The all new quad-core Barcelon?

Subject: Processors | October 11, 2006 - 01:45 PM |
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ExtremeTech is sharing everything they know about the upcoming quad-core processor from AMD, currently known as Barcelona.  Taking a different aproach than Intel, they did not widen the instruction pipe, instead optimizing the current one with a 512-entry indirect branch predictor, a 32-byte instruction fetch, a sideband stack optimizer and out-of-order load execution.

Source: Extremetech

Kentsfield is still coming, but the previews are here

Subject: Processors | September 28, 2006 - 03:57 PM |
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Join [H]ard|OCP in a preview of the Kensfield Quad core processor.  No one has actually been sent a processor for review, these benchmarks all come from the IDF.  Keep in mind that this is a pre-production chip running on a pre-production board.

Source: [H]ard|OCP
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Manufacturer: Intel
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A Quick Litmus Test

Intel gave us a chance to play around with a system using one of the upcoming quad-core Kentsfield core processors, now known as the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700.

Go 4x4-ing with Barcelona

Subject: Processors | September 21, 2006 - 05:50 PM |
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[H] spoke with AMDs Senior VP and CTO, Phil Hester about the upcoming quad core processor, currently named Barcelona.  The interview covers a lot of ground on what AMDs future plans are, including the aquisition if ATI.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Intel Ramps Up New 'Multiply' Campaign For Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo

Subject: Processors | September 18, 2006 - 03:54 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 18,
2006 — Intel Corporation
today announced a new integrated branding
campaign named 'Multiply,' which is focused on Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, the
world's best processor. The campaign represents Intel's most
significant marketing campaign in size and scope since the launch of
Intel® Centrino® mobile technology.

VIA Announces World's First Carbon Free Processor

Subject: Processors | September 13, 2006 - 11:29 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, September 13, 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a
leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC
platform solutions, today announced the VIA C7®-D processor for a new
breed of PC desktop solutions.

Source: VIA Arena

Core 2 Duo versus AM2

Subject: Processors | September 12, 2006 - 02:52 PM |
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The processor market has changed with the introduction of the Core 2 from Intel.  AMD's new AM2 chips don't add anywhere near as much to their systems, apart from DDR2.  With DDR2s looser timings, you don't really gain as much as you would think.  Extremetech takes a hard look at both the performance and the cost of the high and low end of these new chips, and the battle will rage on ... at least until AMD starts up their 4x4 .

Source: Extremetech

Overclocking freedom, the likes of which we haven't seen in quite a while

Subject: Processors | September 7, 2006 - 06:17 PM |
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Tweaktown took 2 of Intel's top processors, the Core 2 Extreme X6800 and E6700 turned the voltage up to 1.475V and pushed them as far as they could go.  The results are impressive, it has been a long while since CPU's could be pushed this far.

Source: TweakTown

New High-End Intel(R) Server Processors Expand Performance Leadership

Subject: Processors | August 29, 2006 - 02:32 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2006
— Intel Corporation
today unveiled eight new Dual-Core Intel Xeon® 7100
series processors designed for multi-processor servers. Previously
codenamed 'Tulsa,' the Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 7100 series
delivers on key requirements to support the demands of enterprise
applications: top performance and reliability. The processor family
also includes lower-power, 95 watt options that reduce associated
energy costs.

Battle for encoding dominance

Subject: Processors | August 28, 2006 - 03:30 PM |
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AMD has held the speed title for a while now, but with the introduction of Core2, the speed battles are much different.  LOSTCIRCUITS grabs a handful of the less expensive chips from Intel and AMD to see who can claim the fastest speed, and the most bang for the buck.

Source: LOSTCIRCUITS