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

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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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Subject: Processors
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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 - 02:50 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 - 12:54 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 - 08:29 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 - 11:52 AM |
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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