Subject: Processors | February 13, 2006 - 04:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-bit Labs has found what might be the best value CPU to setup a dual core s939 system. The Opteron 165 has come from being better for server systems to a good choice for home gaming, especially if you are looking for a great overclock. The large L2 cache helps in most applications, though it will really shine when the game is able to take advantage of the dual core.
"AMD has been offering Opteron processors for Socket 939 systems for quite a while now.
Subject: Processors | February 7, 2006 - 01:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HEXUS is doing some sleuthing, having become curious about "Intel's Sossaman ... the codename for an ultra low voltage Yonah to be shipped under the Xeon brand." This lead them to wonder if the Yonah, or Core Duo chips being sold now have some x64 capabilities that aren't being mentioned.
"Word reaches the Deeplung ear that Intel's Yonah processor, which ships under the Intel Core Duo
moniker, has features that aren't being exposed to the consumer.
Subject: Processors | January 11, 2006 - 01:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Even more reviews of AMD's FX-60 today, start off with PC Stats indepth look at the last of the Socket939's, and don't forget the other contributors.
"In house testing between an AMD Athlon64 FX-60 and Intel Pentium D 840 based system illustrate
the decreased power consumption of a FX-60, about 40W less power at idle and about 45W at full
Subject: Processors | January 10, 2006 - 11:50 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD's FX-60 is making headlines today, as the last socket 939 to be released before AMD switches to Socket-AM2. Start off at AnandTech, and their comprehensive review, and keep on going ...
Subject: Processors | January 10, 2006 - 11:31 AM | Alex Marsters
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - Jan.
Introduction and Processor Specs
AMD finally puts dual cores in their FX line of processors but sacrifice 200 MHz to the previous FX flagship CPU. Does the FX-60 have it what takes to be the new top CPU in the land?
Subject: Processors | January 3, 2006 - 11:13 AM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like the AMD processor sales on Dell's website is starting to have an adverse affect on the rest of AMD's distribution channel.
Last year we reported that Dell was flogging AMD chips on its web site and it appears to be doing quite well. We're still totally unsure whether these chips are sourced through traditional AMD distributors like Avnet or whether Dell has a special deal with the firm to flog them. AMD is expected to rebound with additional stocks before the end of this month.
Subject: Processors | January 3, 2006 - 11:10 AM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like the prices on the AMD Opterons with 939-pin counts are steadily going up...?
If it's ever going to get better, that will happen if these backordered processors we mentioned actually show up towards the end of January.
In the meantime, the latest processors that have shown up don't seem to be quite as good as the ones that started the uproar. They aren't bad, but an easy 3GHz is no longer a given.
Personally, if you haven't bought one by now, you may want to consider waiting until CPUs containing these IBM/AMD SOI improvements come out.
Subject: Processors | December 28, 2005 - 05:44 PM | Ryan Shrout
Two big name games have recently come out with new patches that supposedly support SMP setups with dual-core or Hyper-Threaded processors. Quake 4 was the first and Call of Duty 2 followed closely behind.
This Call of DutyÂ® 2 update is recommended for Windows 2000/XP users with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (HT Technology) enabled processors, multiple processors, or systems with a dual core processor.