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Intel 65nm “Cedarmill” is 10% Cooler

Compared to the current generation with 90nm "Prescott" core, the new 65nm "Cedar Mill" will drop from 95 to 86 watts. A qualification sample of a 65 nm Pentium 4 653 chip which consumes about 10 percent less power than its preceding chip generation. The TDP rating for Cedar Mill

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VIA StrongBox Mobile Computing Security

VIA today made available VIA StrongBox, a secure virtual drive application that utilizes the VIA PadLock Security Engine in VIA C7 and VIA C7-M processors to enable real-time encryption of data on local storage devices using military-grade security algorithms. The security of VIA StrongBox will be put to the test

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Intel Unveils 3.8GHz & LV Xeons

As part of its strategy to improve power efficiency, Intel today introduced low voltage versions of its Intel Xeon processors. They include the 64-bit Intel Xeon processor LV 3 GHz with only a 55W processor power envelope and the 64-bit Intel Xeon processor MV 3.20 GHz with a 90W processor

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AMD Roll Out Dual-Core Opterons @ 2.6GHz

AMD today announced three new models in the Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ processor family, delivering the world’s highest performance for one-way to eight-way x86 servers and workstations. The Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor Model 880 for up to eight-way, 16-core enterprise-class servers and Model 280 for high performance dual-processor workstations and servers

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Info

AMD has confirmed on the Socket M2 design and will be unveiling the Socket M2 processors in Q2 2006. Single-core Athlon 64/FX "Orleans" and Dual-core Athlon 64 X2 "Windsor" will be based on 90nm processor technology and will support DDR-II 667 memory bus, bi-directional 1GHz HT bus, Presidio Security as

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Intel New Numbering Scheme

Segment H1 2006 H2 2006 Desktop   Conroe (65nm, 4MB L2, Dual Core, VT, LT, iAMT2) S1x00....S5x00 Mobile Yonah (65nm, Dual Core, 2MB L2, 667FSB, VT, SSE3)T1x00 - Normal L1x00 - Low Voltage U1x00 - ULV Merom (65nm, Dual Core, 4MB L2, VT, EM64T)T4x00? T6x00? Intel is dumping its current

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Apple To Ship Intel-based Mac by June 2006

Apple Computer is on track to ship Intel-based computers as targeted by June 2006. Apple said June 6 that it was severing its long-standing relationship with IBM and switching to microprocessors made by Intel, aiming to have all its Macintosh computers using Intel chips by the end of 2007. Microprocessors

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ATi R520 AVIVO 2D Engine

ATi upcoming R520 will incorporate Advanced VIVO capabilities that includes H.264/VC-1 Hardware Decode, High Definiton Hardware MPEG2 Acceleration, WMV9 HD Acceleration, High Quality & CE-Proven TV Encoder, Multi-Vector Adaptive etc. AVIVO also includes a 10-Bit Display Engine supporting not just the 10-Bit Gamma correction but also 10-Bit Scaling and 10-Bit

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AMD-Sponsored Film Contest

AMD today announced its sponsorship of "The 64 Second Film Contest," providing digital media enthusiasts an opportunity to invent and share digital creations defining the concept of "Waitlessness" in 64 seconds. AMD Athlon(TM) 64 X2 dual-core processors "shatter the hourglass," taking content creation and multimedia performance to an all new

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Intel CPU Die Cost Remains at $40

Intel's average manufacturing cost per die will remain constant at approximately $ 40 during the period 2003 to 2005, despite increasing die sizes and rising cost of fabs, mask sets, according to In-Stat. Intel currently has three 90-nm capable fabs, and will have four 65-nm fabs, including one retro fit

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Intel Celeron D Takes New G-1 Stepping

Desktop Intel® Celeron® processors in FC-LGA4 (socket-LGA775) package on 90 nm process will undergo the following changes to the G-1 core processor stepping: • The CPU ID will change from 0XF41 to 0XF49 (Updated Bios required) • No impact anticipated to existing platforms 845, 865 and 852 & 9xx family

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Intel Yonah CPUs Prices

Processors Series Frequency Bus L2 Cache Price (Jan '06) Yonah DC X50 2.16 667 2MB $ 639 Yonah DC X40 2.0 667 2MB $ 422 Yonah DC X30 1.83 667 2MB $ 295 Yonah DC X20 1.66 667 2MB $ 241 Yonah SC 756 1.66 667 2MB $ 209 Yonah

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Intel Plans CPU Price Cut In Jan 2006

Intel will cut prices for its Pentium D 8xx and Celeron processors in January 2006, when its new 65nm dual-core CPU lines, the Pentium D9 and Pentium 4 6xx series, are expected to hit the market. Unit prices of Intel’s Celeron series will be lowered 5.5-13.6%, while price cuts on

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Intel Xeon Takes New G1 Stepping

Intel® Xeon™ Processor will undergo the following changes for the E-0 to G-1 core processor stepping change: ● CPUID will change from 0F41h to 0F49h ● E-0 is pin compatible with G-1 ● New S-Specs for converting products ● The G-1 stepping will also be the conversion to a Pb

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AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Socket 939

During the recent World Cyber Games Singapore Finals, VR-Zone got a close encounter with these rare AMD processors. Being marked as AMD Athlon 64 3400+, these CPUs are actually based on the 939 pin socket. While the 754 pin brother is commonly available at various retailers, this CPU is pretty

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Intel Pentium XE 955 “Presler” Info

  H2' 05 H1 '06 Extreme Edition  SmithField (90nm, 2 x 1MB L2, Dual Core, 800FSB, HT, EM64T) XE 840 (3.2GHz) XE 830 (3.0GHz) XE 820 (2.8GHz) Presler (65nm, 2 x 2MB L2, Dual Core, 1066FSB, EM64T, VT, HT, LT) XE 955 (3.46GHz) Chipsets 955X 975X Pentium D Pentium D

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Conroe & Woodcrest Info

Both Conroe and Woodcrest are 65nm Merom derivatives and are meant for desktop and workstation respectively. From the photos shown above, it is clear that Conroe and Woodcrest are LGA775 based. It is known that Merom sports 4MB of shared L2 cache and judging from the IDF slide diagram, it

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Intel Mobile Platform Roadmap

  2005 H1 2006 H2 2006  2007-08 Platform Sonoma Napa Santa Rosa Pentium M Dothan 90nm, 2MB L2, 533FSB Pentium M 730/740/750/760/770 Yonah 65nm, Dual Core, 2MB L2, 667FSB, VT, SSE3 Merom 65nm, Dual Core, 4MB L2, VT, EM64T Penryn 45nm Chipsets Alviso (915GM, 915PM, 915GMS*, 915GML* ) 533/400*Mhz FSB,

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