Subject: Processors | June 10, 2008 - 11:28 AM | Ryan Shrout
The folks over at Expreview got their mitts on an Intel roadmap that shows not just one Nehalem processor, but three.
New Nano Performance Information
VIA and NVIDIA announced a commitment to work together on creating a platform that will compete against the Intel Atom processor that combines VIA's Nano CPU and NVIDIA's discrete GPUs. Can this partnership hold of Intel's assault into mini-ITX?
Subject: Processors | June 4, 2008 - 03:11 AM | Ryan Shrout
Despite rumors to the contrary, Gigabyte says they have a retail-ready motherboard and CPU combo (the processor is soldered on the motherboard) based on Intel's Atom platform.
Subject: Processors | June 3, 2008 - 05:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
During a meeting with Intel today, we got a little preview of some technology that Intel is going to be using to show off the power of their coming 8-core Nehalem processors.
Subject: Processors | June 2, 2008 - 12:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Next up in the race to shrink the parts they consider most important is nVIDIA, following Intel's following of VIA's main focus. Regardless of what your spam may tell you, size reduction can be rather important, especially if you can get to the point where you can accurately be described as a 'system on a chip'. Josh has written up a summary on what we know so far, which you can read through here.
While much has been made of Phenom's lack of performance when compared to the Intel Core 2 based products, I was curious how much faster the Phenom was than the older Athlon X2. It turns out that AMD had been quite busy under the hood, and the results were more impressive than I had originally expected.
Subject: Processors | May 29, 2008 - 11:45 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
VIA's Isaiah may have changed it's name to Nano, but that is the only thing that has changed about this low power CPU. VIA has always been the king of small, low power processors, and has seen competition appearing from Intel. VIA takes advantage of that history to ensure the new Nano will work with existing C7 compatible boards. For once, Intel is the new kid on the block. Read Ryan's take on these high powered, low wattage processors.
Isaiah Turns to Nano
VIA's Isaiah processor architecture has been getting a lot of attention for being a strong competitor to Intel's Atom line of processors for the ULV CPU segment. Today VIA is officially unveiling the new Nano Processor line for mainstream desktops, notebooks and mini-notes (to name a few) and the specifications look impressive.
Subject: Processors | May 28, 2008 - 11:37 AM | Ryan Shrout
AMD might have just gotten a great bit of news in its mailbox - it would seem that Intel's Atom processor and platform brand known as Centrino 2 looks to be delayed until the middle of July.
Subject: Processors | May 22, 2008 - 05:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With a E8500 and a Custom 2stage Cascade (-100 C!) cooler, MADSHRIMPS set out to see just how far they could push the speed. As it turns out, while they did get a big bump in speed, exotic cooling isn't really necessary for this processor, air-cooling can get you almost to 5GHz. You can pick up some good tips on a motherboard to pair it with if you are going to try.