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According to a story on newscientisttech.com, a UK-based company plans to introduce system that are cooled by chilled oil, rather than traditional heatsinks and fans. The idea behind the technology is that oil is a much better conductor of heat than air, and with an adequate design all of the fans can be eliminated from the system... "It is possible to cut power consumption in half," managing director Peter Hopton told New Scientist. "You don't need to drive inefficient fans, or the usual air conditioning." Hopton first got the idea after seeing computer enthusiasts discuss the idea online. Oil does not affect the function of electronic components and offers a potentially useful cooling solution... Read more...
INTEL DELIVERS ITS FASTEST ENTHUSIAST QUAD-CORE PROCESSOR Added Performance Welcomed by 'Hardcore' PC Users and Developers SANTA CLARA, Calif., Apr. 9, 2007 - Intel Corporation today advanced its enthusiast-level quad-core processor family with the introduction of the Intel Core 2 Extreme processor QX6800, the company's twelfth quad-core processor offering. Running at 2.93 GHz -- the fastest native clock speed yet reached with the Intel Core microarchitecture for the quad-core desktop -- this addition to Intel's innovative processor family sets new standards for desktop PC performance. The Intel Core 2 Extreme processor QX6800 is ideal for those gamers, digital design professionals and enthusiasts... Read more...
Intel Marks 30 Years In Embedded Computing With Quad-Core Processor Launch Orange County Choppers Bring Embedded Technology to Intel-Themed Motorcycle EMBEDDED SYSTEMS CONFERENCE, San Jose, Calif., April 3, 2007 - Commemorating 30 years of delivering products and technology to the embedded computing market, Intel Corporation today introduced the Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series with extended life cycle support, the first to bring Intel architecture-based quad-core performance to the embedded segment. The quad-core embedded processors are among the 11 quad-core products Intel has brought to market in less than 6 months. Intel also introduced the new Intel IP Network Server NSC2U. Both... Read more...
Chip sales are usually slow in the first quarter of any year. But 2007 is shaping up to be a blah year in the microprocessor business all the way through. What's the problem? But what makes 2007 special? At least one reason is the transition to the Windows Vista operating system. Microsoft (MSFT) has said it sold 20 million Vista licenses in its first month of general release. Still, PC upgrades on both the consumer and enterprise side of the business have been slow to materialize amid questions over whether to upgrade immediately. Meanwhile on the Apple side, new machines and a new operating system are expected early in the summer, kicking... Read more...
Intel Details Upcoming New Processor Generations Marking the next step in Intel's "tick-tock" product strategy and cadence to deliver a new process technology with an enhanced microarchitecture or entirely new microarchitecture every year, Intel Corporation will begin producing its next-generation Penryn family of processors in the second half of this year. These new processors benefit from enhancements to the Intel Core microarchitecture and also Intel's industry-leading 45nm Hi-k process technology with its hafnium-based high-K metal gate transistor design, which results in higher performance and more energy-efficient processors. Intel has more than 15 45nm Hi-k product designs... Read more...
New AMD Desktop Processors Designed for Both Performance-Hungry and Energy-Conscious Users - High-performance AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 6000 and Energy-Efficient AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processors Diversify Desktop Choices - SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Feb. 20, 2007 - Underscoring its commitment to delivering the right products at the right time, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced desktop processors designed for users seeking the ultimate in energy-conscious or high-performance computing. The new energy-efficient 45-watt AMD Athlon(tm) 64 single-core processors 3500 and 3800 can help consumers and businesses save energy and experience significant performance-per-watt benefits. And for those who... Read more...
AMD Ushers in Breathtaking Multimedia for Mobile Devices with Next-Generation AMD Imageon Media Processors - New AMD Technology Enables Handheld Manufacturers to Captivate Consumers with Remarkable Video, Audio and Imaging - SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - February 12, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the AMD Imageon 2298, 2294 and 2192 media processors, offering ultra-fast, high-resolution image processing, DVD-quality video and high-definition audio for compelling mobile multimedia experiences. These new processors further enhance the industry-leading AMD Imageon family of discrete media processors, helping handheld manufacturers to quickly and cost-efficiently deliver the latest multimedia features... Read more...
