Intel introduces 32nm Westmere Processors

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Chipzilla says it’s close to ramping 32nm process technology to manufacture the 32nm Westmere version of Nehalem. The company demonstrated a working 32nm Westmere processor for the first time today, smugly noting the firm was well on track with its ‘Tick-Tock’ model. Usually when Intel shrinks their processors they don’t add any new features to […]

Nvidia is trying to make an x86 chip – The Inquirer

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Word reached us a bit ago that Nvidia is definitely working on an x86 chip and the firm is heavily recruiting x86 engineers all over Silicon Valley. Seems like an odd thing for Nvidia to do but with the recent dreams of building a GPU into a CPU it is something many of people have […]

AMD announces new low-power quad-core Opterons

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AMD today announced wide availability of five new 55 watt ACP quad-core Opteron processors. The 45nm CPUs operate from 2.1 to 2.3 GHz. Also, AMD announced two new 45nm Opteron SE processors (2.8 GHz) operate in the 105 watt ACP range for higher-end performance. TG Daily – AMD announces new low-power quad-core Opterons.

AMD drops quad-core Phenom processor pricing

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In addition to reducing the price of current CPUs, AMD also plans to launch the Phenom II X4 950 in the second quarter with a core frequency of 3.1GHz. AMD drops quad-core Phenom processor pricing.

AMD launches its fastest desktop chips ever

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Two new quad-core Phenom II processors, aimed at high-end desktop PCs, were announced by AMD at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The chips succeed the Phenom processor the company launched in 2007, and come two days after AMD announced the new Athlon Neo processor for small laptops. AMD launches its fastest desktop chips […]

Electronista | AMD releases Phenom-based Athlon X2 7000 chips

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AMD on Monday catered to the budget set with a new, faster version of the Athlon X2. The 7000 series is the first based directly on the “Stars” architecture used for Phenom chips and carries both a 2MB smart Level 3 cache absent on previous Athlons and a faster 3.6GHz HyperTransport bus (up from 2GHz), […]

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6500+ To Be Released

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Sources familiar with AMDs future processor plans said on Wednesday that the chipmaker plans to release dual-core CPUs based on the K10 micro-architecture under the AMD Athlon X2 brand-name. The new processor, the AMD Athlon 64 X2 6500+ will be released in early September. It will run at 2.3GHz with 1MB of L2 cache, 2MB […]

Snow Leopard Drops PowerPC Support

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A screenshot of the Snow Leopard system requirements has shown up online and includes the following: An Intel Processor An internal, external, or shared DVD drive At least 512MB of RAM A built-in display or a display connected to an Apple-supplied video card supported by your computer At least 9GB of disk space available, or […]

Nvidia Coming With Two CPU Lines

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In case you haven’t heard already Nvidia is planning to get into the CPU market and word recently came out saying that they would actually have two lines of CPUs that should be coming out on or shortly after June 3rd. No one at the Inquirer was actually invited to this week’s reviewers day which […]

Overclockers Push 8-Core Skulltrail to 6GHz

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Intel would be proud that their 8-core platform has been overclocked to 6GHz by some overclockers on XtremeSystems forum. All I can say is, wow! Those 8-cores at 6GHz gives you a total of 48GHz of processing power. XtremeSystems

AMD Announces 45-Watt CPUs

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AMD has announced new 45-Watt energy efficient processors. AMD Athlon X2 BE-2400 2.3GHz priced at $104 AMD Athlon LE-1620 2.4GHz priced at $53 AMD Athlon LE-1600 2.2GHz priced at $47 AMD Sempron LE-1250 2.2GHz priced at $53 AMD Sempron LE-1200 2.1GHz priced at $48 AMD Sempron LE-1100 1.9GHz priced at $37 (pricing in 1,000 units […]

AMD Set To Launch 3-Core CPUs in Q1 ’08

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AMD is planning to launch a three-core processor family in the first quarter of next year. The processors will be 65nm Agena based processors with one of the 4 cores disabled. There will be two models at launch, Phenom 7700 clocked at 2.5GHz with 512KB of L2 cache per core and 2MB of L3 cache, […]


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