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Intel Yonah Pricing

Friday 10 June 2005 @ 3:03 pm

Even though there is No 64-bit Intel Mobile Chip Yet, Dual Core laptop processor will be expected to hit the market in the first quarter of 2006.

Details of Intel dual-core notebook processors, codenamed Yonah, were revealed at IDF (Intel Developer Forum) in San Francisco in September 2004 and the processors will be launched in the first quarter of 2006.
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Intel Yonah Pricing




Athlon X2 vs Pentium D : Realtime Stress Test

Friday 10 June 2005 @ 12:50 am

We’ve been debating how good are those newly released chips, Athlon X2 from AMD and Pentium D 840 EE from Intel.

The following 2 tests are stress tests performed by TomsHardware running on Athlon 64 X2 4800 and Pentium D 840 EE, to test the stability and performance.

Stress Test On Athlon X2 4800

Stress Test On Pentium D 840 EE

By the time I write this article (12:36:00 PM EST), Athlon X2 4800 has been running for 46 h and 14 min with 0 reboot !! Meanwhile, Pentium D 840 EE has been running for 24 h and 1 min and rebooted 3 times.

Besides, as you can see, the temperature of Athlon X2 4800 is fluctuating between 50 – 55 Celcius, whereas Pentium D 840 EE is fluctuating between 60 – 70 Celcius. I have a feeling the frequency of reboot might due to the heat generated by the processor. 50 – 55 Celcius for a Dual Core processor is kind of amazing because even I am using a single core AMD64 very often my CPU temperature stays around 55 Celcius using the heatsink and cooling fan procided by the manufacturer.

HmMMm… Is the extra money for AMD Athlon X2 well worth the stability and low heat? You decide. :)




AMD’s Ambition: 50% Of Market By 2015

Tuesday 7 June 2005 @ 5:00 pm

AMD
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has set their sight to its ambitious goals: To parlay its success in new chip technology over the past two years into market share growth and become the provider of half of all computer microprocessors within the next decade.
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AMD’s Ambition: 50% Of Market By 2015




Intel Targets 9-5 Notebook By 2008

Tuesday 7 June 2005 @ 4:35 pm

Intel
Computer processor manufacturer Intel, in fact, is so bullish on the matter that it recently moved up a deadline for notebook makers by two years. It’s now asking them to produce by 2008 thin and light notebooks that can run for eight hours without the use of additional external batteries, said Mooly Eden, vice president of the Intel’s mobility group.

If everthing goes well, within three to four years, portable PCs will be expected to see battery life double from today’s four-hour stretch.
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Intel Targets 9-5 Notebook By 2008




Apple To Use Intel Chips Confirmed

Tuesday 7 June 2005 @ 4:32 am

As the follow up of the article “Apple Switches To Intel Chips“, on Monday, June 6, 2005, Apple confirmed to use Intel chips beginning in mid 2006.

Quoted:
“Our goal is to provide our customers with the best personal computers in the world, and looking ahead Intel has the strongest processor roadmap by far,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “It’s been ten years since our transition to the PowerPC, and we think Intel’s technology will help us create the best personal computers for the next ten years.”

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Apple To Use Intel Chips Confirmed




Nokia Unveiled Nokia 1110 & 1600

Monday 6 June 2005 @ 3:57 am
Nokia 1110               Nokia 1600

At a press conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, Nokia revealed its strategy to bring the benefits of mobility to new growth markets by introducing the Nokia 1110 and Nokia 1600. This two models are aiming at first time users and consumers in growth markets like Africa. Somehow, I can’t find both of them in Nokia’s Malaysia website, not even the US website too.
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Nokia Unveiled Nokia 1110 & 1600





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