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Introduction and Specifications

Asus has released a 478-pin socket motherboard that supports Intel Core Duo processors and DDR2 memory in a micro-ATX form factor. This could be a perfect solution for users looking for a nearly silent PC for their home, office or HTPC.

Merom and Conroe Hit PC Perspective

Subject: Processors | June 13, 2006 - 12:42 PM |
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Well, after a successful trip to Taipei for Computex last week, a couple of items made their way to my house.



That is a Merom core processor, model T7400 running at 2.16 GHz with a 667 MHz FSB and 4MB of L2 cache on the left.  On the right, a Conroe core E6700 processor running at 2.67 GHz with a 1066 MHz FSB and 4MB of L2 cache.  Hmmm....??


Keep checking back as we await a couple of BIOS updates to help our testing begin! 

Skipping out of Computex to hang out with Intel Product Managers

Subject: Processors | June 12, 2006 - 01:53 PM |
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HotHardware might not have been at Computex, but they weren't being lazy either.  They have been testing the 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo and the 2.93GHz Core 2 Extreme against an FX-60, so drop by to see how the Core series performs.

Source: HotHardware

ATI Physics at Computex

Subject: Processors | June 9, 2006 - 01:38 AM |
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I didn't want anyone to think I wasn't covering the Computex Show properly, so I thought I'd go ahead and make some interesting news posts here before getting my entire article online later in the week. 


The first day of the show, ATI demonstrated their adaption of GPU-based physcis acceleration to a few journalists in a very small room.  Nothing very new was shared, though they officially announced support for Havok FX, something we already knew about since GDC in March.  We were already told they would support physic

AMD goes off-roading

Subject: Processors | June 7, 2006 - 01:33 PM |
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Drop by The Tech Report for an indepth look at AMD's upcoming 4x4 project.  Dual core CPU's,  on a dual processor board.  Any bets on whether we will see a system using this, before AMD releases quad-core processors?

The Tech Report on AM-2

Subject: Processors | June 1, 2006 - 02:38 PM |
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4 AM-2 processors take on 3 P5s and 3 socket 939s, in a 17 page review at The Tech Report.  Everything from the new memory controller to sheer speed is compared, so grab a fresh pot of coffee and get comfortable.

AMD Introduces Ultimate Enthusiast Platform - 4x4

Subject: Processors | June 1, 2006 - 01:35 PM |
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While listening in on the AMD analyst day going on right now in Austin, TX, AMD introduced something more than a little exciting.  When sharing a roadmap of the desktop outlook for AMD's processors through 2007 and 2008, a platform known as "4x4" was discussed as being the ultimate enthusiast platform.  What does that include?



What you are seeing here is a dual-processor system board platform, each using dual-core processors for a total of four logical cores

There is an AM-2 for everyone

Subject: Processors | May 31, 2006 - 02:09 PM |
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AMD has offered no shortage of choice with Socket AM-2 offerings.  From the Sempron 3000+ 1.60GHz with a 256KB Cache at $75.00 to the top of the line Athlon 64 FX-62 Dual Core Processor, running at 2.8GHz, with a pair of 1MB caches, and a 1G

AMD-ATI Merger Looks Likely ... ????

Subject: Processors | May 31, 2006 - 12:40 PM |
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This news hit me like a ton of bricks -- is this even remotely possible?  According to this article at Forbes.com, AMD (yes the processor designer) might be looking into buying ATI (yes the graphics company).  According to the article it would be a move that would "benefit the overall graphics industry," though I don't immediately see how.


Another quote in the article that is suspect is this:



AMD Live! system specs

Subject: Processors | May 30, 2006 - 11:53 AM |
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It looks like Daily Tech has scooped AMD on it's own Live! announcement.  Drop by to see exactly what the expected system specs will be.

Source: Daily Tech