Might AMD Move to DDR500 Officially?

Subject: Processors | April 25, 2005 - 10:43 AM |
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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.

Source: CoolTechZone

Info on the Athlon 64 X2 Parts

Subject: Processors | April 21, 2005 - 10:31 AM |
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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.

Source: The Inquirer

Dual Core Opteron and Athlon 64 X2 Tested

Subject: Processors | April 21, 2005 - 10:23 AM |
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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.

Source: AnandTech

Tech Report Evaluates Dual Core Opteron

Subject: Processors | April 21, 2005 - 10:18 AM |
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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.

Sun, HP and IBM Showcase dual-core Systems

Subject: Processors | April 21, 2005 - 10:12 AM |
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Again, the full release is here on the AMD.com website.

Key OEM Customers Announce Support For Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ Processors

— 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 —

NEW YORK -- April 21, 2005 --In support of the Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ processor, the industry'

AMD Announces Dual Core Opteron Processor Line

Subject: Processors | April 21, 2005 - 10:11 AM |
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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

— 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 —

NEW YORK -- April 21, 2005 --Charting

Athlon 64 X2 To Launch Tomorrow as well?

Subject: Processors | April 20, 2005 - 04:30 PM |
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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!

Source: The Inquirer

U.S. agencies ordered to be brand neutral

Subject: Processors | April 15, 2005 - 11:56 AM |
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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.

AMD to move to 1207 pin Socket?

Subject: Processors | April 14, 2005 - 10:25 AM |
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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.

Source: The Inquirer

Turion Prices Added to AMD.com

Subject: Processors | April 14, 2005 - 10:23 AM |
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AMD has made some updates to their pricing page this morning including adding in the Turion processor line up.







AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-55 $827

Source: The Inquirer

Intel Moves Dual Core Launch to this Monday!

Subject: Processors | April 14, 2005 - 10:21 AM |
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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.

Source: The Inquirer

Cedar Mill to lower Power Dissipation?

Subject: Processors | April 13, 2005 - 05:07 PM |
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X86-Secret is telling us today that they learned the new Cedar Mill processors will run at power levels closer to that of the Northwood than the Prescott.  Take the Babelfish with you!

 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.

Source: General

Turion Photographed for Sale

Subject: Processors | April 13, 2005 - 05:03 PM |
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The Asian news is on top of things today.  Here are some photos of the sale of Turion processors.  Thanks to HardOCP for the heads up on this one. 

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.

Source: General

Dual Core Opteron Benchmarks Hit

Subject: Processors | April 13, 2005 - 05:01 PM |
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We knew it would happen soon, and the Japanese website HKEPC has gotten it first.  I can't understand a word of it, but the benchmarks seem to be readable

Source: General

AMD Athlon 64 X2 to be the name for Desktop Dual Core?

Subject: Processors | April 13, 2005 - 04:56 PM |
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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.

Source: Hexus

Intel Moves up Release of Dual Core Extreme Edition

Subject: Processors | April 12, 2005 - 10:10 AM |
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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

Source: Digitimes

Anandtech Looks into Dual Core: Part II

Subject: Processors | April 7, 2005 - 10:24 AM |
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In this second installment from Anand, he is looking at the less expensive 2.8 GHz dual core Pentium D processor.

Source: AnandTech

Dual Core Opterons Closing in on the 21st

Subject: Processors | April 7, 2005 - 10:13 AM |
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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.

Source: The Inquirer

Another Intel Dual Core Preview

Subject: Processors | April 4, 2005 - 03:19 PM |
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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. 

Source: AnandTech

Intel Extreme Edition Dual Core Processor Previews

Subject: Processors | April 4, 2005 - 03:08 PM |
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All the rage on the Internet today is the supposed "release" of the Intel Extreme Edition 840 processor.  The reviews are few and far between, pointing to either a very rushed release or difficulty getting the amount of parts ready. 


HardOCP gives you the quick and important information on the new XE 840 processor, without a lot of techy-fluff.  They sum it up pretty nicely.


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Source: General