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Samsung 55in OLED TV

Samsung shows 55in OLED über-TV

CES 2012 CES 2012 Week Samsung has followed fellow South Korean giant LG to unveil a 55in OLED TV at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). This one has motion and voice control. Naturally enough with showcase products like this, Samsung didn't discuss pricing, preferring to talk up the telly's panel specs in comparison with current …
Tony Smith, 10 Jan 2012
Intel Core i7-980X, aka Gulftown

World+Dog to favour dual-core laptops through 2014

Buy a laptop in 2015, and there will be a 50 per cent chance it will contain a quad-core processor. So says market watcher iHS iSuppli, after sampling current shipment rates. This year fewer than one in ten notebooks - nine per cent, to be precise - will come with a four-core chip. Hexa-core CPUs will reach that level of …
Tony Smith, 14 Jul 2011
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Asus adds dual-core Atom to Eee desktop

Asus has added Intel's desktop-oriented dual-core Atom chip, the 1.6GHz 330, to its Eee Box line of compact PCs - and given it Windows Vista to chew on. Like the other members of the Eee Box family, the B208, still uses some mobile components - its 1GB of DDR 2 memory comes on a latop-oriented SO-Dimm, for instance. The …
Tony Smith, 9 Mar 2009

Netbook makers point to H2 '09 for dual-core mobile Atom debut

Don't expect a dual-core Atom-based netbook until next summer, manufacturers of Small, Cheap Computers have warned. This week, Asus chief Jerry Shen promised his company would offer a dual-core Eee PC whenever Intel ships a dual-core Atom suitable for mobile devices. The chip giant, he indicated, has not said when this will be …
Tony Smith, 9 Oct 2008

Intel ships dual-core Atom

Intel formally begun shipping its first dual-core Atom chip, the 1.6GHz desktop-oriented 330, yesterday. The part sits on a 533MHz frontside bus and contains 1MB of L2 cache. It consumes up to 8W of power. The new chip's pin-compatible with the single-core Atom 230, though motherboards will need a Bios update of course. …
Tony Smith, 22 Sep 2008

Dual-core Atom to be released by month's end

UK PC supplier Tranquil PC has begun taking orders for a compact desktop PC based on Intel's upcoming dual-core Atom chip. The £299 PC comes with a "dual 1.6GHz" Atom of model number "Z330". Intel's current, single-core desktop Atom is simply called the 230, and the dual-core version is actually expected to debut as the 330. …
Tony Smith, 8 Sep 2008

Next-gen netbook Intel Atom due Q3 2009

Intel's next-gen Atom processor for Small, Cheap Computers - the successor to today's 'Diamondville' - will debut a year from now, according to the chip giant's latest roadmap. The chip, codenamed 'Pineview', will arrive in Q3 2009, according to long-term progress charts seen by Japanese-language site PCWatch. Pineview is one …
Tony Smith, 5 Sep 2008

AMD to launch 45nm quad-core Phenoms on 8 January 2009

What desktop processors are AMD planning to release during the final three months of the year? A leaked roadmap slide reveals all. And its first 'Deneb' desktops will debut in January 2009. The slide, sent to Spanish-language site ChileHardware, highlights 8 October as the next entry on AMD's calendar. On that day it'll launch …
Tony Smith, 4 Sep 2008

AMD's dual-core 'Kuma' specs listed?

Quite contrary to rumors AMD scrapped its plans to bring dual-core K10 parts to the market, the chip maker may have already begun selling the line to its partners on the sly. German tech site Hardware-Infos says its snooped out what appears to be the primary lineup of the processors (codenamed "Kuma") from a listing on the …
Austin Modine, 27 Aug 2008

Intel lets slip first dual-core Atom

IDF Intel has quietly introduced its first dual-core Atom processor, the 330, and a new motherboard to go with it. The 45nm 330's a low-power part and - as the lack of an 'N' prefix shows - it's a desktop chip. Intel didn't say what clock speed the chip is set to - higher than the 230's 1.6GHz, we'd say, but it's not certain. The …
Tony Smith, 20 Aug 2008

Intel knocks back dual-core Atom debut

Speculation a month or so back that Intel will soon be releasing a dual-core Atom processor failed to be followed by the anticipated announcement. Now we know why: shortages of the single-core version. So maintain motherboard-maker moles cited by DigiTimes. They claim that the two-core Atom - model number 330 - was due to go …
Tony Smith, 25 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 Atom said to gain second core in Q2

Intel's Atom processor family looks set to go dual-core in the third quarter of this year, the latest leaks coming out of Taiwan imply. The desktop version of Atom was previously known by its codename, 'Diamondville'. The first Diamondvilles will be single-core parts clocked, it's claimed, at 1.87GHz. They will contain 512KB …
Tony Smith, 6 Mar 2008

AMD tri-core Phenoms due February '08

AMD's first three-core processors, due to go on sale as part of its Phenom line-up, will arrive in February 2008, it has been claimed. There will be two of them: the 7600 and the 7700. So claim motherboard maker moles by way of Taiwanese site DigiTimes. The two tri-cores will be clocked, they say, at 2.3GHz and 2.5GHz, …
Tony Smith, 29 Nov 2007

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

Intel names 'Penryn' launch date

IDF Processors based on 'Penryn', Intel's 45nm architecture, will be formally launched on 12 November, the chip giant's CEO, Paul Otellini, revealed today. But what CPUs will the company announce? Otellini wasn't expansive: "server and high-end desktop products," was all he would say at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) today, noting …
Tony Smith, 18 Sep 2007

AMD to try to take on Intel Core 2 with tri-core Phenom

IDF AMD's upcoming Phenom desktop processor family will include CPUs with three processing cores, the chip maker announced last night. Now that dual-core products are commonplace and four-core chips becoming more so, why not tri-core too? AMD didn't provide any details of the Phenom series members' speeds and feeds, but it did …
Tony Smith, 18 Sep 2007

AMD's Opteron goes to 3.2GHz

AMD is trying to breath new life into its dual-core Opteron by upping the chip to 3.2GHz just weeks before Barcelona rolls on store shelves. AMD announced today the pricing and availability to its Opteron 2000 and 8000 series x86 chips, both in a mainstream and high performance flavor. The top-end models 8224 SE and 2224 SE …
Austin Modine, 6 Aug 2007

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