iXBT Labs - Computer Hardware in Detail






News Archive

 « Previous Day News Archive Next Day » 


Intel To Roll Out A Couple Of Budget CPUs On May 28

AMD To Ship First Four 65nm Processors This Year

Palm Reveals Treo 700p EvDO Smartphone

Hitachi Ships "Super-Pendicular" Hard Drive

Intel To Roll Out A Couple Of Budget CPUs On May 28

And another news from HKEPC. According to information they have, already on May 28 Intel will roll out a couple of new Celeron D processors made using the 65nm process, based on the Cedar Mill core and featuring 512KB L2.

First we are to welcome the Celeron D 352 operating at 3.2GHz and Celeron D 356 (3.33GHz). Both will have 533MHz FSB. In over 1,000-unit quantities novelties will cost $79 and $89, respectively.

There is also information about the fastest CPU of this series that should be expected in Q3'2006. The Celeron D 360 will differ from the 356 only by a higher multiplier (making its clock rate 3.46GHz). Presumably it will cost $103.

The transition of inexpensive processors from the stepping B1 to C1 lowered their energy consumption from 95W to 65W making them more attractive for overclocking.

In the future, Celeron D is to be replaced by single-core Pentium 4 and even dual-core Pentium D processors, some of which are getting close to $100 already now.

Source: HKEPC

AMD To Ship First Four 65nm Processors This Year

According to the information, obtained by HKEPC from motherboard vendors, AMD is going to ship first 65nm processors already in December 2006. Though in retail they might be available only in Q1'2007.

The following 65nm dual-core models are expected first:

  • Athlon X2 64 4200+, 2.2GHz, 2x512KB L2
  • Athlon X2 64 4400+, 2.2GHz, 2x1MB L2
  • Athlon X2 64 4600+, 2.4GHz, 2x512KB L2
  • Athlon X2 64 4800+, 2.4GHz, 2x1MB L2

Click to enlarge

The company will continue to manufacture senior models, according to the 90nm process, at least until the beginning of the next year:

  • Athlon X2 64 5000+, 2.6GHz, 2x512KB L2
  • Athlon X2 64 5200+, 2.6GHz, 2x1MB L2
  • Athlon X2 64 5400+, 2.8GHz, 2x512KB L2
  • Athlon FX 62. 2.8GHz, 2x1MB L2

The Brisbane core based 65nm novelties are expected to feature 42% better energy consumption. Already in H1'2007 AMD plans to move its dual-core CPUs to the mass market and to replace the single-core solutions (which are not to be moved to the 65nm process) in this segment by dual-core ones in H2. Note that Intel has nearly achieved this already by these days.

Speaking of budget 65nm processors, codenamed Sparta, they are expected in the market in H2'2007.

Source: HKEPC

Palm Reveals Treo 700p EvDO Smartphone

Palm today announced the Palm Treo 700p smartphone, which is the first Palm OS CDMA-based Treo smartphone to offer the EvDO (Evolution Data Optimized) network.

Pricing and availability for the Palm Treo 700p smartphone will be announced later by Sprint and Verizon Wireless.

Besids EvDO, the novelty offers the following features: built-in dial-up networking (by using the smartphone as a wireless modem via USB or Bluetooth), 1.3-megapixel camera and camcorder, 128MB of memory (60MB user available; in addition to SD cards).

Other features include:

  • Personalized ringtones and the ability to ignore a call with text messaging;
  • New voice-memo application
  • Better Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 ActiveSync support: contact sync in addition to email and calendar, as well as threaded SMS/MMS messages in a single chat view and out-of-the-box support for Yahoo!, AOL, and Gmail;
  • Improved version of the Blazer browser;
  • Full PDF support using DataViz Documents To Go Version 8.0
  • Palm OS platform, version 5.4.9.

Source: Palm

Hitachi Ships "Super-Pendicular" Hard Drive

Hitachi today started shipping its most reliable and technically-advanced 2.5-inch hard drive -- Travelstar 5K160. The 160GB Travelstar 5K160 is a 5400 RPM 2.5-inch hard drive designed for notebook and mobile computing.

The company has dubbed the Travelstar 5K160 the "Super-pendicular Drive" because it combines several innovations: improved corrosion resistance due to implementation of proprietary alloy combination and layer-deposition process; use of new PMR write head able to write smaller data bits more sharply and with greater fidelity; use of the iridium-manganese-chromium (IrMnCr) read-head alloy claimed to double the reliability.


  • 160/120/80/60/40 GB
  • 9.5 mm in height
  • 102/102/95/95/95/95 grams in weight
  • 5400 RPM
  • 131 billion bits per square inch maximum areal density
  • 4/4/2/2/1 recording heads
  • 2/2/1/1/1 platter(s)
  • 325 G (2ms) operating shock
  • 1000 G (1ms) non-operating shock
  • 540 Mb/s max. media transfer rate
  • 11 ms seek time
  • 5.5 ms average latency
  • 100 Ultra DMA mode-5/SATA 1.5 Gb/s
  • 8 MB data buffer
  • 0.80 w active idle
  • 0.60 w low power idle
  • 2.5/2.5/2.2/2.2/2.2 Bels typical idle acoustics
  • 5 to 55 degrees C operating temperature
  • Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) spindle motor

Source: Hitachi

 « Previous Day News Archive Next Day » 

Write a comment below. No registration needed!

blog comments powered by Disqus

  Most Popular Reviews More    RSS  

AMD Phenom II X4 955, Phenom II X4 960T, Phenom II X6 1075T, and Intel Pentium G2120, Core i3-3220, Core i5-3330 Processors

Comparing old, cheap solutions from AMD with new, budget offerings from Intel.
February 1, 2013 · Processor Roundups

Inno3D GeForce GTX 670 iChill, Inno3D GeForce GTX 660 Ti Graphics Cards

A couple of mid-range adapters with original cooling systems.
January 30, 2013 · Video cards: NVIDIA GPUs

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1

An external X-Fi solution in tests.
September 9, 2008 · Sound Cards

AMD FX-8350 Processor

The first worthwhile Piledriver CPU.
September 11, 2012 · Processors: AMD

Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: Ivy Bridge vs. Sandy Bridge

Trying out the new method.
September 18, 2012 · Processors: Intel
  Latest Reviews More    RSS  

i3DSpeed, September 2013

Retested all graphics cards with the new drivers.
Oct 18, 2013 · 3Digests

i3DSpeed, August 2013

Added new benchmarks: BioShock Infinite and Metro: Last Light.
Sep 06, 2013 · 3Digests

i3DSpeed, July 2013

Added the test results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 and AMD Radeon HD 7730.
Aug 05, 2013 · 3Digests

Gainward GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB Golden Sample Graphics Card

An excellent hybrid of GeForce GTX 650 Ti and GeForce GTX 660.
Jun 24, 2013 · Video cards: NVIDIA GPUs

i3DSpeed, May 2013

Added the test results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770/780.
Jun 03, 2013 · 3Digests
  Latest News More    RSS  

Platform  ·  Video  ·  Multimedia  ·  Mobile  ·  Other  ||  About us & Privacy policy  ·  Twitter  ·  Facebook

Copyright © Byrds Research & Publishing, Ltd., 1997–2011. All rights reserved.