Subject: Processors | October 12, 2006 - 11:01 AM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Processors | October 12, 2006 - 10:52 AM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Processors | October 12, 2006 - 10:47 AM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Processors | October 11, 2006 - 10:45 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | September 28, 2006 - 12:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
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.
Subject: Processors | September 21, 2006 - 02:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[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.
Subject: Processors | September 18, 2006 - 12:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 18,
2006 — Intel Corporation today announced a new integrated branding
campaign named 'Multiply,' which is focused on IntelÂ® 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
IntelÂ® CentrinoÂ® mobile technology.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 18,
Subject: Processors | September 13, 2006 - 08:29 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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 C7Â®-D processor for a new
breed of PC desktop solutions.
Subject: Processors | September 12, 2006 - 11:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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 .