Nvidia's Nforce Chipset Is Dead in the Water

I used an Nvidia Nforce-based motherboard in the first computer I ever built, so I'm a little sad to see that Nvidia's freezing all development on their Nforce chipset because of licensing issues with Intel, primarily over whether or not Nvidia's license covers chipsets for Nehalem-based processors. Nvidia's not… » 10/08/09 9:29am 10/08/09 9:29am

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 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

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