Articles about penryn

Appletops may get juice pump

The latest Apple patent to surface points out that the upcoming mobile round of Intel's Nehalem chips may require more cooling mojo than the current Penryn line. On November 27, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published patent application number 20080291629, originally filed by Apple on May 22 of last year and …
Rik Myslewski, 3 Dec 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
Asus Lamborghini VX3

Asus floors it with Lamborghini laptop revamp

Asus has formally announced the anticipated successor to its Lamborghini laptop line, the compact, 12.1in VX3 - intended to bring a little... luxury to the sub-notebook arena. And integrated HSDPA 3G connectivity. Asus Lamborghini VX3 Asus' VX3: vroom, vroom The VX3's basic spec includes a 2.5GHz Core 2 Duo T9300 processor …
Tony Smith, 10 Jun 2008

Alienware ships 'most powerful' 15in laptop to Brits

Alienware's first gaming laptop designed from the ground up by the company itself, the Area 51 m15x, is now on sale to British gamers. The 15.4in machine ticks all the right technology boxes: 45nm 'Penryn' Intel Core 2 Extreme processor and Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTX graphics, up to 4GB of 667MHz DDR 2 memory and the ability to …
Tony Smith, 5 May 2008

Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 mobile 'Penryn' processor

Review We started the year with a review of a Rock X770 gaming laptop. We used the machine to look at the Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTX graphics chip, but it's time to look at the processor, now upgraded to Intel's 45nm mobile Core 2 Duo T9500. Rock Xtreme X770 notebook Rock's Xtreme X770: now with Penryn The X770 we looked at before …
Leo Waldock, 14 Apr 2008

'Diamondville' to shine as Intel's next Atom

IDF Having launched the first batch of 45nm Atom-brand processors yesterday, Intel today began touting the next set, these ones aimed at sub-laptops and small form-factor desktops rather than Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs). Intel Centrino Atom Codename watchers will be wondering where 'Diamondville' fits into Intel's Atom family …
Tony Smith, 3 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

Apple updates laptop lines

Keeping with its tradition of launching new products each Tuesday - including recently the larger capacity iPod Shuffle, and the iPod Touch and iPhone memory upgrades - Apple has updated both the MacBook and MacBook Pro line-up. Apple MacBook Pro 15in and 17in Apple's MacBook Pro: now with 'Penryn' processors The 15in and …
Scott Snowden, 26 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

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

Lenovo readies IdeaPad laptop line

Lenovo's otherlaptop brandname, the 3000 series, doesn't quite have the same ring to it as ThinkPad. Enter, then, IdeaPad, the new name for the company's consumer notebooks, three of which debuted in the US yesterday. The new machines are the U110, Y510 and Y710, all based on Intel's Centrino platform and equipped, …
Tony Smith, 3 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

Intel gets all HUGI

Intel has announced what it plans to announce next month. This morning, at a hotel in downtown San Francisco, Chipzilla nearly put a room full of reporters to sleep with a "pre-CES briefing," telling us what it intends to tell us at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas come January. The company's biggest piece of non- …
Cade Metz, 15 Dec 2007

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

Intel 'Penryn' Core 2 Extreme QX9770 and X48 chipset

2007's Top Products Intel has been busy sending out a batch of 'Penryn' Core 2 Extreme QX9770 processors to every tech site in the known universe, and if you take a look at some of the reviews that have popped up you’ll spot a common theme. The QX9770 is the first desktop processor to run on a 1600MHz frontside bus (FSB) but right now there are no …
Leo Waldock, 3 Dec 2007

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