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Intel V8 revealed

Intel plans to shut down AMD's party even before it starts - the 4x4 platform from AMD is no where to be seen at this moment, yet Intel's V8 can already be had. The V8 is basically a server platform - a server E-ATX dual socket motherboard equipped with two of Intel's quad-core CPUs. Hardspell has some pictures of such a setup:

The system above has 4GB of FB-DIMM memory and uses two 3.0 GHz quad-core CPUs. Only the motherboard costs $658, and is based on Intel's 5000X chipset.Source: HardSpell

Quad-core notebook pictured

Techwarelabs brings some spy shots of what is considered to be the first quad-core notebook in existence.

This laptop will supposedly support dual 8800 Video cards, a 17" screen and chassis, two internal hard drives up to 160GB each, and the new quad core Intel CPU, all using a 975 chipset.

Good luck trying to cool all that.Source: Techwarelabs

Intel Q6600, Xeon X3220 and X3210 to Recieve New Stepping

Intel Q6600, Xeon X3220 and X3210 to Receive New Stepping

Intel has informed its customers that the Core 2 Quad Q6600 desktop quad-core processor as well as the Xeon X3220 and X3210 server quad-core CPUs have been transitioned to a new stepping. According to a product change notification released on Friday, the three processors were transitioned from the B-3 to the G-0 processor stepping. All new stepping CPUs have 10W lower TDP - 95W instead of the original 105W. The new CPUs, which can be identified by the CPUID “06FB” (B-3 processors were labeled “06F7”), also increase the Tcase, a value that describes the maximum temperature a CPU can sustain, by 11 degrees Celsius. All three G-0 CPUs require BIOS updates. Samples of the processors are expected to be available on May 11. General availability of the units is scheduled for July 16.Source: TG Daily

AMD Claiming 50% server advantage

AMD is claiming that its new quad-core Barcelona processors could outshine Intel’s Xeon processors by as much as 50% in floating-point performance, as well as having a 20% advantage when it comes to integer performance. However, despite this claim, the actual benchmarks for the SPECcpu2006 test seem difficult to come across on AMD’s website – despite AMD supposedly giving a link – so it’s difficult to verify at present.

Luckily, it’s much easier to find the results comparing AMD’s new Opteron 2222 processor and Intel’s 3.0GHz Xeon 5160. These show AMD enjoying greater performance by as much as 15% in some SPUCcpu2006 tests, which it credits to its Direct Connect Architecture and DDR2 memory. Obviously it would be a good idea to take these results with a pinch of salt considering they come directly from AMD, but Barcelona certainly looks promising. Read on for the complete press release.

Intel Penryn 3.33GHz Quad-Core Benchmarks Released

Intel unveiled the first benchmark numbers of its recently announced Penryn quad-core processor, which runs at 3.33GHz, at the IDF event in Beijing, China. Intel presented the benchmark numbers of a Penryn 45nm quad-core processor running at 3.3GHz with a 1333MHz FSB and 12MB cache versus an Intel Core 2 Extreme processor QX6800 introduced last week at 2.93GHz with 1066FSB and 8MB cache. Another dual-core version of the Penryn family named Wolfdale with 6MB L2 cache was also included in the comparison. Intel said that the three test systems were configured with identical hardware, including Intel D975XBX2 BadAxe 2 motherboard, single GeForce 8800 GTX graphics card, 2GB of DDR2-800 memory with 5-5-5-15 timings, and a 32-bit version of Windows Vista Ultimate. The results are available below:

Source: CdrInfo

Intel Plans to Release C2E QX6850 Processors

Intel plans to further strengthen its leadership by releasing 1333MHz FSB Kentsfield Quad-Core processors. The new Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 processor will operate at 3.00GHz/1333MHz FSB with 2x4MB L2 cache and 130W TDP. Coupled with the upcoming X38 chipset, Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 will provide the most powerful Core 2 platform up to date. The QX6850 is set to cost US$999 when released. At the same time the QX6800 CPUs will cost US$999 as well.

Source: HKEPC
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