Intel Gives Away Software Threading Tools

Subject: Processors | July 24, 2007 - 05:25 PM |
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Intel has apparently decided to "open source" their tools to help developers better improve on software performance for multiple cores.  This will benefit users of Intel's CPUs as well as AMD's.

Intel is open-sourcing its Threading Building Blocks 2.0 software, a C++ template library that simplifies the development of software applications running in parallel.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Fighting hard for last place

Subject: Processors | July 18, 2007 - 02:34 PM |
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AMD and Intel seem to currently be in a race to see who can use the least amount of power, especially when it comes to servers.  Instead of measuring who is the fastest, or the most powerful, AnandTech's review focuses on the power consumption of Intel and AMD's low power chips, when performing an identical task.  Whether you are looking to lower your power costs, or even just trying to figure out what TDP means to you, this article will help you along your way.

Source: AnandTech

Intel's new king of the hill

Subject: Processors | July 16, 2007 - 01:02 PM |
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The Core 2 Extreme Quad core QX6850 makes it's debut today, and you can get a good impression as to what this ~$1000 processor can do at HotHardware.  We know the technical specs, 133MHz FSB, 3GHz on 65nm construction, 130W TDP, and a pair of 4MB L2 caches.  What you won't know until you read the review is how much better it is than the pair of 6800 Extremes already on the market.

Source: HotHardware

Intel has announced some new shinys!

Subject: Processors | July 16, 2007 - 12:13 AM |
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The QX6850, a quad extreme 1333MHz FSB , as well as new C2Ds with 1333 FSB, and a even a new Core 2 Quad have all just been announced.  Sticking with the new philosophy CPU manufacturers have, these new parts will not have a significant increasing in TDP.

Additionally, the first mobile extreme processor, the Core 2 Extreme X7800 is making an appearance.  It's a fully unlocked Merom, allowing OCers to try their hands at pushing it to the limits.

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Top End Consumer Power

Intel's new 1333 MHz FSB product line is launched today and we test the new flagship QX6850: it's performance just brings the rest to their knees!

Less of what you don't want

Subject: Processors | July 9, 2007 - 12:05 PM |
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At Legion Hardware, they are testing two 2GHz processors, Intel's Celeron 440 against AMD's Sempron 3600+.  While the Sempron line is being phased out in preference for the BE series, you are much more likely to find a Sempron for sale.  Both are priced very low, and the TDP is lower than many of the top of the line chips, giving them a niche of their own.  Check out how they fare against one another.

Processor Price/Performance points

Subject: Processors | June 29, 2007 - 02:26 PM |
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Join the Tech Report for a look a processors from a money conscious perspective.  Getting the latest and greatest CPU is certainly an easy answer to the question of what processor to buy, but what if you are asking that question with a twist.  What if you want to get the most processing power per dollar?  16 processors are tested, and a final five are chosen.  Find out which ones.

AMD to Ship Industry's First Native x86 Quad-Core Processors In August

Subject: Processors | June 29, 2007 - 11:09 AM |
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Sunnyvale, Calif. - June 29, 2007 - Continuing to lead the shift of mainstream enterprise computing to energy-efficient processors, AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced today that Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors, code-named "Barcelona", are planned for shipment in both standard and low power versions at launch later this summer.

Source: AMD

Intel's new top model

Subject: Processors | June 25, 2007 - 11:49 AM |
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The previews of the C2D E6750 are hitting the streets today, and you can start out at HotHardware.  As far as the raw stats go, you are looking at @ 2.66GHz CPU, with a 1333MHz "Quad-Pumped" front side bus.  It is a 65n process chip, with 4MB of shared, full-speed L2 cache.  As far as the power goes, it runs between .85 - 1.3625v and generated 65 - 75 watts TPD.  Read on to see how much better the increase in FSB makes this chip when compared to the E6700.

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The First Official 1333 MHz FSB Processor

Intel let us post a short preview of the upcoming 1333 MHz front-side bus processors using the upcoming Core 2 Duo E6750 - a 2.66 GHz processor. As you might expect, nothing much is changed...or has it?