Items tagged with quad-core

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 of cache and an 800MHz FSB.  Word is three mid-range 45nm quad-core (Yorkfield) chips are due out the same day as well, with  Q9300, Q9450 and Q9550 are on the horizon, set to launch on January 20th. "The first dual-core Celeron processor, the E1200, will have core frequency of 1.6GHz, 800MHz FSB and 512KB L2 cache with a price of US$53 in thousand-unit quantities."      Intel: Upcoming desktop CPUs Model... Read more...
One nice thing about the recent transition Apple made over to Intel platforms is that Mac users spend less time touting their G5 CPUs and more time digging up interesting tidbits about future Intel CPUs.  Details like the next-generation mobile technology going quad-core while remaining at 45W TPW are the sort of buzz we live for here.Perhaps the best part about this mobile quad-core is that it's not some nebulous product that Intel will release years down the road.  It's something that Intel is demonstrating engineering samples of.Of course the 45W TPW is a bit higher than the existing 35W envelope, and a lot higher than the rumored 25W for some of the new Penryn based mobile CPUs... Read more...
It has been quite a while since AMD launched a truly new CPU core architecture.  It was way back in September of 2003 that the first "K8" based desktop processors arrived in the form of the single-core Athlon 64 and Athlon 64-FX.  And while the company has launched a slew of new desktop, server, and mobile processors since then, there haven’t been any major changes made to the base CPU architecture.   AMD did make some modifications to the execution core as they introduced processors for different sockets or with different L2 cache sizes, but overall the architecture remained largely unchanged. Today’s Athlon 64 X2 processors have quite a lot in common with those initial Athlon 64s.... Read more...
AMD has officially taken the wraps off their new series of Opteron processors today and have released their first native quad-core processor to the wild.  Welcome to the jungle Barcelona.    We cover specific architecture details, processor model numbering, speeds and feeds of the new Barcelona core Opertons and even offer a glimpse of what's on the horizon with AMD’s Shanghai and Sandtiger cores.  Here's a snip from the piece... "In a move reminiscent of their campaign from long ago to debunk the "megahertz myth" with processor performance rating-type model numbers, AMD is announcing a new power consumption metric called "ACP" or "Average CPU Power".  AMD claims historically that they took a... Read more...
You have to scroll down through the list of available options to see it, but it’s there.  The only 2 CPU options are both Quad-Core desktop CPUs!  At first glance, you might think that this is a typo, but a quick call to the sales confirmed it.Too bad there aren't options for a screen larger than 17 inches.  A laptop with this much horsepower could certainly use more screen real estate. "With four execution cores, the Intel® Core™2 Quad processor blows through processor-intensive tasks in demanding multitasking environments and makes the most of highly threaded applications. Whether you're creating multimedia, annihilating your gaming enemies, or running compute-intensive applications at one... Read more...
AMD Announces Broad Software Ecosystem Support for Industry’s First x86 Native Quad-Core Solution —Windows, Linux, Solaris and VMware environments are optimizing to take advantage of AMD’s native quad-core “Barcelona” processors — SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Aug. 9, 2007 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that leading x86 operating system (OS) and virtual infrastructure (VI) vendors are embracing support for AMD’s native Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processor, code-named “Barcelona.” Microsoft, Novell, Red Hat, Sun Microsystems and VMware are optimizing... Read more...
Direct from Computex, we have some world exclusive pictures of a still unnamed pair of 45nm Penryn-based quad-core microprocessors from Intel. To combat AMD’s upcoming native, quad-core Barcelona CPU and its accompanying 4x4 platform (QuadFX), Intel is planning to introduce its own, dual-socket, dual quad-core CPU equipped enthusiast platform later this year. With this platform Intel will bring eight cores to the desktop enthusiast space along with a number of other sought after features.                    Although we only have preliminary information... Read more...
Intel Unveils Quad-Core Storage Server STORAGE NETWORKING WORLD, San Diego, April 16, 2007 – Intel Corporation today announced the industry's first 2U, 12 drive, integrated quad-core storage server: the Intel Storage Server SSR212MC2. This hardware platform enables a new price/performance class for the small- and medium-sized business (SMB) market. Powered by the quad-core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series, this new rack mount server can be configured as a broad range of enterprise and small business storage solutions, including Network-Attached Storage (NAS), Storage Area Network (SAN) and application servers. Since introducing the first-ever quad core processors... 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...
Intel is going to bring 802.11n and quad-core to the the mobile masses in 2008 with their Montevina platform.  Check out what DailyTech has to say: "Intel guidance this week revealed that a number of changes have taken place. Intel will offer two versions of its 2008 mobile platform -- Montevina Fundamental and Montevina Professional."  Montevina Professional: * Penryn-based * Cantiga GM/PM chipsets with ICH9M-Enhanced * Echo Peak 3x3 or 1x2 AGN * Shirley Peak 3x3 AGN or 1x2 AGN * Gigabit Ethernet * Intel AMT 4.0 * Intel VT-x and VT-d * Intel Turbo Memory 2.0 Montevina Fundamental: * Penryn-based * Cantiga GM and PM chipsets with ICH9M * Echo Peak 3x3 or 1x2 AGN * Shirley Peak 3x3 AGN... Read more...
It appears Intel will be cutting prices on its quad-core CPUs leading up to the release of AMD's native quad-core Barcelona family of processors. The price war between Intel and AMD, a constant conflict which culminated last year when Intel released its Core 2 and AMD cut prices on its Athlon 64 X2 products, will most likely continue. Expect to see price cuts for Intel's QX6700 and Q6600 in the months to come as well. AMD is expected to ship its native quad-core desktop CPUs, now dubbed K10, in Q3 2007. Intel guidance already states the company will accelerate the ongoing price war through Q3 2007 -- a price war that has already taken its toll on AMD and Intel profits.... Read more...
