AMD releases six-core Opteron processor

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AMD has announced the availability of the world's first six-core server processor, with Direct Connect Architecture, code-named "Istanbul". AMD claims these new processors will deliver up to 34% more performance per watt, and will...

AMD casting Spider's web on upcoming processors

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The next-generation Phenom quad-core processors, due out next week, are part of the "Spider" platform, which uses video cards, the computer's processor, and a chip set in one platform to deliver better graphics and performance...

Intel tops 1 million mark on quad-core processors

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Danny Cheung, an Intel Corporation spokesman in Singapore, announced that the millionth quad-core Xeon chip was shipped this month. The chip giant has unleashed more than 1 million quad-core Xeon 5300 microprocessors since introducing them...

AMD Introducing 'Phenom' Processors

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Over the next two weeks AMD will slowly begin to introduce its new brand name for high end desktop CPUs. The brand, Phenom, will succeed Athlon on all K10 offerings. Dual-core Agena processors...

Intel to give future processors new tasks

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In Intel's vision of the future, the processor becomes the system architecture instead of a component. "You're going to have a hard time knowing where the processor ends and where the system-on-chip begins. You're going...

Via to Supply Processors, Chipsets to HP

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Via Technologies, a struggling Taiwan developer of central processing units and core-logic sets, has inked a contract with HP under which the semiconductor company will supply its C7-D CPUs and supporting chipsets to HP for...

AMD Cuts Prices on High-end Processors

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AMD has cut prices on its high-end dual-core desktop processors and has announced its new restructuring plans to compensate for reduced quarterly revenue. As usual, prices are in 1,000 unit quantities. The price cuts affect...

AMD Unveils Two More Mobile Processors

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AMD is adding two additional low-power mobile processors to its AMD64 Longevity line: the Mobile AMD Sempron processor model 3500+ and the AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core model TL-52. According to AMD, the move means...

AMD Quad-Core Opteron, Athlon 64 Processors Details Leak

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Advanced Micro Devices has been relatively open in terms of its technology and platform roadmap, however, the firm is extremely tight-lipped about specifications or features of concrete products. Nevertheless, as web-site has published details concerning...

IBM bakes security into processors

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Secure Blue is expected to be available on Monday says IBM. The Armonk, N.Y.-based company envisions its idea and technology will be used in digital media players, electronic organizers, cell phones, computers and devices used...

Intel Demonstrates New 'Microarchitecture' Processors

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Intel has just revealed more details concerning its next-generation computer processors. The 'Core Microarchitecture' will replace NetBurst based offerings from Intel in the second half of this year trying in an attempt to catch up...

Intel Plans Quad-Core Processors for 2007

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Intel has demonstrated its first working quad core sample microprocessors for servers a mere two years after the introduction of the first dual core processors. The chip, codenamed Clovertown, features a new micro-architecture that...

Intel Discontinues Two High-Performance Processors

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Intel Corp. announced that it had initiated product discontinuance program for two of its high-performance Intel Pentium 4 processors clocked at 3.80GHz and 3.60GHz. The gradual cease of supply of the Pentium 4 500-series chips...

AMD Sells Lead-Free Processors

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Advanced Micro Devices said Wednesday that the company has successfully removed lead from its microprocessors to meet European environmental regulations. AMD said that in early July it began selling versions of its Opteron, Athlon 64,...

ATI Delays Next-Gen Graphics Processors Family

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ATI Technologies confirmed during the last quarter's conference call that its forthcoming graphics processor code-named R520 has been delayed, however, reassured investors and analysts that this Fall it would have a lineup of visual processing...

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