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VROOM! Intel revs Devil's Canyon monster 4x4 at 4GHz

Computex Intel has take the wraps off its rumoured “Devil's Canyon” CPU and revealed it is a brutal four by four monster. Each of the CPU's four cores run at 4 GHz, for starters. Overclockers can push the CPU beyond that to 4.3 or 4.4 GHz. Either way, the CPU means Intel's gone back to emphasising grunt, after a decade or so of …
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Linux kernel dumps 386 chip support

Linus Torvalds has announced the Linux kernel no longer supports Intel's 80386 processors. Reg readers will doubtless recall that the 386 debuted way back in 1985 and made something of a splash when the chip found its way into PCs made by Compaq before an IBM PC bearing the processor reached the market. 386s screamed along, …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Dec 2012
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Slideshow: A History of Intel x86 in 20 CPUs

Would there have been a PC revolution had Intel decided in the late 1960s to stick to making memory chips and turn its back on microprocessors? Almost certainly, but the company did get into CPUs and IBM chose its 8088 chip to build into its first Personal Computer, the 5150. The 8088 and its sibling, the 8086, evolved from the …
Hard Reg, 12 Nov 2012
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Intel to push dual-core CULVs in Q4

Expect so-called "consumer ultra-low voltage" processor-based laptops to get rather faster in Q4 as Intel migrates the single-core CULV CPUs it's currently offering to dual-core alternatives. The chip giant's current CULV line-up includes the single-core Core SU3xxx, Pentium SU2xxx and Celeron 7xx chips. Come Q4, these will …
Tony Smith, 30 Sep 2009
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Samsung R720 17.3in notebook

Review If you caught our review of the Samsung R522, the R720 will look more than a little similar. As the name implies, though, it has a larger 17.3in display, with a glossy coating and native resolution of 1600 x 900. Naturally, this makes the chassis a fair bit bigger at 441mm wide, 273mm deep and, at its thickest point, 40mm tall. …
Will Stapley, 28 Sep 2009
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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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The madness of 'king cores

Opinion Intel is pumping up its virility through proxies like Michael Dell reminding us of an 80-core chip future. It's impressive, but Intel is a company obsessed to distraction with Moore's Law. It's like watching a crack addict do anything to get the next hit, a doubling of processor performance every 18 months, whatever it takes, in …
Chris Mellor, 20 Nov 2008

Intel slices (few) chip prices

Intel cut prices on desktop and server chips over the weekend. The desktop price cuts come as Intel gets ready to ship the first of its next-generation 'Nehalem' processors, which will sport a new microarchitecture and offer significant performance enhancements thanks to a new chip interconnection scheme that replaces the now- …

Dell turns to Linux, Atom for budget biz boxes

Dell still hasn't formally announced its Eee PC rival but it did at least unveil some cheap Linux machines today based on Intel's Atom processor - the forecast revamp to its Vostro budget business box line-up. Dell Vostro A860 Dell's Vostro A860 Centre-stage were two new notebooks: the 15.6in A860 and the 14.1in A840, both …
Tony Smith, 27 Aug 2008

Intel to brand next-gen CPUs 'Core i7'

Intel's next generation of desktop - and, undoubtedly, mobile - processors will retain the chip giant's Core brand, the company said this morning. No great surprise there, but they won't be 'Core 3' parts. No, 'Nehalem' architecture chips will be marked 'i7', instead, though Intel further muddied the waters by telling us to …
Tony Smith, 11 Aug 2008

AMD confirms 'Atom-smasher' chip on its roadmap

AMD will unfold its plan to take on Intel's Atom in November, newly promoted CEO Dirk Meyer said last night. As Register Hardware has reported in the past, AMD's is currently working on a chip codenamed 'Bobcat', a single-core, 64-bit processor designed for low-cost laptops and Small, Cheap Computers. Past leaks have …
Tony Smith, 18 Jul 2008
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Upgrade drags Stealth Bomber IT systems into the 90s

US aerospace heavyweight Northrop Grumman has revealed some details of a planned upgrade to the computing system of the famous B-2 Stealth Bomber, one of the most expensive and unusual aircraft in the world. According to reports, the well-known but seldom seen ghost bomber will be finally moving up to Pentium processors and code …
Lewis Page, 11 Jul 2008

Dell debuts designer laptop line

Dell has launched a new notebook line, the Studio series, in a bid to plug the gap between its XPS and increasingly low-cost Inspiron ranges. The Studio 15 is based around a 15.4in 1280 x 800 panel and can be configured with a range of 2-2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processors. Memory starts off at 2GB of dual-channel DDR 2, …
Tony Smith, 27 Jun 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

Intel readies budget dual-core Celerons

Intel's Celeron line of budget processors will go dual-core in the new year, a prelude to a plan that will see the chip giant phase out single-core products, it has been claimed. The first low-cost desktop chip will be branded Celeron Dual-Core, as per this year's Pentium Dual-Core releases. The first of the line will be the …
Tony Smith, 18 Oct 2007
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Intel shakes up multi-core chip branding

So farewell then, Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad: come 1 January 2008 you will be no more, leaked Intel presentation slides reveal. The Centrino Duo and Pro brands are out too, it seems. The move appears to be an attempt by the chip giant to streamline its branding for a world where multi-core processors are not de rigueur. …
Tony Smith, 23 Aug 2007

Intel speed-bumps mid-range desktop CPUs

Intel will extend its Pentium Dual-Core line-up - its series of new Core-based CPUs using the old brand name, launched in June - later this month. In October, it will do the same with the Core 2 Duo desktop family. The 2.0GHz Pentium E2180, which incorporates just 1MB of L2 cache shared between the two cores and connects over …
Tony Smith, 15 Aug 2007

Intel cuts desktop prices by up to 50%

Intel has slashed the price of a number of its desktop and mobile processors, but the cuts, while deep, aren't as extensive as anticipated. However, the move confirms an aggressive pricing plan for the chip maker's 1333MHz frontside bus parts. The headline reduction is the 50 per cent Intel knocked off the price of the four- …
Tony Smith, 24 Jul 2007

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