Intel Cancels the 4GHz Prescott

Subject: Processors | October 14, 2004 - 04:45 PM |
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I saw this posted on a couple of sites just a bit ago, and HardOCP even has an official company memo on this to verify the data.  It would seem the end of the GHz race is finally here, with Intel pulling back on their speed rush.  It was inevitable I think that would happen as we have seen the heat and power consumption on the Prescott core going up and up.  Even their latest processor release coming next month will stay below the currently available processors' frequencies. 

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Intel Corp.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

AMD Enables Cinematic Computing For Digital Media Enthusiasts

Subject: Processors | October 13, 2004 - 06:56 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- October 12, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that the AMD Athlon™ 64 processor has been integrated into the new HP Media Center PC m1160n Photosmart PC, featuring Microsoft Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005. AMD Athlon 64 processor-based systems are an ideal choice for Media Center PCs, providing improved technology for games, movies, and streaming audio and video.

Source: AMD

Intel's Global Ad Campaign Highlights The Technology Within

Subject: Processors | September 30, 2004 - 06:15 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 27, 2004 - Intel Corporation began a worldwide advertising campaign today to promote the Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology brand and its benefits as the essential technology ingredient for mobile wireless computing. The campaign consists of television, print, online and outdoor elements as well as promotions, including product placements on popular TV programming.

Intel Boosts Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor Family

Subject: Processors | September 28, 2004 - 05:17 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 28, 2004 - Intel Corporation today introduced the Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 548 supporting Hyper-Threading Technology1 for the portability market segment. This processor is designed for larger-sized notebook PCs, also known as "desktop replacements," that typically feature large screens, full-size keyboards and multiple drives. Notebooks based on the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor 548 supporting HT Technology allow users to take advantage of multithreaded and processor-intensive multimedia applications in a portable form factor.

AMD & Intel Battle It Out Under Linux

Subject: Processors | September 21, 2004 - 04:23 PM |
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There seems to be a growing amount of people using Linux; perhaps seeking experiance or making the switch altogether. So how does the latest gear from AMD & Intel perform under Linux? Read on to find out!


Almost three months ago, Intel released their new platform which included many new features for Intel. These features included two new chipsets, a new CPU package and socket, DDR2 memory support, and the first motherboards with PCI-Express slots.

AMD Teams Up With Atari To Deliver 64-Bit Firepower

Subject: Processors | September 21, 2004 - 06:43 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- September 21, 2004 --Today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announces the first 64-bit game optimized for AMD Athlon™ 64 processor-based systems, 'Shadow Ops: Red Mercury,' is available now on retail shelves. 'Shadow Ops: Red Mercury,' published by Atari and designed on AMD64 technology, includes specific 64-bit enhancements that enable a richer and more immersive gaming experience. The power of the AMD64 platform has opened the door for game developers to truly capture the imagination and creativity of artists and industry visionaries.

Source: AMD

AMD Drives Performance and Security With New Mobile Processor

Subject: Processors | September 20, 2004 - 11:35 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- September 20, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today further expanded its family of low-voltage mobile processors designed to offer outstanding performance, security and true mobility for thin and light notebooks. The new Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3000+ for thin and light notebooks enables a powerful 32-bit computing experience today with a seamless transition to 64-bit computing.

Source: AMD

AMD Demonstrates World's First X86 Dual-Core Processor

Subject: Processors | August 31, 2004 - 06:17 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-AUG. 31, 2004-Today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announces it is demonstrating the industry's first x86 dual-core processor.

Source: AMD

AMD Strains Silicon in New Microprocessors

Subject: Processors | August 21, 2004 - 03:44 AM |
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AMD reportedly is making some slight changes to their chips that may help them out with heat dissipation.  Read more at X-bitlabs

Advanced Micro Devices is reportedly adopting strained silicon for an array of its processors that will be available this Fall. The design tweak is likely to improve the company's ability to ship high-speed microprocessors while maintaining sufficient yield as well as keeping heat dissipation of the products into generally-acceptable envelope.

Source: X-Bit Labs

AMD Responds To Students' Back-To-School PC Technology Needs

Subject: Processors | August 18, 2004 - 04:58 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- August 18, 2004 --Security and advanced multi-media capabilities have evolved into the two most critical technology features students seek in new PCs this back-to-school season, according to Current Analysis, a consumer electronics research firm. AMD (NYSE: AMD) meets the needs of these often tech-savvy users with the award-winning AMD Athlon™ 64 processor family for desktops and notebooks.

'Many students today are performance-hungry users, taking games and multi-media applications to the next level.

