Introduction and The Core Architecture
Intel has done it! They've lowered power consumption and improved battery life in our third and possibly final look at the Intel Core 2 Duo mobile CPU. So is the latest CPU all it's hyped up to be?
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
Introduction and Test Configuration
There's a new Core 2 Duo BIOS for the Asus Z96JS. Does this fix the power and performance issues we revealed on July 27th? We redo all the tests and find out what has improved. Not much changes except for one critical feature.
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.