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Intel bolsters entry-level server chip lineup

Intel's Nehalem platform is extending into more markets including entry -level servers and more mainstream consumer PCs.On Tuesday, Intel said that its Intel Core i5 processor family, two new Core i7 chips and a series of Xeon chips geared toward small businesses were now available.

September 7, 2009 by

AMD Istanbul: Field Upgrade Only If Your Hands are Nimble

The newly-launched AMD Opteron 24xx and 84xx server CPUs have six processor cores. Unlike Intel's Nehalem, which requires entirely new and unproven mainboards, systems, chipsets and sockets, the "Istanbul" is based on existing, mature AMD chipsets and uses the existing 1207-pin Socket F, allowing current Quad-Core Opteron systems to be field upgraded rather than requiring entirely new server purchases.

May 31, 2009 by

Energy-efficient chips are cool, but Intel is reaching much deeper in eco-innovation

OK, OK, we've all heard a gazillion and one things this week about why Nehalem, er the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, is like, a total breakthrough in terms of energy efficiency. Intel calls the chip its most revolutionary product in the past 15 years (shades of Pentium) and all manner of software companies, including Sun Microsystems, are falling all over themselves to optimize their operating systems or applications for the platform.

March 31, 2009 by

Dell's Studio XPS to get major upgrades--inside and out

Dell's Studio XPS was one of the first desktops to offer Intel's Core i7 processor (aka Nehalem) at prices starting below $1,000. Now it looks like Dell may be close to releasing a second Studio XPS desktop with a bolder design and higher-end configurations to match the Core i7's performance.

February 24, 2009 by

AMD demos 'Istanbul' six-core processor

AMD said Wednesday that it recently demonstrated its six-core AMD Opteron processor dubbed Istanbul.The 45nm chip is set to launch in the second half of this year and AMD is aiming to be "the only x86 six-core processor available for two- and four-socket systems and higher.

February 24, 2009 by

Benchmarks: AMD's Phenom II

AMD's Phenom II processor is designed to boost the company's presence in the desktop market. But how does it fare against Intel's latest Core i7 (Nehalem) chip?

February 1, 2009 by

Benchmarks: AMD's Phenom II

AMD's Phenom II processor is designed to boost the company's presence in the desktop market. But how does it fare against Intel's latest Core i7 (Nehalem) chip?

January 30, 2009 by

Six new AMD processors for business due Q3

AMD is reported to have announced six new 45nm processors to be launched in the third quarter of this year and aimed at business users. The announcement follows AMD's launch of its first 45nm Shanghai processor in November this year.

January 5, 2009 by

AMD's Phenom II shows overclocking potential

After initial overclocking disappointment with the Phenom, AMD has put effort into giving the Phenom II a fair amount of overclocking overhead.At a demo yesterday journalists were shown a 45nm Phenom II processor running at 4GHz air-cooled, 5GHz using dry ice as a coolant, and well over 5GHz using liquid nitrogen (LN2) coolant.

November 20, 2008 by

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