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Dell takes x64 micro servers mainstream

Dell is taking its micro servers, which it first created on a custom basis for dedicated hosters last year, mainstream in the PowerEdge-C line of machines. Micro servers, according to the definition espoused by Dell and Intel alike, are usually based on a single processor socket, have minimal memory, little or no …

AMD set to release low-cost six-core Phenom IIs

AMD is poised to release its new six-core enthusiast-level processors at prices far below competing Intel parts, and Asustek, Gigabyte, and MSI are busily readying motherboards in anticipation of the launch. So say "sources from motherboard makers" speaking with the Taiwanese market-watchers at DigiTimes. According to that …
Rik Myslewski, 22 Apr 2010

AMD adds Black Edition to Phenom range

AMD fleshed out its Phenom II and Athlon II ranges with a quintet of fresh processors today, three of which barely trouble the $100 price barrier. The AMD Athlon II X2 255 is a 3.1GHz, 65W part which will cost $74 in industrial quantities, while the AMD Athlon II X3 440 is a 3Gz 90W part, setting you back $84. The AMD Athlon …
Joe Fay, 25 Jan 2010
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AMD desktop rejig: six-core 'Thuban' set for Q2 2010?

AMD is reported to have rejiggered its phase-out and phase-in plans for various members of its Phenom II and Athlon II processor lines. According to a report on Monday by the Taiwanese market-watchers at DigiTimes, "sources at motherboard makers" say that AMD has stopped taking orders for the 2.6GHz Phenom II X4 910 and 3.0GHz …
Rik Myslewski, 3 Nov 2009

AMD chipsets: the feeds and speeds

X64 chip seller Advanced Micro Devices launched its "Fiorano" family of homegrown server chipsets yesterday, but many of the technical details of the three different chipsets were not available at press time. El Reg has finally got its hands on the specs. AMD was originally expected to come out with one chipset, which is based …
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Asus Crosshair III Formula AM3

Review Asus sent us a Crosshair III Socket AM3 Phenom motherboard to use when we tested the Republic of Gamers OC Station. This seemed like a questionable idea as it meant we were testing a £125 accessory on a £137 motherboard. To our mind, it made better sense to match the OC Station with the £299 Rampage II Extreme or a £190 …
Leo Waldock, 23 Jun 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

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

AMD spins dual-core Phenom Cartwheel

AMD has unveiled two new dual-core Athlons intended for low-cost home PCs. On Monday, the beleaguered chip manufacturer rolled out what it's calling the 2.5GHz Athlon X2 7550 and the 2.7GHz Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition. Previously, dual-core Athlons used AMD's aging K8 microprocessor design, but these chips benefit from the …
Cade Metz, 15 Dec 2008

AMD trumpets Hyper-V nuptials

In addition rolling out a trio of tri-core processors, AMD has said it's snuggling up to Microsoft and Hyper-V. The Chipzilla competitor, now on the back foot due to a resurgent Intel, has devised a clever marketing scheme in bringing out triple-core processors. As we reported earlier today, there are three triple-core chips, …
Chris Mellor, 9 Sep 2008

AMD Socket AM3 Phenoms due Q1 2009

AMD's first 45nm desktop processors - codenamed 'Deneb' - will initially support the Socket AM2+ interconnect. But the chip maker's roadmap shows AM3 versions out not long afterward. AMD's most recent roadmap leak has a pair of quad-core Deneb shipping during Q4 ahead of a formal launch on 8 January 2009 during the Consumer …
Tony Smith, 9 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 to spin off fabs, claims analyst

Is AMD about to announce that it's going to reinvent itself as a fabless semiconductor company? That's certainly what one analyst thinks. John Lau, an analyst with investment hous Jefferies & Co. this week told his clients that moles have told him AMD has such a strategy in mind and might announce the plan as early as mid- …
Tony Smith, 4 Sep 2008

Shuttle intros Phenom-friendly media centre barebone

Isn't it about time small form-factor specialist Shuttle came up with a new case design? This week, it touted its "new" H7 housing, but plenty of punters will have a job spotting how it differs from the rest. Shuttle XPC SN78SH7 Shuttle's XPC SN78SH7: 'new' enclosure Aimed at AMD's Socket AM2+ CPUs, the barebone chassis …
Tony Smith, 17 Jul 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

AMD pooh-poohs dual-core 'Kuma' cancellation claim

AMD will release dual-core chips based on its tenth-generation, K10 core design - despite rumours to the contrary. Earlier this week, Chinese-language site HKPEC said that motherboard-maker moles had claimed that the part, codenamed 'Kuma', had been cancelled. Instead of releasing the 65nm chip later this quarter, AMD would …
Tony Smith, 12 Jun 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

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

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