Code name Shanghai: AMD's 45nm quad-core Opterons are here

AMD, Intel’s arch nemesis, is rolling out its first 45nm quad-core Opteron processors today. The move to 45nm brings lower power consumption (a decrease by about 35 percent) and increased (by 35

The future of Moore's law: IBM's chief technologist weighs in

Trouble ahead, captain! Before ten years is out, our pattern of reducing the size of semiconductors (for example, the move to 45nm from 65nm with Penryn) every two years or so is going to hit a brick

Intel's next barrage: Nehalem gets previewed

Those lucky bastards over at AnandTech got their mitts on a couple totally unofficial Nehalem chips. For those of you not in the know (a group which included me until about 15 minutes ago), Nehalem is

AMD says, "Hey, we're going to 45nm too!"

[photopress:amdsp.jpg,full,center] Intel’s not the only processor manufacturer on the block switching from 65nm to 45nm technology this month. AMD held a press event today to let us know that, y

Getting to know the Penryns

[photopress:cleanroom.jpg,full,center] Everybody’s excited about Intel’s new 45nm chip architecture and its first iteration, the Penryns. They’re going to be in the MacBooks, they&#8

Alienware stuffs new 45nm Intel proc into popular m15x laptop

[photopress:alienware_area_51_m15x_m17x_laptop.jpg,full,center] Alienware’s going micro once more with the first 45nm Core 2 Extreme laptop with a 15.4-inch screen, a size that many (including t

RumoR: 45nm Xbox 360 CPUs Given Green Light, Redesign In 2008

We’ll have to wait well over a year to see if this rumors pans out, but sources in Singapore, which support an earlier Mercury News report, say that Microsoft’s manufacturing partners are