We have a little more than a week to wait for Intel to release the new Core 2 range of CPUs. These are based on a new processor architecture, which, instead of just pumping up the CPU’s frequency, concentrates on increasing the number of instructions executed per clock cycle.Here I take a look at what makes the Core 2 tick.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sifts through the marketing hyperbole and casts his critical eye over the latest technological innovations to find out which products make the grade and which don't.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology.
I've been doing a lot of reading around this whole net neutrality debate, and what really surprises me are some of the strange, and ultimately bogus, arguments that are used to justify net neutrality.
A $180 Core 2 Duo E6400 CPU can outperform an AMD Athlon FX-62 (which costs $1,059). Not only that, but it thrashes the Intel Extreme Edition 965 too. At that end of the Conroe scale, the performance differences are small (but not when you factor in the price), but take it to the other end of the scale, the Core 2 Extreme X6800 has everything eating it's dust.
Today Dell outlined plans to simplify product pricing and reduce on the number of mail-in rebate offers for consumers and small businesses. A dramatic simplification.
I know, I know, it's only July and I'm pretty sure that most of you don't want to think about the holiday season just yet, but I'm betting that OEMs already have their eye on December and are woried about how the uncertainty over a shipping date for Windows Vista is going to affect their sales.
Dell's blogging, but I'm not sure they really know who's supposed to be reading.
It seems popular to have a view about net neutrality, so I thought I might as well throw my feelings into the melting pot, not that I think that they are going to make any difference at all ...
Is Vista's Windows Experience Index system rating tool fatally flawed?
Is a keyboard that has back-lit keys, 30-foot wireless range, wireless recharging and loads of extra buttons to press any good if it doesn't have a numerical keypad?
Yesterday AMD announced after business hours that it had cut sales forecasts for Q2 and that it expected income from CPU sales to fall 9% from Q1 results. Pretty gloomy news. But just how gloomy is it?