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Subject: Processors | June 13, 2006 - 12:42 PM | Ryan Shrout
Well, after a successful trip to Taipei for Computex last week, a couple of items made their way to my house.
That is a Merom core processor, model T7400 running at 2.16 GHz with a 667 MHz FSB and 4MB of L2 cache on the left. On the right, a Conroe core E6700 processor running at 2.67 GHz with a 1066 MHz FSB and 4MB of L2 cache. Hmmm....??
Keep checking back as we await a couple of BIOS updates to help our testing begin!
Subject: Processors | June 12, 2006 - 01:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HotHardware might not have been at Computex, but they weren't being lazy either. They have been testing the 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo and the 2.93GHz Core 2 Extreme against an FX-60, so drop by to see how the Core series performs.
Subject: Processors | June 9, 2006 - 01:38 AM | Ryan Shrout
I didn't want anyone to think I wasn't covering the Computex Show properly, so I thought I'd go ahead and make some interesting news posts here before getting my entire article online later in the week.
The first day of the show, ATI demonstrated their adaption of GPU-based physcis acceleration to a few journalists in a very small room. Nothing very new was shared, though they officially announced support for Havok FX, something we already knew about since GDC in March. We were already told they would support physic
Subject: Processors | June 7, 2006 - 01:33 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Drop by The Tech Report for an indepth look at AMD's upcoming 4x4 project. Dual core CPU's, on a dual processor board. Any bets on whether we will see a system using this, before AMD releases quad-core processors?
Subject: Processors | June 1, 2006 - 02:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
4 AM-2 processors take on 3 P5s and 3 socket 939s, in a 17 page review at The Tech Report. Everything from the new memory controller to sheer speed is compared, so grab a fresh pot of coffee and get comfortable.
Subject: Processors | June 1, 2006 - 01:35 PM | Ryan Shrout
While listening in on the AMD analyst day going on right now in Austin, TX, AMD introduced something more than a little exciting. When sharing a roadmap of the desktop outlook for AMD's processors through 2007 and 2008, a platform known as "4x4" was discussed as being the ultimate enthusiast platform. What does that include?
What you are seeing here is a dual-processor system board platform, each using dual-core processors for a total of four logical cores
Subject: Processors | May 31, 2006 - 02:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD has offered no shortage of choice with Socket AM-2 offerings. From the Sempron 3000+ 1.60GHz with a 256KB Cache at $75.00 to the top of the line Athlon 64 FX-62 Dual Core Processor, running at 2.8GHz, with a pair of 1MB caches, and a 1G
Subject: Processors | May 31, 2006 - 12:40 PM | Ryan Shrout
This news hit me like a ton of bricks -- is this even remotely possible? According to this article at Forbes.com, AMD (yes the processor designer) might be looking into buying ATI (yes the graphics company). According to the article it would be a move that would "benefit the overall graphics industry," though I don't immediately see how.
Another quote in the article that is suspect is this:
Subject: Processors | May 30, 2006 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It looks like Daily Tech has scooped AMD on it's own Live! announcement. Drop by to see exactly what the expected system specs will be.
Subject: Processors | May 26, 2006 - 01:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Check out the A64 FX-62 and the X2 5000+ at PC Stats. They are impressed by the performance, calling the FX-62 the fastest processor they ever tested.
Subject: Processors | May 23, 2006 - 02:13 AM | Ryan Shrout
I have just finished up my review of the Athlon 64 FX-62 processor, the first CPU to offer the AM2 processor socket and DDR2 memory for the AMD platform.
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The performance delta between the AM2 and S939 parts of matching frequency and cache sizes is nearly indistinguishable in my testing. The move from DDR to DDR2 memory speeds was never going to bring massive of amounts of
Subject: Processors | May 16, 2006 - 01:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Inquirer reveals the pricing structure of AMD's new socket AM2 low power consumption CPUs. Athlon64 and X2 Dual Cores, as well as the mobile Semprons are all listed.
"The chips will be available in May and AMD gave the prices it's charging. The 64 X2 DC chips will
cost $671 for the 4800+; $601 for the 4600+, $514 for the 4400+, $417 for the 4200+; $353 for the
4000+; and $323 for the 3800+."
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
Subject: Processors | May 12, 2006 - 01:20 PM | Jonathan Hung
Evidence that the AMD AM2 publicity machine is gearing up is showing up everywhere it seems. Today Asus has posted their new M2NPV-VM motherboard supporting GeForce 6150 / NF4 430 chipset and of course AM2.
Subject: Processors | May 2, 2006 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gideon Tech takes a look into Opteron's future, and the consequences of the amount of bandwith HyperTransport3 will provide. They feel it heralds a return of the co-processor, like the K-6's of old and their math co-processors. Read on to see what tasks they expect to see passed onto it.
Subject: Processors | April 18, 2006 - 03:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech pits a brand new AM2 paired with DDR2 against a s939 with fast DDR RAM. Any guesses who wins which benchmarks? Head on over to find out.
Subject: Processors | April 6, 2006 - 02:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ars Technica has updated their paedia to include the new Core microarchitecture from Intel. Make sure you get a fresh cup of coffee, the article is as long and indepth as you would expect, maybe even more so.
Subject: Processors | March 28, 2006 - 11:49 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
VIA Arena compares the Athlon 64 X2 3800+ against the Athlon 64 3800+ and throws in an Athlon 64 3200+ for pure speed comparisons. See what that X2 can give you compared to the single core version, and what difference the lower speed makes.
"Over the last couple of months I have been repeatedly asked a question from people wanting to
upgrade or buy a new PC. The question has been, should I get a dual core AMD Athlon 64 or single
core and what speed should I get?
Subject: Processors | March 23, 2006 - 01:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The newest P4 based on the old architecture, the 965, has been sped up to 3.73Ghz, in an attempt to unseat the FX-60. Hexus has them competing head to head today, so drop by and find out the winner.
"Intel has now hit back with a Pentium Extreme Edition that's clocks in at 3.73GHz, up from the
'955's 3.46GHz. Is it enough to dislodge the FX-60's as the fastest x86 CPU around?
Subject: Processors | March 21, 2006 - 03:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Neoseeker has found a great excuse to spend a lot of quality gaming time. They are testing the efffects of dual core on SLI and non-SLI systems, to discover the real effects of dual core on a system who's CPU is the bottleneck, and in systems where it is not really keeping anything back. Of course, once games become multi-threaded, they will have to play them all over again.
"Remember that with a single card, plunking down a second core into the system did absolutely