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PlayStation 3 to get 45nm Cell 'mid year'

A slimmer PlayStation 3 could hit the shops this summer, because Sony’s finally said when it’ll begin replacing the console’s 65nm Cell chip. David Reeves, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, told The Guardian that Sony is looking to replace the console’s current 65nm chip – produced by Toshiba – with a 45nm one “ …

AMD's 45nm Phenoms ride 'Dragon'

AMD has unveiled a new gaming PC platform designed to provide "elite-level computing performance for under $900." Dubbed "Dragon," AMD's chip-chipset-graphics combo is anchored by the struggling outfit's first 45nm desktop processor: the quad-core Phenom II X4. Both the chip and the Dragon made their official debut this …
Cade Metz, 8 Jan 2009

Toshiba, Sony to ship 45nm Cell in 2009?

Toshiba will next year begin mass-producing 45nm Cell processors, allowing Sony to put them into a (hopefully) slimmer PS3. The Cell in the current PS3 is a 65nm part. Dropping the chip down to the 45nm 'node' would leave Sony with a processor that delivers the same performance is the current one but consumes less power. That …
Tony Smith, 22 Sep 2008

Intel P45 desktop chipset

Review The P45 Express is Intel’s latest mainstream chipset for the Core 2 range of processors. In many respects, it's a refinement of the P35. However, it has developed in an interesting direction. We generally expect that a new Intel chipset will major on CPU and memory support, but Intel has already got that side of things covered …
Leo Waldock, 4 Sep 2008

Market watcher warns of 'Nehalem' slippage

Intel's next-gen processor architecture, 'Nehalem', is running behind schedule - or will be seen as such when the first of the chips ship - a US market analyst has claimed. According to American Technology Research's Doug Freedman, "Intel's Nehalem server parts will initially launch in single-socket only". That, he told …
Tony Smith, 11 Jun 2008

Intel lengthens first-gen 'Nehalem' CPU shelf life?

Intel's roadmap continues to show the arrival of its next-generation processor architecture, 'Nehalem', in Q4 this year, but the latest update shows that subsequent versions of the chip may appear later than anticipated. A report on Japanese-language site PCWatch has the gen. It shows Intel's second-gen desktop Nehalem, …
Tony Smith, 3 Jun 2008

AMD to intro 45nm quad-core Phenom this quarter

AMD appears to be staggering its 45nm quad-core desktop processor release schedule. It's preparing to release one this quarter, but the next two won't ship until toward the end of the year - before January 2009, is what the chip maker's said to be telling mobo makers. First up, there's the successor to the current Phenom X4 …
Tony Smith, 29 Apr 2008

Intel tweaks SSE 4 to speed text processing

Intel's 45nm 'Nehalem' processor design will incorporate the second generation of the chip maker's SSE 4 technology. For now, the company is calling the post-'Penryn' Streaming SIMD Extensions instruction set SSE 4.2. Nehalem's implementation of SSE 4 essentially matches that of Penryn. The key additions centre on the …
Tony Smith, 18 Mar 2008

Intel's first quad-core mobile aimed at gamers

Intel has been known to have roadmapped its first quad-core mobile processor for a Q3 release - it demo'd the beast back in October 2007 - but now precise product details have emerged. The gaming-oriented Core 2 Extreme QX9300 is - surprise, surprise - a 45nm 'Penryn' processor, so it contains plenty of L2 cache: 12MB to be …
Tony Smith, 14 Mar 2008

AMD heralds its first working 45nm CPUs

CeBIT AMD's 45nm quad-core processors may not yet be ready to buy, but the chip maker said this week it has working versions in the lab running on test machines. It re-iterated its plan to ship the CPUs in the second half of the year. The desktop version of the part is codenamed 'Deneb', a Socket AM3 part that'll ship as a Phenom …
Tony Smith, 5 Mar 2008

Intel brings forward tech for low-cost PCs

Intel has brought forward the launch of its 'Shelton' platform for budget-priced PCs, it has been claimed. Originally due in Q3, the technology for desktops and notebooks will now debut in May. Shelton is based around the 45nm, single-core 1.6GHz 'Diamondville' processor and variants of the 945G integrated chipset. …
Tony Smith, 20 Feb 2008

Intel makes MacBook Air processor available to all

The reduced-size 65nm Core 2 Duo designed by Intel and incorporated inside Apple's super-slim MacBook Air is available for other computer makers to buy, the chip company confirmed last week. No great surprise there - Intel's in the business of selling as many chips as possible, not operating as Apple's in-house silicon …
Tony Smith, 4 Feb 2008

Sony intros Intel 'Penryn'-based Vaios

Sony has added Intel's latest 45nm 'Penryn' Core 2 Duo processors, packing the mobile-oriented chips into a range of Vaio desktops and notebooks. Take the Vaio TP2, Sony's circle-shaped home entertainment system, now incorporating a 2.1GHz Core 2 Duo T8100. It's also got a Blu-ray Disc drive, an HDMI port and 500GB of storage …
Tony Smith, 29 Jan 2008

Shuttle launches Intel X38-equipped gaming SFF PC

Small form-factor PC specialist Shuttle has rolled out one of its compact boxes, this time equipped with Intel's X38 gamer-oriented chipset to allow it to take a 45nm processor and a pair of graphics cards. Shuttle XPC SX38P2 Shuttle's XPC SX38P2: ready for 'Penryn' The XPC SX38P2 incorporates a 450W power supply unit to …
Tony Smith, 25 Jan 2008

Intel pitches low-cost PC platform at Eee PC rivals

Expect a flood of Eee PC-style cheapo mini laptops in Q3 when Intel sends out its 45nm 'Diamondville' processor to computer makers. Diamondville plugs into 'Shelton', The chip giant's low-cost PC platform. We first reported on Shelton and Diamondville back in November 2007, and then the emphasis was firmly on ultra-compact …
Tony Smith, 14 Jan 2008

LG shows gadget based on next-gen Intel UMPC chip

CES LG has craftily shown off an ultra-mobile PC based on Intel's as-yet-unlaunched '45nm Silverthorne' processor at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The UMPC is based around a 4.8in, WVGA touch-sensitive display, but as you can see it also has a slide-down Qwerty keyboard. The rectangular space at the top-right of the …
Tony Smith, 9 Jan 2008

Intel fires up 45nm laptop chip assault

Intel has kicked an already down AMD by celebrating the arrival of 16 new chips across its laptop, PC and server lines. The fresh chip dump marks the arrival of Intel's first laptop chips manufactured with a 45nm process that allows for faster, more energy efficient products. Intel CEO Paul Otellini emphasized the mobile …
Ashlee Vance, 8 Jan 2008

First mobile Intel 'Penryn' processors to launch in January

Intel has already launched its first desktop 45nm 'Penryn' processor, the Core 2 Extreme QX9650 and has begun seeding next year's QX9770 - reviewed here. And now we know what it's planning for laptops. While these desktop CPUs are quad-core parts, the mobiles will be dual-core chips, DailyTech reports. They'll debut on 6 …
Tony Smith, 5 Dec 2007

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