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.
Subject: Processors | March 9, 2006 - 08:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HEXUS compares the newly released Conroe against the FX-60. Head over to see if the Conroe is really as much of an AMD killer as advertised.
"These are interesting results for a number of reasons, we are comparing the mid range Conroe CPU
against that of the future top of the range FX62."
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
Intel pretty divulged all today to the media at IDF about the new Core architecture that is going to be the fuel in Conroe's fire. Come read all about the new technology and how Intel's says they'll finally regain the performance crown.
Subject: Processors | March 8, 2006 - 04:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Calif., March 7, 2006 — Intel Corporation today disclosed details of its forthcoming IntelÂ® Core™ microarchitecture, a new industry—leading foundation for Intel's multi—core server, desktop and mobile processors for computers later this year.
Subject: Processors | March 7, 2006 - 09:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNET has posted an article about Intel's upcoming quad core CPUs, likely targeted at server applications and image rendering, as well as other processor intensive tasks. While they haven't revealed everything, it does give you a good overview.
For even more info, check Ryan's article on Merom and Conroe from the IDF.
"Dual-core makes sense right away because there's almost some back task that's executing while
Subject: Processors | March 7, 2006 - 04:15 PM | Ryan Shrout
If are sitting around your computer waiting to see what is coming out of IDF this year, then you need to keep an eye on my blog, as I'll be posting live updates from keynotes and tech talks as they happen (and as long as the batter on this laptop lasts!)
Subject: Processors | March 2, 2006 - 08:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
VIA Arena has posted an article that atttempts to demonstrate the difference dual core will make for an average user. They compare the Athlon 64 X2 3800+, Athlon 64 3800+ and Athlon 64 3200+. Take a look before you buy a new CPU, some of the results may not be what you expect.
"Over the last couple of months I have been repeatedly asked a
question from people wanting to upgrade or buy a new PC.
Subject: Processors | February 23, 2006 - 09:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Silent PC Review goes through a very comprehensive look at running the Turion64 on a desktop system. They cover everything, from why you might want to do it, to how to go about doing it, and more. Give them a moment of your time, see if they can help your next silent build.
"It seemed to take forever, but our ambitious article on running AMD's mobile 64-bit CPUs on
socket 754 desktop boards is finally done.
Subject: Processors | February 13, 2006 - 09:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-bit Labs has found what might be the best value CPU to setup a dual core s939 system. The Opteron 165 has come from being better for server systems to a good choice for home gaming, especially if you are looking for a great overclock. The large L2 cache helps in most applications, though it will really shine when the game is able to take advantage of the dual core.
"AMD has been offering Opteron processors for Socket 939 systems for quite a while now.
Subject: Processors | February 7, 2006 - 06:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HEXUS is doing some sleuthing, having become curious about "Intel's Sossaman ... the codename for an ultra low voltage Yonah to be shipped under the Xeon brand." This lead them to wonder if the Yonah, or Core Duo chips being sold now have some x64 capabilities that aren't being mentioned.
"Word reaches the Deeplung ear that Intel's Yonah processor, which ships under the Intel Core Duo
moniker, has features that aren't being exposed to the consumer.