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Intel desktop price cuts coming

Intel will be cutting the prices of some of its four-core desktop processors next month. It'll be adding some new ones to its line-up too, ahead of further introductions in May. So say Taiwanese PC manufacturers, local newssites report. The cuts will see members of Intel's Core 2 Quad range - specifically, the Q8200S, Q9300, …
Tony Smith, 19 Mar 2009
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AMD Phenom II Socket AM2+ CPU

Review AMD has updated its quad-core Phenom processor with a die-shrink from 65nm to 45nm. The first fruits of this labour are the 3.0GHz Phenom II X4 940 and the 2.8GHz Phenom II X4 920, which are both clocked higher than the 2.6GHz Phenom X4 950 so the die shrink has an immediate benefit in terms of raw clock speed. AMD Phenom II …
Leo Waldock, 2 Feb 2009

Intel Core i7 'Nehalem' CPUs go on sale

Intel's first 'Nehalem' processors, the desktop Core i7 series, is now on sale, but that hasn't stopped it adding new Core 2 Quad chips to its roadmap. The 45nm four-core Core i7 line-up comprises the 2.66GHz 920, the 2.93GHz 940 and the 3.2GHz 965 Extreme. All three contain 8MB of L2 and L3 cache, and an on-board memory …
Tony Smith, 18 Nov 2008

Medion punts £599 Blu-ray PC

Want a Blu-ray quad-core PC on the cheap? Tesco is selling Medion's Akoya P36888 for a mere pound under 600 quid. £599 gets you a big shiny black box containg a 2.4GHz Core 2 Quad Q6660, 3GB of memory, 1TB of hard drive storage, an Nvidia GeForce 9300 GS graphics card and of course said Blu-ray Disc drive. Medion's Akoya …
Tony Smith, 26 Aug 2008

AMD rolls out line-leading four-core Phenom

AMD has launched a trio of quad-core Phenom X4 processors today, including a new top-of-the-line part, the 2.6GHz 9950. The other two are lesser parts, but AMD's pitching their "energy efficiency", particularly when lined up against Intel quad-core CPUs. The 9150e and 9350e are clocked, respectively, at 1.8GHz and 2.0GHz. AMD …
Tony Smith, 1 Jul 2008

AMD CPU shoot-out: Phenom X3 and X4

Review The birth of AMD’s quad-core Phenom processor was plagued with problems. After a gestation period more akin to an elephant than a CPU, the new silicon popped out puking and bawling but was clearly a bit of a runt. The problem was the now-infamous TLB error that crippled performance and reduced clock speed with the result that …
Leo Waldock, 18 Jun 2008

Intel preps low-cost two-, four-core challenge to AMD's Phenom X3

Intel will release new entry-level Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processor series next quarter, it has been claimed. The Core 2 Quad Q8000 line will be born in the form of the 2.33GHz Q8200, which will contain 4MB of L2 cache - 2MB shared by each pair of cores - and sit on a 1333MHz frontside bus (FSB). A number of Asian websites …
Tony Smith, 13 Jun 2008

Toshiba Cell-based GPU trounces quad-core CPU

Graphics chip buffs sceptical about Toshiba's attempt to muscle in on the market with its Cell-derived SpursEngine chip may need think again: the chip last week heartily thrashed an Intel 3GHz Core 2 Quad. The head-to-head was hosted by Corel, TGDaily reports, which had Toshiba's SE1000 and the general-purpose processor both …
Tony Smith, 9 Jun 2008

Intel nudges Centrino 2 debut back

Intel's next major Centrino revamp - dubbed 'Centrino 2' - isn't coming until the end of June, and not this month, as the company's executives have stated in the past. According to whispers coming out of Taiwan's notebook manufacturers, the chip giant will release the X9100, T9600, T9400, P9500, P8600 and P8400 'Montevina'- …
Tony Smith, 21 May 2008

Intel plans Q3 Core 2 Quad, Duo line-up shuffle

What does Intel have on its near-term desktop processor roadmap? More of the same, it seems, in the period leading up to Q4's introduction of its next-gen CPU design, 'Nehalem'. The latest leaks coming out of Asia point to Q3 introductions of faster Core 2 Quads and Duos. The quarter will apparently see the debut of the 3GHz …
Tony Smith, 21 May 2008

Intel takes chopper to chip prices

Intel has tweaked its processor price list, knocking up to 50 per cent off what it charges for desktop CPUs. The headline reduction came to the 2.66GHz Core 2 Quad Q6700, which now costs $266, down from $530. The 2.4GHz Q6600 is also cheaper now: down 16 per cent to $224. The other big reduction was applied to the 3GHz Core 2 …
Tony Smith, 22 Apr 2008
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Keyboard PC design recalls Amiga era

Fashion often repeats itself, with dated products reborn into popular products. Just think of VolksWagen’s Beetle or BMW's Mini. And now we can add the Commodore Amiga to the list, sort of, thanks to a new all-in-one PC with a look rather reminiscent of the home computer. Cybernet's Zero-footprint PC (ZPC), as it's curiously …
James Sherwood, 26 Mar 2008

Intel 'Nehalem' CPU 'borrows' AMD Phenom cache plan

Intel's 45nm 'Nehalem' processor architecture, due for release later this year, will see the chip maker adopt AMD's approach to cache structure: small per-core Level 1 and Level 2 caches connected to a big, shared Level 3 cache. Nehalem, which will form the basis for two-, four- and eight-core processors, will contain 64KB of …
Tony Smith, 17 Mar 2008

Dell debuts mid-range gaming box

Dell has rolled out its latest gaming PC, the XPS 630, which should tick most of the boxes for the target audience. Dell XPS 630 Dell's XPS 630: case lighting effects for boy racers The system's based on Nvidia's nForce 650 SLI chipset, so it's ready to be configured with a range of Intel CPUs - including overclock- …
Tony Smith, 27 Feb 2008

Rock reveals graphics benchmark beating monster laptop

UK gaming notebook specialist Rock has rolled out what it claims is its most powerful graphics offering yet: a quad-core machine with a pair of Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTX GPUs on board. The Xtreme SL8 is a 17in machine - the screen resolution's 1920 x 1200 - and is offered with a choice of 2.93GHz Core 2 Extreme QX6800 or 2. …
Tony Smith, 1 Feb 2008

AMD Phenom 9500 processor

Review Throughout last year, we ran a steady stream of news about the AMD’s Phenom quad-core processor, mainly because the chip was delayed. When the launch finally took place, AMD took us to Warsaw where we were told again and again about the virtues of its Spider platform: a combination of a Phenom processor, a motherboard with an …
Leo Waldock, 21 Jan 2008

Nvidia nForce 780i SLI chipset

Review Nvidia’s new nForce 780i SLI chipset is heavily – that’s HEAVILY – based on the nForce 680i SLI, adding just two key new features. The first is support for 45nm Intel 'Penryn' processors and the second is the addition of PCI Express 2.0 for top graphics performance. It’s safe to say that the 780i SLI is Nvidia’s answer to Intel’ …
Leo Waldock, 4 Jan 2008

Intel delays quad-core Penryns to pummel Phenom?

Intel has delayed the release of a trio of 45nm 'Penryn' quad-core processors because, motherboard maker moles allege, AMD's Phenom chips aren't mounting a sufficient performance challenge. So claims a DigiTimes report, and who are we to comment? Suffice it to say that last month AMD admitted there were issues with its four- …
Tony Smith, 19 Dec 2007

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