CRN Components and Peripherals News

  • 4 The Hard Way
    Advanced Micro Devices launched its first quad-core microprocessor Sept. 10 at Lucasfilm's Letterman Digital Arts Center in San Francisco. Along with an armed guard of Stormtroopers and a wandering Wookie, some 50 OEMs were in attendance or had filmed tributes to the long-awaited release of the chip, codenamed Barcelona, that AMD calls the "world's most advanced x86 processor ever designed and manufactured."
  • AMD: Let's Talk Performance Per Watt
    With the launch last week of the quad-core Opteron processor, code-named Barcelona, AMD aims to change how the market thinks about CPUs. Until recently, the primary message behind selecting a CPU was performance, specifically, how fast the CPU was.
  • PCs Are Cool Again
    It's been a long time since a lot of our most interesting stories were coming from the PC space. For a time, PCs were so uncool that a certain magazine changed its name from Computer Reseller News to CRN. But hold on a minute. Several recent developments within the PC space—both on the technology front and from a business standpoint—are making it the space to watch. And that's not going to change for quite some time.
  • DGE-560T PCI Cards Arrive
    Expanding Ethernet network capacity is no longer just for the data center—even user desktops can benefit from a faster network connection.
  • Intel: Raining On AMD's Parade?
    Intel had the quad-core processor market all to itself for 271 straight days. But that wasn't enough for the chip giant to refrain from doing all it could to spoil the coming-out party for AMD's first quad-core product.
  • AMD's Barcelona Is About Choice--Olé
    Barcelona, the code-name for AMD's new quad-core server processor, may prove to be a boost for a company that is competing against the Intel behemoth, but it represents something very significant to the channel—choice.
  • Will Intel Launch 45nm Chip At IDF?
    Chip leader hints at big announcement at next week's Intel Developer Forum, but system builders are looking past 45nm die shrink to next year's major architecture re-design, codenamed Nehalem.