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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
Subject: Processors | March 16, 2006 - 02:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The playing feild has changed with the release of Pressler, which means all sorts of head to head battles between Intel and AMD. Read the results of this latest battle at hardCOREware.
"Deciding between an Athlon64 and a Pentium 4 used to be a generally tough decision.
Intel Boosts EnergyEfficient Performance With First Dual-Core Low-Voltage Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor
Subject: Processors | March 14, 2006 - 12:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HILLSBORO, Ore., March 14, 2006 — Intel Corporation is outfitting server, storage and telecommunications equipment makers with a new ingredient for squeezing more performance out of space— and power—constrained environments.
Subject: Processors | March 10, 2006 - 06:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Find out even more about the star of the IDF on The Tech Report. Conroe is certainly receiving a lot of hype, and based on the benchmarks we've seen, it deserves it.
You can find out even more in Ryan's article here.
"We were among a select group of publications here at IDF to get a chance to do some hands-on
testing with Intel's next-generation desktop processor, code-named Conroe.
Subject: Processors | March 9, 2006 - 03:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HEXUS compares the newly released Conroe against the FX-60. Head over to see if the Conroe is really as much of an AMD killer as advertised.
"These are interesting results for a number of reasons, we are comparing the mid range Conroe CPU
against that of the future top of the range FX62."
Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:
Subject: Processors | March 8, 2006 - 11:21 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Calif., March 7, 2006 — Intel Corporation today disclosed details of its forthcoming IntelÂ® Core™ microarchitecture, a new industry—leading foundation for Intel's multi—core server, desktop and mobile processors for computers later this year.
Subject: Processors | March 7, 2006 - 04:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
CNET has posted an article about Intel's upcoming quad core CPUs, likely targeted at server applications and image rendering, as well as other processor intensive tasks. While they haven't revealed everything, it does give you a good overview.
For even more info, check Ryan's article on Merom and Conroe from the IDF.
"Dual-core makes sense right away because there's almost some back task that's executing while
Subject: Processors | March 7, 2006 - 11:15 AM | Ryan Shrout
If are sitting around your computer waiting to see what is coming out of IDF this year, then you need to keep an eye on my blog, as I'll be posting live updates from keynotes and tech talks as they happen (and as long as the batter on this laptop lasts!)
Subject: Processors | March 2, 2006 - 03:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
VIA Arena has posted an article that atttempts to demonstrate the difference dual core will make for an average user. They compare the Athlon 64 X2 3800+, Athlon 64 3800+ and Athlon 64 3200+. Take a look before you buy a new CPU, some of the results may not be what you expect.
"Over the last couple of months I have been repeatedly asked a
question from people wanting to upgrade or buy a new PC.
Subject: Processors | February 23, 2006 - 04:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Silent PC Review goes through a very comprehensive look at running the Turion64 on a desktop system. They cover everything, from why you might want to do it, to how to go about doing it, and more. Give them a moment of your time, see if they can help your next silent build.
"It seemed to take forever, but our ambitious article on running AMD's mobile 64-bit CPUs on
socket 754 desktop boards is finally done.
Subject: Processors | February 13, 2006 - 04:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-bit Labs has found what might be the best value CPU to setup a dual core s939 system. The Opteron 165 has come from being better for server systems to a good choice for home gaming, especially if you are looking for a great overclock. The large L2 cache helps in most applications, though it will really shine when the game is able to take advantage of the dual core.
"AMD has been offering Opteron processors for Socket 939 systems for quite a while now.
Subject: Processors | February 7, 2006 - 01:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HEXUS is doing some sleuthing, having become curious about "Intel's Sossaman ... the codename for an ultra low voltage Yonah to be shipped under the Xeon brand." This lead them to wonder if the Yonah, or Core Duo chips being sold now have some x64 capabilities that aren't being mentioned.
"Word reaches the Deeplung ear that Intel's Yonah processor, which ships under the Intel Core Duo
moniker, has features that aren't being exposed to the consumer.
Subject: Processors | January 11, 2006 - 01:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Even more reviews of AMD's FX-60 today, start off with PC Stats indepth look at the last of the Socket939's, and don't forget the other contributors.
"In house testing between an AMD Athlon64 FX-60 and Intel Pentium D 840 based system illustrate
the decreased power consumption of a FX-60, about 40W less power at idle and about 45W at full
Subject: Processors | January 10, 2006 - 11:50 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD's FX-60 is making headlines today, as the last socket 939 to be released before AMD switches to Socket-AM2. Start off at AnandTech, and their comprehensive review, and keep on going ...
Subject: Processors | January 10, 2006 - 11:31 AM | Alex Marsters
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Subject: Processors | January 3, 2006 - 11:13 AM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like the AMD processor sales on Dell's website is starting to have an adverse affect on the rest of AMD's distribution channel.
Last year we reported that Dell was flogging AMD chips on its web site and it appears to be doing quite well. We're still totally unsure whether these chips are sourced through traditional AMD distributors like Avnet or whether Dell has a special deal with the firm to flog them. AMD is expected to rebound with additional stocks before the end of this month.
Subject: Processors | January 3, 2006 - 11:10 AM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like the prices on the AMD Opterons with 939-pin counts are steadily going up...?
If it's ever going to get better, that will happen if these backordered processors we mentioned actually show up towards the end of January.
In the meantime, the latest processors that have shown up don't seem to be quite as good as the ones that started the uproar. They aren't bad, but an easy 3GHz is no longer a given.
Personally, if you haven't bought one by now, you may want to consider waiting until CPUs containing these IBM/AMD SOI improvements come out.