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We have been hearing a lot from AMD over the last few months regarding the slew of new processors and Fusion APUs slated to arrive next year. With all of the news regarding Zacate, Ontario, Bobcat, Bulldozer, and Llano, et al, that has hit recently, you’d think work on the current generation of products had ceased, but that is not the case. Just in time for the holidays, AMD is refreshing it’s line-up of desktop six-core processor offerings with a brand new flagship CPU, dubbed the Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition. As you can surmise from its name, the 1100T is clocked higher than the 1090T it will be supplanting at the top of AMD’s line-up and its “Black Edition”... Read more...
Just in time for the holidays, AMD is refreshing it’s line-up of desktop six-core processor offerings with a brand new flagship CPU, dubbed the Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition. As you can surmise from its name, the 1100T is clocked higher than the 1090T it will be supplanting at the top of AMD’s line-up and its “Black Edition” moniker denotes an unlocked chip for more flexible overclocking. We been playing with one of AMD’s new Phenom II X5 1100T Black Edition processors for a little while now and have a full performance profile laid out on the pages ahead... AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition CPU Review... Read more...
Let the battle for six-core supremacy begin. Up until now, Intel's ultra expensive Core i7 980X has been the only consumer-level six-core chip on the planet, but that all changes today now that a handful of online vendors have begun listing AMD's Phenom II X6 processor line. Provantage, for example, has started taking orders for AMD's Phenom II X6 1090T processor. This six-core chip races along at 3.2GHz and comes equipped with 9MB of L3 cache. You penny pinchers will be happy to know that it doesn't demand anywhere near the same pricing premium as Intel's 980X, and is instead listed at a much more pedestrian $318.50. Just because you can order these parts doesn't mean you'll receive them right... Read more...
Nokia hasn't really kept up with Apple and HTC in terms of smartphone innovation, but it looks like the X6 is making up for lost time. The original X6 came in a 32GB form and couldn't be purchased without Nokia's own music subscription service "Comes With Music." The new X6 is a 16GB version that doesn't require you to purchase the Comes With Music addition, which means that this version is a far more viable option for those who already have a favorite means of procuring audio.The phone has room for over 5000 tracks, a 3.2" capacitive touch panel, four new finishes (black, white, white/pink and white/yellow) as well as the latest version of the Symbian operating system. The battery can last up... Read more...
Early this morning, Microsoft will reveal two new additions to the SideWinder gaming line – the SideWinder X6 Keyboard and SideWinder X5 Mouse. The SideWinder X6 Keyboard is the first gaming keyboard created by Microsoft from the ground up, and the only gaming keyboard on the market with a switchable key pad for powerful versatility. The X6 Keyboard’s key pad does double duty, with connectors on either side of the keyboard that allow gamers to attach it on the right or left side. Mode switching lets gamers manually toggle the keyboard from standard mode to either of two gaming modes, where the Windows Key is deactivated and the key pad becomes a fully-programmable Macro pad. The X6 Keyboard... Read more...
This has to be the most screwed-up Service Pack release we've ever seen, and we've seen plenty of them. While Microsoft said SP1 has been released to manufacturing, it also said SP1 wouldn't be sent to end users for six weeks. And it even pulled one of the prerequisite updates yesterday after issues with it. Yet today end users with 64-bit Vista installs are seeing SP1 in Windows Update.Not a whole lot to say here, but if you're running Vista on an x64-based system, you've probably already noticed a little surprise courtesy of Windows Update, which today started pushing out the x64 edition of Vista Service Pack 1. If you've been following things in SP1 land, you'll notice that's actually ahead... Read more...
What goes faster than a Core 2 Quad processor at 3GHz?  Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your perspective, nothing from AMD at the moment.  Thankfully Intel has a few more "MHz in the can", or so to speak.  Actually, it appears they may have a lot more, as you'll see in the pages that follow.  Let's not get too far ahead of ourselves though.  First, Intel had to lay the platform foundation to support higher performance.  After all, a faster engine is no good to you, sitting idle. The introduction of the Intel P35 "Bearlake" chipset and soon-to-be-released X38 chipset back in May, allowed a platform goose of the Front Side Bus speed to a snappy 1,333MHz and ushered... Read more...
