AMD fights back in the battle of the Quad Cores

AMD described its forthcoming quad-core processor, codenamed Barcelona, in a session at today’s Microprocessor Forum. Details of the new microarchitecture on which the processor is based (codenamed K8L) have been known for some time now. Still, the event brought some new info, and here are some highlights that I’ve culled from some of the reporting […]

Intel Core 2: To buy or not to buy?

There’s been an awful lot of talk recently regarding the release of the new Intel Core 2 chips. So far only the Duo (dual core) version has been released, but the Quadro (quad core) is apparently just around the corner. There’s a nice review (including benchmarks) of the Quadro over at Tom’s Hardware.