2009-04-22 Sorry, but updates have been scarce lately. Hope to resume at some time in the future. / K endian.net
2008-02-21 Ars Technica reviews the NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT: ATI's HD 3850 and HD 3870 have dominated the mid-range price/performance bracket since the two debuted in November-and NVIDIA has apparently had enough of it. The 9600 GT is meant ... Ars Technica [rm]
2008-03-08 Intel Atom Mobile chip built in the 45 nm process. TDP only 0.6 - 2.6 , and can dip as low as 0.01W. Previously called Silverthorne. Single core draws 4W, while a dual core draws 8W.
2008 Intel Nehalem
Nehalem was a new design built using a 65 nm process with half the die size of a Northwood. Was supposed to use a 1200 MHz (or a 4 GHz bus as some rumours claim) bus and start at 9.60 GHz before continuing to 10 GHz+.
Nehalem is now changed to be the name of the family succeeding Merom, Conroe and Woodcrest, which is 45nm and will include Whitefield, Gainstown and Bloomfield. The Nehalem platform will use the Tylersburg chipset
2007-Q3 Intel X38 Chipset for Kentsfield, etc. Includes AMT (Active Management Technology), VT-d (Virtualization for Directed I/O) & LT (LaGrande Technology). Uses the ICH9DO south bridge. Part of the Weybridge platform. Previously called Bearlake.
2007 Intel ICH9 South bridge
2007-05-19 ATI RV610 Includes 40 stream processors, 64-bit memory interface and 128 or 256 MB of graphics RAM.
2007-05-XX ATI R600 PC-chip that shares a similar design to to the R500 for XBox2. Likely to support WGF. Delayed from earlier forecasts. Will be large, hot and fast... Equipped with 320 stream processors. Named ATI Radeon HD 2900
2007-Q3 Nvidia GeForce 8600 Mainstream card in the 8000-series. Previously known as G84.
2006-07-27 Intel Merom
Mobile processor succeeding Prescott-M and Yonah built on a 65 nm process. Accompanied by the Crestine chipset. Recent rumours claim that Merom is a major new core design with multiple cores and, depending on version, 2-4 MB of cache, which will also form the base for the next desktop chip, Conroe. Said to consume about 45W.
Earlier said to launch in 05-H2 or 2007, prototype chips has been out since May of 2006.
Merom is part of the Santa Rosa Centrino platform, succeeding Napa. Said to be used in future Macs.
Bus speed to go up to 800 MHz in 2007-H1.
Will be named T7600, the T7400, the T7200 and T5600.