Party at the Kentsfield Quad

Subject: Processors | November 2, 2006 - 09:31 AM |
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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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Manufacturer: Intel
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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 - 03:09 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 - 10:55 AM |
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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 - 11:01 AM |
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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 - 10:52 AM |
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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

Mobility Meets Security in VIA C7-M Powered SafeBook by DevonIT

Subject: Processors | October 12, 2006 - 10:47 AM |
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VIA has a couple of new announcements today, the first on the C7-M processor powered SafeBook notebook


The second is on VIA's partnership with UK system builders for the first carbon-free personal computer


Mobility Meets Security in VIA C7-M Powered SafeBook by DevonIT

Secure SafeBook looks to dri

The all new quad-core Barcelon?

Subject: Processors | October 11, 2006 - 10:45 AM |
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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 - 12:57 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.