VIA Launches the C7 Processor

Subject: Processors | May 27, 2005 - 10:27 AM |
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I highly suggest you all head over to the VIA C7 features webpage if you are at all interested in an ultra lower power processor.  There are some interesting bits of information, such as a comparison of the performance per watt against an Intel Pentium M.  And how does a total design power of 12 watts sound for a 1.5 GHz CPU?


Taipei, Taiwan, 27 May 2005 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the ne

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Manufacturer: AMD
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The Athlon 64 X2 Processor

AMD is getting set to push their first dual core Athlon 64 X2 processors out to the world next month. How do they stand up to the Intel CPUs released last month? Are they going to be worth the extra cash they are asking for?

Intel Only Going to Make 500k Pentium Ds in 2005??

Subject: Processors | May 27, 2005 - 02:02 AM |
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It looks like Intel may be having more problems than we might be seeing at first glance.  Yesterday we reported that Intel was having some chipset shortages that the motherboard vendors were reporting, and today we are hearing that a shortage of Pentium D processors is going to hit as well.  But this time, because of low demand.  At Computex, many Intel dual core capable boards will be on display, but with a maximum of 500,000 procesors by years end available in the market (this includes Dell, etc) end users may not

Source: Digitimes

Intel 820 and 670 Processor Reviews

Subject: Processors | May 26, 2005 - 12:09 PM |
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There are only a handful of the Intel 820 (2.8 GHz dual core) and 670 (3.8 GHz single core) reviews on the web this morning.  I am still in the middle of benchmarking my set of CPUs, I should have an article up during Computex next week.


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Overclocking the Venice Core

Subject: Processors | May 24, 2005 - 09:52 AM |
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Overclockers is claiming that the initial round of Venice overclocking results may have put too good of a picture on the Venice core.  The results in our processor and overclocking forums seem to be pretty close what I saw initially though.

One characteristic of these chips is that they'll often do fine with default voltage or a smidgen above up to 2.5

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Manufacturer: AGEIA
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A Need for a PPU?

AGEIA is attempting to break the mold of the PC gamer's box by adding a completely new card into the mix: a physics processor. With promises of fully interactive worlds and fluid dynamics unseen before, how can you go wrong?

AMD Geode(TM) LX 800@0.9W Processor

Subject: Processors | May 23, 2005 - 08:50 AM |
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AMD announced the availability of the new Geode™ LX 800@0.9W Processor today. Hop on over to AMD and check out the press release!

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. today announced availability of the AMD Geode™ LX 800@0.9W processor,* enabling consumers to experience full-featured, desktop-style computing on a new generation of x86 architecture-based embedded and mobile devices.

Source: AMD

Athlon 64 Venice 3800+ Review

Subject: Processors | May 17, 2005 - 10:16 AM |
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The gang at Tech Report have a review up of the 3800+ Athlon 64 Venice core processor. 

Perhaps we saw relatively lackluster results because we used Prime95's stringent torture test with small FFTs, which will cause a shaky CPU to throw an error even when it will run other programs with no apparent problems. We also used Windows XP x64 Edition for testing, which make uses of transistors that would be dormant in a 32-bit OS, potentially exposing a problem. Or maybe our chip was just a dog.

Slow News Day - Venice for Sale

Subject: Processors | May 16, 2005 - 01:24 PM |
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Its an oddly slow news day from a hardware review perspective.  Maybe everyone is recovering from all the Xbox 360 crap that went on last week?  In any event, until something crosses my wire, I only have an update on finding some Venice core Athlon 64 processors for sale in our Pricegrabber engine.



  • Athlon 64 3000+ Venice - from $149

  • Athlon 64 3200+ Venice -

Anandtech Analyzes new Far Cry 64-bit Patches

Subject: Processors | May 10, 2005 - 10:24 AM |
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Anandtech has beat me to the punch by writing up a bit on the newly released Far Cry 64-bit patch.  They did see a few FPS performance increase, as well as detailed textures and a further draw distance.  But the conclusion Anand leaves you with is the exact one I left you with on our Shadow Ops article.  The difference being this time the AMD team didn't make claims they couldn't back up.

AMD's goals are quite admirable, but the fact of the matte

Source: AnandTech