Hello All.  I ntel’s has just launched their latest flagship desktop processor, the Core 2 Extreme QX6850, and we’ve got it on the test-bench at here HotHardware.com.  Here’s a snip: “It took a small voltage bump to 1.45V in the BIOS to hit 3.73GHz.  To achieve this, we raised the FSB to 466MHz and dropped the multiplier to X8.  Once we hit our highest, stable clock speed, we were surprised how stable things were even with a relatively low cost standard HSF cooler.  We used an Artic Cooling Freezer 7 cooler to achieve these results.”... Read more...
Hello Everyone! Hot on the heels of the holiday weekend, Intel is launching a new flagship quad-core processor, the Core 2 Extreme QX6800. As its name implies, the new Core 2 Extreme QX6800 has frequency parity with its dual-core counterpart, the Core 2 Extreme X6800 - sans the "Q". At 2.93GHz this makes the Core 2 Extreme QX6800 Intel's highest clocked quad-core desktop processor to date. Click the link below and check it out... Read The Article Right Here!... Read more...
Hot on the heals of the holiday weekend, Intel is launching a new flagship quad-core processor targeted at hardcore power users and PC enthusiasts. As its name implies, the new Core 2 Extreme QX6800 has frequency parity with its dual-core counterpart, the Core 2 Extreme X6800 - sans the "Q". At 2.93GHz this makes the Core 2 Extreme QX6800 Intel's highest clocked quad-core desktop processor to date. Other than its higher frequency though, the Core 2 Extreme QX6800 doesn't differ from Intel's previous high-end quad-core processor, the 2.66GHz Core 2 Extreme QX6700, in any way. But what the QX6800's higher core frequency offers is an answer to any performance advantage the higher clocked... Read more...
ALIENWARE ANNOUNCES NEW PERFORMANCE-DRIVEN DESKTOPS EQUIPPED WITH INTEL'S GROUND-BREAKING QUAD-CORE PROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Ratchets Up Gaming, Multimedia and Multitasking Capabilities on Alienware's Area-51 7500 and Area-51 ALX MIAMI - Nov. 14, 2006 - Alienware - the leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop, notebook, media center and professional systems - has unleashed the power of quad-core processing by making the new Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor available on Area-51 7500 and Area-51 ALX desktops. As the world's first quad-core processor, the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 easily tackles numerous tasks simultaneously, which frees up time for Alienware... 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...
To say this year has been a bit of a whirl-wind adventure would be an immense understatement.  We've seen Intel move from a back-seat position versus the Athlon 64 X2 with their Pentium D architecture, to commanding virtually all of the lime-light as of late with Core 2 Duo, not to mention running away with nearly all of the performance benchmark wins. If 2006 was the year of the dual-core CPU, then Intel left its mark deep in PC processor history as probably the biggest come-back story the industry has ever seen.  Core 2 Duo's steep volume ramp in the market was also indicative of the success of the new processor, which was marked as the strongest in the company's... Read more...
Intel gave access to quad-core Kentsfield-based systems to select members of the press yesterday at IDF.  Today the embargo has been lifted on a preview of performance numbers with the new 2.66GHz Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor.  HotHardware: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 quad-core performance Preview Discuss Digg To Share... Read more...
  Though we're running the risk of sounding a bit platitudinal, this is definitely the IDF moment we're sure many of you have been waiting for.  We've reported to you on Intel's various technology announcements and architectural initiatives over the past few days.  And, from what we could garner from our sessions with Intel at this fall's IDF, the company certainly has a lot of bleeding-edge technology on tap that by all rights should dramatically affect the computing industry landscape for years to come. We've heard from both sides of the fence, nearly all year long, that the age of the multi-core processor is upon us and multi-threaded applications... Read more...
