around the net

Subject: Processors | July 14, 2006 - 12:16 PM |
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Intel has bid goodbye to the Pentium, and released the Conroe Core 2 based processor.  These chips are faster and use less power than the previous Intel CPU's.  Start your tour at [H]ard|OCP, and see how the Core 2 Extreme X6800 and the Core 2 Duo E6700 perform in real games.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Dual core is coming to Intel's server chips

Subject: Processors | July 10, 2006 - 01:37 PM |
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The long wait for dual core Itaniums may soon be over.  According to CNET, the Montecito chip should be available soon, on July 18th there will be a launch event.

Marvell To Purchase Intel's Communications And Application Processor Business For $600 Million

Subject: Processors | June 27, 2006 - 03:11 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 27, 2006 — Marvell Technology Group, Ltd. and Intel Corporation today announced that they have signed an agreement for Intel to sell its communications and application processor business to Marvell for a purchase price of $600 million plus the assumption by Marvell of certain liabilities. The planned sale will give Marvell a strong presence in the growing market segment for processors used in smart handheld devices.

Intel Unleashes New Server Processors That Deliver World-Class Performance And Power Efficiency

Subject: Processors | June 26, 2006 - 05:06 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 26, 2006 — Intel Corporation today introduced its dual-core Intel® Xeon® Processor 5100 series, previously codenamed 'Woodcrest,' for the high-volume server, workstation, communications, storage and embedded market segments.

Giving the AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ a bit of a push

Subject: Processors | June 20, 2006 - 12:39 PM |
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[H]ard|OCP found some X2s clocked a little lower than the ones they have been benchmarking recently, in the hopes of getting some overclocking done.  After reaching 2.7 GHz, an increase of 1/2 a GHz, at a 340 MHz processor bus, and the RAM humming along at 1088MHz, they concluded that yes, there is some potential there.

Source: [H]ard|OCP