Major processor events of 2006

Posted on Thursday, Dec 28 2006 @ 00:40 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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