AM2 Press Machine Winding Up

Subject: Processors | May 12, 2006 - 10:20 AM |
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Evidence that the AMD AM2 publicity machine is gearing up is showing up everywhere it seems. Today Asus has posted their new M2NPV-VM motherboard supporting GeForce 6150 / NF4 430 chipset and of course AM2.

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Manufacturer: AGEIA
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First Hand with the PhysX Processor

We happened to play around with a PC equiped with an AGEIA PhysX processor and the new Ghost Recon demo and a demo copy of Cell Factor. Come see our videos!

Can Co-Processors Co-opt server dominance for AMD

Subject: Processors | May 2, 2006 - 08:59 AM |
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Gideon Tech takes a look into Opteron's future, and the consequences of the amount of bandwith HyperTransport3 will provide. They feel it heralds a return of the co-processor, like the K-6's of old and their math co-processors.  Read on to see what tasks they expect to see passed onto it.

Source: Gideon Tech

AM2 is on it's way

Subject: Processors | April 18, 2006 - 12:18 PM |
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AnandTech pits a brand new AM2 paired with DDR2 against a s939 with fast DDR RAM.  Any guesses who wins which benchmarks?  Head on over to find out.

Source: AnandTech

Intels newest chip architecture

Subject: Processors | April 6, 2006 - 11:39 AM |
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Ars Technica has updated their paedia to include the new Core microarchitecture from Intel.  Make sure you get a fresh cup of coffee, the article is as long and indepth as you would expect, maybe even more so.

Source: Ars Technica

A tale of two 64's, the original versus the X2

Subject: Processors | March 28, 2006 - 08:49 AM |
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VIA Arena compares the Athlon 64 X2 3800+ against the Athlon 64 3800+ and throws in an Athlon 64 3200+ for pure speed comparisons.  See what that X2 can give you compared to the single core version, and what difference the lower speed makes.

"Over the last couple of months I have been repeatedly asked a question from people wanting to

upgrade or buy a new PC. The question has been, should I get a dual core AMD Athlon 64 or single

core and what speed should I get?

Source: VIA Arena

The last of the Pentium EE's

Subject: Processors | March 23, 2006 - 10:25 AM |
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The newest P4 based on the old architecture, the 965, has been sped up to 3.73Ghz, in an attempt to unseat the FX-60.  Hexus has them competing head to head today, so drop by and find out the winner.


"Intel has now hit back with a Pentium Extreme Edition that's clocks in at 3.73GHz, up from the

'955's 3.46GHz. Is it enough to dislodge the FX-60's as the fastest x86 CPU around?

Source: Hexus
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Manufacturer: ATI
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One Final Voice

ATI puts in the final word at GDC with their take on the physics processing on GPUs. They offer a great upgrade path in their outlook on physics as well as possible performance benefits over the competition.

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Introduction and Definitions

AGEIA is officially launching the PhysX PPU this evening at the Game Developers Conference that starts tomorrow. We have new details on the architecture as well as upcoming games that support it. Oh, and Alienware has some systems you can buy today.

Dual Core, SLI, and what to expect while gaming

Subject: Processors | March 21, 2006 - 12:43 PM |
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Neoseeker has found a great excuse to spend a lot of quality gaming time.  They are testing the efffects of dual core on SLI and non-SLI systems, to discover the real effects of dual core on a system who's CPU is the bottleneck, and in systems where it is not really keeping anything back.  Of course, once games become multi-threaded, they will have to play them all over again.

"Remember that with a single card, plunking down a second core into the system did absolutely

nothing.

Source: Neoseeker