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Subject: Processors | July 17, 2006 - 12:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | July 14, 2006 - 12:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | July 10, 2006 - 01:37 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | June 27, 2006 - 03:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | June 26, 2006 - 05:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 26, 2006 — Intel Corporation today introduced its dual-core IntelÂ® XeonÂ® Processor 5100 series, previously codenamed 'Woodcrest,' for the high-volume server, workstation, communications, storage and embedded market segments.
Subject: Processors | June 20, 2006 - 12:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[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.
Subject: Processors | June 16, 2006 - 07:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | June 13, 2006 - 12:42 PM | Ryan Shrout
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!
Subject: Processors | June 12, 2006 - 01:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | June 9, 2006 - 01:38 AM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Processors | June 7, 2006 - 01:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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?
Subject: Processors | June 1, 2006 - 02:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
4 AM-2 processors take on 3 P5s and 3 socket 939s, in a 17 page review at The Tech Report. Everything from the new memory controller to sheer speed is compared, so grab a fresh pot of coffee and get comfortable.
Subject: Processors | June 1, 2006 - 01:35 PM | Ryan Shrout
While listening in on the AMD analyst day going on right now in Austin, TX, AMD introduced something more than a little exciting. When sharing a roadmap of the desktop outlook for AMD's processors through 2007 and 2008, a platform known as "4x4" was discussed as being the ultimate enthusiast platform. What does that include?
What you are seeing here is a dual-processor system board platform, each using dual-core processors for a total of four logical cores
Subject: Processors | May 31, 2006 - 02:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD has offered no shortage of choice with Socket AM-2 offerings. From the Sempron 3000+ 1.60GHz with a 256KB Cache at $75.00 to the top of the line Athlon 64 FX-62 Dual Core Processor, running at 2.8GHz, with a pair of 1MB caches, and a 1G
Subject: Processors | May 31, 2006 - 12:40 PM | Ryan Shrout
This news hit me like a ton of bricks -- is this even remotely possible? According to this article at Forbes.com, AMD (yes the processor designer) might be looking into buying ATI (yes the graphics company). According to the article it would be a move that would "benefit the overall graphics industry," though I don't immediately see how.
Another quote in the article that is suspect is this:
Subject: Processors | May 30, 2006 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It looks like Daily Tech has scooped AMD on it's own Live! announcement. Drop by to see exactly what the expected system specs will be.
Subject: Processors | May 26, 2006 - 01:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Check out the A64 FX-62 and the X2 5000+ at PC Stats. They are impressed by the performance, calling the FX-62 the fastest processor they ever tested.
Subject: Processors | May 23, 2006 - 02:13 AM | Ryan Shrout
I have just finished up my review of the Athlon 64 FX-62 processor, the first CPU to offer the AM2 processor socket and DDR2 memory for the AMD platform.
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The performance delta between the AM2 and S939 parts of matching frequency and cache sizes is nearly indistinguishable in my testing. The move from DDR to DDR2 memory speeds was never going to bring massive of amounts of
Subject: Processors | May 16, 2006 - 01:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer reveals the pricing structure of AMD's new socket AM2 low power consumption CPUs. Athlon64 and X2 Dual Cores, as well as the mobile Semprons are all listed.
"The chips will be available in May and AMD gave the prices it's charging. The 64 X2 DC chips will
cost $671 for the 4800+; $601 for the 4600+, $514 for the 4400+, $417 for the 4200+; $353 for the
4000+; and $323 for the 3800+."
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