New AMD OpteronTM Processors Unveiled for Ultimate Datacenter Performance-Per-Watt - The Industry's Most Stable and Energy-Efficient x86 Server Processor Roadmap Expands - Sunnyvale, Calif. -- February 7, 2007 --Delivering on its commitment to industry-leading datacenter performance and performance-per-watt, AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced availability of new AMD OpteronTM processor models in both highly efficient (68 watt) and mainstream (95 watt) thermal envelopes. Highest Energy Efficiency AMD has expanded the breadth of its low-power solutions with AMD Opteron processor Models 1218 HE, 2218 HE and 8218 HE. Designed to offer industry-leading performance-per-watt at only 68-watt maximum... Read more...
Intel, in a move to make its Xeon line of processors more attractive, will be slashing prices in April for it's Xeon 3200 quad-core and X3000 dual-core series CPUs . The price cuts are targeted at the 1-way server market with the goal of increasing demand in order to gain a larger slice of the server CPU pie. Intel plans to lower the price for its Quad-Core Xeon 3200 and Dual-Core Xeon 3000 processors, in April 2007, in a bid to help boost demand in the 1-way server market. It will also introduce new 1-way targeted chipsets in the second half of the year, but will hold off releasing new processors based on 45nm technology until 2008. The Quad-Core Xeon X3220 is expected to... Read more...
Good Morning All! Intel gave us some details on their next gen manufacturing process today and we thought we'd share them with you.  We also got a sneak peek at their next gen "Penryn" core processor.   Have a look and enjoy!  ... Read more...
Intel's impressive manufacturing process capabilities and fab resources are well known throughout the industry. In fact, most would argue that their manufacturing prowess has played a large part in the company's success. They've had many "firsts" over the years due to process advancements, the most recent of which was their successful cross-over from 90nm to 65nm mass production.  Due to that success Intel has already shipped millions of processors manufactured at 65nm. Today, Intel is announcing a breakthrough that will affect future products scheduled to be manufactured using the company's even more advanced 45nm process. A major issue... Read more...
AMD Continues to Give Embedded Designers More Choice With Addition of Two Mobile Processors to AMD64 Longevity Program - Designers in gaming, medical, transportation and other industries can benefit from addition of the AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology and the Mobile AMD Sempron processor to AMD's embedded portfolio - SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Jan. 24, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that its AMD64 Longevity Program for embedded solutions, which provides processor availability for five years, has expanded to include two additional low-power processors based on AMD's successful mobile products. The addition of the Mobile AMD Sempron processor model 3500 and the AMD Turion... Read more...
Intel Corporation formally introduced three more quad-core processors, including the first to carry the Intel(R) CoreTM2 Quad processor brand name that begins the expansion of quad-core PC sales to mainstream buyers. Intel now offers a total of nine quad-core processor versions in the desktop and enterprise market segments. The Intel Core 2 Quad processor packs four brains in every PC and delivers the immense speed and responsiveness that is increasingly required to process today's most demanding media-intensive applications. This processor is available in PCs and in the reseller channel immediately. Intel also announced two quad-core processors for single-socket servers. Today's announcement... Read more...
Sony's CELL Processor, which is used in the Playstation 3, is getting an update according to SPPnG.com, shrinking it down to a 65nm chip, operating at 6GHz at 1.3v. The new update would allow for better performance, and a cooler running system, though producing a "better" Playstation 3 could upset some current owners, and cause a bit of confusion. "The 65nm CELL Broadband Engine design features a dual power supply, which enhances SRAM stability and performance using an elevated array-specific power supply, while reducing the logic power consumption. Hardware measurements demonstrate low-voltage operation and reduced scatter of... Read more...
Our friends at the Tech-Report have followed up their initial coverage of AMD's new 65nm Athlon 64 X2 processors with a deeper look into their performance. It turns out, the 65nm processors have higher latency access to their L2 cache, which hinders performance in some situations. "After we published our first look at AMD's 65nm Athlon 64 X2 processors yesterday, some readers raised questions about funky performance numbers you'd seen from these 65nm CPUs at other sites. We focused on power consumption and overclocking in our initial look at the processors, assuming those would be the most interesting aspects of the die-shrunk parts, which... Read more...
