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Subject: Processors | April 25, 2005 - 10:53 AM | Ryan Shrout
Toshiba demonstrated the power of the new cell processor that is going into the Playstation 3 console recently. It decoded 48 standard defiinition TV format MPEG-2 streams and then projected them on a 1920x1080 display divided into 8x6 cells each with a different video stream.
In the demonstration, Toshiba used an operating system environment that it had developed to increase efficiency in the Cell software development.
Subject: Processors | April 25, 2005 - 10:43 AM | Ryan Shrout
The change from DDR400 to DDR500 as the official memory standard for AMD would be quite a feat, being as no JEDEC standard exists for DDR500 at all. But none the less, CoolTechZone thinks it might happen.
Before making the switch to other memory standards, the chipmaker has decided to extend support for DDR even further. The source said AMD would most likely support DDR500 with its Venice core microprocessors.
Subject: Processors | April 21, 2005 - 10:31 AM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like AMD is planning on having 4 models of the Athlon 64 X2 when it is available, from the 4200+ to the 4800+.
The more interesting introductions are the dual Athlon 64s. There are four models: The 4200+, 4400+, 4600+ and, wait for it, the 4800+. These are 2.2GHz frequency processors with 2x512K cache for $537, and the same with 2x1MB for $581. A 2.4GHz CPU with 2x512 cache will set you back $803, and $1001 for 2x1MB. Is the $1001 just a random number, or is AMD playing numerical games? I vote games.
Subject: Processors | April 21, 2005 - 10:23 AM | Ryan Shrout
While the title may be a bit misleading, Anandtech did not get any true Athlon 64 X2 parts to review, instead they used their Opteron 875 processor to simulate an Athlon 64 X2 4400+.
The final problem we had was that there were significant issues with regards to memory compatibility and performance on this Tyan board with the dual core BIOS.
Subject: Processors | April 21, 2005 - 10:18 AM | Ryan Shrout
You really should go read this article, Scott over at Tech Report has a done a great job on evaluating the performance of the new dual core Opteron processors against singel core Opterons, dual and single core Pentiums, Xeon and more.
AMD's dual-core Opteron processors are extremely well executed on all fronts, based on what we've seen. AMD's dual-core design has a technical elegance that Intel's can't match, and that design brings superior performance.
Subject: Processors | April 21, 2005 - 10:12 AM | Ryan Shrout
Again, the full release is here on the AMD.com website.
Key OEM Customers Announce Support For Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ Processors
â€” Sun, HP and IBM showcase dual-core platforms based on dual-core AMD64 processors; Leading server solutions providers to begin offering AMD Opteron processor-based systems â€”
NEW YORK -- April 21, 2005 --In support of the Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ processor, the industry'
Subject: Processors | April 21, 2005 - 10:11 AM | Ryan Shrout
You can read the full press release here.
AMD Announces World's First 64-Bit, x86 Multi-Core Processors For Servers And Workstations At Second-Anniversary Celebration Of AMD Opteron™ Processor
â€” AMD launches Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ processors for server and workstations and unveils AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core processor for consumers and business users â€”
NEW YORK -- April 21, 2005 --Charting
Subject: Processors | April 20, 2005 - 04:30 PM | Ryan Shrout
Is this true? I don't know yet, but if it is, it will probably be only a paper launch on desktop parts until closer to June. But hey, at least you can see a potential X2 logo!
Subject: Processors | April 15, 2005 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD coming to a Government office near you, and maybe a bigger tax return!
The White House told federal agencies this week to stop specifying brand names in procurement contracts, a practice it says leads to higher prices for everything from paper clips to PCs and hurts the livelihood of smaller vendors.
Subject: Processors | April 14, 2005 - 10:25 AM | Ryan Shrout
The Inquirer is saying that another website seen here is pointing towards future AMD processors using the M2 1207 pin socket. I may have some more information for you on this soon.
Chips codenamed Manila, Orleans and Windsor are scheduled to be released in Q1 of next year - these are claimed to be Semprons, Athlon 64s and Athlon 64FX dual core chips.
This web site also suggests that they will support "Presidio" and "Pacifica" security and virtualisation tech, and DDRII-667.
Subject: Processors | April 14, 2005 - 10:21 AM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like in response to AMD's upcoming dual core Opteron launch, Intel has moved their dual core Pentium launch up a bit.
CHIP COMPANY Intel plans to reveal its next generation dual core CPU line next Monday on the 18th of April. Our knowledgeable sources confirmed that Intel moved the date forward and decided to get it over with soon. Or beat up AMD ahead of its dual Opteron launch on the 21st, if you're absurdly cynical.
Subject: Processors | April 13, 2005 - 05:07 PM | Ryan Shrout
Indeed, serious to the die-shrink, CedarMill passes from 115W (for Prescott), with "only" 86 Watts. That is to say approximately same thermal dissipation as Northwood.
Subject: Processors | April 13, 2005 - 05:03 PM | Ryan Shrout
As for Turion 64 for Mobile of the AMD64 architecture adoption which the AMD announces formally in March with new model CPU, electric power consumption is lined up the ML series of the 35w and the MT series of the 25w.
Subject: Processors | April 13, 2005 - 04:56 PM | Ryan Shrout
Might we already know the name of the new, upcoming Athlon 64 dual core desktop parts?
The flagship AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ will have both its cores operating at 2.4GHz, the same frequency as the AMD Athlon 64 4000+, and we'll be surprised if this doesn't obliterate the already impressive Pentium Extreme Edition 840 we reviewed here.
Subject: Processors | April 12, 2005 - 10:10 AM | Ryan Shrout
In a move that will definitely confuse many, Intel has decided to move UP the release of the dual core Extreme Edition processors and the corresponding 955 chipset. Being as I don't even have a sample of the product yet, its really hard for me to even tell you if this is good or bad, but weighing in the difficultly Intel had getting parts out to the press, I can't imagine this being a very wide release at all...
Intel will move up the launch date of its dual-core series Pentium Extreme Edition 840 CPU
Subject: Processors | April 7, 2005 - 10:13 AM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like the Inquirer believes that AMD is going to release their dual core Opteron parts on the 2nd anniversary of the original Opteron release. That would be ideal, wouldn't it?
CHIP FIRM Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will likely ship two members of its four/eight way dual core family on the 21st of April, bang in time for the second anniversary of its Opteron launch.
Subject: Processors | April 4, 2005 - 03:19 PM | Ryan Shrout
Just caught another Intel dual core processor preview, this time at Anandtech.
- When it comes to dual core vs. single core with Hyper Threading, there's a huge difference. While both improve system response time, dual core improves it more while also guaranteeing better overall system performance. Hyper Threading lets you multitask, dual core lets you actually get work done while multitasking.