5th February 2008

AMD changes model number scheme of higher speed Phenom CPUs, more on delay rumors

Late last week conflicting reports about AMD’s higher clocked Phenom quad-core and release time frame for the B3 stepping Phenom CPUs (which does not include the TLB erratum). Digitimes, like HKEPC did last week, is reporting that AMD has switched the model number scheme for all the B3 stepping models to end in 50. This is a logical step, since this is … Read the full entry »

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2nd February 2008

AMD’s 45nm process and higher clock Phenoms, new info and conflicting rumors

Conflicting reports on the release time frame of AMD’s 45nm CPUs and higher clock Phenom quad-core CPUs on Taiwanese-site Digitimes and Chinese-site HKEPC. HKEPC posted a news item saying that sources in motherboard makers are now saying that AMD will be releasing 45nm CPUs in Q4 2008 and in another saying that AMD has pushed back all B3 … Read the full entry »

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30th January 2008

Who needs graphics inside a CPU?

AMD is currently developing a CPU with integrated graphics named the AMD Fusion, with the first chip codenamed Swift. That’s all well and good but what’s the target market for this CPU? Who needs this feature? I mean, you’re still going to have to have a motherboard chipset for the PCI Express slots, PCI, IDE, SATA, LAN, etc, so what’s the point? If you have … Read the full entry »

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28th January 2008

Via launches new CPU with new architecture

Via has launched a new CPU, codename Isaiah, that is being quoted as two to four times faster than Via’s current C7 CPUs per-clock. Isaiah is Via’s first 64-bit processor, first cpu with out-of-order processing and first 65nm CPU. They’ve done all this and kept the Isaiah at the same power consumption and kept it pin compatible with the C7 CPU. Being pin compatible … Read the full entry »

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21st January 2008

Celeron Dual-Core E1200 appear in stores, More dual-core Celerons on the way

Intel is planning to follow up the recently released Celeron Dual-Core E1200 with the E1400 in Q2 2008. The Celeron Dual-Core E1400 has the same 800MHz Front side bus and 512KB shared L2 cache but ups the clock speed to 2.0GHz from the E1200′s 1.6GHz. Digitimes is quoting the price as $53 for OEM in quantity of 1000 units, which is the same price … Read the full entry »

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19th January 2008

Specs on upcoming AMD low-power CPUs, including Phenom quad-core

The specs for AMD’s energy efficiently low-power Phenom 9100e, which was recently pushed up from Q2 2008 to Q1 2008, are finally available. The Phenom 9100e will be a 1.8GHz quad-core with a memory controller that supports up to DDR2-1066 and is a B2 stepping part, so it contains the TLB erratum. The leaked specs did not include L2 or L3 cache but … Read the full entry »

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