Intels newest chip architecture

Subject: Processors | April 6, 2006 - 02:39 PM |

Ars Technica has updated their paedia to include the new Core microarchitecture from Intel.  Make sure you get a fresh cup of coffee, the article is as long and indepth as you would expect, maybe even more so.

Source: Ars Technica

A tale of two 64's, the original versus the X2

Subject: Processors | March 28, 2006 - 11:49 AM |

VIA Arena compares the Athlon 64 X2 3800+ against the Athlon 64 3800+ and throws in an Athlon 64 3200+ for pure speed comparisons.  See what that X2 can give you compared to the single core version, and what difference the lower speed makes.

"Over the last couple of months I have been repeatedly asked a question from people wanting to

upgrade or buy a new PC. The question has been, should I get a dual core AMD Athlon 64 or single

core and what speed should I get?

Source: VIA Arena

The last of the Pentium EE's

Subject: Processors | March 23, 2006 - 01:25 PM |

The newest P4 based on the old architecture, the 965, has been sped up to 3.73Ghz, in an attempt to unseat the FX-60.  Hexus has them competing head to head today, so drop by and find out the winner.

"Intel has now hit back with a Pentium Extreme Edition that's clocks in at 3.73GHz, up from the

'955's 3.46GHz. Is it enough to dislodge the FX-60's as the fastest x86 CPU around?

Source: Hexus
Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: ATI

One Final Voice

ATI puts in the final word at GDC with their take on the physics processing on GPUs. They offer a great upgrade path in their outlook on physics as well as possible performance benefits over the competition.

Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: AGEIA

Introduction and Definitions

AGEIA is officially launching the PhysX PPU this evening at the Game Developers Conference that starts tomorrow. We have new details on the architecture as well as upcoming games that support it. Oh, and Alienware has some systems you can buy today.

Dual Core, SLI, and what to expect while gaming

Subject: Processors | March 21, 2006 - 03:43 PM |

Neoseeker has found a great excuse to spend a lot of quality gaming time.  They are testing the efffects of dual core on SLI and non-SLI systems, to discover the real effects of dual core on a system who's CPU is the bottleneck, and in systems where it is not really keeping anything back.  Of course, once games become multi-threaded, they will have to play them all over again.

"Remember that with a single card, plunking down a second core into the system did absolutely


Source: Neoseeker

King of the Dual Cores

Subject: Processors | March 16, 2006 - 02:19 PM |

The playing feild has changed with the release of Pressler, which means all sorts of head to head battles between Intel and AMD.  Read the results of this latest battle at hardCOREware.

"Deciding between an Athlon64 and a Pentium 4 used to be a generally tough decision.

Source: hardCOREware

Intel Boosts EnergyEfficient Performance With First Dual-Core Low-Voltage Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor

Subject: Processors | March 14, 2006 - 12:45 PM |

HILLSBORO, Ore., March 14, 2006 — Intel Corporation is outfitting server, storage and telecommunications equipment makers with a new ingredient for squeezing more performance out of space— and power—constrained environments.

Get to know Conroe better

Subject: Processors | March 10, 2006 - 06:45 PM |

Find out even more about the star of the IDF on The Tech Report.  Conroe is certainly receiving a lot of hype, and based on the benchmarks we've seen, it deserves it.

You can find out even more in Ryan's article here.

"We were among a select group of publications here at IDF to get a chance to do some hands-on

testing with Intel's next-generation desktop processor, code-named Conroe.

Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: Intel

A Sneak Peak and Test Configuration

Intel let us play around with an early Conroe desktop CPU sample and we put it through some gaming and media encoding benchmarks. The results are more than impressive.