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Shots of 'Core i5' mobos from Asus, MSI leak out
— 6:00 AM on March 2, 2009

A day before the beginning of the CeBit trade show, German site PC Games Hardware has managed to snap photos of upcoming motherboards fresh from...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Intel, TSMC prepare joint announcement
— 5:21 PM on February 27, 2009

What could the world's biggest semiconductor manufacturer want to do with Taiwan's biggest independent foundry? That's what we're about to find out. Intel sent us...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

AMD CEO shares hopeful outlook on fab spin-off
— 10:57 AM on February 27, 2009

Just days before AMD expects to spin off its manufacturing division and give birth to The Foundry Company, AMD CEO Dirk Meyer has...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

Report: Unlocking rumors boosting Phenom II X3 sales
— 9:40 AM on February 26, 2009

We've seen multiple reports of "unlockable" fourth cores on some Phenom II X3 processors over the past couple of weeks. Today, DigiTimes quotes motherboard manufacturers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

New ultra-low-voltage Intel CPUs may launch in March
— 9:40 AM on February 25, 2009

Intel has a pair of new processors for ultra-thin notebooks up its sleeve, according to DigiTimes. The site quotes anonymous sources at notebook manufacturers who...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

More details emerge about Phenom II X3 unlocking
— 3:15 PM on February 24, 2009

Last week, we spotted an article on a Korean website that showed how to unlock the fourth core on a Phenom II X3 710...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Site claims to unlock fourth core in Phenom II X3
— 9:47 AM on February 23, 2009

If you read our reviews (or just pay a little attention) you'll probably know AMD doesn't technically make triple-core chips—it just disables a core on...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Deal of the week: AMD's Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition
— 5:05 PM on February 20, 2009

We haven't featured AMD processors in our deal posts very often lately, but AMD's new Phenom II X3 720 Black Edition is a special case....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

AMD puts on the ritz with six-core Opteron demo
— 1:08 AM on February 20, 2009

How does 24 cores in Task Manager sound? We saw it happen when AMD gave us an exclusive first demo of its upcoming...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

Rumor: AMD to strike at Intel with dual-core 'Callisto'
— 6:00 AM on February 19, 2009

AMD may soon repeat its strategy of lopping two cores off a Phenom and selling it as a cheap Athlon—except this time with a 45nm...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

AMD: Fab spin-off will be complete by March 2
— 12:35 PM on February 18, 2009

At a meeting in Austin, Texas earlier today, stockholders gave AMD the final go-ahead on its chip manufacturing business spin-off deal. AMD now says...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

AMD's Socket AM3 Phenom II processors
— 2:08 PM on February 17, 2009

The latest processors from AMD add support for DDR3 memory and come in more affordable triple- and quad-core flavors. We like one of them...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

What might Westmere mean for AMD?
— 3:04 PM on February 13, 2009

Now that both AMD and Intel have laid down their roadmaps for 2009 and 2010, we can have a little fun and start speculating about...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs

Motherboard makers expect AMD market share gains
— 11:10 AM on February 12, 2009

Last summer, iSuppli worked out that AMD only had 13% of the processor market in the first quarter of 2008. Could the new wave...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

32nm Intel Westmere to hit production in late 2009
— 3:17 PM on February 10, 2009

Sometimes, just sometimes, unsourced rumors from small Asian tech sites turn out to be spot on. During a briefing earlier today, Intel confirmed plans to...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Intel to spend $7 billion on U.S. fabs
— 11:12 AM on February 10, 2009

Even though Intel may face the possibility of its first loss in over 20 years this quarter, the chipmaker doesn't seem too worried about...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Intel might not cut notebook CPU prices until June
— 10:48 AM on February 10, 2009

Don't expect notebooks to start toting faster processors for the money anytime soon. According to DigiTimes, which quotes anonymous "market sources," Intel has told...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

Rumor: Intel to skip to 32nm with CPU-GPU hybrid
— 4:43 PM on February 9, 2009

Intel may not be rushing to get its first desktop CPU-GPU chimera out the door. We heard last year that the company had postponed...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs