Feb 12, 2007 - in Reviews
Is pushing your hardware further and faster actually worth it in this day and age? The answer is a resounding yes! We pushed all of the components in our test system 20% or more above specification, and got it all back in extra performance.
Intel squeezes 1.8 TFlops out of one processor
Feb 11, 2007 - in News
Intel today revealed more details about its 80-core research CPU, which likely is the most powerful floating point engine built to date. 200 of these processors achieve the same floating point performance as today's most powerful supercomputer. But don't get excited just yet: The CPU won't come to market and the number of cores isn't everything to future CPU design, Intel said.
Intel's Santa Rosa-supporting CPUs to be available in May
Jan 31, 2007 - in News
Intel is preparing to release new Core 2 Duo mobile CPUs with 800 MHz front-side bus (FSB) speeds optimized for its upcoming Santa Rosa platform in May, according to sources at Taiwan notebook makers.
Overclocking Guide Part 3: How To Gain 81% For $27
Jan 18, 2007 - in Reviews
How does an 81% clock increase from a $27 upgrade sound? Walk with us as we put our wealth of recommendations to the test and come out victorious!
Intel to upset the balance in high-capacitance MLCC market?
Jan 12, 2007 - in News
Intel plans to change part of the high-capacitance multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for supporting its dual-core CPU from 0402 X5R 1 μF to 0402 X5R 2.2μF, and the move will affect supply of other MLCC series, making Japan-based MLCC providers hesitant to support the plan, according to sources in the channel.
500 MHz FSB? Core 2 Duo Overtakes Core 2 Extreme
Jan 11, 2007 - in Reviews
Many users have reported great success overclocking the Core 2 Duo entry-level model E6300. We drove the 1.86 GHz processor to 3.4 GHz, but despite that, this model still isn't our first choice for overclocking any more.
Can AMD'S 65 nm Core Fight Back?
Jan 8, 2007 - in Reviews
AMD released its first 65 nm processors in December, covering the mainstream and the lower high-end markets with the new Brisbane dual core. Performance hasn't changed much with the die shrink, but power consumption has dropped nicely. But how overclockable is the new processor? And when will it be available? We find out.
Overclocking Guide Part 2: Suggested Components and Settings
Jan 4, 2007 - in Reviews
So you think you might like to try overclocking, but your old parts just won't cut it? Entry into the world of overclocking doesn't have to break the bank - we have a few selections and suggestions to help get you started.
65nm Xbox 360 CPUs delayed until mid-2007
Dec 28, 2006 - in News
According to industry sources, plans to produce CPUs for the Microsoft Xbox 360 game console on 65nm at Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing will be pushed back until the middle of 2007, at least one quarter behind the original schedule.
Intel silently revs Core 2 Duo CPUs
Dec 18, 2006 - in News
Intel has silently improved its Core 2 Duo line-up.
Overclocking Guide Part 1: Risks, Choices and Benefits
Dec 11, 2006 - in Reviews
Who overclocks? Why should anyone consider it? Before looking at the finer details of the technique, we first consider the benefits and risks with respect to a few main components.
Quad-Core Xeon Clovertown Rolls Into DP Servers
Dec 6, 2006 - in Reviews
Intel's multi-core onslaught has reached the professional space. The Xeon 5300 Clovertown allows administrators to upgrade existing Socket 771 dual-processor machines from four to eight cores. We let the features and numbers speak for themselves.
AMD's 4x4 Platform & Athlon 64 FX-70 - Brute Force Quad Cores
Nov 30, 2006 - in Reviews
Since AMD is unable to provide quad-core processors yet, it has now launched the dual processor "4x4" platform and two-processor kits to fight Intel's imminent Core 2 Quad threat. Socket 1207 and a pair of Athlon 64 FX-70 series CPUs do well, but they cannot counteract Intel's Core dominance - at least not yet.
Mobo makers: CPU wars to enter new level with 45 nm Penryn in 2007
Nov 29, 2006 - in News
In response to the news that Intel has started making prototypes of 45nm Penryn processors, motherboard makers said they expect CPU wars to enter a new level with dual-core processors operating at frequencies of 3 GHz and higher in 2007.
Kentsfield quad-core processors to sell for less than $1200
Nov 10, 2006 - in News
While Intel reportedly is gearing for a launch of its quad-core processors on Monday next week, a wide range of etailers has begun pre-selling or even selling the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor.
