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AMD Advances On CPU Market Share

AMD made market-share gains against rival Intel during the first quarter of 2005, thanks to a refreshed product line. AMD finished the quarter with a 16.9 percent share of the world's PC processor market, as shown in figures made public by Mercury Research. Intel cornered 81.7 percent of the market

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Intel Gears Up For 65nm Production

Intel CFO, Andy Brant has announced that Intel will be putting 5 of it's plants onto the 65nm production line. Andy has expressed that with the die shrink process, Intel will be able to price their processors more competitively as they will save up to USD$ 2billion in manufacturing costs.

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Intel EMT64 On Pentium 4 5XX Series

Intel latest Processor Roadmap has indicated that that Intel 5XX series of processors will feature EMT64 instructions, starting from chips shipped out on the 10th of June this year. The Processors will be renamed and processor model number will end with a 1, i.e. the current 520 2.8GHz will be

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AMD Socket M2 & Socket F In H2 2006

Processor Family 2005 H2 2006 Turion 64 Socket 754 Socket S1 638 Sempron Socket 754/939 Socket M2 940 Athlon 64 Socket 939 Athlon 64 FX Socket 939 Opteron 100 Socket 939 Opteron 200, 400, 800 Socket 940 Socket F 1207 AMD will introduce its Socket M2 platform next year for

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AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice finally in Singapore

The recent talk of the town, The much awaited AMD Athlon64 "E3"s have finalyl hit the shelves. Codenamed "Venice", these new processors comes with improvements like added SSE3 instruction and improved memory controllers etc. Spotted in Cybermind Computer House, and currently, it's only available in 3000+. These new chips are

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Intel Highlights 2nd Gen. Dual-Core CPUs

Intel President Paul Otellini announced three second-generation dual-core processors and said first-generation prototypes are faring well. Code names for those second-generation dual-core chips are Conroe, for desktop machines; Merom, for laptops; and Woodcrest, for lower-end servers with two processor sockets. They will succeed Presler, Yonah and Dempsey, respectively. Merom is

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Intel Demo Dual-Core Xeon Servers

At its Intel Spring Analyst meeting in New York on Thursday, Intel showed off two working servers running upcoming dual-core implementations of Xeon code-named Dempsey and Paxville, respectively. Dempsey is part of a dual-core server platform called Bensley, which features Intel's Hyperthreading technology along with its new high-speed I/O acceleration

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AMD Next Gen. Socket M2 & S1 Revealed!

AMD's next generation of processors will be based on the Socket M2, like the current Socket 939 it will be based on the PGA package, but the pin counts will increase to 940. Looking at the picture above, it seems like it will not be able to accommodate the current

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No New Single-core Athlon 64 This Year

Despite introducing Athlon 64 X2 desktop PC and dual-core Opteron server processors, AMD will continue to tout single-core processors for certain applications. AMD plans to continue offering single-core Athlon 64 FX chips such as 2.6GHz Athlon 64 FX-57 (San Diego based) that will arrive within weeks for gaming desktops. However,

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AMD Cut Sempron Prices

Family Models Old Price New Price May 2nd % Drop Sempron (Socket 754) 3100+ 114 108 6.0 3000+ 101 94 6.9 2800+ 88 80 9.0 2600+ 78 70 10.2 Sempron (Socket A) 3000+ 103 103 - 2800+ 90 90 - 2600+ 80 80 - 2500+ 71 67 5.6 2400+ 68

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Intel Yonah CPUs Roadmap

Class H1 2005 H2 2005 H1 2006 Performance Dothan 533FSB, 2MB L2 770 (2.13GHz) 780 (2.26GHz) Yonah NV 667FSB, 2MB L2 x50 (2.17GHz) x40 (2.0GHz) x30 (1.83GHz) x20 (1.67GHz) Low Voltage Dothan LV 400FSB, 2MB L2 758 (1.5GHz) 778 (1.6GHz) Yonah LV 667FSB, 2MB L2 x48 (1.67GHz) x38 (1.50GHz) Ultra

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Intel Plans Memory & Graphics Controller In CPU

Intel has decided multicore designs are the way to improve performance into the future but will need to change some fundamental aspects of its chip designs by integrating more functionality directly onto the chip, in order to make sure it provides enough bandwidth for multiple processor cores. Intel is working

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Prescott F Series w/ EM64T Discontinued

Market demand for the Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor that supports Intel® EM64T for servers and workstations has shifted to higher performance Intel® processors (eg. 6xx). The products identified in this notification will be discontinued and unavailable for additional orders after the "Last Product Discontinuance Order Date". Product Discontinuance Program Support

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Intel to utilise 18 inch wafer by year 2012

Intel's marketing director, Mark Bohr, addressed that Intel will start utilising 450mm 18inch wafers between 2011 and 2012. Intel is currently using 300mm 12 inch wafers for processor fabrication whilst AMD is still on 8 inch wafers, and AMD will only start utilising 12inch wafers in the year 2006. (more…)

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Dual-Core AMD Opteron Launch Party

AMD has officially launched the dual-core Opteron processors and celebrated the 2nd anniversary of their AMD Opteron processor today. AMD's key OEM customers, Sun, HP and IBM were invited to attend the launch and they gave an overview of their dual-core Opteron servers offerings. (more…)

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