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AMD Packs Six-Core Opteron Inside 40 Watts

Advanced Micro Devices has launched a low-power version of its six-core Opteron processor in time for VMworld, a key virtualization show that opens on Monday.

The six-core AMD Opteron EE consumes 40 watts, and is designed for 2P servers, among the most popular in the virtualized server space. The chip will cost $989, and will begin shipping on Monday.

AMD 3GHz three core coming soon

AMD should be launching one more three core CPU based on Heka 45nm three core, which is nothing more than Deneb with one core disabled.

The currently available Phenom II X3 720 at its 2.8GHz is selling for about €90 in Europe or in the states $119.00 including free shipping and this baby will soon get its 3.0GHz sibling.

The new CPU will be under the Phenom II X3 740 brand and its specs include 3.0GHz speed and 7.5MB of total cache but we don’t know the launch price as of yet.

Antiferromagnetism could speed up your hard drive—eventually

Researchers show that antiferromagnetism has inertia. As a result, you can flip the magnetic field orientation by giving it a quick push and walking away while it does the rest itself. It may be a while before this tech shows up in your PC, however.

2TFLOPS for Radeon HD 5800 Series

It has been reported that the new Radeon HD 5800 Series will support a performance equal to 2 terrabytes of FLOPS (Floating point Operations Per Second. ) The news comes after it has been revealed that ATI Cypress will now become the Radeon HD 5800. As reported from TrustedReviews, the ATI Radeon HD 5850 and 5870 cards will be launched sometime in September, paving the way for a public release in October.

AMD’s Bulldozer Processors to Feature Multi-Threading

UPDATE: AMD has contacted X-bit labs claiming that it has not announced any simultaneous multi-threading technologies for Bulldozer processors. Still, there are other multi-threading implementations that may still be supported.

Advanced Micro Devices announced during Hot Chips conference that its next-generation code-named Bulldozer microprocessors will feature a multi-threading technology (SMT) which would be akin to Intel Corp.’s well-known HyperThreading.

Core i7 has 8, Core i5 has four threads

Since Intel's Lynnfield can run up to eight cores in Hyperthreading, Intel has figured out how to distinguish Lynnfield Core i7 branded SKUs from Core i5.

The logic is very simple. Core i7 has four cores and eight threads enabled, while Core i5 has four cores and four threads enabled.

They both need discrete graphics as Intel 5 series chipset don’t have any IGP as IGP is now part of Clarkdale CPU. However some desktop Clarkdale IGP CPU with 32nm dual-core and four threads inside will end up with Core i5 brand, just to make things a bit more complicated.

Frenchman hurt by 'exploding iPhone'

A French security guard said Tuesday he had received a faceful of glass when the screen of his iPhone exploded, the second such reported incident in France.

Yassine Bouhadi, a 26-year-old supermarket watchman from the southeastern town of Villevieille, said he was typing a text message on Monday afternoon when the screen exploded.

Bouhadi, who says he was hit in the eye with a glass shard, said he was "very angry" and planned to consult a doctor and file suit for damages.

Pirate Bay Returns, Vows a Fight to the End

A day after a Swedish court successfully ordered an Internet service provider to take down the torrent-tracking Web site, Pirate Bay returned, and vowed to fight any effort to remove it from the Internet.

"Even though large parts of Internets and many old and famous trackers have fallen or may fall into the grip of the IFPI [International Federation of the Phonographic Industry] and all the odious apparatus of MPAA [Motion Picture Association of America] rule, we shall not flag or fail," the organization wrote in a blog post.

Arrandale CPU+IGP graphics is GMA HD

Intel plans launch its new mobile dual-core that supports four threads, Turbo overclocking and has IGP graphics on the same socket in Q1 2010, probably in early January. Intel calls it Arrandale if you talk about notebooks, and it's Clarksdale in the desktop environment.

Nintendo Patents Football Controller

Are you ready for some football (-based gaming controllers)? Nintendo hopes so. The company has filed a patent for a football-based controller--essentially a Nerf football with some holes carved out in it where you can shove your controller.

 

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