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VIA 64-bit Isaiah (CN) CPU

Via announced plans to move into the 64-bit generation with the disclosure of its 64-bit "CN" or "Isaiah" processor. The processor would probably ship in early 2006. CN chip would be entirely compatible with previous Via processors as well as the X86-64 extensions that AMD originally designed and Intel emulated.

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AMD Tips On Dual Core Performance

A two-processor dual-core system clocked 5 clock speeds down from AMD's fastest part will generate performance of approximately 125 to 140 percent performance of the dual-processor unicore system. A dual-core, dual-processor system clocked at only three grades slower than the fastest AMD chip will perform at between 130 to 160

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Future Efficeon Support 64-bit & Virtualization

In 2005, Transmeta will disclose its next chip, an unnamed processor with twice the cache, together with a memory bus three times as fast as the current generation and a processor bus four times as fas. The chip will also include an improved microarchitecture allowing to process more instructions per

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AMD Dual Core Opteron Features

The dual-core Opteron chips will be about the same size and produce the same amount of waste heat as current single-core Opterons. The new chips will fit into the existing server designs. Single-core Opterons have 106 million transistors, while the dual-core model has 205 million transistors, based on a 90-nm

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Transmeta Efficeon TM8800 Details

Transmeta formally announced details about its new 90nm Efficeon TM8800 processor. Details about the processor were revealed at In-Stat/MDR's Fall Processor Forum in San Jose, California. The next version of the Efficeon TM8800, which is scheduled for later this year, is expected to be the first low power x86-microprocessor to

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Sun UltraSPARC IV+ Multithreaded CPU

Sun unveiled its next generation UltraSPARC® IV+ processor at In-Stat MDR's Fall Processor Forum. UltraSPARC IV+, powered by Chip Multithreading technology, continues Sun's momentum in delivering on its Throughput Computing strategy by enabling a large number of operations, or threads, to be executed simultaneously in order to increase system performance.

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AMD Lower Forecast, CPU Remain Strong

AMD warned that its quarterly revenue will be lower than forecast, citing softness in sales of its memory chips used in cell phones and other devices. Net income for the third quarter is anticipated to increase from the $ 32 million reported in the second quarter despite slightly lower sales.

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Intel Pentium 4 M 548 Launched

Intel introduced the Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 548 supporting Hyper-Threading Technology1 for the portability market segment. This processor is designed for larger-sized notebook PCs, also known as "desktop replacements," that typically feature large screens, full-size keyboards and multiple drives. Notebooks based on the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor 548

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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

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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

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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®

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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) (more…)

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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

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