CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

June 23rd, 2009, 11:43 AM

Intel and Nokia Announce “Strategic Relationship” to Move Mobile Innovation Forward

Further uniting the Internet with mobile phones and computers, Intel Corporation and Nokia today announced a long-term relationship to develop a new class of Intel Architecture-based mobile computing device and chipset architectures which will combine the performance of powerful computers with high-bandwidth mobile broadband communications and ubiquitous Internet connectivity. To realize this shared vision, both [...]

June 18th, 2009, 11:56 AM

Getting to the Core of Intel’s i# Lineup – What do They Have in Store?

A blog post by Intel’s Bill Calder sums it up perfectly, “Over the last year or so, Intel has been quietly working behind the scenes taking a hard look at our brand structure and exploring ways to make it more rational and easier to understand. The fact of the matter is, we have a complex [...]

June 18th, 2009, 8:37 AM

ASUS Maximus III – An ROG Formula For Success

The simple sight of an ROG motherboard is awe inspiring. With the upcoming Launch of Intel’s Lynnfield Processors ASUS brings its A-Game to the table. Their offering? The ASUS Maximus III. Tracing its roots, the Maximus line of motherboards has a long and colourful history in the world of computers. The name alone spells performance [...]

June 10th, 2009, 8:45 AM

Intel Ups The Ante with Skulltrail 2

With AMD’s upcomming ‘Istanbul’ CPU’s , Intel has remained quiet in the background. That was until Computex – multi CPU computing just got a whole lot more interesting; enter Skulltrail 2. Although still in the rumor stages, one can only imagine the capabilities this latest Skulltrail can provide. With support for the planned Nehalem-EX ‘Octo-Core’ Processor [...]

June 2nd, 2009, 8:30 AM

AMD Releases Athlon II X2 250 & Phenom II X2 550 BE CPU

Bringing its acclaimed 45nm technology to new high-volume processor designs, AMD today announced two new dual-core desktop processors.   Building on 10 years of AMD Athlon™ processor innovation, the new 45nm AMD Athlon™ II X2 250 processor gives mainstream consumers exceptional performance, efficiency and value. For enthusiasts and overclockers, AMD also announces the AMD Phenom™ II X2 550 Black Edition processor, [...]

June 1st, 2009, 11:50 AM

(PR) AMD Releases Six Core Opteron “Istanbul” Processors

Available five months ahead of schedule, “Istanbul” is an industry game-changer AMD today announced availability of the world’s first six-core server processor with Direct Connect Architecture for two-, four- and eight-socket servers. Six-Core AMD Opteron™ processors (code-named “Istanbul”) extend AMD’s commitment to offering server customers superior value at every price point with unmatched platform flexibility. [...]

June 1st, 2009, 10:57 AM

(PR) One Billion…Motherboards? Intel Celebrates a Milestone Acheivement

Taiwan motherboard manufacturers have surpassed an important technology milestone, shipping more than 1 billion Intel processor-based desktop PC motherboards. “Intel congratulates the Taiwan tech industry on reaching this historic milestone,” said Sean Maloney, Intel Corporation executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer. “This milestone is another signal that the desktop PC is not [...]

May 29th, 2009, 11:01 AM

Intel Core i7 950 & 975 Extreme details leaked

Intel is adding two more members to its small i7 aresenal, but at the same time ,there is speculation that they will also be discontinuing two current chips after just 6 months. Intel’s processor lineup marketting strategy has always been a bit confusing and sometimes frusterating to consumers. Producing and releasing the highest and most mainstream speed [...]

May 27th, 2009, 1:46 PM

Asus/ASRock/ECS – P55, 785G Motherboard Roundup

There was quite the kerfuffle this morning as annoucements poured in from various sources toting their latest sightings of Intel P55 and AMD 785G chipsets. With a major tech trade show ( COMPUTEX  09 ) drawing near, these are expected – but heck, we don’t need a half dozen separate articles for every single motherboard. So why [...]

May 27th, 2009, 12:39 PM

Intel Showcases 8 Core “Nehalem-EX” Xeon Processors

Intel Corporation today previewed a new Intel® Xeon® processor codenamed “Nehalem-EX.” The processor will be at the heart of the next generation of intelligent and expandable high-end Intel server platforms, which will deliver a number of new technical advancements and boost enterprise computing performance. In production later this year, the Nehalem-EX processor will feature up to eight [...]