Ryan has been busy at the IDF and has posted even more news, from PCI Express 3.0 to nVIDIA letting Intel use their SLI technology in Skulltrail and a lot more.
“When AMD’s “Barcelona” Opterons made their debut last Monday, we couldn’t tell you about a sleek, black box nestled in among the other test systems in Damage Labs. Housed inside of it: an example of Intel’s brand-new “Stoakley” dual-processor platform, complete with a pair of Xeons based on 45nm process technology. These Xeons are the first members of the Penryn family of 45nm CPUs to reach our test labs, and they offer a tantalizing look at how Intel will counter AMD’s new CPU design with a substantially revised version of its own potent Core microarchitecture.
These new CPUs and the platform that supports them promise marked improvements in performance, thanks to a bevy of tweaks and updates. In fact, although the new Xeons are more a minor refresh than a major overhaul, the gains they’ve attained are formidable. Today, we can show you how these processors perform.
The contest between next-generation CPU architectures has begun in earnest. Read on to see how Intel’s 45nm Xeons match up with AMD’s quad-core Opterons.”
Here are some more Shows and Expos articles from around the web:
- Intel Developer Forum 2007 – Day 1: Nehalem, Intel’s GPUs, 32nm and More @ AnandTech
- Intel “Harpertown” Xeon vs. AMD “Barcelona” Opteron @ AnandTech
- Intel Developer Forum 2007 – Day 1: More Nehalem, Penryn Announced, and Gelsinger Speaks @ AnandTech
- Intel IDF Fall 2007: Showcase @ Phoronix
- IDF Day 1 Coverage: More Keynotes, X38 Skulltrail, PCI Express 3.0 And 32nm @ HotHardware
- Intel Developer Forum 2007: Anniversary Edition @ X-bit Labs
- Intel Demos Skulltrail Platform – X38 Chipset With SLI @ HotHardware
- Intel IDF Fall 2007: Day 1 @ Phoronix
- Fall IDF 2007 – Intel X38 and 45nm Yorkfield Overclocking @ Legit Reviews
- New Nehalem …
- and Penryn details from IDF @ Tech Report
- Intel’s Harpertown (Penryn) quad-core processors benchmarked! @ HEXUS
- Highlights from CEDIA 2007 @ Digital Trends