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Intel Core i7-965 Extreme Edition Processor

Submitted by: Das Capitolin @ 08:03 PM | Sunday, November 16, 2008 | (url: http://benchmarkr...)

In this article Benchmark Reviews covers the Intel Core i7-965 Extreme Edition (XE). We have now had sufficient time to spend with Core i7 series and our knowledge base on these processors and their supporting components has grown exponentially. In our first article, Intel Core i7 CPU & DX58SO X58 Platform we covered most of the available information regarding both the Nehalem Technology and the architecture used with the Intel Core i7 Processor family.


Overclockers push 8-core Skulltrail to 6 GHz: Dual-socket overclocking confirmed

Submitted by: Fox k @ 01:47 PM | Thursday, April 17, 2008 | (url: http://www.tgdail...)

Las Vegas (NV) When Intel released its Skulltrail platform, the main focus of this extreme computing platform was on overclocking capabilities. Dual-socket motherboards traditionally have not been a prime target for overclocking anyway, so this was an interesting proposition from Intel anyway. Now we know that Skulltrail has lots of headroom.

Overclocking with advanced air-cooling can take Skulltrail from 3.2 GHz to 4 GHz. 4.5 GHz is reportedly manageable with a modest water-cooling system. Not surprisingly, there is a lot more capability in this platform if take an extreme Skulltrail a bit more extreme


IBM Unleashes 4.7 GHz POWER6 Microprocessor

Submitted by: DudeofDeath @ 09:25 PM | Wednesday, May 23, 2007 | (url: http://www.dailyt...)


IBM just launched the dual-core 64-bit POWER6 processor running at 4.7 GHz, which doubles the speed of the previous generation POWER5 while using nearly the same amount of electricity to run and cool it.


AMD price cuts effective today

Submitted by: Got Haggis? @ 10:51 AM | Monday, April 9, 2007 | (url: http://techreport...)

All AMD 64 x2 processors are now under $200, with the exception of the 6000, which is going for $241. I'm glad I held off upgrading for awhile.