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Intel Core 2 Duo Family Preview

A higher level of computing performance with lower clock speeds, and lower power consumption; is that too good to be true from our blue friends at Intel? With Intel proudly brazing their Core 2 products (namely the Conroe) on this late-night adventure, we have up our technical primer on this Pentium replacement.
14 July 2006

Intel Core Duo T2400 + Linux

Intel's Core Duo T2400 has a maximum operating frequency of 1.83GHz, 65nm process, 2MB of L2 cache, and 667MHz FSB; however, how does this dual-core component fare under Linux? We have taken a look at the Intel Core Duo T2400 in conjunction with the Lenovo ThinkPad T60, and have comparison results today against the previous Pentium M 750 1.83GHz.
1 July 2006

Intel DDR2 FB-DIMM Performance

Intel was first to adopt DDR2 memory when they had launched their LGA-775 socket nearly two years ago with the Grantsdale and Alderwood Chipsets. Intel Corporation is first again to introduce the latest in memory technology: FB-DIMM. FB-DIMM is short for Fully Buffered Dual Inline Memory Module, and is primarily designed for mission-critical server environments that require maximum performance with minimal errors. FB-DIMMs are designed to bring the best traits from DDR2 memory while combining a new point-to-point serial memory interface. Some of the key benefits for Fully Buffered DIMMs include enhanced reliability, greater bandwidth, improved scalability, and higher capacity per memory channel. We at Phoronix have the first performance preview of the new DDR2 FB-DIMM memory modules on the Xeon Greencreek platform.
16 June 2006

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ & Sempron 3400+

After having presented our preview of the AMD Socket AM2 last week, today we finally have our first set of numbers ready to publish. Our first Linux AM2 performance report comes in way of the AMD Sempron 3400+ and AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+.
30 May 2006

AMD Socket AM2 Family Preview

Making headlines for months now has been countless rumors in regards to Advance Micro Device's M2/AM2 Socket. AMD's Socket AM2 is designed to bring forward several changes -- most notably, the adoption of DDR2 -- and here at Phoronix we have all the facts. With this being the morning of the long awaited pre-Computex launch, we also have up some details when it comes to AMD's finest on Linux. Continue on with our AMD AM2 Series Preview.
23 May 2006

Intel EIST SpeedStep

Intel's SpeedStep Technology has origins tracing back to the days of the Mobile Pentium 3 and Pentium 2 processors with Geyserville Technology. However, at that time, the 1GHz Pentium 3 model was the fastest and required 1.7V for operation, and its maximum power consumption was 34W! Since that time, many of the processor technologies have been phased out and have brought new features in the Pentium 4, Celeron M, Pentium M, and most recently the Core Duo series. However, over six years later SpeedStep Technology remains in their mobile platform as well as some Pentium 4 and Pentium D processors. At hand today are the results from our most recent (EIST) Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology investigation.
16 February 2006

AMD Cool n Quiet

Introduced way back with the launch of Advanced Micro Devices Athlon 64 processors was Cool 'n' Quiet Technology, as the successor to PowerNow! Today at Phoronix we are looking at the performance of AMD's Cool 'n' Quiet under Linux when it comes to the CPU temperature, power consumption, and overall desktop performance and usage.
7 February 2006

Intel Centrino DDR2 Investigation

In our previous piece yesterday, we had covered the performance benefits of using a 16MB cache on 2.5-inch mobile devices compared to the traditional 8MB capacity and overall we were pleasantly surprised by our penguin findings. Today we are going to be looking again at mobile memory performance under Linux but rather than the form of permanent storage, we are examining various memory configurations and its effect on the Pentium M performance. In this article we will be testing the system in 512MB, 1GB, and 2GB DDR2 PC2-4200 configurations.
19 December 2005

Intel Pentium M 750 + i915PM

DFI's 855GME-MGF motherboard has been receiving a fair amount of attention in recent months due to its Socket 479 Pentium M support. When an Intel Pentium M is utilized in conjunction with one of these Socket 479 desktop motherboards, the high performance level can be quite shocking. Although we're running the Pentium M 750 notebook at stock speeds in this article, we've posted some results to demonstrate Intel's mobile capabilities under Linux. Hitting the bench today is an IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad R52 with 1.86GHz Pentium M processor, i915 Express Chipset, 512MB DDR2, and an ATI X300 utilizing GCC 4.0 and the Linux 2.6.12 kernel.
18 September 2005

AMD Venice v. San Diego

As most of you are aware, AMD's Athlon 64 flagship single core is currently the San Diego, in fact the Athlon 64 FX-57 is based upon the San Diego. The key difference between the San Diego and its Venice counterpart is the amount of L2 Cache. But just how well do these two cores compare clock-for-clock? In this review will be running two of these CPUs at 2.0, 2.2, and 2.6GHz to see the performance difference between the two AMD cores.
5 July 2005

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