Source: AMD

AMD Set To 'Go For The Gold'

Subject: Processors | August 17, 2004 - 05:05 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- August 17, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3700+ for desktop-replacement notebooks, extending the award-winning AMD64 processor family to new heights with the highest performing 32-bit/64-bit processor available for mobile PCs.

AMD Athlon 64 processor 3700+ for desktop-replacement notebooks is the most advanced PC processor designed for notebook computing, offering outstanding 32-bit power today plus compatibility with tomorrow's 64-bit software.

Source: AMD

AMD Ships 90 Nanometer AMD64 Products For Revenue

Subject: Processors | August 17, 2004 - 06:00 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA -- August 17, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that it is achieving a smooth transition to 90 nanometer (nm) manufacturing and has shipped low-power 90nm Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processors for thin and light notebooks (previously codenamed 'Oakville') for revenue.

Source: AMD

AMD Rev E Dual Core CPUs Info

Subject: Processors | August 15, 2004 - 01:25 PM |
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Well how did I miss this?  I suppose they are going to fire me, but here it is, two days late, an early look at some of the first steps into dual core land.  Read on, at Virtual Zone.

 AMD is going to release the 90nm AMD64 processors soon for mobile, desktop and servers and these are based on Revision D cores. According to some docs we have seen, there is another major silicon revision change on the AMD64 processors taking place next year with Revision E.

Source: Virtual Zone

AMD64 Is The Force Behind Star Wars: Episode III 'Revenge Of The Sith'

Subject: Processors | August 10, 2004 - 04:54 PM |
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SIGGRAPH, LOS ANGELES -- August 10, 2004 --At Siggraph today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced that AMD Opteron™ processor-based servers and workstations are providing the digital backbone for the final Star Wars prequel, Episode III: 'Revenge of the Sith.' The AMD64 digital processing pipeline at JAK Films, the production company for Star Wars: Episode III, includes pre-visualization and pre-postproduction, which involves 3-D match moving, 3-D modeling, lighti

Source: AMD

Bumps in the Road: Intel's Recent Delays in Perspective

Subject: Processors | August 4, 2004 - 02:15 AM |
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Intel has announced that the P4 4GHz will be delayed until 2005.  Surprise surprise...







Intel's announcement last week that the P4 4 GHz would be delayed into 2005 may have been no surprise to those of us who follow the industry, but it can't have improved the mood in Santa Clara.  It's the latest in a recent set of hiccups and roadmap adjustments for Intel, whose had to recall early board

Source: Sudhian

AMD Announces Support For Enterprise Server Virtualization

Subject: Processors | August 3, 2004 - 05:13 PM |
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SAN FRANCISCO -- August 3, 2004 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that VMware ESX Server, virtual infrastructure software that enables enterprises to partition, consolidate and manage systems in mission-critical environments, is qualified on AMD Opteron™ processor-based platforms from HP and IBM.

Source: AMD

AMD Sempron 2800+ & 3100+

Subject: Processors | July 28, 2004 - 06:23 PM |
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Techware has gotten ahold of some AMD Sempron processors.  Results are anything but expected...

AMD has just released its latest processor line, the AMD Sempron. The Sempron is designed to replace the Duron line of lower-performance, inexpensive processors aimed at home and business desktop users. Available in both Socket A and Socket 754, the Sempron offers good performance for its price, and has good potential for overclocking."

AMD Redefines Everyday Computing With AMD Sempron

Subject: Processors | July 28, 2004 - 05:48 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- July 28, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the availability of AMD Sempron™ processors, a new family of processors that redefine everyday computing for value-conscious buyers of desktop and notebook PCs. The AMD Sempron and Mobile AMD Sempron processors are designed to deliver best-in-class performance and a full-feature set to meet the evolving day-to-day computing needs of home and business PC users.

Source: AMD

Opteron CPU Drives Powerful New Enterprise Servers

Subject: Processors | July 27, 2004 - 09:51 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- July 26, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that the AMD Opteron™ processor will power the 4P Sun Fire V40z server as well as the 1P Sun Java workstation W1100z and 2P Sun Java workstation W2100z, the latest in a family of AMD Opteron processor-based products from Sun Microsystems. The first offering from the AMD and Sun alliance, the Sun Fire V20z, began shipping last April and is one of the top performing two-way x86 servers available today.

Source: 3DCenter

Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro And AMD Develop Computing Solution

Subject: Processors | July 22, 2004 - 08:57 PM |
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MILANO, ITALY -- July 22, 2004 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, the Formula One racing team, has implemented a server cluster based on the AMD Opteron™ processor with Direct Connect Architecture in order to advance its essential aerodynamic research and development. The servers based on the AMD Opteron processor represent the highest-performing computing solution ever employed by Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro.

Source: AMD