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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

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

Live migration across different platforms demonstrated

A while back I received a note from Red Hat's PR company that exclaimed that Red Hat and AMD had successfully migrated a running virtual machine from a dual socket Intel Xeon DP Quad Core E5420-based system to a system based on the forthcoming 45nm Quad-Core AMD Opteron™ processor, utilizing Red Hat’s open source virtualization software. Neat trick.

November 13, 2008 by

AMD's 45nm chips to hit faster speeds?

An update to my post earlier today on Shanghai, AMD's 45nm processor due around the end of this year. The site Fudzilla says internal data shows the quad-core desktop version, code-named Deneb, can reach speeds as high as 3.2GHz.

April 21, 2008 by

AMD Shanghai won't get HyperTransport 3

HyperTransport 3 which was once slated for AMD's Barcelona server processors seem to be delayed again on Shanghai until some time in 2009 when it finally arrives for the "Montreal" quad- and octal-core CPUs.  According to page 21 of Mario Rivas' slides, the roadmap clearly indicates AMD's first 45nm processor Shanghai won't get the newer inter-processor interconnect and it will instead use the older HyperTransport 1 interconnects.

March 13, 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.

March 11, 2008 by

Early photos of AMD Shanghai CPU

Credit: Fuad Abazovic, FudzillaPhotos of CPU-Z highlighting AMD's 45nm Shanghai quad-core processor appeared on Fudzilla last week.  It confirms that AMD's latest processor will have a total of 2 megabytes L2 cache (512 KB per core), and 6 megabytes of shared L3 cache.

March 9, 2008 by

Updated MacBook inherits Penryn processor

In addition to a new MacBook Pro Apple also today announced an updated MacBook notebook with similar upgrades.The new MacBook ships with Intel's latest mobile processor, Penryn, which is based on 45nm-process technology, just like its big brother the MacBook Pro.

February 25, 2008 by

What Intel's 45nm chips mean to you

Intel's forthcoming 45nm processor manufacturing process has metal inside. The chipmaker, for the first time, will substitute certain materials that it—along with the whole industry, in fact—has been using since the 1960s to make transistors.

January 29, 2007 by

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