Intel's low power initiative

Subject: Processors | June 20, 2007 - 01:22 PM |
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Rather than letting the Pentium line die, Intel has repositioned it as low cost and low power.  With the E2140 and E2160, they are positioned to take on AMD's new BE series of chips.  Techgage puts these chips through their banchmarks, as well as managing overclocks worthy of the old Celeron series.

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A quiet heart for your HTPC

Subject: Processors | June 12, 2007 - 05:21 PM |
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The new, and relatively confusingly named Athlon X2 BE2350 is a very low power CPU, designed for use in systems that need to be quiet.  It is also very cheap and a good value for those looking to build an HTPC or even a SFF PC to surf the web and deal with emails.  The Tech Report has put together a comprehensive look at this processor, so give them a visit.

AMD's new efficient take on power

Subject: Processors | June 5, 2007 - 05:47 PM |
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AMD's move to 65nm has brought the opportunity to provide big power savings via their new Brisbane processors.   The two dual core models, the BE-2350
which runs at 2.1GHz and the

BE-2300 at 1.9GHz

both have 64K of L1 instruction space, and 64K of L1 data cache per core.  The L2 has a 512KB cache for each core as well, so there has been no real reduction there.  Drop by HotHardware for a look at how well they managed to reduce power and heat, and also make sure to

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INTEL INTRODUCES 3-SERIES CHIPSETS AT COMPUTEX

Subject: Processors | June 5, 2007 - 11:16 AM |
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TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 5, 2007 - In his opening keynote at the Computex computer trade show, Intel Corporation Executive Vice President Sean Maloney unveiled the new Intel 3 Series Chipset family along with several other technology plans that surround the company's popular Intel Core 2 Duo and Quad processors for home and business PC users.

The products enable a number of innovative features for today's PCs such as greater PC performance, clearer definition video and storage technologies that help better protect valuable data.

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A new AMD processor hits the streets

AMD is releasing a pair of new 45 watt processors today aimed at the lower power, low heat and low noise markets. That could be business, HTPC or anything else you might imagine up.

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Manufacturer: Intel
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Introduction and Platform Design

Intel is now pushing a dual-socket platform with support for two quad-core processors as being the ultimate media creation computer. Does it hit the mark and can the software keep up with 8-cores of processing power?

Pentium isn't ready for the cart quite yet

Subject: Processors | May 31, 2007 - 06:51 PM |
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Intel's Pentium E2140 is a stripped down Conroe with a cut rate price.  The L2 cache becomes 1MB, and is shared between the 2 cores, and the FSB is reduced to 800MHz.  HotHardware's testing showed it to be about 10% slower than the C2D E6300, and about half the price.  They also pushed the 1.6GHz chip up to 2.9GHz with stock cooling.

Source: HotHardware

Grilling Intel on Penryn and Nehalem

Subject: Processors | May 8, 2007 - 04:55 PM |
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In the newest episode of HEXUS.tv, you can watch 2 Intel developers, Stephen Fischer and Mark Buxton, talk about Intel's new projects at IDF.  From the changes in the instruction set to the growth of the L2 cache, they cover a lot of ground, including the fact that Intel is not currently working on any new single core processors.

Source: Hexus

A peek under the hood - Intel's V8

Subject: Processors | May 3, 2007 - 11:50 AM |
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HotHardware caught a glimpse of Intel's 8 core processor, the motherboard that it will sit on, and a few benchmarks as well.  Luckily they brought a camera so they can share.  Except for memory bandwidth, this new multicore CPU cleans up with Sandra benchmarks.  It obciously has a lot of power behind it, it can do a Cinebench rendering pass in 2/3's of the time it takes a C2E QX6800.

Source: HotHardware