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XBox 360 CPU In Mass Production

IBM said that a custom processor designed for the Xbox 360 console is in production at the company's East Fishkill, New York, wafer fab and at a fab belonging to Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing in Singapore. The chip includes three 64-bit PowerPC processor cores. Each can support two processing threads simultaneously

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DFI LANParty SLI-DR Expert Board

DFI is getting their SLI-DR Expert board ready for mass availability this week and will use the current nForce 4 SLI chipset instead of the new nForce 4 SLI X16 chipset. Reason cited is that there is no performance benefit running two x16. The layout of the SLI-DR Expert board

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Intel Cancels Whitefield, Adds Tigerton

Intel scrapped one Quad core Xeon design, "Whitefield," and replaced it with another, "Tigerton" set to be released in 2007. The major difference between them is that Tigerton chips are joined to the rest of the system with a technology Intel is calling the "dedicated high-speed interconnect." With that technology,

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Intel Delays Next Gen. Itaniums

Intel has delayed by months the release of the next three major versions of the Itanium processor, a new blow for the processor family. Montecito recently had been scheduled for debut this year will debut in mid-2006. Its successor, "Montvale," was pushed from late 2006 to 2007, and the next

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AMD Desktop CPU Market Share Rose

AMD surpassed a 20% share of the desktop PC-use CPU market worldwide in the third quarter of 2005, its first time since 2001, according to Mercury Research. The vendor grabbed a 20.4% share, following Intel with 77.5%. Intel, however, continues to dominate the global CPU market with an 80.8% share

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Chartered To Make AMD CPUs In Q2 2006

Singaporean contract chip maker Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing will begin producing 64-bit microprocessors for AMD late in the second quarter of 2006. "We announced the plan last year, but it is on schedule for the second quarter," said Maggie Tan, a spokeswoman for Chartered. AMD signed a deal late last year

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New 64-bit PWRficient Multicore CPUs

Emerging from more than two years of stealth development, P.A. Semi today unveiled the PWRficientTM processor family—a 64-bit multicore, scalable processor line based on the Power ArchitectureTM from IBM—that delivers high performance at very low power consumption, offering up to a tenfold advantage in performance per watt over the industry.

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AMD CPUs Price Cut

Family Model Old Price New Price % Drop Athlon 64 X2 4800+ 902 803 11.0% 4600+ 704 643 8.7% 4400+ 537 507 5.6% 4200+ 482 408 15.4% 3800+ 354 328 7.3% Athlon 64 4000+ 382 347 9.2% 3700+ 278 243 12.6% 3400+ 198 194 2.0% 3200+ 153 159 -3.8% 3000+

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Intel T1600 Yonah Details

We have gotten hold of a 65nm Yonah CPU featuring 667MHz FSB, 2MB shared L2 cache and VT where Intel is slated to release in January next year. This Yonah Dual-core CPU is clocked at 2.16GHz and has T1600 processor number and will be selling for $ 637 USD. As

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Intel Xeon & Itanium Roadmap

  Q1 '06 Q2 '06 Itanium (Montecito) (90nm, MT, Foxton, Pellston, VT) 9010 - 1.6GHz, 400/533FSB, Single Core, 6MB L3 9018 - 1.2GHz, 400 FSB , Dual Core, Low Voltage, 12MB L3 9020 - 1.4GHz, 400/533FSB, Dual Core, 18MB L3 9040 - 1.8GHz, 400/533FSB, Dual Core, 18MB L3 9011 -

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AMD Q3 Sales Improved

AMD reported sales of $ 1.523 billion and net income of $ 76 million, amounting to $ 0.18 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 25, 2005. Third quarter sales were up 23 percent compared to the third quarter of 2004 and increased 21 percent from the second quarter

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Intel Dual Core “Paxville” Xeons Debut

Intel today announced the availability of its first dual-core, hyper-threaded Intel® Xeon® processors for entry-level dual processor servers. The new processors help to improve the performance and response time of multi-threaded server applications. The new dual-core Intel Xeon processor runs at 2.80 GHz with an 800 MHz system bus and

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IBM 64-bit Power5+ CPUs

IBM is expected to release the first servers based on its new 64-bit Power5+ processors. They include several new products, notably a quadcore server, together with new virtualization and systems management software. The Power5+ chips come in clock speeds of either 1.5GHz or 1.9GHz with a maximum of 72MB of

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Intel Pentium D B-0 Stepping Info

Intel Pentium D processors 840, 830, 820 will undergo the following changes for the A-0 to the B-0 core processor stepping change : ● CPUID will change from F44 to F47 ● B-0 is pin compatible with A-0 ● New S-Specs for converting products Most of the planned fixes are

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Intel 65nm “Cedarmill” is 10% Cooler

Compared to the current generation with 90nm "Prescott" core, the new 65nm "Cedar Mill" will drop from 95 to 86 watts. A qualification sample of a 65 nm Pentium 4 653 chip which consumes about 10 percent less power than its preceding chip generation. The TDP rating for Cedar Mill

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VIA StrongBox Mobile Computing Security

VIA today made available VIA StrongBox, a secure virtual drive application that utilizes the VIA PadLock Security Engine in VIA C7 and VIA C7-M processors to enable real-time encryption of data on local storage devices using military-grade security algorithms. The security of VIA StrongBox will be put to the test

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Intel Unveils 3.8GHz & LV Xeons

As part of its strategy to improve power efficiency, Intel today introduced low voltage versions of its Intel Xeon processors. They include the 64-bit Intel Xeon processor LV 3 GHz with only a 55W processor power envelope and the 64-bit Intel Xeon processor MV 3.20 GHz with a 90W processor

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