Notebook makers see demand pick up after CPU price cuts
Jul 10, 2006 - in News
Compal Electronics and Wistron posted on-month revenue growth in June, following sequential slides for two consecutive months.
32-Core Processors: Intel Reaches For (The) Sun
Jul 10, 2006 - in Reviews
What is the processor future like? Project Keifer could trigger a major core count increase, four threads per core, integrated memory controllers (yes!) and a ring-type interconnect for cores and L3 caches.
Intel to launch dual-core Itanium 2 CPUs on 18 July
Jun 30, 2006 - in News
Intel plans to add its dual-core Itanium 2 CPU line, dubbed "Montecito," to to its current Xeon 5100 series (codenamed Woodcrest) and Dempsey processor offerings on 18 July, according to sources at Taiwan server makers.
Intel postpones launch of new desktop CPUs to 27 July
Jun 29, 2006 - in News
The launch of the Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800, Core 2 Duo E6300, E6400, E6600 and E6700 processors, which were originally expected to arrive on 23 July will be postponed to July 27, according to a recent review of Intel's product roadmap by sources at Taiwan motherboard makers.
Intel to launch Xeon 3000 CPU for uni-processor servers
Jun 29, 2006 - in News
Intel's processor roadmap for uni-processor servers changed recently, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers.
Xeon Woodcrest Preys On Opteron
Jun 26, 2006 - in Reviews
Intel must have craved this day: The Xeon 5100 at 3.0 GHz and 4 MB L2 cache launches today to decapitate the AMD Opteron. Our look under the hood explains what the Core 2 microarchitecture is capable of.
Global notebook shipment to fall 10% in Q2, say Taiwan makers
Jun 22, 2006 - in News
A weak notebook market is unlikely to see improvements this quarter and Taiwan notebook makers estimate global shipments will drop 10% sequentially in the second quarter, according to the makers.
First Benchmarks: Conroe vs. FX-62
Jun 5, 2006 - in Reviews
One month ahead of the Core 2 Duo launch, we take a look at the 2.66 GHz version and run benchmarks. Will Conroe really be Intel's Athlon 64 killer?
Q&A with AMD VP Randy Allen: How Torrenza will open up the CPU
Jun 2, 2006 - in News
Yesterday's announcement of AMD's opening up of its AMD64 HyperTransport CPU connection for OEM development, creates the possibility for manufacturers to remake their hardware not as expansion cards, but as co-processors. Imagine add-ons that bypass the PCI Express bus altogether. We spoke with AMD's corporate vice president Randy Allen.
AMD HyperTransport innovation opens up CPU sockets to OEMs
Jun 1, 2006 - in News
During a quieter portion of today's AMD conference call with analysts, the company introduced an expansion of its HyperTransport-based AMD64 architecture with far-reaching implications. Code-named "Torrenza," it would effectively open up HyperTransport as though it were an API, enabling OEMs to build hardware that literally fits in the spare CPU slot like a co-processor.
HP launches thin client based on AMD Geode CPU
May 30, 2006 - in News
Hewlett Packard (HP) introduced the Compaq t5720, a thin client PC series powered by the AMD Geode NX 1500 processor.
AM2: AMD Reinvents Itself
May 23, 2006 - in Reviews
The AMD generation grows up. To introduce you to the new AM2 socket, we bring you a comprehensive analysis of the platform, processors and memory, along with benchmarks and purchase recommendations.
Intel to introduce Celeron M 410 series for embedded applications
May 19, 2006 - in News
On 28 May, the day when the Intel 65nm Celeron D CPU lineup is set to be launched and the chip giant's expected price cuts for Core Duo processors takes place, Intel will add the Celeron M 410 to augment its current low-end 65nm Celeron M CPU offerings, according to sources at motherboard makers.
A 4.1 GHz Dual Core at $130 - Can it be True?
May 10, 2006 - in Reviews
The Pentium D 805 is a budget CPU, but it puts lots of processors from AMD and Intel to shame. Although it is not based on the latest 65 nm core, this CPU remains stable even when operating at amazing 4.1 GHz. What will this mean for the status quo in the computer industry?
Dual Core Processors For Low-Power, High-Performance Desktops
Apr 24, 2006 - in Reviews
Intel's Core Duo is worth serious consideration if you care about performance, low noise and high efficiency in a PC system. We compared it to efficiency specialists Pentium M and Turion 64, but found the Athlon 64 X2 to be a potential show-stopper.
