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Intel Highlights 2nd Gen. Dual-Core CPUs

Intel President Paul Otellini announced three second-generation dual-core processors and said first-generation prototypes are faring well. Code names for those second-generation dual-core chips are Conroe, for desktop machines; Merom, for laptops; and Woodcrest, for lower-end servers with two processor sockets. They will succeed Presler, Yonah and Dempsey, respectively. Merom is

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Intel Demo Dual-Core Xeon Servers

At its Intel Spring Analyst meeting in New York on Thursday, Intel showed off two working servers running upcoming dual-core implementations of Xeon code-named Dempsey and Paxville, respectively. Dempsey is part of a dual-core server platform called Bensley, which features Intel's Hyperthreading technology along with its new high-speed I/O acceleration

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AMD Next Gen. Socket M2 & S1 Revealed!

AMD's next generation of processors will be based on the Socket M2, like the current Socket 939 it will be based on the PGA package, but the pin counts will increase to 940. Looking at the picture above, it seems like it will not be able to accommodate the current

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No New Single-core Athlon 64 This Year

Despite introducing Athlon 64 X2 desktop PC and dual-core Opteron server processors, AMD will continue to tout single-core processors for certain applications. AMD plans to continue offering single-core Athlon 64 FX chips such as 2.6GHz Athlon 64 FX-57 (San Diego based) that will arrive within weeks for gaming desktops. However,

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AMD Cut Sempron Prices

Family Models Old Price New Price May 2nd % Drop Sempron (Socket 754) 3100+ 114 108 6.0 3000+ 101 94 6.9 2800+ 88 80 9.0 2600+ 78 70 10.2 Sempron (Socket A) 3000+ 103 103 - 2800+ 90 90 - 2600+ 80 80 - 2500+ 71 67 5.6 2400+ 68

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Intel Yonah CPUs Roadmap

Class H1 2005 H2 2005 H1 2006 Performance Dothan 533FSB, 2MB L2 770 (2.13GHz) 780 (2.26GHz) Yonah NV 667FSB, 2MB L2 x50 (2.17GHz) x40 (2.0GHz) x30 (1.83GHz) x20 (1.67GHz) Low Voltage Dothan LV 400FSB, 2MB L2 758 (1.5GHz) 778 (1.6GHz) Yonah LV 667FSB, 2MB L2 x48 (1.67GHz) x38 (1.50GHz) Ultra

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Intel Plans Memory & Graphics Controller In CPU

Intel has decided multicore designs are the way to improve performance into the future but will need to change some fundamental aspects of its chip designs by integrating more functionality directly onto the chip, in order to make sure it provides enough bandwidth for multiple processor cores. Intel is working

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Prescott F Series w/ EM64T Discontinued

Market demand for the Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor that supports Intel® EM64T for servers and workstations has shifted to higher performance Intel® processors (eg. 6xx). The products identified in this notification will be discontinued and unavailable for additional orders after the "Last Product Discontinuance Order Date". Product Discontinuance Program Support

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Intel to utilise 18 inch wafer by year 2012

Intel's marketing director, Mark Bohr, addressed that Intel will start utilising 450mm 18inch wafers between 2011 and 2012. Intel is currently using 300mm 12 inch wafers for processor fabrication whilst AMD is still on 8 inch wafers, and AMD will only start utilising 12inch wafers in the year 2006. (more…)

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Dual-Core AMD Opteron Launch Party

AMD has officially launched the dual-core Opteron processors and celebrated the 2nd anniversary of their AMD Opteron processor today. AMD's key OEM customers, Sun, HP and IBM were invited to attend the launch and they gave an overview of their dual-core Opteron servers offerings. (more…)

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AMD K8 processors might support DDR500

According to a certain major memory manufacturer, AMD is considering upgrading their on-die memory manufacturer for DDR500 support. With that, they are seeking support from the many memory manufacturers. if everything goes well, Venice will be the first K8 processor to officially support DDR 500. AMD's main motive: to skip

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Gigabyte announces i945P & i945G boards

Gigabyte will push out boards based on the i945P & i945G chipsets after Intel officially release their i945/i955 chipsets on the 28th of May. the 945G is touted to have a 30% increase in performance compared to it's predecessor, i915G. The Gigabyte GA-8I945P-Pro's engineering sample is based on the i945P

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AMD Hints Quad-Core & Heterogenous Cores

In an interview by IDGNS, Hector Ruiz CEO of AMD mentioned that the probability of having a four-core product is very high. There's a lot of work going on with their engineering teams and with their customers to try to figure out where do they go beyond that. There are

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Intel Presler 9xx CPUs Not Exceeding 4GHz

Intel has informed HKEPC that they will not exceed 4GHz with their new dual core 9XX processors manufacturered using the 65NM process within the Year 2006.. The Presler will me using a Multi -chip package instead of a single package, L2 Cache will be 2MB x2 instead of 1MB x2

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IBM Opteron blades will ship this quarter

AN IBM VP , Geoff Benck, said at a briefing in London today that dual core Opteron machines will ship this quarter. After an expansive briefing on blade technology during which Benck said it had worked closely with Intel on its blade roadmap, Benck confirmed that IBM Opterons were on

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