AMD Joins Open Source Development Labs

Subject: Processors | April 22, 2004 - 03:32 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-APR. 22, 2004-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its membership in the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), demonstrating a continued and strengthening commitment between the development community and AMD.

AMD also announced recognition of the leadership role taken by the open-source community to optimize software that allows customers to deploy the powerful performance of the AMD OpteronÔ, AMD AthlonÔ 64 FX, and AMD Athlon 64 processors.

Source: AMD

AMD Launches Two New APM Innovation Centers

Subject: Processors | April 19, 2004 - 12:40 PM |
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AUSTIN, TX AND DRESDEN, GERMANY - April 19, 2004 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that it has formally opened two new Automated Precision Manufacturing (APM) Innovation Centers located in Austin, Texas and Dresden, Germany.

Source: AMD

AMD FAB 36 Topping Ceremony Scheduled for May 17th

Subject: Processors | April 19, 2004 - 12:29 PM |
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DRESDEN, GERMANY - 19 April 2004 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) has announced today that it is planning to hold the topping off ceremony for its AMD Fab 36 in Dresden, Germany on May 17, 2004. Among the expected guests of honor are Germany's Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, Prof. Georg Milbradt, the Minister President of the Free State of Saxony, and Hector Ruiz, the President and CEO of AMD.

Source: AMD

AMD Reports First Quarter Results

Subject: Processors | April 14, 2004 - 02:54 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA, April 14, 2004 - AMD (NYSE:AMD) today reported sales of $1.236 billion and net income of $45 million for the quarter ended March 28, 2004. Net income amounted to $0.12 per diluted share.

First quarter sales increased by 73 percent from the first quarter of 2003 and increased by three percent from the fourth quarter of 2003. In the first quarter of 2003, AMD reported sales of $715 million and a net loss of $146 million, or $0.42 per share.

Source: AMD

AMD Settles Patent Suit With Intergraph

Subject: Processors | April 12, 2004 - 08:45 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA, April 12, 2004 -AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced today it has settled patent claims with Intergraph Corporation relating to AMD's microprocessors. Under terms of the agreement, AMD will receive a license under Intergraph's "Clipper" microprocessor patents and the patent lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California will be dismissed. The agreement provides pass-through rights to AMD customers for systems that include an AMD microprocessor.

Source: AMD

High Performance MP's on the Cheap-Going Mobile

Subject: Processors | April 5, 2004 - 12:52 PM |
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We've been seeing the Mobile Barton XP's and their high overclocking potential for some months now.  But maybe you have an MPX sitting around that could use a serious refresh without a big investment.  In our Forums, Caprid shows the details of setting up these wonderfully flexible CPUs to make a powerful workstation running 2 x 2600 Mhz.  

Quote: "With the new 'CG' stepping of the FX53 and the newer A64s, 2.5 -2.6Ghz on air isn't uncommon, the same holds true for the Mobile Athlon XP. But will they run in SMP on the Dually?

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AMD CTO Fred Weber and AMD64 Design Team Honored

Subject: Processors | April 5, 2004 - 06:31 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA-APRIL 5, 2004-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its chief technical officer, Fred Weber, and the AMD64 design team have been awarded EDN Magazine's Innovator of the Year for a significant advance in technology. The AMD Athlon(tm) 64 processor was chosen as Innovation of the Year in the processor category.

Source: AMD

AMD Launches AMD Core Math Library

Subject: Processors | April 5, 2004 - 06:18 AM |
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CLUSTERWORLD, SAN JOSE, CA-APRIL 5, 2004-AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced the availability of AMD Core Math Library (ACML) version 2.0, an advanced tool that allows software developers to further exploit the large memory space and ground-breaking performance enhancements offered by the AMD64 architecture.

Source: AMD

Prescott Overclocking and More

Subject: Processors | April 4, 2004 - 08:20 PM |
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Hardocp has a Prescott review that you may want to check out, looks like it might be a runner after all.  Surprisingly enough, in spite of the heat worries, the 2.4A turns out to be a good overclocker.  However, if you go shopping, better be sure of what you are buying. 

Quote: "...What you see above is a 900MHz stock overclock...So all in all, our stock OC numbers should represent what just about any enthusiast should be able to accomplish with the right motherboard and the right temperature conditions.

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Athlon 64 2800+ For Sale

Subject: Processors | March 31, 2004 - 11:13 PM |
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Just a quick note to let you know that the Athlon 64 2800+ processor is on sale on our Pricegrabber engine for only $176. Expect a review up early next week of our sample.

