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Subject: Processors | March 9, 2005 - 03:27 PM | Ryan Shrout
Sudhian today is taking a look at what makes AMD's Geode processors tick and compares them to VIA's current offerings in the embedded system field.
Ask a computer enthusiast or industry follower to name an AMD product and chances are you'll hear about the Athlon 64 or AthlonXP. Those who've followed Sunnyvale for an extended period of time may rattle off the K6, K6-2, or even the K5 as examples of earlier products, but one microprocessor line you aren't likely to hear much about is Geode. The AMD Geode is Sunny
Subject: Processors | March 1, 2005 - 02:46 PM | Ryan Shrout
While I don't have pictures to share with you yet, I will get them soon, but Intel has shared with the press their plans for the upcoming Q2 2005 introductin of dual core processors. Here are the details I have now:
- Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition
- 3.2 GHz clock speed
- Dual Core
- Two threads per core
- 800 MHz FSB
- 2 MB L2 cache (1 MB for each core)
- Execute Disable Bit
- LGA775 Package
- Die size: 206mm^2
- 230 million transistors
Subject: Processors | February 23, 2005 - 06:39 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- February 23, 2005 --After garnering rave reviews for its multi-core server and workstation demos at LinuxWorld last week, AMD (NYSE: AMD) gave an encore performance today by demonstrating a dual-core AMD Athlon™ 64 processor, manufactured on 90nm technology. The demonstration took place at the company's Sunnyvale facilities. AMD has now publicly showcased its broad portfolio of multi-core AMD64 technology, ranging from server and workstation to client systems.
Subject: Processors | February 23, 2005 - 06:35 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 21, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced the availability of five new processors for desktop computers that deliver entertainment and IT benefits for consumers and businesses. When coupled with the widely adopted IntelÂ® 925/915 Express chipset family, the processors can help enable improved performance and more rapid response times for computing platforms.
Subject: Processors | February 23, 2005 - 06:32 PM | Joe White
EMBEDDED WORLD, NUREMBERG, Germany, Feb. 22, 2005 -- Intel Corporation today announced that recently introduced processors and a corresponding chipset are now available for embedded market segments such as communications infrastructure, industrial box and panel PCs and in-car infotainment. Today's announcement demonstrates Intel's commitment to provide modular standards-based building blocks such as embedded processors to a wide variety of industries in addition to providing cost-effective and faster time to market solutions.
Subject: Processors | February 23, 2005 - 02:31 PM | Ryan Shrout
Looks like AMD is showing that they TOO are on the ball for desktop dual-cores very soon.
CHIP FIRM AMD showed off a dual core Athlon 64 chip at its Sunnyvale plant yesterday, as the noise caused by the battle between the two firms, sometimes compared to Tweedledee and Tweedledum, becomes a blinking cacophony and racket.
Intel encouraged its staff at a sales conference last week to go "ga ga" for Smithfield, its desktop bi-cameral microprocessor which it is expected to show off at a Developer Conference in California next week.
Subject: Processors | February 23, 2005 - 10:46 AM | Sean Pelletier
With news of Intel's dual-core desktop CPU fresh in our minds, AMD has just announced that it will be showcasing its own dual-core CPU. Do we all need dual-core CPU's in our systems? Proof will be in the benchmarks per usual. Theresa DeOnis, desktop brand manager for AMD, makes an interesting point below which has been highlighted below.
Putting two cores on a chip will allow a computer to perform two tasks at once, she said, or run specially tweaked applications faster.
Subject: Processors | February 12, 2005 - 07:35 AM | Joe White
SINGAPORE -- February 3, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that Singapore Telecommunications Limited ('SingTel'), one of Asia's leading communications companies, has deployed HP ProLiant DL145 servers powered by the AMD Opteron™ processor for the company's Singapore EXPAN Data Centers, which provide managed hosting services for customers across the Asia Pacific region.EXPAN is a pan-Asian chain of data network centers built on SingTel's own network infrastructure, providing a world-class, robust and secure hosting environment for customers.
Subject: Processors | February 12, 2005 - 07:24 AM | Joe White
The results of a two-year joint research programme by Intel Corporation and QinetiQ into new transistor technology that could become a promising candidate for making microprocessors in the middle of the next decade was made public today. Transistors are the tiny switches in microprocessors that process the ones and zeros of the digital world.
Subject: Processors | February 9, 2005 - 05:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Another article from Hannibal at Ars Techinca, this time covering the up and coming Cell proccesor. If you are curious just what this chip is all about, then get a fresh cup of coffee and dig in!
"The Cell proccesor consists of a general-purpose POWERPC processor core connected to eight special-purpose DSP cores.
Subject: Processors | February 7, 2005 - 01:00 PM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like Intel may yet get the first foot hold in the dual-core arena against AMD -- today they announced they have started production on a dual-core processor. They also announced that they will have two dual-core processors available in the 2Q of this year: one a "Smithfield" and the other based on the "Extreme Edition" technology. The EE dual-core CPU will also have HyperThreading for a total of four concurrent threads being able to run on the system!
You can catch the official PR release
Subject: Processors | February 2, 2005 - 03:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A good technical article posted at Ars Technica, on the inner workings of AMD's 64bit architecture, and how it works. It describes the differences between x86's 64 bit Hammer and it's K-7 predecessors as well as the PowerPC 601.
n my previous work, I've looked in some detail at the x86-64 instruction set, but I've never talked about the microarchitecture of processors that implement it.
Subject: Processors | January 27, 2005 - 10:53 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA -- January 25, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that high-tech market research firm In-Stat selected the AMD Athlon™ 64 FX-55 processor as best desktop processor of 2004. In-Stat Microprocessor Report recognized the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor for its superior performance, feature-rich architecture, support for 32- and 64-bit capability and Enhanced Virus Protection.
Subject: Processors | January 22, 2005 - 01:37 PM | Ryan Shrout
At a VIA event we are at, I got a picture of the first dual processor mini ITX board featuring C7 processors. Take a look at this:
Edit: Just back from lunch, so here are some more details for you. The picture above shows the two C7 processors, and they are the two small chips underneath the ATX power connector. The two larger chips are the north and south bridge chipsets. This has a lot of implications for SFF computing, as well as for the s
Subject: Processors | January 17, 2005 - 06:25 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 17, 2005 — The HyperTransport™ Technology
Consortium, a nonprofit industry organization that manages and promotes low-latency
HyperTransport technology, today announced the election of David Rich, Director of Business
Development and Support, Boston Design Center at AMD, as President of the Consortium,
reporting to the Consortium's Board of Directors. Mr.
Subject: Processors | January 10, 2005 - 09:51 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- January 10, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced an educational campaign focused on the security features of AMD boxed processors (also known as Processor-in-a-Box, or PIB) in order to help ensure high customer satisfaction. By promoting a newly designed AMD holographic label using one of the most secure authentication technologies available, AMD is committed to helping customers more easily authenticate AMD PIB products.
Subject: Processors | January 10, 2005 - 09:35 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - January 10, 2005 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it will usher in a new era in mobile computing. AMD Turion(tm) 64 mobile technology was unveiled by six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong at an AMD event at the International CES 2005 show in Las Vegas.
Subject: Processors | January 9, 2005 - 11:42 AM | Joe White
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.
Subject: Processors | December 16, 2004 - 05:20 PM | Joe White
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.
Subject: Processors | December 9, 2004 - 07:09 PM | Joe White
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.