Clovertown, the Quad-core Xeon

Subject: Processors | November 21, 2006 - 12:36 PM |
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The Tech Report gives a quick preview of the new Intel Quad-core Xeon processor.  Of the 4 models seen, the two running below 2GHz have a 1066MHz FSB, the two running above 2GHz give you a 1333MHz FSB.  Read on to see more about the Xeons, as well as a peek at a new Intel motherboard.

"INTEL CHOSE TO DEBUT its first quad-core processor on the desktop with the Core 2 Extreme QX6700, but

quad-core's most immediate potential lies with Xeon processors built for servers and workstations.

Intel.com Gaming Tournament Now Live!

Subject: Processors | November 15, 2006 - 04:32 PM |
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Feeling the holiday blues?  Frag the halls this season with the all-new World Cyber Games 2006 Holiday Clash, presented by the Intel® Core™2 Extreme processor.


The WCG 2006 Holiday Clash celebrates the Intel Core 2 Extreme processor by setting up two ultimate holiday gaming tournaments. We're featuring 2 games and 2 identical sets of prizes.

The Saga of Intel and AMD

Subject: Processors | November 6, 2006 - 03:56 PM |
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PC Mechanic takes a look at the recent history of the CPU, starting around the turn of the millennium.  Back in the heady days when Intel's BX chipset ruled the world, until AMD managed to break 1.0 GHz first.  They also include a link to a previous article discussing the more distant past.

Source: PC Mechanic

Party at the Kentsfield Quad

Subject: Processors | November 2, 2006 - 12:31 PM |
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Quad core, in the form of dual Core 2 Duo's on a single substrate.  4 cores in a single LGA775 socket, that will be compatible with at least some of the Core 2 Duo motherboards currently on the market.  Drop by The Tech Report for a look at some really impressive CPU scores in 3DMark06.

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Kentsfield's Introduction

Intel is already moving from competitive dual-core processors to quad-core! Kentsfield CPUs are now ready for their launch, with four cores in all their glory.

AMD makes nVIDIA an offer they can't refuse

Subject: Processors | October 31, 2006 - 06:09 PM |
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The Inquirer furthers the facts and FUD that surround the pending Quadfather from AMD, including the possibility of having 4 video cards, presumably running in SLI, as opposed to the ASUS P5W64 board recently reviewed by X-bit Labs.  Head over to see what they've discovered, but you will have to wait a while before you find out if they are right.

"AMD asked Nvidia to create a chipset for its Quadfather launch.

Here is the answer to a big question which has bothered many of our readers.

Source: The Inquirer

4 cores and 7 revisions ago

Subject: Processors | October 20, 2006 - 01:55 PM |
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HotHardware had the chance to talk with AMD about the upcoming 4x4 processors, and crack a few Pacino jokes while they're doing it.  Get a glimpse of the 7x series that we hope will give strong competition to Intels Core 2 Duo.

Source: HotHardware

Intel's Woodcrest CPU Still without Chipsets

Subject: Processors | October 12, 2006 - 02:01 PM |
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It seems that the Woodcrest processor, the server / workstation version of the ever popular Core 2 Duo from Intel, is having trouble gaining ground without a solid high performance chipset. 

Intel's own Greencreek platform does allow for a single PCI-E X16 slot - sufficient for a typical midrange workstation. But that is far from enough for 3D powerhouse workstation systems, where SLI or CrossFire may be mandatory to get the 3D performance required.

Source: The Inquirer

Transmeta Suing Intel Over Patents

Subject: Processors | October 12, 2006 - 01:52 PM |
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Way back in the day, Transmeta was the first processor company to push performance per watt indicators at the technology leaders.  Of course, no one really listend to them, so look what we have now...  The Crusoe processor was released in 2000 and found mild success with some vendors, but it quickly evaporated.  Now they plan on cashing in on patents, like some other nit-wits we have seen. 

Santa Clara, Calif.-based Transmeta alle