CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

December 3rd, 2009

Intel Designs Futuristic 48-Core Processor

Researchers from Intel Labs demonstrated an experimental, 48-core Intel processor, or “single-chip cloud computer,” that rethinks many of the approaches used in today’s designs for laptops, PCs and servers. This futuristic chip boasts about 10 to 20 times the processing engines inside today’s most popular Intel® Core™-branded processors. The long-term research goal is to add [...]

June 1st, 2009

(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. [...]

May 29th, 2009

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

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 [...]