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With all this jabber about quad-core being "on the horizon," it's mighty refreshing to finally see one of these highly-touted chips in the wild and on the chopping block. The lucky folks over at TechSpot were able to get their paws on Intel's first officially released quad-core processor, the 2.66G...

November 2nd 2006 at 8:41am 0 Comments
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There aren't many arguments that Intel has a winner -- however temporary -- with their new Conroe Core 2 Duo chips, but they aren't relaxing just yet. With the oncoming threat of AMD's 4x4 chips in the performance/gamer space, Intel is getting a bit of quad-core action of their own with the new Kent...

July 21st 2006 at 9:35am 0 Comments
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Intel fanboys will be delighted -- and AMD should be a little worried -- to know that the fine folks at PC Mag have nothing but positive things to say about Falcon Northwest's new Core 2 Extreme (formerly named "Conroe") toting Mach V. The specs are impressive all around, including two 10,000RPM...

July 15th 2006 at 6:02pm 0 Comments
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The reign of Core Duo has dominated 2006, but now is the time for a line of desktop processors to take the stand for justice. Or something like that. Announced in June, Intel's Core 2 Duo is officially "out" today -- though you can't buy 'em just yet -- and bit-tech.net has given the Conroe and All...

July 14th 2006 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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Most of you didn't bite on the last Mac Pro rumor from Think Secret. New Power Mac case design, sure, but the idea of them sporting Intel's Core 2 Duo (aka, Conroe) procs just didn't fly what with Intel's more flexible 64-bit Xeon (Woodcrest) chip already loosed. No sweat, enter AppleInsider whose s...

July 12th 2006 at 8:02am 0 Comments
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Looks like Intel's going to have an announcement in San Francisco to make come June 26th, according to TG Daily; their assumption, is that Intel's going to take the wraps off their Xeon 5100, the server-class CPU based on the Woodcrest core (and supposedly the chip that'll be dropped into future Xse...

June 14th 2006 at 4:06am 0 Comments
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Just wanted to point something out, folks: Today, Intel took the wraps off several new "Core"-based processors, including Merom (mobile), Conroe (desktop), and Woodcrest (server).Conroe, which is said "to offer 40% more performance at 40% less power than the Pentium D 950," is ex...

March 7th 2006 at 7:30pm 0 Comments