1. Crunch Buttsteak

    DBWI: Intel Abandons Tejas and Jayhawk in favor of Conroe

    For those who don’t know what Conroe is, it would have been Intel’s first attempt at a mainstream dual core chip that they had been developing in 2005/2006, which could have easily had the potential to outperform AMD’s Athlon 64 X2 chips, with far lower TDP than the infamous Pentium V chips that...
  2. Computer WI: The Second Intifada's most serendipitous casualty:

    The original Intel Core and Core2 microarchitectures were introduced in 2006, developed at Intel's Israel R&D center over the course of 2003-2006. It was the architecture with which Intel took back the X86 performance crown from AMD, whose Athalon64 architecture and variants/successors forced...