Author:
Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: AMD
Tagged:

Barcelona is Here

AMD's Barcelona launch is today and they are holding press events at several places across the world. We got a hold of their presentation early and have posted here for you to see along with our comments and theories about the processors.

AMD to Webcast Most Anticipated Premiere Event

Subject: Processors | September 6, 2007 - 07:00 PM |
Tagged:

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Sept. 6, 2007 - AMD (NYSE:AMD) today
announced that it will hold its Premiere Event for the launch of the
Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor at approximately 6:30 pm Pacific
Time (9:30 pm ET) on Monday, Sept.

Source: AMD

Intel Launches First Industry-Standard Quad-Core Products for High-End, Multi-Processor Servers

Subject: Processors | September 6, 2007 - 11:41 AM |
Tagged:

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 5, 2007 - Intel Corporation has unveiled the industry's first quad-core processors specifically designed for multi-processor (MP) servers running applications requiring uncompromised performance, reliability and scalability. Such applications are typically run in virtualized environments for server consolidation and database uses, enterprise resource planning and business intelligence.

C2Quad versus C2D Extreme

Subject: Processors | September 5, 2007 - 01:42 PM |
Tagged:

X-bit Labs pits the Q6600 against the brand new E6850 to see which gives a better bang for your buck, and whether 4 cores helps performance.  They try them both at their default settings, as well as getting the Q6600 up to 3.6GHz and the E6850 to 3.85GHz.  These two are the chips that will end up in a lot of systems,

Source: X-Bit Labs

AMD Barcelona Prices Outted?

Subject: Processors | September 5, 2007 - 11:12 AM |
Tagged:

It would seem Daily Tech has gotten the initial pricing sheet for AMD's upcoming Barcelona processor launch later this month.  If the numbers are correct, the most expensive 2-series Opteron processor is going to top out at 2.0 GHz and $372 - a bargain considering how much top-end server processors usually sell for.  The only draw back here is that the pricing could be reflective of the performance levels we'll see out of the CPU.

Source: Daily Tech

Alas poor Athlon, we knew you well

Subject: Processors | August 28, 2007 - 12:09 PM |
Tagged:

It is essentially the end of the road for AMD's Athlon series, and the 'on' suffix, as we anxiously await the arrival of Phenom.  Legit Reviews pulls out some of their old ceramic buddies for one last benchmarking session to see how the line changed over the years, with the 1800+ being the baseline.  It looks like the Black Edition spells the end of the line for this venerable series.

New Intel vPro Processor Technology Fortifies Security for Business PCs

Subject: Processors | August 27, 2007 - 11:12 AM |
Tagged:

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 27, 2007 - Intel Corporation today further reinforced desktop PC security by unveiling the newest generation of Intel vPro processor technology for businesses and IT with new innovations that add better protection against hacking, viruses and other threats.

VIA Announces 1-Watt Processor, the World's Most Power Efficient x86 CPU

Subject: Processors | August 24, 2007 - 11:26 AM |
Tagged:

Taipei, Taiwan, 23rd August 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of PC silicon and platform technologies, today announced a 500MHz addition to the VIA Eden ultra low voltage (ULV) processor family. With an idle power of just 0.1 watt, the 500MHz VIA Eden ULV processor has been designed from the ground up to meet the low power requirements of a wide range of industrial, commercial and ultra mobile applications.

Penryn, rumour and fact

Subject: Processors | August 22, 2007 - 12:23 PM |
Tagged:

At the end of the DigiTimes post, they mention that Intel has no comment about the upcoming Penryn processors, a move very familiar to anyone who has seen them release a major update to their processor line.  It is very likely that they are right about the chip lineup, but we won't know for sure until the end of this year or the beginning of the next.

Source: Digitimes

AMD Launches Athlon X2 6400+ Black Edition

Subject: Processors | August 20, 2007 - 12:23 PM |
Tagged:

AMD snuck out another new processor today, though getting your hands on one might take an act of divine intervention -- they didn't seed samples to any media that I am aware of so maybe the "black edition" refers to its stealth like qualities?

In any event, the CPU is a 200 MHz bumb over the previous fastest Athlon X2 processor, still at 90nm process technology, and that's about it.  Pricing has it about $240 (just about the $250 I said they would be limited to in my podcast last week).