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

Intel's Tri-Gate Transistor To Enable Next Era In Energy-Efficient Performance

Subject: Processors | June 16, 2006 - 07:14 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 12, 2006 — Intel Corporation researchers today disclosed they have developed new technology designed to further extend the company's leadership in energy-efficient performance.  Intel's research and development involving new types of transistors has resulted in further development of a tri-gate (3-D) transistor for high-volume manufacturing.

Merom and Conroe Hit PC Perspective

Subject: Processors | June 13, 2006 - 12:42 PM |
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Well, after a successful trip to Taipei for Computex last week, a couple of items made their way to my house.



That is a Merom core processor, model T7400 running at 2.16 GHz with a 667 MHz FSB and 4MB of L2 cache on the left.  On the right, a Conroe core E6700 processor running at 2.67 GHz with a 1066 MHz FSB and 4MB of L2 cache.  Hmmm....??


Keep checking back as we await a couple of BIOS updates to help our testing begin! 

Skipping out of Computex to hang out with Intel Product Managers

Subject: Processors | June 12, 2006 - 01:53 PM |
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HotHardware might not have been at Computex, but they weren't being lazy either.  They have been testing the 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo and the 2.93GHz Core 2 Extreme against an FX-60, so drop by to see how the Core series performs.

Source: HotHardware

ATI Physics at Computex

Subject: Processors | June 9, 2006 - 01:38 AM |
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I didn't want anyone to think I wasn't covering the Computex Show properly, so I thought I'd go ahead and make some interesting news posts here before getting my entire article online later in the week. 


The first day of the show, ATI demonstrated their adaption of GPU-based physcis acceleration to a few journalists in a very small room.  Nothing very new was shared, though they officially announced support for Havok FX, something we already knew about since GDC in March.  We were already told they would support physic

AMD goes off-roading

Subject: Processors | June 7, 2006 - 01:33 PM |
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Drop by The Tech Report for an indepth look at AMD's upcoming 4x4 project.  Dual core CPU's,  on a dual processor board.  Any bets on whether we will see a system using this, before AMD releases quad-core processors?