Tweakers.net reports that Intel plans to release mainstream CPUs with unlocked multipliers - a feature normally reserved for the Extreme Edition CPUs, which generally retail at the $999 price point. Steve Peterson from Intel did not reveal much details - only that we can expect affordable CPUs with unlocked multipliers.
This would make most sense on either a Clarkdale or Lynnfield Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs. However, exact details remain unknown, as well as how "affordable" Mr.
"Intel Corp. said one of its top executives, Sean Maloney, suffered a stroke and will take a medical leave expected to last several months.
Mr. Maloney, 53 years old, is expected to make a full recovery and resume all his responsibilities after recuperating, the company said. The stroke occurred at his home late last week,..."
Internet Explorer 6 is a relic, but many corporations continue to cling to it. Nonetheless, it's surprising to discover that Intel--Microsoft's long-time partner--is still using the ancient browser.
In a recent blog post walking through its implementation of Windows 7, Intel talked a lot about the "heavy lifting" involved in moving from XP to Windows 7.
Turns out the browser is part of the heavy lifting. Intel writes:
The requirement to use Internet Explorer 8 introduces even more challenges.
I've been a journalist/reviewer in the 3D graphics industry for over a decade. I can still remember walking through Fry's Electronics and seeing Western Digital's Paradise Tasmania 3D and actually getting excited about the Yamaha-powered graphics chip. Chris Angelini, the managing editor of Tom's Hardware US, and I go way back, with our first jobs in online journalism traced back to 3DGaming.com more than a decade ago.
Intel president and chief executive officer Paul Otellini on Tuesday announced a $3.5 billion initiative to support investment in U.S.-based growth-oriented industries and detailed a commitment to significantly increase jobs available this year for recent college graduates. Mr.
Project Offset coming to a machine near you
A little known Intel development team is building a game engine which aims to make reality possible in the virtual world.
Project Offset has been showing off some fairly sexy videos on its bog which show a show a variety of graphics engine experiments. The site has some video footage including the detailed facial expressions of an ogre to a meteor shower blasting through ancient stone pillars.
OK it is not quite movie CGI, but the graphics are being rendered in real time by a dynamic game engine and are pretty damn good.
41 per cent more throughput for the same energy
Scientist at Intel’s research labs have built a resilient microprocessor that delivers as much as 41% more throughput using the same amount of energy as a comparable conventional core.
Keith Bowman, a researcher at Intel’s Circuit Research Laboratories said that if the technology was applied to commercial processors, this resilient/adaptive design would deliver better than guaranteed throughput. Chips with a lower performance would get a better spec.
Dealing with current news means that we rarely have the opportunity to review old products and of course a comparison between the most recent products and those that came out several years ago can get a little problematic. But we’ve decided to push the boat out and take as exhaustive a look as possible at the Intel and AMD processor offer spanning the last five years.
To be included in the report, processors had to fulfill several criteria, the first being (we had to limit things somewhere) that they’re all dual core.
There are few, if any, microprocessor manufacturers equal to Intel. IBM, however, is a very large exception.
Power7 wafer: Like Intel, IBM manufactures its own processors, something few 'chipmakers' do these days.
By the time Intel had introduced its latest processor for servers, the Itanium 9300, on Monday, IBM had already stolen Intel's thunder with its new Power7 chip technology, announced earlier in the morning.
And rightfully so: the Power7 is impressive. It has eight cores, while Intel's Itanium 9300 (PDF) has four.
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