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80 Cores at 4 GHz

Intel has released new information on their Terascale processing project that includes the ability to run the 80-core processor at speeds upto 4 GHz!

New AMD OpteronT Processors Unveiled for Ultimate Datacenter Performance-Per-Watt

Subject: Processors | February 7, 2007 - 11:29 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- February 7, 2007 --Delivering on its commitment to industry-leading datacenter performance and performance-per-watt, AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced availability of new AMD Opteron™ processor models in both highly efficient (68 watt) and mainstream (95 watt) thermal envelopes.

Source: AMD

Moving onto 65nm

Subject: Processors | February 5, 2007 - 05:26 PM |
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HotHardware reviews AMD's A64 X2 series based on the 65nm Brisbane core.  With 4 different socket AM2 processors, running from 2.1 to 2.6GHz and sporting 153.8 million transistors it sounds like a great replacement for the Windsor core.  Although the Brisbane does run a little slower than a Windsor at the same speed, it also uses less power which reinforces AMD's desire for efficiency and getting more work per watt.

Source: HotHardware

Penryn Ho! The attack of the incredible shrinking core

Subject: Processors | January 29, 2007 - 12:34 PM |
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Sometime in the second half of 2007, we should begin to see the new 45nm Penryn Dual Cores appear in reviews, if not the marketplace.  Sometime after that the Quads should start coming out.  Thanks to a new high-k material, Intel has doubled transistor counts again.  When talking about 'k', they are referring to a materials ability to hold charge, and [H]ard|OCP has a lot to say about it.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Processor for Sale @ Newegg

Subject: Processors | January 27, 2007 - 03:08 PM |
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This tip just made it into my mail box...  Newegg is selling an OEM Athlon X2 6000+ processor that runs at 3.0 GHz, the same speed as the top Athlon FX processors using the 1207-pin Socket F.  It is still a 90nm processor, but should be damn fast.

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Intel Demos 45nm Up an Running

Intel discussed their upcoming move ot 45nm process technology and the future of the Penryn processor, the Core 2 Duo's successor.

A Core 2 Duo that OCs like a Celeron

Subject: Processors | January 25, 2007 - 12:47 PM |
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The new E4300 is essentially an E6300 without Intel's Virtualization Technology, and a slightly slower clock speed ... 1.8 GHz versus 1.86.  However, with a reasonably efficient air cooler it can reach 3.47GHz, which is pretty reasonable for a $130 dollar processor.  The bad news right now is that the only places you will find it for sale have it priced about $10 less than the E6300, so it isn't worth buying ...

Source: Tech Spot

AMD Continues to Give Embedded Designers More Choice

Subject: Processors | January 24, 2007 - 12:16 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Jan.

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Overclocking the QuadFX

Subject: Processors | January 19, 2007 - 03:09 PM |
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Legit Reviews invested the significant amount of money it takes to build a QuadFX system, and overclocked it as far as they could.  At 3.1GHz the system leveled out, so that is the speed the used in comparative benchmarks with the QX6700.  Even though the performance did increase, can it possibly reduce the performance gap, especially when you consider the $200 difference in CPU price as well as the motherboard.