Items tagged with cores

Over the past seven months or so, NVIDIA has revealed a number of details regarding its upcoming mobile wonder-chip, codenamed Kal-El. According to information provided by NVIDIA dating all the way back to February, Kal-El was to be the... Read more...
Earlier today in a San Francisco press briefing Intel Chief Technology Officer, Justin Rattner took the wraps off a proof of concept and experimental product that Intel dubbed a "Single-Chip Cloud Computer". The objective this chip was designed to... Read more...
New AMD Athlon II X2 245 and 240 Processors Designed to Efficiently Handle Today’s Mainstream Computing Needs-- Dual-core processors deliver the right mix of power efficiency and performance at very affordable price points -- What: AMD (NYSE:AMD)... Read more...
Though obviously Microsoft has taken a fair amount of heat regarding Windows Vista, there's probably a directly proportional level of hype on their next mainstream OS, Windows 7.  Projected by some to be the OS that Vista should have been, and... Read more...
When microprocessor manufacturers ran into increasing complications as they tried to make chips runs faster, they shifted gears, and started building more powerful processors using multiple cores. We're still at the early part of the multi-core... Read more...
Apparently Intel hasn't forgotten those of you on a budget or in need of a low-power solution for Home Theater setup and the like.  Word is Intel is gearing up to release the Celeron E1200 in January, a 65W chip with dual cores at 1.6GHz, 512KB... Read more...
Intel is planning on improving the performance per core on future Itaniums, which should be evident in the next generation part codenamed Tukwila.  While we're all for making sure each core runs efficiently, it seems a bit strange that this... Read more...
Piling on the cores is nothing new. Intel demonstrated an 80 core processor last year. But there's always been a problem. The computing power of multiple cores has been like a huge boat you built in your basement. You could go sailing, but it won't... Read more...
Intel recently announced its intentions to develop a CPU containing 80 cores, but Mike Magee over at The Inquirer explains why he thinks more cores may not be better. The main point of his argument is that hardware can only truly be effective if software can take advantage of it's full capabilities... Read more...
Intel has pledged to have a CPU with 80 cores on it within 5 years and has a prototype to prove it.  Intel showed off the CPU wafer at IDF which contains 80 teraflop chips which reportedly can process 1 trillion floating point operations per second.  Now Moore's Law states that the number of... Read more...
The folks over at X-Bit labs take their time demystifying the inner workings of dual-core architecture in their latest article. Using some clever benchmarking techniques, they aim to compare data transfer rates between AMD and Intel's dual core... Read more...