CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

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 [...]

May 21st, 2009, 12:56 PM

Two New eVGA X58 Motherboards On the Way

eVGA is expanding their ever popular x58 lineup, which currently consists of the mainstream  x58 SLI, and their enthusiast offering the x58 Classified. According to reports to Fudzilla, by Jacob Freeman (no relation to one Gordan Freeman) the two new boards, the x58 SLI LE and x58 SLI Micro are intended to offer a more [...]

May 18th, 2009, 5:33 PM

Set Your Sights on Blazing Benchmarks with the ROG Crosshair III Formula

ASUS, the world’s leading producer of motherboards, today put world record-breaking power into the hands of AMD Phenom II users with the launch of the ROG (Republic of Gamers) Crosshair III Formula. Based on the AMD Socket AM3 platform, the Crosshair III Formula harnesses its full complement of ROG-exclusive features and technologies to unleash the [...]

May 12th, 2009, 12:45 PM

ZOTAC IOITX-A Mini-ITX Unveiled

Unless you have been living under a rock or just teleported into from the past – you’ve heard about the little chip that could, taking the computing world by storm and making it’s way into households across the world. We are talking of course about the Intel Atom, the processor that has found in practically [...]