AMD Rewrites The Rules For Notebook Performance

Subject: Processors | July 19, 2004 - 09:22 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- July 19, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3400+, bringing customers the highest performing 32-bit/64-bit processor designed for Windows®-based notebook PCs. The addition of the new Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 3400+ to the award-winning AMD64 processor family provides an even greater selection for powerful 32-bit computing today plus compatibility with tomorrow's 64-bit software.

Source: AMD

New AMD64 Processors May Deliver Higher Performance

Subject: Processors | July 12, 2004 - 11:37 PM |
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It appears that two new Athlon 64 processors, codenamed Oakville and Winchester are reportedly faster than current versions.  Though AMD is pretty hush hush about the whole thing, it seems that 90nm fabrication process may see light of day in these two cores.  AMD has yet to disclose any time frames on these new developments.

The new Athlon 64 microprocessors with code-named <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />Oakville and Winc

Source: X-Bit Labs

AMD and Linux: Reaching For The 64-bit Trophy

Subject: Processors | July 12, 2004 - 02:39 AM |
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Without a viable 64-bit Windows operating system, 64-bit enthusiasts have turned to Linux to provide a possible solution.  Anandtech has taken the two largest 64-bit Linux distros, and the Windows 64-bit OS for a test drive.  The test machine being driven by none other than the Athlon 64 3500+ Secket 939.  The results may surprise you. 


One quick note, make sure you pay attention to what means better performance on the graphs, on several of them, the best performers had the smallest numbers.  e.g.

Source: AnandTech

Intel Ships 3.60GHz Processors

Subject: Processors | July 10, 2004 - 05:01 PM |
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Intel has begun shipping its Pentium 4 3.60GHz processors as of two days ago, though most had not reached most vendors until yesterday or today.  The Processors, also known as Pentium 4 560 features HT (Hyper-Threading) and SSE3 technologies and is comes in LGA775 form-factor.  Though it is selling for $720 and up, stock is not readily available.


On a completely unrelated note, I am your new Processor news poster.  Worry not though, Im sure all the vet's of news posting will keep me 100% o

Source: X-Bit Labs

Xeon Processor Family Ushers In New Technologies

Subject: Processors | June 28, 2004 - 06:48 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 28, 2004 - Intel Corporation today announced availability of a new Intel® Xeon™ processor-based platform and a host of new products and technologies for its Intel Xeon processor family that significantly boost performance, memory and graphics capabilities for workstation platforms.

Trek Bicycles Turns to AMD64 Technology

Subject: Processors | June 28, 2004 - 12:40 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA -- June 28, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that at the upcoming Tour de France, the United States Postal Service (USPS) Pro Cycling Team, which is presented by Berry Floors, will use a series of Trek bicycles designed on workstations based on the AMD Opteron™ processor with Direct Connect Architecture. The USPS team is led by five-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, who Saturday will begin his quest for a record sixth straight Tour title.

Source: AMD

New 64-BIT Applications Demonstrate Performance Increases

Subject: Processors | June 28, 2004 - 09:09 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA - June 28, 2004 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that 64-bit versions of software applications Crafty and The Panorama Factory running on the beta version of the upcoming Microsoft(r) Windows(r) XP 64-bit Edition for 64-bit Extended Systems demonstrate significant increases in performance, up to 57 percent for the Panorama Factory, compared to 32-bit software versions. Crafty is an open-source, high-performance chess program scheduled to compete in the World Computer Chess Championship this July.

Source: AMD

Opteron CPUs Power New Enterprise Apps. Center

Subject: Processors | June 24, 2004 - 04:54 PM |
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PARIS -- June 24, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Fujitsu Systems Europe (FSE) has chosen AMD Opteron™ processor-based cluster solutions for its first worldwide enterprise center in Toulouse, France.

In response to increasing requests for access to AMD Opteron processor-based systems in Europe, FSE has put together the world's first fully AMD Opteron processor-based lab designed to meet the demanding application testing and benchmarking needs of enterprise users and software partners.

Source: AMD

Intel Expands Intel® Centrino Mobile Technology Line

Subject: Processors | June 23, 2004 - 05:11 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 23, 2004 - Intel Corporation today introduced the Intel® Pentium® M processors 715 and 725**, expanding its mobile processor offerings and enabling a broader range of Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology-based mobile PCs at lower price points.

The new chips round out the Intel Pentium M processor line, which also includes the recently introduced Pentium M processors 735, 745 and 755. The Pentium M processor is a key component of Intel Centrino mobile technology - Intel's best technology for mobile computing.

Intel LGA775 CPUs and Motherboards

Subject: Processors | June 23, 2004 - 11:14 AM |
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I know that Intel has been getting a lot of flack during their new platform launch, the same Alderwood chipset and Socket 775 release we covered, and most it is deserved in this case.  However, one thing that can be said that Intel did correctly, was getting the right processor releases into the channel. 


