Core 2 Duo versus AM2

Subject: Processors | September 12, 2006 - 02:52 PM |
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The processor market has changed with the introduction of the Core 2 from Intel.  AMD's new AM2 chips don't add anywhere near as much to their systems, apart from DDR2.  With DDR2s looser timings, you don't really gain as much as you would think.  Extremetech takes a hard look at both the performance and the cost of the high and low end of these new chips, and the battle will rage on ... at least until AMD starts up their 4x4 .

Source: Extremetech

Overclocking freedom, the likes of which we haven't seen in quite a while

Subject: Processors | September 7, 2006 - 06:17 PM |
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Tweaktown took 2 of Intel's top processors, the Core 2 Extreme X6800 and E6700 turned the voltage up to 1.475V and pushed them as far as they could go.  The results are impressive, it has been a long while since CPU's could be pushed this far.

Source: TweakTown

New High-End Intel(R) Server Processors Expand Performance Leadership

Subject: Processors | August 29, 2006 - 02:32 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2006
— Intel Corporation
today unveiled eight new Dual-Core Intel Xeon® 7100
series processors designed for multi-processor servers. Previously
codenamed 'Tulsa,' the Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 7100 series
delivers on key requirements to support the demands of enterprise
applications: top performance and reliability. The processor family
also includes lower-power, 95 watt options that reduce associated
energy costs.

Battle for encoding dominance

Subject: Processors | August 28, 2006 - 03:30 PM |
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AMD has held the speed title for a while now, but with the introduction of Core2, the speed battles are much different.  LOSTCIRCUITS grabs a handful of the less expensive chips from Intel and AMD to see who can claim the fastest speed, and the most bang for the buck.

Source: LOSTCIRCUITS

Showcasing AMD's next generation of processors

Subject: Processors | August 22, 2006 - 12:05 PM |
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Quad core is coming, and [H] has the slides to prove it.  There is much that is new in these chips, apart from the 4x4 we know about.  Built on 65nm SOI technology, an L3 cache shared between all 4 cores and a clock for each core.  There is a lot more information, so head on over.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Intel is currently winning the processor wars

Subject: Processors | August 17, 2006 - 03:19 PM |
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The Guru of 3D takes a long hard look at three Core 2 Duo processors, the E6600, E6700 and X6800.  Benchmarking is only part of the review, they also look at how Intel managed to make such a huge jump from the Pentium 4 architecture they have been using.

Source: Guru of 3D

AMD gets back to it's enthusiast roots - overclockability!

Subject: Processors | August 14, 2006 - 03:10 PM |
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Legit Reviews takes a socket AM2 4200+ from it's default 2.2 GHz, all the way up to 3.1.  They went most of the wasy with aircooling, but to get that last bit, they slapped on a Corsair Nautilus 500.  It has been a while since we have seen AMD chips that can be overclocked almost 50% from stock, a free 900MHz is nothing to sneer at.

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