Processors

Chips are everywhere. Processors are in your PCs, laptops, servers, cars and every gadget you can think of. In addition, the processor market is shifting---especially in the mobile market. Key trend: Graphical processing units. Key players include Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments among others.

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Dell unveils first AMD-based servers

From Oracle OpenWorld 2006: Michael Dell discusses two new systems available starting today: the four-processor PowerEdge 6950 and the two-processor PowerEdge SC1435. Both use Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron processor, a first for Dell.

October 23, 2006

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New Mac Pro with dual processors

At the Aug. 7 event, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced, "Today, the Power Mac is going to fade into history." Then Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, shows off the new Mac Pro based on Intel's Xeon 5100 processor, code-named Woodcrest.

August 7, 2006

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Intel Core 2 Duo launches officially

CNET's Neha Tiwari speaks with Sean Maloney, executive vice president of Intel, about the launch of their new Core 2 Duo Processor. With new technology, Core 2 proves to be a big stride into the future of smart computing.

July 27, 2006

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Sony's tiny tablet PC

The Sony VAIO UX is one of the best tiny ultraportable computers we've seen. But its high price, poor battery life, and less-than-ideal typing experience keep it from being a home run. CNET's Michelle Thatcher takes a look.

July 6, 2006

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Is AMD the new Intel?

Can Intel derail the AMD juggernaut? Get the inside scoop as Charles Cooper, Michael Kanellos, Tom Krazit and special guest Roger Kay debate the question in this week's edition of the CNET News.com Reporters' Roundtable.

June 2, 2006

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2006: Dual-core platform advancements

Intel is ramping up its transition to dual-core processors. By the end of2006, approximately 70% of its client and mobile processors and 85% of itsservices processors will ship with dual-core. Shannon Poulin, Intel'senterprise marketing director, explains some of the new platform features thatwill take advantage of the new faster processors, which are powered by65-nanometer technology.

May 9, 2006

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Why Intel dual core?

This year, Intel will be introducing a slew of new dual-core processors. Shannon Poulin, Intel's enterprise marketing director, shows off 'Conroe' in the uniprocessor space, 'Woodcrest' and 'Tulsa' in the Xeon space and 'Montecito' in the Itanium space. Some of the new processors will be used innew platforms with new chip sets and a dedicated front-side bus.

May 9, 2006

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AMD or Intel? You decide

The HP Compaq Presario V3000 delivers a strong set of components--plus a choice between AMD and Intel processors--and a decent set of basic features for a competitive price. CNET's Justin Jaffe takes a look.

May 9, 2006

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