Posts Tagged ‘x86’

Intel Core i7

23 Nov
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Intel has come up with a promising new core design that does a few very innovative things. It is the fastest desktop x86 processor available today. It has made this feat possible via the following.

1.   It eliminates the notorious FSB (front side bus) and the bottlenecks caused by it.
2.   It makes use of three channel DDR3 RAM, the memory controller is on the processor die.

3.   The cores are intelligently over-clockable by upto 400MHz. So the performance hungry applications can get extra CPU cycles when needed the most.
4. Ensures greener computing by switching off idle cores when they are idle. Read the rest of this entry »


TreeMark™ Tree Rating – A fresh perspective to green computing

31 Aug

Recently, we have been seeing lots of energy-efficient products entering our lives, the change has been triggered by factors like rising oil prices, increase in environmental pollution and soaring electricity costs. There has been a significant shift towards energy efficient computers, especially in the data centers.

Centaur Technology have come up with a very interesting way of evaluating the energy efficiency of micoprocessor products. It is called the TreeMark™ Tree Rating. Centaur defines it as “The number of trees that need to be planted to counter the amount of carbon dioxide created as a by-product of the electricity generated to power the processor over its operational lifetime”. The good thing is, Centaur’s processors rate very well on this benchmark when compared with their Intel or AMD counterparts. Read the rest of this entry »


nLite – Windows Installation Customizer

06 Aug

If you have ever wished that Windows XP / 2000 would install unattended and you had control over which components would install…. there is a tool just right for you. nLite allows you to customize & automate the windows install process with amazing flexibility. nLite comes with the following features:

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