HardOCP Overclocks the Intel 2.4 GHz Prescott to 3.7 GHz

Subject: Processors | March 31, 2004 - 07:53 AM |
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My buddy Kyle at HardOCP posted a quick overclocking test of the 2.4 GHz Prescott processor.  Using just stock cooling and voltages, he was able to get this baby to 3.2 GHz but with some liquid cooling, he was able to get it to 3.7 GHz, which is quite impressive.  Even the temperature numbers seemed better than expected.

Quite frankly, we were expecting to have to get out the fire extinguisher, but that was not even close to the case.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

AMD Mobile Barton XP 2500+ Review

Subject: Processors | March 26, 2004 - 12:50 AM |
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Techtastic gets on the bandwagon and overclocks a Mobile 2500. They only get theirs to 2500 or so...but with PC2700.

Lately, some enthusiasts in the overclocking world have discovered that the
Mobile Barton processor has great

potential as a good overclocker in desktop computers. Claims of overclocking a Mobile
Barton 2500+ (1.83 ghz) to 2500-2700mhz

are quite common. We got our hands on a Mobile Barton 2500+ to see if we could achieve
similar results.

Source: Techtastic

Accelenation 3.4GHz Pentium 4

Subject: Processors | March 24, 2004 - 06:28 PM |
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Accelenation has a review of Intel's new flagship. See how this CPU performs as compared to its brethren.

"Another day another speed bump. Unless you do a lot of office and
content creation work, it's hard to recommend any Prescott. The
extended 31 stage pipeline of the Prescott is still acting as a
handicap. In gaming tests the Athlon 64 3200+ beats out both the
3.4E and 3.4C, which indicates that the 3400+ should wipe the floor
with them."

Source: Accelenation

Tweaknews Prescott 3.4E Processor Review

Subject: Processors | March 24, 2004 - 06:24 PM |
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Yesterday Tweaknews posted an article on the Prescott 3.4E that you may have missed. Check out how the benchmarks work out and the kind of heat this cpu brings to the game.

"It's honestly a tough call on the new Prescott core and Intel's
new flagship CPU.

Source: Tweaknews

Leading Game Developers are Blown Away by A64 CPUs

Subject: Processors | March 24, 2004 - 02:50 PM |
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SAN JOSE, CALIF.-MARCH 2004-At Game Developers Conference, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that gaming heavyweights Crytek, Epic Games, Havok, Jolt, Super Computer International, Valve and Zombie, Inc. have embraced the AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon 64 FX, and AMD Athlon 64 processors to create a complete AMD64 gaming pipeline.

"AMD64 processors are allowing some of the gaming industry's most respected players to lead a new dimension of creativity," said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager of AMD's Microprocessor Business Unit.

Source: AMD

AMD Silently Releases the Athlon 64 2800+

Subject: Processors | March 23, 2004 - 08:06 PM |
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I caught this link over at HardOCP.com, where at Newegg.com they have a Athlon 64 2800+ processor for sale for $173.  It is a 1.8 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache processor, closely related to the 3000+ part we saw soft launched a month or so ago. 

Specification
Model: AMD Athlon 64 2800+
Core: ClawHammer
Operating Frequency: 1.8GHz
FSB: Integrated into Chip
Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/ 512KB
Voltage: 1.5V
Proce

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Athlon 64 FX-53 and 3.4 GHz P4 EE: Premium CPU Shootout

Subject: Processors | March 22, 2004 - 06:52 AM |
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Looking for the best desktop processor money can buy? Well look no further as you have two choices. That's right, the top of the line for both processors are so close there is no straight up winner in processing power, at least not yet. But this time Intel has the lead in pricing, coming in about $200 cheaper as of this writing. Although, I dont expect that large difference to last long, nor the current processing power of these bohemoths to remain stagnant. Its that time, for both to ramp up as both are about on equal footing and there is no cut and dry winner.

AMD 2.4GHz FX-53 VS Intel 3.4GHz XE

Subject: Processors | March 21, 2004 - 06:34 AM |
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Here's a review from Motherboards.org putting AMD's finest up against Intel's finest. Being on top, which ever you choose to go with, there is little difference in performance. The numbers are so close in so many instances most would call it in effect, a draw. That is until you start to look at what it's going to cost you to have the best of the best.

AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 Processor

Subject: Processors | March 18, 2004 - 08:55 AM |
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AMD has just released a new powerhouse for the desktop, the

AMD Unleashes AMD ATHLON 64 FX-53 Processor

Subject: Processors | March 18, 2004 - 08:49 AM |
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AMD Press Release

"HANNOVER, GERMANY -March 18, 2004 - At CeBIT, AMD announced that it is sending computer enthusiasts on another thrilling, high-performance ride with the worldwide introduction of the AMD Athlon(tm) 64 FX-53 processor.

The AMD Athlon 64 FX processor delivers what no other PC processor can: the best performance to drive demanding 32-bit applications, and the power of 64-bit computing for the next wave of head-spinning software.

Source: AMD