7th April 2008

higher speed and fixed replacement AMD Phenoms available in stores

AMD has pushed back the release multiple times and has kept the release date vague. They then released the Phenom X3 triple-core CPUs a couple weeks ago but only to large OEM computer makers. The much delayed faster B3 stepping AMD Phenom CPUs have finally been released, along with B3 stepping replacements for the originally Phenoms. The B3 stepping … Read the full entry »

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30th March 2008

Montalvo Systems may be having money problems

Montalvo Systems, a Silicon Valley startup aiming to develop an energy efficient x86 mobile CPU that we covered last month, has up to this point has raised $73 million but it’s being reported that their funds are running low and they’re having trouble getting more. Venture capitalists are apparently have become leery of costly semiconductor startups … Read the full entry »

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13th March 2008

AMD now shipping Phenom 8000-series triple-core CPUs to large computer makers

AMD stated Wednesday that they are now shipping their Phenom 8000-series triple-core processor to large computer makers. The release date for end useres and small system builders has yet to be announced but is expected to be sooner rather than later. According to PC World, Mesh Computer out of the UK is already selling models based on both of … Read the full entry »

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15th February 2008

New rumor that Nvidia may buy AMD

Rumors about Nvidia making an x86 compatible processor have been swirling for at least a few years now but nothing substantial has been revealed thus far. Their is a new rumor that Nvidia may buy AMD, even though doing so might make AMD lose it’s x86 license. The reason AMD could lose their x86 license is that it may be part of a non-transferable cross … Read the full entry »

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11th February 2008

Some B3 stepping Phenom CPUs may be pushed up to April

Last week we reported on more rumors that AMD was delaying the B3 stepping Phenom 9750, 9550 and 9650 are scheduled for release in early-June and that the Phenom 9950 to Q3. Well, Xbit Labs and Anandtech are reporting that the Phenom 9750, 9550 and 9650 will actually be released in April. Both June and April are within AMD’s official release schedule of … Read the full entry »

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7th February 2008

New player in mobile x86 processor market

Via’s not the only one planning a new energy efficient x86 compatible CPU, a start-up named Montalvo Systems has an energy efficient x86 processor in the works as well but this one is dual core. Montalvo Systems is targeting the CPU at notebooks and ultraportables. Little else is known about the CPU and no official announcement has been made, though one … Read the full entry »

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