The K8 is dead, long live the K8

Subject: Processors | February 20, 2007 - 12:59 PM |
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AMD has pushed past the 3GHz mark with their new X2 6000+.  HotHardware will take you through the benchmarks in their full review.  One interesting finding is that when the QuadFX's additional cores are not utilized by the program being tested, the raw speed of the 6000+ pushes the performance beyond that of the QuadFX.

Source: HotHardware

AMD Offers New Products, Expands AMD64 Longevity Program

Subject: Processors | February 13, 2007 - 11:34 AM |
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Embedded World, Nürnberg, GERMANY - Feb.

Source: AMD

Buy 1000 chips and pay at the new prices

Subject: Processors | February 12, 2007 - 02:58 PM |
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Here's a brief list of the changes AMD has done to the pricing of their processors.  Follow this link for the entire list.

AMD Athlon™ 64 FX Processor

  • Athlon 64 FX-62 - $713

AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor

Source: 3DCenter

Intel Research Chip Advances 'Era Of Tera'

Subject: Processors | February 12, 2007 - 01:08 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2007 - Intel Corporation researchers have developed the world's first programmable processor that delivers supercomputer-like performance from a single, 80-core chip not much larger than the size of a finger nail while using less electricity than most of today's home appliances. This is the result of the company's innovative 'Tera-scale computing' research aimed at delivering Teraflop -- or trillions of calculations per second --performance for future PCs and servers.

Intel's reign of Tera

Subject: Processors | February 12, 2007 - 12:56 PM |
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The Tech Report features a look at the 80 core processor unveiled by Intel at the ISSC.  This chip will never hit the stores, but you can bet one of it's descendants will.  One of the more interesting features is it's scalability ... if you feed it only 11W it will run at 310 gigaFLOPS which is still well into supercomputer territory.  However, if you give it a full meal of 98W it will hit 1.0 teraFLOP, which is definitely something to brag about.

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Manufacturer: Intel
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80 Cores at 4 GHz

Intel has released new information on their Terascale processing project that includes the ability to run the 80-core processor at speeds upto 4 GHz!

New AMD OpteronT Processors Unveiled for Ultimate Datacenter Performance-Per-Watt

Subject: Processors | February 7, 2007 - 11:29 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- February 7, 2007 --Delivering on its commitment to industry-leading datacenter performance and performance-per-watt, AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced availability of new AMD Opteron™ processor models in both highly efficient (68 watt) and mainstream (95 watt) thermal envelopes.

Source: AMD

Moving onto 65nm

Subject: Processors | February 5, 2007 - 05:26 PM |
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HotHardware reviews AMD's A64 X2 series based on the 65nm Brisbane core.  With 4 different socket AM2 processors, running from 2.1 to 2.6GHz and sporting 153.8 million transistors it sounds like a great replacement for the Windsor core.  Although the Brisbane does run a little slower than a Windsor at the same speed, it also uses less power which reinforces AMD's desire for efficiency and getting more work per watt.

Source: HotHardware

Penryn Ho! The attack of the incredible shrinking core

Subject: Processors | January 29, 2007 - 12:34 PM |
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Sometime in the second half of 2007, we should begin to see the new 45nm Penryn Dual Cores appear in reviews, if not the marketplace.  Sometime after that the Quads should start coming out.  Thanks to a new high-k material, Intel has doubled transistor counts again.  When talking about 'k', they are referring to a materials ability to hold charge, and [H]ard|OCP has a lot to say about it.

Source: [H]ard|OCP