Spring 2006 Interactive CPU Charts Update
Apr 5, 2006 - in Reviews
We've added the latest processors and a price/performance category to the interactive processor charts. Check out how your favorite CPU performs in 28 different benchmarks.
Tom's Hardware adds price/performance ratio to CPU Charts
Apr 4, 2006 - in News
Tom's Hardware will publish a major update to its popular CPU Charts utility on Wednesday. Two new processors will be joining the existing lineup of 83 CPUs and a new price/performance ratio feature will allow users to determine which processor offers the most bang for the buck.
Pentium EE Squeezes 3.73 GHz Out of NetBurst
Mar 22, 2006 - in Reviews
Intel has been talking up its next-generation desktop processor Conroe since IDF. But while we wait for it's launch, Intel today introduces its latest Pentium EE processor featuring NetBurst and a 3.73 GHz clock speed. We see if and how the Extreme Edition 965 can take the performance crown away from the Athlon 64 FX-60.
IDF Spring 2006: Will Intel's Core Architecture Close the Technology Gap?
Mar 13, 2006 - in Reviews
Is Intel about to close the technology gap after its CPUs have largely lagged behind AMD's devices for the past few years on a performance-per-watt basis? We scrutinized what Intel was willing to divulge about the Core Micro architecture and how it could boost PC and server performance during the next couple of years.
AMD: US$100-laptop project important step into emerging markets
Mar 6, 2006 - in News
A Look At AMD's Socket AM2 Platform
Feb 21, 2006 - in Reviews
Although the DDR2-powered Athlon 64 platform is now up and running, AMD will not release it until June 6th. While this is mainly a business decision, it also has the benefit of leaving some time for performance optimizations.
Intel promises quad server chips for Q1 2007
Feb 10, 2006 - in News
Intel has alerted its OEM (original equipment manufacturer) customers that it will add a quad core "Clovertown" CPU in the first quarter of next year.
MIT's US$100-laptop project to be key for AMD share growth in 2006
Jan 20, 2006 - in News
Advanced Micro Devices' (AMD) worldwide market share of the CPU market could top 20% in 2006 if the $100-laptop project launched by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab does well in emerging markets, market sources suggested.
Will Core Duo Notebooks Trade Battery Life For Quicker Response?
Jan 16, 2006 - in Reviews
Intel's new mobile platform Centrino Duo brings dual core processors to notebooks. This new architecture is supposed to be noticeably faster, while not reducing battery life. We find that while the first part of this proposition appears to be true, we can't endorse the second part without some reservations.
AMD Athlon FX-60's Dual-Core Assault
Jan 10, 2006 - in Reviews
AMD's Athlon 64 FX-60 debut today marks AMD's answer to Intel's Pentium Extreme Edition 955's pretensions as the best retail-channel device money can buy. Building on the Athlon 64 X2 4800+, AMD's dual-core design does indeed rise to the performance challenge.
The 65 nm Pentium D 900's Coming Out Party
Jan 5, 2006 - in Reviews
Today marks the launch of eight Pentium D 900 CPUS as the world waits to see where Intel's 65 nm process will take the next generation of Pentium CPUs. But does process technology alone suffice to beat the performance and heat specs of AMD's finest?
Intel's 65 nm Process Breathes Fire into Double-Core Extreme Edition
Dec 28, 2005 - in Reviews
Intel's first 65 nm double-core processor seriously merits the hyperbole of its Extreme Edition name. The 3.46 GHz, FSB 1066 and 4 MB L2 device shows that Intel's still got some bite and wait till you see what happens when it is overclocked at 4.26 GHz.
Multi-core processor quickly taking over the CPU market - analyst
Dec 8, 2005 - in News
Despite the promises of chip manufacturers to quickly move dual-core processors into the mainstream, only a small fraction of computers sold today in fact come with such a chip. This scenario will change soon, market research firm iSupply believes.
Top Secret Intel Processor Plans Uncovered
Dec 4, 2005 - in Reviews
Intel plans to unleash the first quad core CPU (Kentsfield) within one year. The switch to 45 nm in 2007 will enable eight cores and up to 12 MB L2 cache (Yorkfield) per CPU. We x-rayed the complete CPU roadmap.
Are Three Cores Better Than Two?
Nov 28, 2005 - in Reviews
Many assume that multi-core processors must be installed in pairs, in two-, four- or eight-core configurations. But what happens when you mix and match a dual- and single-core processor in a PC or server?