AMD Phenom Launch Details -Update

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AMD is allegedly getting ready to launch the Phenom processor on November 19th. Some pricing for a few of the processors have already began leaking online. The AMD Phenom X4 9500 which has a 95-watt thermal envelope and a 2.2GHz operating frequency should be priced at $280 (retail). The Phenom X4 9600 which runs at […]

AMD Barcelona Launch Day

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Expect to see a lot of news about AMD’s Barcelona processor. Today, the information given to all of the media is no longer embargoed. Check out some of the early news at the following: PC Perspective – AMD Barcelona Opteron Processor Launch Is Upon Us PC Perspective – AMD Introduces the World’s Most Advanced x86 […]

Barcelona Reaches 30,000+ in 3DMark06

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theInquirer was able to have some time with a Barcelona chip recently. It was paired with 4GB of memory and two Radeon HD 2900XT. The chip ran at 2.5GHz stock and they overclocked it to 3GHz. The two Radeon cards were overclocked to 830MHz for the core and 900MHz for the memory. When they ran […]

AMD Barcelona Sales Video Shows Up On YouTube

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AMD Barcelona will be launching on September 10th and a video has shown up on YouTube that appears to be a sales video. The video shows how easy it is to upgrade to the new chip, the video says it only takes 8 minutes.

Barcelona Launching September 10

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AMD’s much anticipated Barelona Quad-Core processors will finally be launching on September 10th. AMD has achieved yields as high as they have with their dual-core processors so they expect to have good availability only a few days after the launch party. The first processors based on Barcelona will be available at 2.0GHz but faster chips […]

AMD Phenom Model Numbers

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AMD will be launching Phenom processors in the September/October time frame and there will be several coming out then and in the following months, here is a good list of what we will be seeing. Phenom X4 GP-7100 – 2.2 to 2.4GHz – 3600MHz HyperTransport 3.0 – 89 Watts Phenom GP-7000 – 2.0 to 2.2GHz […]

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 Overclocked to 5.13GHz

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Truly an amazing feat. A QX6850 has been overclocked to an astonishing 5133MHz using a EVGA 680i motherboard. This clock speed was accomplished using liquid nitrogen cooling and bumping the voltage to 1.65v. VR-Zone

Barcelona Clock Speeds and Ship Dates

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AMD has been working on Barcelona for quite some time now but theInquirer has got some hard dates listed on their websites with clock speeds as well. They are saying that the first of the Barcelona chips will show up on September 10th, 2 of them to be exact. A 1.9GHz numbered by AMD the […]

AMD Barcelona Launch Date Up in the Air

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Barcelona may be delayed until August or September according to DigiTimes. The Barcelona¬† chips that are being made are still a little buggy and not polished enough to be sold yet. You can read DigiTimes article here. You have to wonder what has caused this change to AMD just a year or so ago they […]

AMD Says Quad-Core by Christmas

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AMD showed off some of its Quad-Core CPUs, showing single socket and dual-socket configurations. This is the first time that AMD has shown off a computer with 8-cores in it. The barcelona server chips will hit July or August with the desktop part later this year. AMD showed off these chips by encoding a 1080p […]

Intel Readies QX6850 for 3Q ’07

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The new chip will have a 3GHz clock with 1333MHz front side bus. Will built on a 65nm process and will have 8MB of L2 Cache. No doubt an extremely fast processor, Penryn will be much faster, but this is fast. Every time I hear about new Intel advancements I have to wonder what the […]

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800

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I mentioned that Intel was soon to come out with a new Quad-Core Extreme edition chip here, but now you can look at some hard numbers. ExtremeTech did a great review of the processor and you check that out here.


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