Intel's Atom and the Rise of the Netbook

Intel's Atom and the Rise of the Netbook

Formerly known as Silverthorne, the Atom is Intel's first purpose-built processor designed solely for ultra mobile devices. An apt name for the physical size of the core, what's more interesting is how and where these new CPUs will be featured and how those devices will drive the market. Interested in the Netbook? Read on.

Intel's Silverthorne, Tukwila Updates and More

Intel's Silverthorne, Tukwila Updates and More

At the International Solid State Circuits Conference held at San Francisco, Intel presented 14 new technical papers. Of keen interest to us is the Silverthorne processor for the next generation MIDs and handheld devices, as well as a 2-Billion transistor Itanium processor. Read on for the summarized details.

Showdown: Barcelona vs. Clovertown vs. Harpertown

Showdown: Barcelona vs. Clovertown vs. Harpertown

Barcelona was supposed to redeem AMD of all its woes in the highly competitive CPU industry. So where does this much hyped CPU stand today amongst the Intel Xeon (Clovertown) machines and that of the upcoming 45nm Intel Xeon (Harpertown) based machines? We reveal it all in this three-way showdown article.

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 - Entering 45nm

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 - Entering 45nm

9.0

Intel has been preaching 45nm for a year and today, the first 45nm desktop processor has finally arrived. We take the latest and greatest Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 for a spin in our labs and we were plenty impressed with its new capabilities. Read all about it right here.

Q3 2007 CPU Performance Charts

Q3 2007 CPU Performance Charts

It has been a year since our last CPU performance recap and with the imminent launch of a new wave of processors, there's no better time than now to roundup the performance of all desktop processors. So in this massive comparison article, we've 18 processors from the Intel and AMD with nearly 400 results put together.

Intel's Caneland Spices up 4-way Server Market

Intel's Caneland Spices up 4-way Server Market

While AMD just had its fanfare debut of the Barcelona, elsewhere Intel is busy ushering in their latest 4-way "Caneland" platform which also encompasses the new Xeon MP "Tigerton" processors. We take a look at what's in store for the high performance computing crowd.

Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2160 - The Next Overclocking Wonder

Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2160 - The Next Overclocking Wonder

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The Core 2 Duo processors have been tried, tested and pushed through the roof countless times here in www.hardwarezone.com , but what about the humble entry-level models? We tried overclocking the Pentium Dual-Core E2160 and the outcome is nothing short of amazing!

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850: Quad-Core at 3GHz

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850: Quad-Core at 3GHz

8.0

The Core 2 Extreme QX6850 is the first processor to bear the power efficient G0 stepping and coupled with four processing cores running at the new top speed of 3GHz on a 1333MHz front side bus, find out if this new US$999 processor makes the mark.

AMD Athlon X2 BE-2350 - Attacking the Power Efficiency Angle

AMD Athlon X2 BE-2350 - Attacking the Power Efficiency Angle

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Sporting a brand new naming scheme, AMD's brand new mainstream dual-core Athlon X2 BE-2350 is based on the same 65nm 'Brisbane' manufacturing process, but now offers a suprisingly cool 45W max. TDP for extreme energy efficiency in the desktop space.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 - Effortless Overclocking

Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 - Effortless Overclocking

If you thought overclocking the daylights out of the Core 2 Duo E6300 processor was easy, just wait till you lay your hands on the E6420 processor. It may not set new clock speed records, but it's incredibly easy to tap its hidden potential and its total system cost may be even lesser than it seems!

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