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Major processor events of 2006

Posted on Thursday, December 28 2006 @ 00:40:06 CET by

The Inq takes a look at some major developments on the CPU front that happened this year. Here's a short snip:
2006 WAS A HUGE year for CPUs, one that saw roles reversed on several fronts, and saw company bets abandoned. It started out with AMD having all the momentum, and ended with Intel holding the ball.

We started out the year with state of the art being about a 2.4GHz dual core K8 on socket 939 with the then unnamed AM2 just around the corner. DDR-400 was all the rage, DDR2 had a pretty large price premium coupled with dubious performance advantages. AMD ruled...



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