Subject: Processors | November 6, 2006 - 08:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
PC Mechanic takes a look at the recent history of the CPU, starting around the turn of the millennium. Back in the heady days when Intel's BX chipset ruled the world, until AMD managed to break 1.0 GHz first. They also include a link to a previous article discussing the more distant past.
Subject: Processors | November 2, 2006 - 05:31 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Quad core, in the form of dual Core 2 Duo's on a single substrate. 4 cores in a single LGA775 socket, that will be compatible with at least some of the Core 2 Duo motherboards currently on the market. Drop by The Tech Report for a look at some really impressive CPU scores in 3DMark06.
Intel is already moving from competitive dual-core processors to quad-core! Kentsfield CPUs are now ready for their launch, with four cores in all their glory.
Subject: Processors | October 31, 2006 - 11:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer furthers the facts and FUD that surround the pending Quadfather from AMD, including the possibility of having 4 video cards, presumably running in SLI, as opposed to the ASUS P5W64 board recently reviewed by X-bit Labs. Head over to see what they've discovered, but you will have to wait a while before you find out if they are right.
"AMD asked Nvidia to create a chipset for its Quadfather launch.
Here is the answer to a big question which has bothered many of our readers.
Subject: Processors | October 20, 2006 - 05:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware had the chance to talk with AMD about the upcoming 4x4 processors, and crack a few Pacino jokes while they're doing it. Get a glimpse of the 7x series that we hope will give strong competition to Intels Core 2 Duo.
Subject: Processors | October 12, 2006 - 06:01 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 - 05:52 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 - 05:47 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 - 05:45 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 - 07:57 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.