Intel tick-tockin' for years to come

Intel’s “tick-tock” process of alternating between shrinking the die and updating the microarchitecture has done them well so far, and apparently they see no obstacles to continuing

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

Retailers confirm new iMacs next week

GeekSugar predicted there’d be new iMacs next week, and several retailers have confirmed the existence of new model numbers in their inventory. That’s what MacRumors claims, at least. What

Benchmark: Apple 2.5GHz Penryn MacBook Pro

[photopress:Picture_8.png,full,pp_image,center] Today in the CrunchGear test labs we’re benchmarking the Penryn-based MacBook Pro. And just for fun we’re also benchmarking the Merom-based

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

Penryn invades Dell XPS M1330

Looks as if those Penryn chips have made their way into Dell’s lineup a tad faster than we first thought. Not that it’s a bad thing. In fact, it’s a glorious thing and I’m so h

Toshiba adds Penryn to U305 thin-and-light laptops

Toshiba’s Satellite U305 line gets a bump with the recent addition of the Satellite U305-S2816, which features the new Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 processor (Penryn). The S2816 starts at $1,349.99 an

Rumor: Penryn chips invading Dell, possibly Apple very soon

If rumors surrounding Dell are to be believed then we will soon see Intel’s 45-nm Penryn chips being offered in upcoming notebooks. Duh, right? But it looks like they’ll be coming to marke

More information on the MacBook Air's CPU

Here’s some more information about the made-for-Apple Intel Core 2 Duo chip that’s found in the new MacBook Air. Anand Lal Shimpi over at AnandTech dug into the available data and found th

Apple updates Mac Pro, Xserve: Penryn processors

[photopress:08mp_display.jpg,full,center] A prelude of things to come next week at MacWorld? Apple speed bumped the Mac Pro and Xserve today; both now use Intel’s recently-released Penryn proces

The Penryns are coming!

With CES two weeks away things are leaking left and right. This time around we’re finding out who has Intel’s 45nm Penryn processors lurking within shiny new notebooks. Ok, so we pretty mu

Fujitsu's probably-Penryn laptop has huge battery life

The line between portability and battery life is about to get a whole lot blurrier, like your vision if you were to walk into a doorknob eye-first and then fall down and hit your other eye squarely on

Intel's Penryn: Ready to go, but will it meet the hype?

Penryn is hitting the streets. The 45 Nanometer procs are promising to be the “biggest leap forward” in processor design in almost 40 years. Or so they say. We really hear this type of hyp