Manufacturers Mercilessly Cram Intel i7 Nehalem Processors Into Laptops

Remember when ridiculously massive, fully loaded "desktop replacement" laptops from Alienware and the like were all the rage? Well, they never really went away; in fact, they're reaching new heights of, eh, that thing that they strive for, whatever it is. » 5/28/09 7:12am 5/28/09 7:12am

Big Mac Tuesday: What Apple Dropped

Today Apple performed serious internal upgrades on the iMac, Mac Mini, Mac Pro and Time Capsule, and they did it without a keynote—or even a press-release quote from His Jobsness. Here's a recap: » 3/03/09 10:00pm 3/03/09 10:00pm

Notebook Makers Want Intel to Delay Superfast Nehalem Mobile Chips

Here's another severe warping of the spacetime continuum caused by the financiapocalypse: Notebook makers want Intel to delay its crazyfast Nehalem-based mobile CPUs and chipsets. In other words, they want notebooks to be slower, longer. » 1/05/09 1:00pm 1/05/09 1:00pm

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

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 5:37am 11/03/08 5:37am

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

According to CNET sources, Intel's six-core "Dunnington" » 9/04/08 1:36pm 9/04/08 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…

Intel Spills More Beans on Nehalem Microarchitecture at IDF

At the Intel Developers Forum Intel itself is turning the spotlight on the upcoming Nehalem chip microarchitecture. The chips will have integrated memory controllers built directly into the processor, as we mentioned before, which will allow three-times faster memory read-write speeds than previous generations. » 8/20/08 7:39am 8/20/08 7:39am

Intel Nehalem Chip Moniker Begets "Core i7" Branding

Those upcoming crazy fast Intel Nehalem chips we've profiled a bunch of times this year got an official name today, and in typical Intel fashion the subdued moniker does little to betray the speedy goodness housed within. The chip set will be called Core i7 in its first generation of products, and is also the first of… » 8/10/08 7:30pm 8/10/08 7:30pm

Next-Gen Intel Notebook Platform "Calpella" Details

The Intel platform in notebooks hitting shelves at this moment is Montevina, the first to go by the Centrino 2 moniker. Though it's fresh out the door, Digitimes supposedly has some details on Calpella, the one that'll follow it next summer. » 8/05/08 5:00pm 8/05/08 5:00pm

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 10:45am 7/24/08 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 9:00pm 6/02/08 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 9:24am 3/18/08 9:24am