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Intel Microserver open-standard planned

Intel Microserver open-standard planned

Intel are readying a new standard for so-called "microservers", based on the company's prototype targeted at low-traffic websites.  The open standard would describe a royalty-free, compact alternative to blade servers - powered by Intel processors, naturally - which combines both low idle power draw and fast response times.  Intel's current prototype has a 1.86GHz quad-core Lynnfield processor paired with four memory slots.

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Intel Core i5-750, Core i7-860, i7-870 get official

Intel Core i5-750, Core i7-860, i7-870 get official

It's not quite the September 6th announcement we expected, but Intel have finally come clean on their new Core i7-860, i7-870 and Core i5-750 processors, along with a cluster of new Xeon chips.  The three new Nehalem-based consumer processors run at 2.80GHz, 2.93GHz and 2.66GHz respectively, with the two Core i7 chips having four cores and eight threads each, while the Core i5 chip - which lacks Hyper Threading support - manages with four cores and four threads.

Each can be flipped into Turbo mode, with the i7-860 scaling up to 3.46GHz, the i7-870 up to 3.6GHz, and the i5-750 up to 3.2GHz.  All three have a TDP of 95W, and will be priced - when bought in 1,000 unit quantities - at $284, $562 and $196 each, respectively.

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MSI Mobile Core i7 Confirmed for Windows 7-based Notebooks

MSI Mobile Core i7 Confirmed for Windows 7-based Notebooks

With the release of Windows 7 coming up pretty quickly here, we're just like everyone else in hoping that while the Operating System is getting upgraded, the machines running them don't get left in the dust. Thankfully, that doesn't seem to be the case, at least not with MSI, as they move forward and confirm the introduction of the Mobile Core i7. It's not groundbreaking or anything (is there much that is, anymore?), but at least we get something new to look forward in the architecture point of view.

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Intel 32nm Sandy Bridge chips tipped for Q4 2010

Intel 32nm Sandy Bridge chips tipped for Q4 2010

Intel are tipped to have scheduled their shift to 32nm "Sandy Bridge" chip architecture by Q4 2010, according to the latest loose-talk at PC manufacturers.  The technology will replace Nehalem and Westmere, the latter expected to shift to 32nm processes in Q4 this year.  Westmere will add six-core processors to the company's line, and go on sale alongside 45nm quad-core Nehalem chips.

HP Z400 Workstation Review

HP Z400 Workstation Review

Earlier this year we covered the launch of HP's latest Intel Nehalem-based workstations, and soon enough HP had a Z400 test unit for us to try out. The entry-point to the new range, the Z400 misses out on some of the more innovative design features of its bigger siblings, but arguably the most important thing - the Xeon processor - is there front and center. Read on for our benchmarks and impressions.

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Intel Core i5-750, i7-860 and i7-870 coming September 6th?

Intel Core i5-750, i7-860 and i7-870 coming September 6th?

Intel's first Core i5 processor, the mainstream model from their Nehalem platform, is expected to make its debut on September 6th, along with two new Core i7 chips.  According to sources in the Taiwan motherboard industry, Intel will begin shipping the Core i5-750, Core i7-860 and Core i7-870 from early September, with quadcore clock-speeds of 2.66GHz, 2.8GHz and 2.93GHz respectively.  They'll be joined in early 2010 by two energy saving versions, the Core i5-750s and Core i7-860s, running at 2.4GHz and 2.53GHz, but with 82W TDP rather than 95W.

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Intel Nehalem mobile processors rumored for fall release

Intel Nehalem mobile processors rumored for fall release

Excited by the prospect of Intel Nehalem being available in your favorite mobile device? You might just be in luck come October. That is, if the latest rumor regarding this processor's release date holds true.

The quad-core chips were initially set for a summer release but it's looking like September or early October is the likely reveal time now. We don't know why the anticipated release would be pushed back, but what we do know are a few specs.

For instance, the mobile version of Nehalem is a real power hog starting at 45W and three versions will be available, at least at first, including the 1.6GHz P1, 1.73GHz P2 and 2GHz Extreme. Other features include automatic overclocking and hyperthreading.

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