16th January 2008

Reason for Intel’s delay of mainstream 45nm quad-core CPUs released

Intel pushed back the release of their mainstream 45nm quad-core Core 2 Quad CPUs after changing the release date from January to the much less specific Q1 2008 but up to now had not given the reason for the delay. The reason has finally come to light. “During a simulation, at high clock frequencies, we noticed an increase of potential failures after a designated amount of time. This is not acceptable for our customers that require longterm stability. It’s a … Read the full entry »

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14th January 2008

AMD officially delays higher speed Phenom quad core, pushes up release of tri-core and energy-efficient quad-core CPUs

The rumor that AMD was planning to delaying the B3 stepping Phenom 9700 (2.4GHz) and 9900 (2.6GHz) from Q1 2008 to Q2 2008 has been substantiated, as AMD officially stated recently that they are pushing back the release of these new higher speed quad-core CPUs. AMD also reiterated that the B3 stepping does in fact fix the TLB erratum, since some … Read the full entry »

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13th January 2008

Puma, AMD’s new laptop platform to be released Q2 this year

AMD announced their new laptop platform, codename Puma, back in May of last year and it appears they’ve finally set a release time frame of Q2 2008. The Puma platform has many power saving advantages over current laptop platforms, along with updated features like Direct X 10 video and hardware HD video decoding. One feature not in Intel’s laptop … Read the full entry »

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9th January 2008

AMD Phenom 9600 Black Edition in stores at the same price as non-Black Edition

AMD has released the Phenom 9600 Black Edition processor at the same price as the originally released non-Black Edition. This is surprising since the Black Edition shares all the same specifications (quad-core 2.3GHz with 512KB cache per core and 2MB shared L3 cache) except it has no multiplier lock, making it much easier to overclock. Though be warned that … Read the full entry »

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8th January 2008

Intel gives details on 16 new 45nm Processors

Intel has released specs, prices and release dates for 16 upcoming 45nm Penryn CPUs including mobile, desktop and server chips. As previously rumored, Intel has delayed the release of the quad-core 45nm parts as the release date is listed as “Q1″ instead of January like the dual-core parts. It’s still unclear if the delay was caused by Intel creating a new core to … Read the full entry »

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4th January 2008

Via merges CPU and chipset devisions

It’s being reported by DigiTimes (who got the info from Chinese newspaper Apply Daily) that Via Technologies has merged their CPU and chipset devisions. Via has been struggling the last few years and hasn’t had a popular motherboard chipset since the K8T800, an Athlon 64 AGP chipset, and has been fighting with Intel off and on over patent issues since the … Read the full entry »

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