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.
  • 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.
  • Profits And Growth: Part II - SMB Success Stories
    CRN Assistant News Editor Scott Campbell and a panel of industry experts take a look back at SMB and analyze how VARs used the right blend of technology and services to increase sales and drive profits.
  • AMD Releases Barcelona Prices
    Chipmaker's new x86 quad-core chips come in two-way and eight-way series, and follow Intel's December release of its own quad-core chips.
  • Review: AMD's New Quad Core Barcelona
    With the launch of its quad core Opteron processor, code named Barcelona, AMD aims to change how the market thinks about CPUs. Here's what our Test Center thinks.