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Subject: Processors | October 12, 2006 - 02:01 PM | Ryan Shrout
It seems that the Woodcrest processor, the server / workstation version of the ever popular Core 2 Duo from Intel, is having trouble gaining ground without a solid high performance chipset.
Intel's own Greencreek platform does allow for a single PCI-E X16 slot - sufficient for a typical midrange workstation. But that is far from enough for 3D powerhouse workstation systems, where SLI or CrossFire may be mandatory to get the 3D performance required.
Subject: Processors | October 12, 2006 - 01:52 PM | Ryan Shrout
Way back in the day, Transmeta was the first processor company to push performance per watt indicators at the technology leaders. Of course, no one really listend to them, so look what we have now... The Crusoe processor was released in 2000 and found mild success with some vendors, but it quickly evaporated. Now they plan on cashing in on patents, like some other nit-wits we have seen.
Santa Clara, Calif.-based Transmeta alle
Subject: Processors | October 12, 2006 - 01:47 PM | Ryan Shrout
VIA has a couple of new announcements today, the first on the C7-M processor powered SafeBook notebook.
The second is on VIA's partnership with UK system builders for the first carbon-free personal computer.
Mobility Meets Security in VIA C7-M Powered SafeBook by DevonIT
Secure SafeBook looks to dri
Subject: Processors | October 11, 2006 - 01:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeTech is sharing everything they know about the upcoming quad-core processor from AMD, currently known as Barcelona. Taking a different aproach than Intel, they did not widen the instruction pipe, instead optimizing the current one with a 512-entry indirect branch predictor, a 32-byte instruction fetch, a sideband stack optimizer and out-of-order load execution.
Subject: Processors | September 28, 2006 - 03:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Join [H]ard|OCP in a preview of the Kensfield Quad core processor. No one has actually been sent a processor for review, these benchmarks all come from the IDF. Keep in mind that this is a pre-production chip running on a pre-production board.
Subject: Processors | September 21, 2006 - 05:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[H] spoke with AMDs Senior VP and CTO, Phil Hester about the upcoming quad core processor, currently named Barcelona. The interview covers a lot of ground on what AMDs future plans are, including the aquisition if ATI.
Subject: Processors | September 18, 2006 - 03:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 18,
2006 — Intel Corporation today announced a new integrated branding
campaign named 'Multiply,' which is focused on IntelÂ® Core™ 2 Duo, the
world's best processor. The campaign represents Intel's most
significant marketing campaign in size and scope since the launch of
IntelÂ® CentrinoÂ® mobile technology.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 18,
Subject: Processors | September 13, 2006 - 11:29 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, September 13, 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a
leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC
platform solutions, today announced the VIA C7Â®-D processor for a new
breed of PC desktop solutions.
Subject: Processors | September 12, 2006 - 02:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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 .
Subject: Processors | September 7, 2006 - 06:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | August 29, 2006 - 02:32 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2006
— Intel Corporation today unveiled eight new Dual-Core Intel XeonÂ® 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
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2006
Subject: Processors | August 28, 2006 - 03:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
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.