The Next Mac Pro Sounds Like a 12-Core Hellbeast

The next Mac Pro might be using Intel's six-core Gulftown (Core i9) processor, possibly in a 12-core configuration, but'll have a custom motherboard that'll support 8GB and 16GB RAM modules (for up to 128GB), along with 10Gbps ethernet. » 10/15/09 9:59am 10/15/09 9:59am

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

Intel's 6-Core Nehalem and Xeon Dunnington Processors Leaked

This is fascinating if you're planning on getting a new computer soon or if you're a gigantic spec nerd, but Sun just spilled the beans on Intel's upcoming processor lineup in the form of a leaked roadmap. In it, you can see that there's two six-core processors, one Xeon Dunnington and one Nehalem. » 2/25/08 1:30pm 2/25/08 1:30pm

Intel Planning 6-Core "Dunnington" Microprocessor

According to the chaps at the Eclipse Developer's Journal (EDJ), Intel is planning a six-core microprocessor, which will go by the Dunnington moniker. » 2/23/08 1:08pm 2/23/08 1:08pm

Intel Chips 1971 to 2007, Plus a Timeline of the Transistor's 60 Years

As promised, here are stats for 20 different Intel chips from the past 35 years, most of which I included briefly in the Moore's Law video I made earlier, along with bonus factual tidbits I came across while looking over some Intel stuff today. Here you can enjoy it at your own pace (and without the music that some of… » 12/10/07 7:00pm 12/10/07 7:00pm

Dell Launches Quad-Core Precision T5400 and T7400 Workstations

The latest in Dell's line of Penryn-based PCs comes to us in the form of these super-beefy T5400 and T7400 Precision workstations. Both systems can hold up to two of Intel's quad-core Xeon 5200 and 5400 processors and Quadro FX 5600 cards. The base T5400 and T7400 units start out at $1,589 and $1,839 respectively.… » 11/27/07 6:10pm 11/27/07 6:10pm

Lenovo Intros First Penryn Based PCs

Today Lenovo unveiled the first computers to use Intel's fast, energy efficient new 45nm Penryn chips. The newly branded ThinkStation D10 and S10 will offer quad core performance along with a "passive venting system" that helps to cool the system quietly. » 11/06/07 8:00pm 11/06/07 8:00pm

Fifteen years of the Pentium brand came to an end today when Intel formally announced the availability of its 3GHz quadcore Xeon X5365 processor, while quietly confirming the phase-out of the last seven Pentium 4 single-core and Pentium D dual-core chips. (Sniff.) [TG Daily] » 8/13/07 5:32pm 8/13/07 5:32pm

Intel Shipping Less Power-Hungry Quad Core Xeons

When Intel released its Xeon 5100 processors last summer, they were already faster, cooler and more efficient than their predecessors, and now Intel's doing it again with even more-efficient quad core processors that rolled out yesterday. The company's 5300 series server chips were already 50% more efficient than… » 3/13/07 10:29am 3/13/07 10:29am

OctoMacs On the Way, Mac Pro Faithful Rejoice

The Mac pros are already ecstatic over the Mac Pro, that tower of a Mac with the dual-core Xeons inside, but now they're getting even more worked up over the rumors of a dual quad-core Mac in the works. So that would mean—count 'em—eight cores in all, sending those content creators straight into MacHeaven. What will… » 10/26/06 3:58pm 10/26/06 3:58pm

Quad-Core Intel Xeon Chips Coming Sooner Than Expected

Hey, weren't these Intel quad-core processors due in the first quarter of 2007? Now Intel will not only roll out its quad-core Xeon processors in the fourth quarter of this year, it will follow that with a low-voltage version in 2007's first quarter. » 9/20/06 10:25am 9/20/06 10:25am

Server With Eight Hyperthreaded Dual Core Chips Goes 32-ways: Windows…

Last week, a reader sent in a photo of Windows Task manager showing off a multiprocessing machine's sixteen gonads. Not bad, pretty cool. In the spirit of one-up-man-ship, I present this: An IBM System x3950 server with eight CPUs, All hyperthreaded Xeons.
The result? Windows goes schitzo seeing 32 separate… » 9/08/06 11:07am 9/08/06 11:07am

Apple Intros Xeon-Based Mac Pro Workstations at WWDC 2006

Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Apple's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing Phillip Schiller today introduced the Mac Pro, an upgrade to Apple's highest end personal computers, each now using two Intel Xeon processors with speeds of up to 3GHz. Using the same case as its G5 predecessor, the Mac Pro will… » 8/07/06 4:10pm 8/07/06 4:10pm

Dell Precision Workstation 690 and 490

Dell ratchets up its Precision Workstations a couple of notches by adding dual core Xeon processors to the mix. The leader of the pack is the Dell Precision Workstation 690, which can be stoked with a pair of dual core Intel Xeon 5080 processors at 3.73GHz and your choice of 32-bit or 64-bit Windows XP. Add to that a… » 5/24/06 2:29pm 5/24/06 2:29pm

Intel Flaunting Dual Core Xeons in Japan

Intel has reportedly demonstrated its upcoming dual-core Xeon processors in Japan. The long-awaited chips, code-named Sossaman, are intended for blade servers. Not much is known about the cryptic demo, except that Intel was running the chips on a Supermicro X6DLP-4GT motherboard with an E7520 chipset. Intel has yet to… » 2/16/06 5:29pm 2/16/06 5:29pm

Intel Releases Dual-Core Xeon CPUs Early

Intel's dual-core Xeon aka Paxville chips will drop later this year and not Q1 2006, as previously announced. Why? And why do we care? Well, AMD is pinching at Intel a bit with their dual-core server and desktop offerings, which makes Intel cry a little. The new chips, which will probably end up in servers first… » 8/16/05 12:22pm 8/16/05 12:22pm