Kentsfield Released: Core 2 Quad Core Ready to Ravage the High-End
Nov 1, 2006 - in Reviews
Just as the shock from the initial performance leap of Core 2 Duo wears off, Intel "leaps ahead" with a doubled-up version. Are we ready?
Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron Battle Head to Head
Oct 26, 2006 - in Reviews
Intel and AMD battle it out in the server market. Is Intel's new Woodcrest able to dethrone the mighty AMD Opteron? We compare two servers and get the facts for you.
AMD schedules 65 nm "Taylor" launch for Q2 2007
Oct 10, 2006 - in News
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will announce the Rev G Turion 64 X2 and Mobile Sempron CPU lineups, which will debut as the chip vendor's first 65 nm-made mobile processors, in 2007, according to motherboard makers familiar with AMD's latest CPU roadmap.
Cheap Thrills: Core 2 Duo E6400 Overclocked to 3.33 GHz
Oct 10, 2006 - in Reviews
Great performance doesn't have to come with a big price tag. A little common sense and some tweaking allow an entry-level Core 2 Duo to break through performance barriers without breaking the bank.
Tight supply of low-end CPUs delivers uncertainty for Q4
Oct 5, 2006 - in News
Charles Chou, an analyst at Fubon Securities, commented that the tight supply of low-end Intel Celeron and AMD Socket AM2 Sempron CPUs became apparent in the middle of September, with the two chip vendors gearing up to accelerate each platform's transition by the fourth quarter of 2006.
AMD validates 65nm CPU production at Chartered
Oct 5, 2006 - in News
Industry sources noted that AMD has validated its 65 nm CPU production at Singapore-based foundry Chartered Semiconductor and volume production of AMD's 65 nm CPU lineup at Chartered is slated for the first half of 2007.
AMD to ship 90% of desktop CPUs at 65 nm by end-2007
Oct 3, 2006 - in News
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is proceeding to switch 90% of its desktop-processor production to the 65 nm node by the end of 2007, according to motherboard makers familiar with AMD's latest roadmap.
Notebook makers scramble for CPU supply
Oct 3, 2006 - in News
Unexpectedly strong demand in the notebook market has resulted in CPU shortages, sending notebook makers scrambling to secure CPU supply for the fourth-quarter high season, according to industry sources.
Intel ships 40 million 65 nm processors
Sep 28, 2006 - in News
During the ongoing Intel Developer Forum (IDF), Intel CEO Paul Otellini pointed out that Intel has shipped over 40 million 65nm-made CPUs while its competitors have shipped none, and he then noted that Intel's first 45nm CPU will be released in the fourth quarter of 2006.
IDF Fall 2006: From Core 2 Quadro to 80 Cores
Sep 27, 2006 - in Reviews
Intel is proud of its Kentsfield quad core and refers to our technology article. But IDF is stuffed with news on the next-generation mobile platform, an 80-core project and high-efficiency power supplies.
Quad-core Clovertown server CPU to launch on 16 November
Sep 26, 2006 - in News
Intel will announce two-way quad-core server Clovertown processors, which will be marketed under the Xeon 5300-series name, on 16 November, according to Taiwan-based motherboard makers.
Green Machine: AMD Dual-Core Platform at 54W
Sep 25, 2006 - in Reviews
AMD has introduced low-voltage versions of several of its Athlon 64 models, promising decreased power consumption and heat output for smaller systems. We compare these to standard parts to put this power savings in perspective.
Intel to start shipping dual-core Celeron M CPUs in small volumes in Q4
Sep 20, 2006 - in News
Reinforcing its lineup of entry-level 64-bit dual-core processors, Intel plans to start small-volume shipments of two 65nm Celeron M CPUs, the Celeron M 520 and the Celeron M 530, in the fourth quarter of this year, with mass shipments scheduled for the following quarter, according to sources at Taiwan notebook makers.
Single-core Conroe to appear as Pentium E1000 and Celeron 400 series
Sep 20, 2006 - in News
Intel's single-core Conroe-L processors will appear in two family series, with the Pentium E1000 scheduled for launch in the second quarter of 2007, while the Celeron 400 will arrive one quarter later, according to Taiwan-based motherboard makers that have reviewed Intel's latest desktop CPU roadmap.
Intel to launch Core 2 Duo T5200 CPU in October - sources
Sep 13, 2006 - in News
Intel plans to start offering an entry-level Core 2 Duo processor, the T5200, for OEM notebook makers in October, in order to compete with AMD's entry-level Mobile Turion 64x2 CPUs, according to sources at Taiwan notebook makers.