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…


AMD Quad-Core Phenom X4 9850 Reviewed (Verdict: Owned by Intel Quad Cores)

The Phenom X4 9850 is at the top of AMD's latest heap of quad-core Phenoms. It's free of the performance-sapping bug that plagued the first batch of Phenoms, and AMD hopes it'll claw back some ground from Intel. Maximum PC stacked it up against two quad-cores from Intel—the mid-rangeish Penryn Core 2 Quad Q9300, as… »3/27/08 12:57am3/27/08 12:57am

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

Details Emerge on Intel's First Mobile Quad-core Processor

Chinese-language site HKEPC is reporting that Intel's first mobile quad-core processor will be the 45nm Penryn-based Core 2 Extreme QX9300. The chip will clock speeds of 2.53 GHz, have 12 MB of L2 Cache and 1066 MHz FSB. The QX9300, however, won't be part of the Q2 Centrino 2 launch because it is a 45W processor and… »3/14/08 6:20pm3/14/08 6:20pm

New Macbook Pro Review (Verdict: Penryn + LEDs = Efficiency)

Click to viewThe new Macbook Pro is not much of a bump up from its predecessors, but it is a step in the right direction. The addition of Multi-Touch is a great new feature, even on a touchpad that's smaller than the one on the Air. However, the Penryn-powered processor in this MBP is running at roughly the same speed… »2/28/08 7:00pm2/28/08 7:00pm

MacBook Pro Now With Penryn Processors, Multitouch Trackpad

Click to viewMore powerful versions of the MacBook Pro have been released today with up to 2.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Penryn processors, and the MacBook Air's trackpad, which allows for multi-touch gestures. The 2.5 and 2.6GHz models come with a new NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 512MB of GDDR3 RAM. The MacBook has also… »2/26/08 8:30am2/26/08 8:30am

Intel Santa Rosa Successor "Montevina" Knighted as "Centrino 2"

Four of Intel's mobile chipsets—including its most recent and well-known, Santa Rosa—have been Centrino as far as your mom is concerned. To help us keep things a little straighter and make it obvious they're actually updating stuff, Intel's upcoming Penryn-oriented mobile chipset, Montevina, which'll be pushing Santa… »2/18/08 4:00am2/18/08 4:00am

Apple Event on February 26 Launches iPhone SDK and MacBook Pro?

9to5 Mac is reporting that Apple will have yet another event on February 26 in order to launch the iPhone and iPod Touch SDK, which will have native apps that reportedly offer Exchange and Lotus Notes support. And the best part is that updated MacBook Pros with Penryn and possibly the MacBook Air trackpad could also… »2/08/08 1:34pm2/08/08 1:34pm

Dream PC: 8-Core Workstation Rocks the Penryns (Verdict: WOW!)

Click to viewHP is cranking out some smoking workstations these days, and the latest Intel Xeon quad core processors, affectionately known as the Harpertown chips with 45-nanometer Penryn technology inside, take Windows performance to the next level. HP shipped us the fastest workstation they could muster, with a… »12/28/07 12:30pm12/28/07 12:30pm