AMD Ships 90 Nanometer AMD64 Products For Revenue

Subject: Processors | August 17, 2004 - 03:00 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 - 10:25 AM |
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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

AMD64 Is The Force Behind Star Wars: Episode III 'Revenge Of The Sith'

Subject: Processors | August 10, 2004 - 01:54 PM |
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SIGGRAPH, LOS ANGELES -- August 10, 2004 --At Siggraph today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced that AMD Opteron™ processor-based servers and workstations are providing the digital backbone for the final Star Wars prequel, Episode III: 'Revenge of the Sith.' The AMD64 digital processing pipeline at JAK Films, the production company for Star Wars: Episode III, includes pre-visualization and pre-postproduction, which involves 3-D match moving, 3-D modeling, lighti

Source: AMD

Bumps in the Road: Intel's Recent Delays in Perspective

Subject: Processors | August 3, 2004 - 11:15 PM |
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Intel has announced that the P4 4GHz will be delayed until 2005.  Surprise surprise...







Intel's announcement last week that the P4 4 GHz would be delayed into 2005 may have been no surprise to those of us who follow the industry, but it can't have improved the mood in Santa Clara.  It's the latest in a recent set of hiccups and roadmap adjustments for Intel, whose had to recall early board

Source: Sudhian

AMD Announces Support For Enterprise Server Virtualization

Subject: Processors | August 3, 2004 - 02:13 PM |
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SAN FRANCISCO -- August 3, 2004 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that VMware ESX Server, virtual infrastructure software that enables enterprises to partition, consolidate and manage systems in mission-critical environments, is qualified on AMD Opteron™ processor-based platforms from HP and IBM.

Source: AMD

AMD Sempron 2800+ & 3100+

Subject: Processors | July 28, 2004 - 03:23 PM |
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Techware has gotten ahold of some AMD Sempron processors.  Results are anything but expected...

AMD has just released its latest processor line, the AMD Sempron. The Sempron is designed to replace the Duron line of lower-performance, inexpensive processors aimed at home and business desktop users. Available in both Socket A and Socket 754, the Sempron offers good performance for its price, and has good potential for overclocking."

AMD Redefines Everyday Computing With AMD Sempron

Subject: Processors | July 28, 2004 - 02:48 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- July 28, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the availability of AMD Sempron™ processors, a new family of processors that redefine everyday computing for value-conscious buyers of desktop and notebook PCs. The AMD Sempron and Mobile AMD Sempron processors are designed to deliver best-in-class performance and a full-feature set to meet the evolving day-to-day computing needs of home and business PC users.

Source: AMD

Opteron CPU Drives Powerful New Enterprise Servers

Subject: Processors | July 27, 2004 - 06:51 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- July 26, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that the AMD Opteron™ processor will power the 4P Sun Fire V40z server as well as the 1P Sun Java workstation W1100z and 2P Sun Java workstation W2100z, the latest in a family of AMD Opteron processor-based products from Sun Microsystems. The first offering from the AMD and Sun alliance, the Sun Fire V20z, began shipping last April and is one of the top performing two-way x86 servers available today.

Source: 3DCenter

Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro And AMD Develop Computing Solution

Subject: Processors | July 22, 2004 - 05:57 PM |
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MILANO, ITALY -- July 22, 2004 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, the Formula One racing team, has implemented a server cluster based on the AMD Opteron™ processor with Direct Connect Architecture in order to advance its essential aerodynamic research and development. The servers based on the AMD Opteron processor represent the highest-performing computing solution ever employed by Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro.

Source: AMD

P4 S775 2.8 GHz Overclocking Test

Subject: Processors | July 19, 2004 - 09:19 AM |
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Kyle over at HardOCP has a nice write up on his experiences overclocking a 2.8 GHz retail Intel 520 processor.

Not only does this give a enthusiast view of what power is tucked into the new Pentium 4, it gives us an idea at what the upcoming Intel 1066MHz bus speed will bring. Our testing also provides information cutting edge enthusiasts want to know about DDR2 RAM and PCI-Express video card power needs.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

AMD Rewrites The Rules For Notebook Performance

Subject: Processors | July 19, 2004 - 06:22 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 - 08:37 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 11, 2004 - 11:39 PM |
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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 - 02:01 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 - 03:48 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 - 09:40 AM |
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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 - 06:09 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 - 01:54 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 - 02:11 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 - 08:14 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: