Subject: Processors | August 20, 2007 - 12:23 PM | Ryan Shrout
AMD snuck out another new processor today, though getting your hands on one might take an act of divine intervention -- they didn't seed samples to any media that I am aware of so maybe the "black edition" refers to its stealth like qualities?
In any event, the CPU is a 200 MHz bumb over the previous fastest Athlon X2 processor, still at 90nm process technology, and that's about it. Pricing has it about $240 (just about the $250 I said they would be limited to in my podcast last week).
Subject: Processors | August 20, 2007 - 12:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
In the lead up to Barcelona's release date, as we all wait for the first CPU benchmarks, we can still get an idea what new features we will be seeing in the retail models. X-bit Labs has put together every scrap of information they have managed to get from AMD into an 11 page article covering the architectures specifications, instruction set and more.
Subject: Processors | August 17, 2007 - 04:59 PM | Ryan Shrout
If you frequently use the SiSoft Sandra software for testing your own system, you'll be interested in see what the new version of SiSoft Sandra is going to offer.
So what's in it for you:
Subject: Processors | August 17, 2007 - 04:41 PM | Ryan Shrout
Digitimes is reporting that nine 45nm Penryn-based processors are going to be launched for desktop users. The amount of quad-core processors is going up with nearly half of the nine running with three of their buddies. The report also indicates a return of the 0.5x multiplier to allow for more CPU choices (and more overclocking with us!).
Within the nine CPUs, five will be dual-core processors (Wolfdale) and the remaining four will be quad-core (Yorkfield).
Subject: Processors | August 17, 2007 - 04:37 PM | Ryan Shrout
The CPU developers at VIA Technologies are about to introduce a new product in their ultra low voltage lineup: a 500 MHz frequency chip at 1W.
VIA Technologies is about to introduce a new addition to its Eden ULV (ultra low voltage) processor lineup, the company announced at a press conference yesterday (Aug 16).
AGEIA Needs a Boost
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 is another big title with support for AGEIA's PhysX processor, but do the advancements in game play stack up? And what about the dedicated AGEIA Island level that is fully interactive?
Subject: Processors | August 13, 2007 - 02:41 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 13, 2007 - Continuing with its flurry of delivering quad-core server processors and other products ahead of schedule, Intel Corporation launched two quad-core Intel Xeon processors. The new processors boast unprecedented combinations of performance and energy efficiency, along with a pricing strategy to move the enterprise industry to multi-core systems.
Subject: Processors | August 10, 2007 - 12:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The E6300 was released last year as the low end of the C2D processor scale, and it looks like it's on it's way out. The newly introduced E2160 runs at 1800MHz with a 200MHz FSB and a 1MB L2 cache, putting it in the same territory as the E6300. You can see what kind of an effect the lower FSB and smaller cache have on performance at Madshrimps, as well as a look at it's overclocking ability.
Subject: Processors | August 6, 2007 - 03:28 PM | Ryan Shrout
According to the Inq, it looks like Intel may already be ending the Viiv branding -- not a bad move considering it's pace of adoption.
And so, if a story on Digitimes turns out to be correct,
the world+dog will breathe a sigh of relief as Intel has decided to
rationalise its very confusing range of Core, Dual Core, Core 2 Dual, 2
Dual Cores, Solo Single Core, Quad Core Duo, Duo Quad Core Single Solo
Cores Dual, etc. etc.
Subject: Processors | August 6, 2007 - 03:23 PM | Ryan Shrout
Looks like the first wave of Fusion products will indeed be split between being built by AMD and TSMC.
Motherboard makers predict that AMD will retain
production of the CPU portion of its Fusion processor at its own fabs
or that of Chartered Semiconductor until at least 2009, with Taiwan
Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to produce the graphics
processor unit (GPU) portion of the processor.