AMD has just released five new processors along their Phenom II and Athlon II lines, with a (pleasant) focus on more budget-friendly chips, highlighted by the Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition, touted as the fastest (or at least AMD’s fastest) dual-core processor with a 3.2GHz core frequency and a TDP (thermal design power) of
Intel has just officially announced new Atom processors that should be seen running next year’s batch of netbooks. Codenamed “Pine Trail”, the new processors are based on a 45nm process that’s listed to offer 20% less power consumption than the previous generation of Atom CPUs, which translates to less heat (and a reduced need for
Dell has just revamped their Studio line of performance notebooks–the Studio 15, Studio 17, and Studio XPS 16—with an option to add Intel’s new quad-cored Core i7 mobile processors. The three models include options for adding either the i7-720QM (1.6GHz) or i7-820QM (1.73GHz). Alienware (also owned by Delll) has also launched the first notebook to
Intel has officially introduced the first Core i7 processors for notebooks during the IDF. Previously known as “Clarksfield”, the new mobile processors come with a feature set that’s similar to the existing quad-cored Core i7 processors for desktops—including Intel’s Nehalem platform and 45nm process—but run on less power to prolong battery life.
Intel’s Paul Otellini has shown the world’s first working chips built on 22nm process technology during the Intel Developer Forum today. Production for 32nm chips that integrate graphics with the CPU have just begun production, but the 22nm process—able to fit 2.9 billion transistors into an area the size of a fingernail–means that more powerful,