Processors

  • HP Dump Itanium, Focus On Nocona

    HP is discontinuing its one-way zx2000 and two-way zx6000 workstations, which were introduced in May 2003 and run on Intel’s Itanium 2 64-bit processors. The decision is a blow for Intel, which has been attempting to push the 64-bit processor into the high-end computer space. At the same time, HP had been one the big

  • AMD Dissapointed w/ Win XP 64-bit Delay

    AMD is disappointed by Microsoft’s decision to delay the introduction of 64-bit versions of its Windows operating system, but sees no significant impact from the delay on sales of its 64-bit processors. Microsoft announced in July that Windows XP 64-bit Edition for 64-bit Extended Systems and Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems will not

  • Intel Celeron D 340 & 910GL Chipset

    Intel announced new products to provide cost-conscious consumers more fully featured PCs. The Intel® Celeron® D processor 340 and the Intel® 910GL Express chipset offer solid computing reliability and value with improved features and technologies for value-priced PCs, including support for PCI Express*, Intel® High Definition Audio, and the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900. Based

  • AMD 90nm Mobile Athlon 64 3000+

    AMD today further expanded its family of low-voltage mobile processors designed to offer outstanding performance, security and true mobility for thin and light notebooks. The new Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3000+ (2Ghz, Oakville core) for thin and light notebooks enables a powerful 32-bit computing experience today with a seamless transition to 64-bit computing. The

  • AMD Chip Design Strategy

    AMD this summer established a new chip design team at its Boston Design Center here as part of a worldwide effort to strengthen its ability to deliver new processors and boost its sales. AMD now has five PC and server processor design teams of varying sizes. A sixth team works on non-PC chips, such as

  • AMD To Ship 1.5-2M K8 CPUs In Q4

    Current shipments of AMD Athlon 64 processors to OEM clients and the channel are better than anticipated, and the company expects to ship 600,000 units in the third quarter. AMD is optimistic it will ship 1.5-2 million K8 CPUs in the fourth quarter. Shipments of AMD’s Sempron processors will also be good in the third

  • VIA New C7 & C7-M Processors

    VIA today announced a new VIA processor naming convention to strengthen the various VIA processor brands and simplify the target market segmentation for VIA processors. The announcement introduces the VIA C7-Series of processors based on the C5J Esther core that will be available in the first half of 2005. The VIA C7 processor will target

  • Trusted Chip For Desktops & Notebooks

    National Semiconductor today introduced two SafeKeeper™ Trusted Input/Output (I/O) devices, new hardware products designed to embed security into desktop and notebook computer motherboards. These devices allow PC manufacturers to protect their customers’ computer systems from hackers and viruses. IBM is the first manufacturer to equip selected models of its desktop computers with National Semiconductor’s SafeKeeper

  • AMD Demo Dual Core Opteron Server

    AMD has demonstrated a HP Proliant DL585 4-way server powered by 90nm Dual Core Opteron at San Francisco. The Dual core Opteron is pin compatible with the current 940-pin Opteron and the current chipsets with just a BIOS update. The four Dual Core Opteron are detected as 8 processors on the Windows XP 64-bit Edition.

  • Intel Dual Core Yonah Architecture

    Yonah : 65nm, Dual Core, 533Mhz+ FSB, 4MB L2 cache? (2MB per core), Vanderpool (VT), LaGrande security technology (LT), ability to turn off second core or both cores or part of a single core to conserve power, ~31W TDP

  • Intel Dual Core Montecito Architecture

    Montecito : 90nm, Dual Core, 2-way Multi-threading, 1.72B transistors, 400Mhz FSB, 24MB L3 cache total (12MB per core), 2.4MB L2 cache total (1.2MB per core), Enhanced cache reliability (Pellston), Enhanced workload performance (Foxton), Virtualization (Silvervale), E8870 chipset (PCI Express, FB-DIMM DDR2)

  • IBM 2-Way Opteron Server w/ Dual Core Support

    IBM further strengthened its leadership in high-performance computing with the introduction of the IBM eServer 326, the only second-generation server based on the AMD Opteron processor from a major vendor and the first two-way, rack-dense server to announce support of the AMD dual-core specification. IBM expects high-performance customers to benefit from the e326′s increased memory

  • Intel Xeon & Itanium Roadmap Updates

      H2 ’04 H1 ’05 H2 ’05 2006 2007 Itanium MP Madison 9M (0.13, 400Mhz FSB, 9MB L3) Madison 9M (0.13, 667Mhz FSB, 9MB L3) Montecito (90nm, Dual Core, 24MB L3) Montvale (65nm, Dual Core) Tukwila (65nm, Multi Core) Itanium DP Fanwood (0.13, 400Mhz FSB, 4MB L3)  Fanwood LV (0.13, 400Mhz FSB, 3MB L3) Fanwood

  • Intel Lowers Q3 Expectations

    Disappointing chip demand, coupled by an inability to simulate the market with price cuts, caused Intel to reduce its quarterly estimates. Worldwide demand for processor products is below previous expectations driven by lower than expected end demand, along with customer reductions in component inventory levels. Intel would take an inventory writedown in the third quarter

  • Intel To Demo Multi-Core CPU

    Intel will publicly demonstrate Intel’s first dual-core processor as part of a keynote at the Intel Developer Forum. The most significant is likely to be the company’s first multicore microprocessor, a server chip Intel declined to name. Intel will describe some of the applications likely to get the most benefit from multicore CPUs, and lay

  • Intel Madison 9M Delayed To Q4

    IntelItanium 2 processor, codenamed Madison 9M, will be postponed by one quarter to the fourth quarter of this year. Madison 9M will have a 9MB L3 cache but it will run at a clock speed of 1.6GHz, instead of the originally planned 1.7GHz. The delay may have been caused by Intel dedicating too many of

  • Intel Celeron M 350 & 360

    Intel introduced the Intel® Celeron® M processors 350 and 360 for mobile PCs. Based on Intel’s mobile architecture, the Intel Celeron M processor balances good mobile performance with exceptional value in thin and light notebook designs. The Intel Celeron M processors 350 and 360 are the first standard-voltage Intel Celeron M processors built on Intel’s

  • Intel Desktop CPUs Roadmap

    Q4 ’04 H1 ’05 Mid ’05 End H2 Pentium 4 Extreme Edition Prescott 2M (90nm, 2MB L2, 1066Mhz FSB) 3.73Ghz 3.46Ghz SmithField (90nm, Dual Core) 65nm Chipsets 925XE Glenwood Pentium 4 Prescott (90nm, 1MB L2, 800Mhz FSB) 580J (4.0Ghz) 570J (3.8Ghz) 560/J (3.6Ghz) 550/J (3.4Ghz) 540/J (3.2Ghz) 530/J (3.0Ghz) 520/J (2.8Ghz) Prescott 2M (90nm, 2MB

  • AMD Demo Dual Core Opteron

    AMD announces it is demonstrating the industry’s first x86 dual-core processor. During demonstrations held at the companys Austin facilities, AMD is showing an HP DL585 server powered by four dual-core AMD Opteron processors manufactured on the 90nm silicon-on-insulator process technology. The dual-core AMD Opteron processor for servers and workstations is expected to offer the best

  • Transmeta Efficeon CPUs Power Orion Supercomputers

    Orion is offering two models of its Cluster Workstations far faster than standard desktop computers. The first is a desktop model the size of a pizza delivery box with room for 12 computer processing chips. The second is a "deskside" model that has room for 96 processing "nodes" or chips. Both rely on Transmeta chips.