Intel also provided a small update on its 32nm processors, Westmere (a 32nm die shrink to Nehalem) and Sandy Bridge (32nm, brand new architecture):

Details on Westmere were light, but Intel did detail that they'd be introducing new vector instructions with the CPU:

The Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) will not be available in Westmere.  Instead, we will have to wait for Sandy Bridge which will offer support for 256-bit vector operations. Intel will detail the full instruction specs at its upcoming IDF in China.

 

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  • dreddly - Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - link

    Your stubborn refusal to acknowledge the repeated objections to the insertion of a sexually inappropriate innuendo into the headline does not constitute 'vague mutterings'.

    If this site persistently juxtaposed sexually charged images of women with their headlines (akin to maxim) to make a literary statements or metaphors, then it would not be an issue. The objection is to complete irrelevance and seeming ignorant refusal to justify why the image of a Japanese women was chosen and why a traditionally conservative and respectful piece of clothing -the kimono- became the focal point for 'exposure'.

    The point you have consistently ignored is that if we replace the image of the Japanese women with a man or a image of a woman on the beach, the non-nonsensical nature of the headline is overly and absurdly apparent.

    Your persistent attempts to imply that this argument is anti-sex is as laughable as your understanding of contemporary feminism. If anandtech has decided to go the maxim route, fine, there is an range of arguments and a justifiable reasons to counterpose technology and sex. The problem is that there is no justification or purpose for the headline - it isn't very literary and doesn't relate to the overall purpose of the site. As such, it is a superficial and unnecessary trope, the use of which DOES replicate and connotate a persistent stereotype of sexualized asian women. The use of the stereotype out of ironic or literary context appears to be DESIGNED to offend women and asians who object to those oversimplications that have often used to discriminate and marginalize in the past.
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  • Screammit - Sunday, March 23, 2008 - link

    "The use of the stereotype out of ironic or literary context appears to be DESIGNED to offend women and asians..."

    I'm totally with you on this Anandtech marginalization conspiracy theory, but i'm pretty sure the girl in the picture did something to deserve it. I was kinda hoping for the new Nehalem chips to be used as pasties, but hey, there's always the next article, right?
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  • hobel - Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - link

    You are the only who thinks that a kimono is womans clothing only.
    In the context with the image, ok... but the headline only is gender neutral. Or never seen a sumo ringer in kimono?
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  • jasongg06 - Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - link

    Well put. This title is inappropriate. Not only is it offensive to women, it is also offensive to Asians in general. You'd think in 2008 people would have better taste and judgment. Reply
  • masher2 - Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - link

    > "it is also offensive to Asians in general..."

    The headline implies:

    a) That somewhere in the world, some women still wear kimonos, at least under some circumstances.
    b) That at least some men still remain sexually attracted to women.

    Which of these suggestions is "offensive to Asians in general"?
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  • ocyl - Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - link

    Agreed. I don't think that the article title and the front-page image are appropriate, either, considering that there is no need to sensitize / emotionalize the subject matter. Reply
  • madoka - Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - link

    Yes, the title and imagery is pretty crass and tasteless. Reply
  • masher2 - Monday, March 17, 2008 - link

    I commend you on your ability to be offended by pointless trivia. Reply
  • Griswold - Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - link

    Good thing you're not the authority on what is "pointless trivia" and what is not. Reply
  • Tilmitt - Monday, March 17, 2008 - link

    As someone with a Japanese girlfriend...I loved the title! Reply

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