Items tagged with dual-core

There is a very good write up posted at GamePC evaluating Intel's new 5000 series dual-core Xeon processors.  GamePC tested the new CPUs with Intel's new chipsets and FB-DIMM memory as well. "Today at GamePC, we've decided to take a thorough look at Intel's new dual-core Xeon 5000-series processors. These chips, based on their new "Demspey" core architecture, are Intel's second attempt at a dual-core Xeon design. At peak clock speeds of 3.73 GHz with 2 MB of cache per core, all manufactured on a 65nm process, their results this time appear to be far more successful. We test these new Xeons against AMD's fastest dual-core Opterons in workstation/server environments, along with tests... 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 CPUs. "The processors are working with data that are read from system memory to be modified and then written back. Data are cached in the CPU for faster processing, but more than one processor may request the same data in a multiprocessor system. This is not a problem if both the processors are just reading data, because they are both provided the most recent valid copy from system RAM. But if one of the processors modifies the data, the data are first... Read more...
Looking to pick up a new dual-core CPU? X-Mas time is approaching, and CNet has pitted the two heavy-weights against each other in just about everything from audio encoding, to gaming. "You may recall a few months back when AMD took out full-page newspaper ads to challenge Intel to a dual-core server duel. Intel declined to take up AMD on its offer, but the challenge got us thinking: what would the results of a dual-core desktop CPU fight look like? Many people equate Windows PCs with Intel Pentium processors (and soon will likely be doing the same with Macs), but we've seen dual-core CPU AMD systems power ahead of dual-core Intel-based PCs... Read more...
Hey everyone, here's your afternoon dose of news. I need to suck down a couple coffees and head out, so let's get to it... Dual-core-capable Pentium platforms compared @ The Tech Report "Intel's dual-core chips may be cheap, but they won't plug into just any LGA775 motherboard. The processors require a chipset from Intel's 955/945 family or NVIDIA's nForce4 SLI Intel Edition, so upgrading is more involved than simply buying a new CPU. Fortunately, motherboard manufacturers have flocked to Intel and NVIDIA's new chipsets, so there's no shortage of dual-core-compatible motherboards from which to choose." BFG GeForce 7800 GTX OC Review @ nVnews | HH Perspective "My review of the BFG... Read more...
Intel's Dual-Core CPUs Examined on OCAU: "Smithfield (current stepping A0) is based on the Prescott 1M core with E0 stepping. This core is known for high overclocking potential. On the other hand, knowing that Smithfield consumes at least 15% more power and runs hotter than the already hot Prescott, we did not expect much when we started overclocking. The reality was a pleasant surprise." ASUS N6800Ultra PCI-e SLI @ Hardwareavenue.com: "Although the Geforce 7800GTX from Nvidia saw its official release mere days ago, it doesn't spell the end of the former generation, in fact it is arguably at this time that the former generation sees increased attention due to (usual) appropriate pricing... Read more...
The personal computer industry is about to undergo a major metamorphosis, due in large part to the recent efforts of Intel and AMD. For the last few decades, mainstream desktop processor manufacturers have focused on increasing the performance of their CPUs by raising their clock speeds, augmenting the base architectures with specialized instruction sets, and by making changes to the pipeline to achieve a higher IPC (among other things). Advances have also been made in I/O technologies like AGP, PCI Express and HyperTransport, along with a plethora of other platform enhancements that have also been employed to increase overall system performance. But even with all of these changes, most modern... Read more...
Good evening friends, sorry about the later post tonight, but, I just walked in the door from work.  Oh the joys of being on call ;)  Nonetheless, it is getting late and there is a ton of "special" emails to filter through so let's get down to business.  Here is your nightcap...  HTPCnews Exclusive: Uneed International 7inch TFT HTPC "The Uneed x15 case certainly is unique and fairly well designed case.  The touch screen was a great add on that really makes this case stand out from the rest of the market and even allows you to put your own personal touch on, as I did with the Konfabulator widgets. This is by no means an average case and can house just about... Read more...
AMD's dual-core Opteron processors reviewed at TR: "We've had a pair of dual-core Opteron processors on the test bench for some time now, and we're pleased to report some rather impressive results. AMD's dual-core design is something more than just a pair of CPUs glued together on a single piece of silicon, and this design choice yields a performance dividend. Keep reading to see how the new Opteron 275 stacks up against its Opteron predecessors and against Intel's latest "Nocona" Xeons. We also have a head-to-head battle of single-socket, dual-core workstation processors: the Opteron 175 versus the Pentium Extreme Edition 840." Gigabyte Radeon X800 (GV-RX80256D) @ Bjorn3D:... Read more...
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