Intel Extends x86 Architecture into SoC Arena

Intel Extends x86 Architecture into SoC Arena

Intel has been planning on penetrating the MID and handheld markets with the Atom processor, but the CPU is just one part of the equation in the platform. Though today's announcement of Intel's first SoC product is targeted at the embedded applications space, it is a sign of more to come. More details inside.

Energy Efficient CPUs Ahoy! Phenom X4 9350e & 9150e Tested

Energy Efficient CPUs Ahoy! Phenom X4 9350e & 9150e Tested

AMD has achieved a small milestone of being first to offer 65W TDP quad-core processors with their new Phenom X4 9350e and 9150e processors. However their low clock speeds could be trouble against Intel's fast dual-core offerings. Can AMD's new Phenom X4 still hold its ground? We give you the lowdown.

AMD - Loaded and Back in Action

AMD - Loaded and Back in Action

Despite the lack of profits for the last few quarters, AMD's competitive position today is perhaps the strongest ever in the last two years and that's just based on recent developments. We've got some interesting details of the company's current and upcoming plans for their desktop, mobile and handheld platforms, so read on.

AMD's Triple-Core Phenom - X3 8750

AMD's Triple-Core Phenom - X3 8750

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We have all heard of dual and quad-core processors but three cores on a single chip? That's what AMD intends to sell with its new Phenom X3 processors, basically a quad-core X4 with a disabled core. Does this numerical advantage help AMD compete against Intel's dual-core offerings?

Intel's 1600MHz FSB Platform: Tried, Tested, Judged

Intel's 1600MHz FSB Platform: Tried, Tested, Judged

With the Core 2 Extreme QX9770 processor and X48 chipset, Intel officially put 1600MHz FSB on the table. However, is it worth the upgrade to a full 1600MHz FSB platform? We delved into performance numbers and liked what we saw, but it all boils down to memory.

AMD's New Phenom X4 9000 Series

AMD's New Phenom X4 9000 Series

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.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550/Q9450 - 45nm Prevails

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550/Q9450 - 45nm Prevails

After a long wait, DIY enthusiasts finally get a wider spread of 45nm processors. Case in point today is the performance review of the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 and Q9450 processors that will eventually retire the current Kentsfield quad-core processors. So read on to see how the newcomers fare.

Intel's CPU Roadmap: To Nehalem and Beyond

Intel's CPU Roadmap: To Nehalem and Beyond

In this forward looking article, learn about Intel's high-end multi-processor (MP) platform update, microarchitecture details of the next generation processor core - the Nehalem and even info on platforms/processors beyond 2009 with Sandy Bridge and Larrabee. So sit tight and get ready to soak up all the information.

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.

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