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Subject: Processors | August 22, 2006 - 12:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | August 17, 2006 - 03:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | August 14, 2006 - 03:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | August 8, 2006 - 03:27 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As Ryan's link proved, there are 2 Core Duo processors available for under $200 and 3 AMD X2 socket AM2s. The 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
Subject: Processors | August 7, 2006 - 10:43 PM | Ryan Shrout
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:
Subject: Processors | August 3, 2006 - 01:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | July 31, 2006 - 12:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | July 27, 2006 - 05:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 27, 2006 - Intel Corporation today unveiled 10 IntelÂ® Core™ 2 Duo and IntelÂ® Core™ 2 Extreme processors for consumer and business desktop and laptop PCs and workstations, reshaping how computers perform, look and consume powerâ€”and most importantlyâ€”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 PentiumÂ® processor has the industry seen the heart of the computer reinvented like this.
Subject: Processors | July 27, 2006 - 12:16 PM | Ryan Shrout
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!!
Subject: Processors | July 27, 2006 - 10:52 AM | Jonathan Hung
Subject: Processors | July 27, 2006 - 10:14 AM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Processors | July 26, 2006 - 12:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | July 19, 2006 - 03:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | July 18, 2006 - 05:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 18, 2006 —
Intel Corporation today unveiled five new products in the Dual-Core
IntelÂ® ItaniumÂ® 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.
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.