Intel's Core i7 Chips Get Prodded, Poked and Compared: Good, But Expensive

Intel's Core i7 chips, otherwise known as Nehalem, are here and over at Bit-Tech they've got hold of an i7 965, 940 and 920 and run them through a testing process to check if they're as crazy fast as we'd heard they were. And the results are that yes, indeed they are. If you're a power user, doing fast video… »11/03/08 5:37am11/03/08 5:37am

Intel's Six-Core Xeon 7400 "Dunnington" Processor Shipping on September 15th

According to CNET sources, Intel's six-core "Dunnington" »9/04/08 1:36pm9/04/08 1:36pmprocessor will begin rolling out to servers on September 15th under the Xeon 7400 series. The new chip is Intel's first foray beyond four cores as well as their first to fuse multiple cores on a single die. It also features 16MB of L3 cache to help boost…

Crazy Fast Intel Bloomfield Processor Getting Early September Release

Intel's first Nehalem-based processor, Bloomfield, was originally set to launch in December, but Digitimes says these little demons will actually come out in September, hitting shelves in early October. Why the excitement? Nehalem is a brand new microarchitecture »7/24/08 10:45am7/24/08 10:45am, replacing the Core one we're all familiar with. ( was…

Intel and Nvidia At War, Gamers Are Collateral Damage

Sure, Nvidia's crashing into the mobile market Intel wants to dominate. And Intel is running into discrete graphics (not to mention ruling with integrated graphics). But you know, it's friendly right? Wrong. It's total war. Nvidia's continuing to hold out licensing SLI support for Intel's boards, notably its next-gen… »6/02/08 9:00pm6/02/08 9:00pm

Intel's Six-Core Dunnington and Nehalem Microarchitecture Get Official

The pair of 45nm Intel chips that Sun oh-so-kindly leaked last month just got all official-like. Dunnington is "the first IA (Intel Architecture) processor with 6-cores, is based on the 45nm high-k process technology, and has large shared caches." Six cores, exciting! But not as exciting as Nehalem, which is Intel's… »3/18/08 9:24am3/18/08 9:24am