VR-Zone is reporting that Intel will finally break the 4GHz barrier with their Nehalem core, which is to be manufactured using a 45nm process node. "Based on the 45nm Nehalem architecture, Intel aims to bring Bloomfield clock speed above 4GHz in 2008. It is a speed that Intel never get to hit with their previous generation of processors where the highest clock speed reach is 3.8GHz with their Pentium 4 570 & 670." Considering that current 65nm Core 2 Duos have almost no trouble overclocking to 3.5GHz+, this is probably a safe bet.... Read more...
Our friends at the Tech Report sat in on AMD's four hour financial presentation today and gathered some information regarding AMD's future plans to introduce custom "Accelerated Processing Units" in next-gen multi-core processors. "During its four-hour Financial Analyst Day presentation today, AMD revealed new elements of its processor roadmap spanning the next couple of years, as well as its plans to scale beyond the current multi-core model. Intel talked about processors with "tens to hundreds of cores" at IDF earlier this year, but AMD believes the core race is just a repeat of the megahertz race and that adding more cores... Read more...
Hello Everyone. Today's the day AMD officially unveils their QuadFX platform, formerly codenamed "4x4". We took a look at a fully loaded QuadFX-based system powered by all three new FX-70 dual-processor kits, the 3.0GHz FX-74, 2.8GHz FX-72, and the 2.6GHz FX-70, and compare performance to competitive Intel dual and quad-core platforms throughout. Here's a snip: "AMD aims to re-capture the hearts of hardcore enthusiasts with the official launch of their QuadFX platform. News about QuadFX has been trickling out for months under the "4x4" banner. But today we can show you all exactly what QuadFX is all about. At its most basic... Read more...
By now you're all familiar with Intel's Core micro-architecture, as well as the dual and quad-core Core 2 Duo, Extreme, and Quad processors based on it. With the launch of their Core 2 processors, Intel no longer played second fiddle to AMD in terms of overall performance or power efficiency. And for the last few months since their release, Intel has been steadily re-gaining fans in the enthusiast community that were put off by years of relatively hot-running, and under-performing Netburst micro-architecture based processors. Today, AMD aims to re-capture the hearts of those hardcore enthusiasts with the official launch of their QuadFX platform. News about QuadFX has been trickling out... Read more...
There's some news out of Reutrers today that states Intel is already sampling 45nm Core Microarcitecture-based processors. Although not stated in the article, the 45nm core being sampled, codenamed "Penryn", is likely to incorporate more L2 cache than current Core 2 Duo processors, and will also have support for SSE4. Other details are sure to trickle out as we get closer to launch.  "The sample processors, known as the Penryn family within Intel, are being made at a factory in Oregon, and the company is on track to begin selling the chips in the second half of 2007, said Mark Bohr, director of process architecture and integration at Intel."... Read more...
According to a report on DigiTimes, AMD is planning to launch some new Athlon 64 X2 processors on December 5 that are built using the company's 65nm process node. The report also states that AMD is making the move to 65nm sooner, rather than later, to satisfy the additional demand brought on by Dell now selling systems with AMD processors. "The report said AMD will introduce its new dual-core Athlon 64 X2 CPU (codenamed Brisbane) on December 5. The reason behind the launch, which is called earlier-than-expected, is said Dell's considerable consumption of AMD CPUs that caused the CPU shortage at the clone market."... Read more...
AMD released its latest processor pricing guide earlier this week. The new pricing marks cuts of close to 50% in some cases. The highest priced processor listed is the AMD Opteron 8220 SE at $2,149 in lots of 1000, while the Sempron 3000 (64-bit, 1.8GHz, 128KB L2 cache, 1600MHz HyperTransport bus, 754-pin) came in at a mere $56. Let the numbers speak for themselves, see full pricing details at AMD.... Read more...
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