According to sources at HKEPC, AMD is planning to launch multiple flavors of their upcoming native quad-core processors, codenamed "Barcelona" in June. And if the information they've compiled is correct, the fastest processor in the group will be clocked at 2.3GHz. "The next-generation AMD quad-core Opteron, codenamed Barcelona and fabricated by 65nm manufacturing technology, is natively designed with 4 functioning cores, each of them owns 512KB L2 Cache and share the same 2MB L3 Cache. Barcelona supports for 128Bit FPU and provides a capability of up to 4 FLOPS/clock. The interface remains in Socket F (1207), and therefore it's compatible to the existing Socket F platforms."... Read more...
Intel delivered the first Quad-Core CPU to the PC enthusiast market when they introduced the Core 2 Extreme QX6700. Since then, much like their introduction with a entry-priced Core 2 Duo CPU, Intel has also developed a lower class Quad-core CPU named the Core 2 Quad Q6600, ntel is already ushering in the new year with yet another Quad Core SKU and setting the pace of the CPU industry for things to come in 2007. Enter the Core 2 Quad Q6600, which like the earlier released Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor, is also a Kenstfield class processor. This means it's made up of two Conroe dies sandwiched in the same packaging, but the Q6600 is clocked... 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...
AMD DEMONSTRATES WORLD'S FIRST NATIVE QUAD-CORE X86 SERVER PROCESSOR - Based on 65nm Process, Quad-Core AMD Opteron(tm) Processors Designed to Deliver Uncompromising Performance-per-Watt and Low TCO with Seamless Upgradeability for Servers and Workstations - BERKELEY, CALIF. - Nov. 30, 2006 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today demonstrated the industry's first native quad-core x86 server processor, achieving four x86 processing cores on a single die of silicon. At the annual AMD Industry Analyst Forum, a server powered by four upcoming Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors (codenamed Barcelona), manufactured on 65nm silicon-on-insulator process technology, was shown utilizing all 16 cores. By delivering... Read more...
NVIDIA's two major launches last week marked a significant advancement in both 3D Graphics and PC Motherboard feature-set and performance.  The launch of NVIDIA's G80 GPU with their GeForce 8800 series of graphics cards was the advent of the first truly DX10 capable GPU architecture on the market.  Furthermore, upon its introduction, the nForce 680i SLI was widely acknowledge as the most feature-rich chipset for the Intel Core 2 dual-core and quad-core platforms to date; even more-so than Intel's own P965 and 975X Express chipsets.  In industry speak, there's no question these two launches smacked of PC tech-geek nirvana, not to mention... Read more...
INTEL IGNITES QUAD-CORE ERA The World's Best Microprocessor Gets Even Better SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 14, 2006 - Intel Corporation today kicked off the computer industry's multi-core PC era by delivering four computing 'brains' inside a single microprocessor with the introduction of the Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5300 and Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor families. These products deliver immense speed and responsiveness for general purpose servers, workstations, digital media creation, high-end gaming and other market segments that crave absolute performance. Intel began the transition to multi-core technology four years ago with Intel Hyper-threading technology, followed by... Read more...
New Quad-Core Dell XPS 710 Gaming Desktop and 92% Color Gamut 30-inch Monitor Make for Intense Entertainment Experience    ROUND ROCK, Texas, Nov. 14, 2006 - Dell today announced two new high-performance technology platforms for gamers and enthusiasts: the company's most powerful and expandable consumer desktop and its first 30-inch widescreen flat panel monitor featuring 92 percent color gamut. The Dell XPSTM 710 can be built to order with the new Intel(R) CoreTM2 Extreme QX6700 quad-core processor option, which can deliver up to 55 percent better performance than an Intel Core 2 Extreme dual-core processor. The XPS 710's performance enables it to easily run next-generation... Read more...
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Dell Inc., the world's second-largest personal computer maker, said on Wednesday it started selling machines with microchips from Intel Corp. that have four processing cores, delivering faster performance and better energy efficiency. Dell said it was offering Intel's quad-core version of its Xeon chip for server computers that run business networks, and a quad-core version of the Core 2 Extreme chip for high-end desktop computers used for heavy-duty computing like graphics and 3-D modeling. The chips are among the most powerful in Intel's stable, and are built by sticking two dual-core chips together in a single package. Dell of Round Rock, Texas, is the... Read more...
Today, Intel has thrown the gauntlet so to speak and has launched the first Quad-Core consumer processor. With the launch of Intel's Core 2 Extreme QX6700 based on the new Kentsfield core, the company is removing all doubt that multi-core is here to stay and developers need to begin making applications and games multi-threaded. To see how this processor performs in today's applications, take a look at this list of reviews and be sure to check out Hot Hardware's own take on Intel's latest flagship processor. Hot Hardware PC Perspective Tech Report HardOCP Anandtech... Read more...
Hello All. Here we are, less than 4 months after the release of their excellent Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors, and Intel is ready with a new animal -- a quad-core processor dubbed the Core 2 Extreme QX6700. We've taken the new QX6700 and put it through the wringer with a barrage of multi-threaded tests. Here's a quote from the piece... "Today Intel is officially launching a new Quad-Core processor, formerly known by the company's internal code name, "Kentsfield". Kentsfield is the direct result of Intel's immense manufacturing and process technology prowess. Based on the company's 65nm manufacturing process, one of the very few fabs of its kind in high volume production at... Read more...
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