Currently, you can find these processors for sale in the channel, just 5 days after the weekend release of the platform:



More Than Half Of World's Top 500 Supercomputers Now Running Intel CPUs

Subject: Processors | June 22, 2004 - 04:50 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 21, 2004 - More than half of the 500 fastest supercomputers in the world are now based on Intel® Itanium® or Xeon® processors, reflecting the trend away from deploying proprietary, one-of-a-kind supercomputers toward a building-block approach that takes advantage of standards-based, off-the-shelf components to build these powerful machines.

Intel Corporation's platforms, whose influence in supercomputing has been gaining ground rapidly in recent years, laid claim to 286 sites in the "TOP500" list of supercomputer sites released t

Opteron-Based Installations See a Sevenfold Increase

Subject: Processors | June 21, 2004 - 12:33 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - JUN. 21, 2004 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that 30 AMD Opteron(tm) processor-based systems are listed among the world's highest-performing supercomputers, as determined by the TOP500 Organization (www.top500.org.) Building on an impressive debut on the TOP500 list in November 2003, AMD Opteron processor-based systems appear three times among the top 20 on the most recent list.

Source: AMD

HardOCP Overclocks the A64 3000+ to a 272 MHz Bus

Subject: Processors | June 17, 2004 - 09:52 PM |
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Kyle has just posted an article on HardOCP that shares his experience with taking the Athlon 64 3000+ processor and coupling it with a Abit K8T800 Pro motherboard with a locked AGP/PCI bus.  The results are quite impressive, and apparently easy to do.

Keep in mind that all Athlon64 CPUs have "Cool n' Quiet" technology.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Opteron Processor Powers Formula One Team

Subject: Processors | June 17, 2004 - 06:13 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA -- May 17, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Sauber Petronas will implement a server cluster based on the AMD Opteron™ processor with Direct Connect Architecture. The cluster is designed to deliver increased performance for the Swiss Formula One team as part of their aerodynamics research and development efforts.

Source: AMD

AMD Announces Technology Milestone

Subject: Processors | June 14, 2004 - 05:17 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- June 14, 2004 --Today AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced a technology milestone with the completed design of its AMD64 dual-core processors. AMD plans to deliver high-performance dual-core products to the x86 server market in mid-2005 and introduce dual-core solutions for high-end client PCs in the second half of 2005.

To meet customer and partner needs, AMD has been developing its multi-core processors for several years.

Source: AMD

AMD Athlon(TM) 64 FX Processor Honored As 2004 'Product Of The Year' By PC World

Subject: Processors | June 9, 2004 - 04:13 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA -- June 8, 2004 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced today that the AMD Athlon™ 64 FX processor family was honored by PC World with the 2004 World Class Award for Product of the Year. The World Class Award winners were announced in the July 2004 issue of PC World (now available online and on newsstands June 15).

Custom made for performance-hungry users like gamers, prosumers and enthusiasts, AMD Athlon 64 FX processors continue to push the boundaries of cinematic computing with the world's highest-performance PC processor on the market today.

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Intel, Shanda Work To Advance The Digital Home

Subject: Processors | June 9, 2004 - 04:11 AM |
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SHANGHAI, China, June 8, 2004 - Working to develop the next generation of interactive entertainment solutions for the burgeoning online industry in China, Intel Corporation and Shanda Networking today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate on software development for the digital home. The MOU outlines efforts the companies will undertake to advance interactive gaming and digital entertainment in the home.

China's online gaming and entertainment industry is growing robustly, with industry analyst firm IDC estimating up to 54 million gamers by 2008.

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IBM, Intel Announce Mobile Workstation Pilot For Design Engineers

Subject: Processors | June 9, 2004 - 04:09 AM |
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DESIGN AUTOMATION CONFERENCE, SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 7, 2004 - IBM and Intel Corporation today announced their collaboration on a new Linux-based mobile workstation pilot designed to increase the productivity of engineers working in one of today's most demanding computing fields -- Electronic Design Automation (EDA). The new platform combines the strengths of Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology, IBM ThinkPad notebooks and Cadence Design Systems software.

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AMD Set To Deliver New Processor Family That Redefines Everyday Computing

Subject: Processors | June 9, 2004 - 04:06 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- June 7, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it will introduce a new brand of PC processors to be named AMD Sempron™. The AMD Sempron processor family is expected to redefine everyday computing for today's value-conscious buyers of desktop and notebook PCs.

AMD Sempron processors are being developed to meet the evolving day-to-day needs of home and business PC users. Basic computing is no longer just about email, Web browsing or word processing. Today it's also about downloading and playing music, or sending pictures to family and friends.

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Socket 939 CPU's

Subject: Processors | June 1, 2004 - 05:11 AM |
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And here they are, the Socket 939 CPU's. Top performance, a little confusion over naming, but looking good. Now we just need motherboards.

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