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Subject: Processors | March 31, 2004 - 10:53 AM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Processors | March 26, 2004 - 03:50 AM | Geoff Baker
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
Subject: Processors | March 24, 2004 - 09:28 PM | Geoff Baker
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
Subject: Processors | March 24, 2004 - 09:24 PM | Geoff Baker
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.
Subject: Processors | March 24, 2004 - 05:50 PM | Joe White
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.
Subject: Processors | March 23, 2004 - 11:06 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Model: AMD Athlon 64 2800+
Operating Frequency: 1.8GHz
FSB: Integrated into Chip
Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/ 512KB
Subject: Processors | March 22, 2004 - 09:52 AM | Ron Goldin
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.
Subject: Processors | March 21, 2004 - 09:34 AM | Ron Goldin
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.
Subject: Processors | March 18, 2004 - 11:49 AM | Joe White
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.
Subject: Processors | March 17, 2004 - 11:32 AM | Joe White
"SUNNYVALE, CALIF.- March 17, 2004-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the new low-power mobile AMD AthlonTM XP-M processor 2100+ for thin and light notebooks in mainstream and value markets. Like existing AMD mobile processors, this new low-power offering is designed to provide excellent computing performance on the go, extended system battery life enabled by AMD PowerNow!TM technology, and the benefit of full wireless compatibility with many of today's most popular wireless solutions."
Subject: Processors | March 17, 2004 - 03:35 AM | Geoff Baker
GeekXtreme takes a turn with the Mobile XP's. They are going a little further than some earlier reviewers.
"...took a good 30 minutes planning how I wanted the watercooling parts
located. It takes a little planning. Then I placed the items in their locations and
measured off tubing to fit leaving a bit of extra length just in case."
Subject: Processors | March 17, 2004 - 03:28 AM | Geoff Baker
OCFAQ has an A64 3000+ review that does the benchmark comparisons with the XP3200, and an FX. Take a look if your looking to upgrade, but wanting to buy wisely.
" So is the 3000+ the budget chip to get? The question really depends
on what is currently in your system. As well as the 3000+ performs, and
as overclockable it can be, it is hampered by less-than-stellar
motherboards, and Socket 939 looms like a dark cloud over its future.
Within a month the dual channel unbuffered RAM supporting Socket 939
motherboards will start to surface.
Subject: Processors | March 16, 2004 - 10:46 AM | Joe White
It looks like IBM chose to run AMDs Opteron CPUs in their IntelliStation A Pro line of workstations. Read on for more information.
SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-March 16, 2004-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the AMD Opteron(tm) processor will power a new line of workstations from IBM, the IntelliStation A Pro.
Subject: Processors | March 15, 2004 - 09:18 PM | Geoff Baker
The mobile processor overclocking goes on. Bring your pop-up blocker and see how Neoseeker did with theirs.
"Pushing the envelope on an XP-M gets easier because as you increase the
Front Side Bus and increase the unlocked multiplier you are required to add
more power to the CPU by increasing the Vcore; since the default Vcore of
the X-MP is 1.45V you have much more room to play with. Now that we have an
understanding of the potential, we'll test the theory by running stock tests
and then overclocking the XP-M and XP and comparing results. "
Subject: Processors | March 15, 2004 - 02:38 AM | Ron Goldin
Here is an ongoing article from Sudhina in regards to the Rambus fiasco, what happened, where it went, how it got there, and where it might be going.
In Part I of this series we discussed the history of Rambus's partnership with Intel (and the disastrous consequences of 1999 / 2000). Part II will focus on the terms of the 1997 contract between Intel and Rambus, the effect of those terms, and why RDRAM failed in the marketplace. Part III will discuss the Rambus lawsuits (both those initiated by and against the company) while Part IV discusses the future of RDRAM
Subject: Processors | March 13, 2004 - 10:16 PM | Ron Goldin
This article posted over at Anand's states that Intel is following AMD's lead once again this time in the nomenclature of its future processors.
News broke earlier today that Intel will most likely change its current "Megahertz" strategy in favor of a more subdued "Model Name" approach. This does not necessarily mean Intel will change its processors to a PR rating, like "3000+".
Subject: Processors | March 10, 2004 - 08:44 PM | Ron Goldin
So you want to get the A64 thing going but want to do it cheaply. Will that A64 3000+ do what you need? Take a look at this article from Hexus as they do the benchmarks with the 3000+ vrs the other A64's as well as the P4 3.0, 3.2, 3.4 competition.
"The Athlon 64 Model 3000+ was a much-needed CPU in AMD's
performance lineup. All we now ask for is a 1.8GHz 512kb L2 cache
version priced at around Â£140. That would cover Intel's present
Prescott and Northwood range admirably. We've only evaluated the
32-bit side of the processor.
Subject: Processors | March 5, 2004 - 05:32 PM | Ryan Shrout
Fedora is now what Red Hat Linux USED to be -- the free, open source distribution of Linux for end-users. This is good news for anyone with an Athlon 64 powered machine.
Red Hat, Inc. and the Fedora Project today announced the availability of a port of Fedora Core 1 to AMD64 - the first 64-bit port of a Fedora Project core release.
The Fedora Project is a Red Hat-sponsored and community-supported open source project that promotes rapid development of innovative open source software through a collaborative, community effort.
Subject: Processors | February 24, 2004 - 12:15 PM | Ryan Shrout
HP and AMD Form Relationship to Power Server Innovation and Performance
New AMD Opteron processor-based HP ProLiant servers offer customers greater standards-based choice and value
PALO ALTO and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2004 - HP and AMD today announced an expanded collaboration to broaden HP's standards-based server portfolio with the introduction of AMD Opteron(tm) processor-based systems in the HP ProLiant server family.
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