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October 26, 2010 by

Apple Mac Pro (Mid 2010)

The top-end 12-core Mac Pro reviewed here is an expensive specialist purchase, but there are plenty of more affordable configurations for those with less exotic requirements. We have some quibbles, but the Mac Pro is highly recommended. However, cautious buyers may want to wait for the 2011 version with Intel's forthcoming Sandy Bridge processors.

March 11, 2010 by

More details on Intel's six-core Gulftown chip

The performance gulf between Intel and AMD (pun intended) just got a little bit bigger.At a conference for game developers this week, Intel announced its first six-core desktop processor, the Core i7- 980X Extreme Edition (my colleague, Sean Portnoy, wrote about this earlier).

March 11, 2008 by

Decoding AMD's 45nm processor announcement

After a dismal 2007, AMD is trying to regain its footing. The company made several technology announcements at a computer tradeshow last week--including progress on 45nm processors. But it remains to be seen whether AMD can deliver on all of this, and be more competitive in 2008.

January 5, 2010 by

Benchmarks: Intel's 32nm Clarkdale

Intel's first 32nm processor is also the first to integrate a graphics chip into the CPU package. This dual-core Westmere processor also includes hyperthreading and automatic overclocking.

November 4, 2009 by

Intel's 2010 roadmap

From hardware-accelerated AES encryption via 32nm manufacturing to GPU integration and six cores, Intel's CPU roadmap holds great promise. The chip-maker's upcoming Larrabee 3D graphics processor remains short on detail though.

November 12, 2007 by

Intel launches world's first 45nm processors

Updated 5:00PM - Intel extended its lead in microprocessors today by launching the world's first 45nm microprocessors.  Along with the new "Penryn" 45nm processors being launched today, Intel is also launching the "Seaburg" chipset designed for the HPC (High Performance Computing) chipset which is timed perfectly with this week's supercomputing conference.


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