GamePC has a review on-line today of Intel's current flagship Core 2 Extreme X6800 processor. As you probably expect by now, the X6800 outperformed every other processor they tested. What's more interesting than the performance results, however, was the overclocking test. GamePC used a water-cooling kit to take a retail X6800 up over 3.8GHz.  By air-cooling our early sample, we hit almost 3.6GHz in our initial look at the CPU. "Today at the GamePC Labs, we've completed our look at the Core 2 product line from Intel by checking out the Core 2 Extreme X6800 processor. We've received final, retail boxed units of these ultra-high-end chips, so of course we've fired them up and benchmarked... Read more...
Sun Fire(TM) x64 Servers and Sun Ultra(TM) x64 Workstations, Boosted by Solaris(TM) 10 and Sun(TM) Studio 11, Deliver 16 New World Records SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 11 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced the availability of Sun Fire(TM) x64 (x86, 64-bit) servers and Sun Ultra(TM) Workstations powered by the newest, highest-performing single-core AMD Opteron(TM) Model 156, 256 and 856 processors. The faster processor speeds, combined with the inherent performance advantages of Sun's x64 servers and workstations, give customers increased processing power and a performance edge over competitive systems. "Sun is the first vendor to take full performance advantage of... Read more...
Looks like ATi is gearing up to give NVIDIA a run for their money in the integrated video motherboard chipset space.  X600-like graphics on board; smells like it has HTPC all over it.  The Inq posted the skinny on this yesterday but I was too lazy to snap this up at the time... sincere apologies. Really...The next generation of chipsets will feature a new integrated core with four pixel pipelines and it should be relatively close to the X600 performance. It might end up a little bit slower due to slower memory performance from the integrated memory, but it should be in that range. This new graphic core enslaved in ATI's future chipset should feature all you need for Longhorn, Vista... Read more...
Fudo has just posted some interesting information over at The Inquirer that seems to indicate that the upcoming dual-core AMD Athlon64 FX60 will actually be slower than its single-core FX57 counterpart in most games. Taking the slightly lower clocks of the FX60 into consideration, this should really be no surprise. However, it will certainly be interesting to see how the FX60 will look in ALL benchmarks beyond just gaming. Something tells me that the FX60 will quickly become the "Swiss-Army Knife" of choice for flagship CPU's.AMD will release its Athlon FX60 CPU in January and as Charlie reported before, it will be the first dual core FX CPU. It will have two cores but will end up clocked... Read more...
I challenge you to a duel! That folks, is AMD's new strategy against Intel. Today AMD has delivered a formal challenge to Intel, wanting a head to head match of each companies dual-core x86 server CPU's. Testing will be done in a public setting, and of course by a third party. That's if Intel accepts the challenge. We've received no reply from Intel yet, but we're hoping for one soon. AMD Challenges Intel To A Dual-Core Duel Live Shoot-Out to Focus on Server Workloads and Energy Consumption   SUNNYVALE, CA -- August 23, 2005 -- In the spirit of fair and open competition, AMD (NYSE:AMD) today issued a challenge to Intel to conduct a head-to-head competition of dual-core x86 server processors.... Read more...
Hey folks, just dropping off tonight's latest headlines. Earlier today, Valve's head honcho Gabe Newell shared his opinion on next-gen consoles, commenting on a different range of subjects from marketing strategies to game development. It's a decent read so make sure to check it out. Goodnight all. Overclocking and WindowsXP x64 Edition @ PCstats "PCStats thought it would be interesting to see how overclocking is affected on the WindowsXP x64 Edition platform by illustrating both 32-bit and 64-bit benchmarks for an AMD Athlon64 4000+ based system. Would the test platform be stable enough to overclock successfully? Would WindowsXP x64 Edition require a more stable processor than its 32-bit... Read more...
Good afternoon all! It's your friendly neighborhood Italian here, dropping in with an early afternoon update to let you know that we've just posted a new review of MSI's NX6600GT-VTD128SP. As its name implies, the NX6600GT-VTD128SP is based on the 8-pipeline GeForce 6600 GT GPU, and has 128MB of on-board RAM, but this card is also equipped with NVIDIA's HSI bridge chip for AGP connectivity. And MSI includes some interesting things in the bundle as well. Click here to check it out...... Read more...
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