AMD64 Processors Power Digital Home

Subject: Processors | January 9, 2005 - 11:42 AM |
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 SUNNYVALE, CALF. -- January 5, 2005 --Today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced support for the upcoming DivX Connected Certification Program from DivXNetworks, Inc. The DivX Connected Program is a comprehensive technology initiative that connects digital media from the PC to consumer electronics products throughout the home.

Source: AMD

AMD, IBM Announce Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Breakthrough

Subject: Processors | December 16, 2004 - 05:20 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA and EAST FISHKILL, NY -- December 13, 2004 --AMD and IBM today announced that they have developed a new and unique strained silicon transistor technology aimed at improving processor performance and power efficiency. The breakthrough process results in up to a 24 percent transistor speed increase, at the same power levels, compared to similar transistors produced without the technology.

Source: AMD

AMD Press Releases - Week of 12/6/04

Subject: Processors | December 9, 2004 - 07:09 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA -- December 6, 2004 --AMD today announced the editors of Maximum PC magazine have named the AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-55 processor 'Best CPU' as part of the publication's 'Gear of the Year' awards. Maximum PC recognized the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor for its unparalleled performance and stellar gaming benchmarks. Currently in its ninth year of existence, Maximum PC's editorial board gives the 'Gear of the Year' awards for products that the magazine has tested and verified as the best of breed for the year.

Source: AMD

New Athlon 64 3000+ Winchester Review

Subject: Processors | December 7, 2004 - 12:09 AM |
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There is a new review of the Athlon 64 3000+ Winchester over at Hexus. For those of you considering a Winchester based cpu, this article is for you!

Our off-the-shelf sample was utterly stable at just under 2.4GHz, cooled only by the supplied reference heatsink. All it took was a slight rise in core voltage and a motherboard capable of scaling with the processor's heightened driven clock.

Source: Hexus

AMD Announces Broad Enterprise Support For The AMD Opteron(TM) Processor

Subject: Processors | December 4, 2004 - 07:18 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif -- December 2, 2004 --With 25 percent of the Fortune Global 100 now using AMD Opteron™ processor-based systems, AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced broad enterprise support for the AMD Opteron processor, the world's first 32-bit and 64-bit processor compatible with the x86 architecture. Since its introduction more than one year ago, Fortune 500 companies from industries including financial services, insurance, manufacturing, automotive, and energy have selected AMD Opteron processor-based systems to run their critical enterprise applications.

Source: AMD

AMD Rings In The Season With A New Mobile AMD Sempron(TM) Processor

Subject: Processors | November 24, 2004 - 06:18 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- November 23, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the new Mobile AMD Sempron™ processor 3000+ for thin and light notebooks, expanding the popular product family that has redefined everyday computing for today's mobile lifestyle with AMD's latest technology. In addition to offering best-in-class performance, this full-featured mobile processor also offers Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) designed to prevent the spread of certain malicious viruses when enabled by Microsoft® Windows® XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).

Source: AMD

AMD Launches the Athlon 64 FX-55 and 4000+

Subject: Processors | October 19, 2004 - 01:04 AM |
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Be sure to read my review of the FX-55 and 4000+ processors released today from AMD.  In the meantime, I'll also post some other reviews from around the web.

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