Intel lines up nine 45nm CPUs for the desktop

Subject: Processors | August 17, 2007 - 04:41 PM |
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Digitimes is reporting that nine 45nm Penryn-based processors are going to be launched for desktop users.  The amount of quad-core processors is going up with nearly half of the nine running with three of their buddies.  The report also indicates a return of the 0.5x multiplier to allow for more CPU choices (and more overclocking with us!).

Within the nine CPUs, five will be dual-core processors (Wolfdale) and the remaining four will be quad-core (Yorkfield).

Source: Digitimes

VIA Introduces 1W Eden Processor

Subject: Processors | August 17, 2007 - 04:37 PM |
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The CPU developers at VIA Technologies are about to introduce a new product in their ultra low voltage lineup: a 500 MHz frequency chip at 1W.


VIA Technologies is about to introduce a new addition to its Eden ULV (ultra low voltage) processor lineup, the company announced at a press conference yesterday (Aug 16).

Source: Digitimes
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Manufacturer: AGEIA
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AGEIA Needs a Boost

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 is another big title with support for AGEIA's PhysX processor, but do the advancements in game play stack up? And what about the dedicated AGEIA Island level that is fully interactive?

New Intel Server Processors Provide Ultimate Choice in Speed and Energy Efficiency

Subject: Processors | August 13, 2007 - 02:41 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 13, 2007 - Continuing with its flurry of delivering quad-core server processors and other products ahead of schedule, Intel Corporation launched two quad-core Intel Xeon processors. The new processors boast unprecedented combinations of performance and energy efficiency, along with a pricing strategy to move the enterprise industry to multi-core systems.

Competing with themselves

Subject: Processors | August 10, 2007 - 12:30 PM |
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The E6300 was released last year as the low end of the C2D processor scale, and it looks like it's on it's way out.  The newly introduced E2160 runs at 1800MHz with a 200MHz FSB and a 1MB L2 cache, putting it in the same territory as the E6300.  You can see what kind of an effect the lower FSB and smaller cache have on performance at Madshrimps, as well as a look at it's overclocking ability.

Source: Madshrimps

Intel's Viiv Branding Dead Already

Subject: Processors | August 6, 2007 - 03:28 PM |
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According to the Inq, it looks like Intel may already be ending the Viiv branding -- not a bad move considering it's pace of adoption.

And so, if a story on Digitimes turns out to be correct,
the world+dog will breathe a sigh of relief as Intel has decided to
rationalise its very confusing range of Core, Dual Core, Core 2 Dual, 2
Dual Cores, Solo Single Core, Quad Core Duo, Duo Quad Core Single Solo
Cores Dual, etc. etc.

Source: The Inquirer

TSMC to Split AMD's Fusion Production

Subject: Processors | August 6, 2007 - 03:23 PM |
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Looks like the first wave of Fusion products will indeed be split between being built by AMD and TSMC.

Motherboard makers predict that AMD will retain
production of the CPU portion of its Fusion processor at its own fabs
or that of Chartered Semiconductor until at least 2009, with Taiwan
Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to produce the graphics
processor unit (GPU) portion of the processor.

Source: Digitimes
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Manufacturer: AMD
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AMD Barcelona is Almost Here

AMD had their analyst day this afternoon and talked about the upcoming Barcelona as well as future GPU technologies and the first implementations of the much talked about Fusion technology.

Intel's shines a light on the CPUs possible future

Subject: Processors | July 26, 2007 - 01:44 PM |
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The idea is to stop using those sluggish electrons, and switch to those speed demon photons.  This won't be an easy switch, but it may be needed to keep the increase in speed that we have become accustomed to.  If it can be done, a prototype silicon laser modulator that can achieve 40Gbs is very impressive, and necessary to have a photonic IC.  Slashdot has the news flash.

Source: Slashdot

JPMorgan Spills Beans on AMD Outsourcing?

Subject: Processors | July 24, 2007 - 05:30 PM |
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This is definitely interesting news if true: is AMD outsourcing their first Fusion chips to TSMC and their 45nm production?

While voicing confidence over Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) second quarter performance, a recent JP Morgan research report hinted that the foundry may have signed a foundry contract with AMD for the production of Fusion CPUs on 45nm.

Source: Digitimes