AMD's Quad-Core "Shanghai" Server Opterons Go 45nm, Desktop Version In '09

AMD' »11/13/08 5:05am11/13/08 5:05ams just revealed its quad-core Opteron chips manufactured with its new 45nm process. Based on the "" chipset, the new "Shanghai" chips have a few extra tweaks: the L3 cache has risen from 2 to 6MB, giving it about 35% boosted power performance over the previous generation. The new chips also have better power…

Cell Processors to Go 45nm in '09; Smaller, Cheaper PS3s Likely to Follow

Sony and Toshiba announced that they had successfully shrunk the 65nm cell down to 45nm earlier this year »9/22/08 8:30am9/22/08 8:30am, and now thanks to Japan's Nikkan Kogyo, we now have a date for mass production: 2009. At a 40% reduction in power consumption, the shrunken Cell will generate less heat, which would help the PS3 to lose some of…

Intel's Atom Roadmap Revealed: "Pineview" Chips Due Fall 2009, Use New I-O Interface

Yesterday it was AMD, and today PC Watch has got hold of Intel's Atom roadmap: looks like the next-generation of chips, dubbed "Pineview," will hit in Q3 of next year. The 45nm processors will follow the route taken by the current gen, using hyperthreading to double up single and dual processor cores so that the OS… »9/05/08 8:15am9/05/08 8:15am

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale Processor Tested (Verdict: "Recommended")

The chaps over at Hot Hardware have put the Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 processor, which belongs to the (45nm) Wolfdale line, through its paces, and they sure were impressed. From their extensive testing, the processor, intended for desktop machines and ideal for gaming especially, did not seem to make any massive changes… »3/01/08 9:00pm3/01/08 9:00pm

Afternoon News: Boffins Galore, Spectrum Auction, Rock, Paper, Scissors and More

• Joining the other boffins we've discussed today is this Indian boffin, who invented a flying carpet by attaching a powerful motor to a thin sheet of fabric. By the way, we have not used the word "boffin" on this site since 2004. Boffin! [Wired]
• The FCC announced the participants in the 700MHz spectrum auction. If… »12/19/07 3:59pm12/19/07 3:59pm