There has been a battle brewing in the motherboard world, and predictably it's been between the Taiwanese motherboard giants Gigabyte and Asus. And the battle has been fought on the LGA 1366 battlefield.
Intel's LGA1366 socket is the highest performing PC platform, period. With motherboards typically costing over £200, it's also pretty pricey. In that context, the recently revised Gigabyte X58A-UD3R is a bit of a bargain at just £159.
Semiconductor company Tilera is manufacturing a 100-core computer processor that offers four times the power of Intel's Nehalem-Ex, while using a third of the power.
Intel's new Nehalem CPU architecture is impressive enough in single-socket Core i7 desktops. But in multi-socket Xeon X5570 trim, it is nothing short of staggeringly powerful
ExclusiveIntel's new Nehalem-based Core i7 desktop processor is pretty nippy. But now we can exclusively reveal that the upcoming dual-socket server and workstation variant of the Nehalem architecture is so fast it's almost silly.
It's been a long time coming. But AMD has finally has a decent quad-core chip. Launched today in Opteron server trim, AMD's new 45nm microarchitecture is far from revolutionary. But it makes for an excellent server CPU and also bodes well for upcoming desktop derivatives.