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Subject: Processors | April 15, 2005 - 11:56 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Processors | April 14, 2005 - 10:25 AM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Processors | April 14, 2005 - 10:21 AM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Processors | April 13, 2005 - 05:07 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Processors | April 13, 2005 - 05:03 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Processors | April 13, 2005 - 04:56 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Processors | April 12, 2005 - 10:10 AM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Processors | April 7, 2005 - 10:13 AM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Processors | April 4, 2005 - 03:19 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Processors | April 4, 2005 - 03:08 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
There are also articles from such sites as He
Subject: Processors | March 31, 2005 - 10:30 AM | Ryan Shrout
Want to read about one sites experiences overclocking the 3500+ Newcastle core processor? They say that buying a CPU is luck of the draw on whether you get Newcastle or Winchester, or any core, but if you look around at most online sites like Newegg, they specify for you.
There's little doubt that the AMD Athlon64 3500+ is the processor that most enthusiasts will go with as it offers a higher multiplier than lower end models but does not break the bank either.
Subject: Processors | March 31, 2005 - 10:28 AM | Ryan Shrout
I was some how left out of this endeavor to AMD this week, but no matter. Anandtech has a good quality article up on what comments they got from Fred Weber, who was the lead architect on the K8 core.
We also asked Weber about his thoughts on wafer and die stacking; he sounded particularly interested in them, but added that for a microprocessor it's far too early to count on die stacking because of yield concerns. He said that the time for the technology to be used on microprocessors would only exis
Subject: Processors | March 25, 2005 - 10:09 PM | Ryan Shrout
Legit Reviews has another look (with actual benchmarks this time) of the Asus CT-479 Pentium M upgrade kit.
The idea to put Intel Pentium M — the chip originally designed for mobile computers — into desktops has been around for a quite while, and Legit Reviews sees the trend staying around in the future. With Intel seeing companies selling Pentium-M adapters and desktop boards it may be only time till Intel jumps on board and designs a mobile desktop solution. If corporate buyers pic
Subject: Processors | March 23, 2005 - 12:24 PM | Ryan Shrout
In my IDF coverage, I mentioned how healthy the 65nm technology from Intel looked, but I didn't think they would be bumping up time tables, but it looks like that may happen.
The interesting bit is that Intel is now telling people that it may pull the 65 nanometre launch forward by a few months, maybe as early as late Q3. This would mean Cedar Mill, Presler, and possibly Yonah wukk arrive much earlier than anyone thinks.
Subject: Processors | March 23, 2005 - 12:15 PM | Ryan Shrout
Scott over at The Tech Report has taken a good, detailed look at the current state of the 64-bit world by comparing the Athlon 64 and the new Intel EM64T processors against each other in several series of benchmarks.
For PC enthusiasts and gamers, moving to 64 bits may not present as many obvious advantages in the near term, but there's also very little apparent penalty in going with Windows XP Pro x64, even if it's only to run 32-bit applications.
Subject: Processors | March 21, 2005 - 11:57 PM | Ryan Shrout
If you think you might want to change that old 478-pin motherboard over to a 479-pin Pentium M platform, then you may want to look at the Asus CT-479 that will do just that. This article does little more than give you a vague look at the product, but more a more complete look is coming soon here at PCP.
The CT-479 seen above actually has a quite a bit more to it than one might expect. Since the adapter will not allow a standard socket 478 heat sink to be used ASUS provides one with the kit.
Subject: Processors | March 17, 2005 - 02:47 PM | Ryan Shrout
If you have heard anything about the recent announcements of the PS3 and the development of something called a "cell processor", then you'll want to read Anandtech's article on the architecture. Anand finds out some damn detailed info on the new processing sytle, and what it might mean to you, very soon.
Cell's architecture is similar to the next version of Microsoft's Xbox and upcoming PC microprocessors in that it is heavily multithreaded.