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The Challenge

AMD's X2 line of processors is probably the best you can buy. But wouldn't like to get the top level performance without having to pay the top dollar? Don't we all! But the X2 3800+ looks like it has what it takes to bring that to you.

ECS / Intel Giveaway Two Pentium D 830 Processors

Subject: Processors | December 25, 2005 - 09:00 AM |
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Open only to PC Perspective Forum users, ECS and Intel have teamed up to give away a pair of Pentium D 830 processors to two lucky readers.



Source: PC Perspective

Valve Announces 64-bit Source Engine

Subject: Processors | December 23, 2005 - 04:02 PM |
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Another big win for 64-bit processors in general, Valve just announced support for 64-bit processors and OSs in their latest Source engine update. 

Bellevue, WA. — December 22, 2005 — Valve, a leading entertainment and technology studio, unveiled a 64-bit version of its Source game engine technology today.

Source: General

AnandTech Revisits Yonah

Subject: Processors | December 20, 2005 - 08:05 AM |
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Back in November, Anand previewed the upcoming Yonah processor. Today he's revisiting the same CPU but with updated software and hardware. It's really interesting to see how the mobile dual-core compares to AMD's X2.

"... we've updated the benchmark suite considerably, including modern day games and a few professional-level applications hopefully to get a better perspective on Yonah's performance.  We've also included an Athlon 64 X2 running at 2.0GHz, but with each core having a full 1MB L2 cache, making the Yonah vs.

Source: AnandTech

AMD WINS THE DUAL-CORE DUEL

Subject: Processors | December 13, 2005 - 11:26 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif., - Dec. 13, 2005 - AMD has been validated as the victor in its dual-core duel challenge issued in August.

Source: AMD

Intel updates their mobility processor line

Subject: Processors | November 30, 2005 - 06:45 PM |
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The Centrino is getting old, and the new up and coming whipppersnapper's name is Yonah.  AnandTech has a look at what the chip is expected to be able to do, and the direction Intel mobility is headed.

"As the successor to the current Pentium M (Dothan) and the predecessor to next year's Conroe, Merom and Woodcrest cores, Yonah is a very important chip.

Source: AnandTech

AMD's chosen path for the next year

Subject: Processors | November 17, 2005 - 12:05 PM |
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The Register has a look at AMD's roadmap for the upcoming year, and spots things like L3 cache, DDR2 and and Pacifica.

"Hester also pointed to chipsets containing L3 cache, which also harks back to Ruiz' April

prognostications - he too hinted AMD might one day return to the chipset market.

Source: The Register

Playing find the bottleneck

Subject: Processors | November 16, 2005 - 12:02 PM |
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X-bit Labs wanted to know if you really need a 2+Ghz A64 as a minimum for the newest games.  If the CPU is really slowing down the performance of the graphics card, will a top of the line FX chip do anything noticable to the performance?  They took 13 chips, a spread between Intel and AMD, both top of the line, and bottom of the barrel, and benchmarked at high quality.  This is part 2, part one is just below, and involves 28 CPU's at various qualities.

"We decided to write an update to our

Source: X-Bit Labs

Pinless Socket F

Subject: Processors | November 10, 2005 - 11:50 PM |
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There is a link on PC Stats leading to pictures of an upcoming socket F AMD server processor.


It's translated from Dutch here.


"Tweakers.net have some leaked photos of what is apparently a new  AMD Opteron Socket F  server mainboard, and in particular its LGA1207 pinless processor interface.
Source: PCStats

$200 Opteron at 3Ghz

Subject: Processors | November 9, 2005 - 01:39 PM |
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A couple of PimpRig forum members have discovered a cheap chip with great overclocking potential.  Read carefully, and decide if you want to try to get this CPU onto your gift list.

"Again we have one of those special low dollar "Gifts" this time from AMD, the OPTERON... just in

time for Christmas! "But Opteron is a 940 pin CPU for servers only" you say?

Source: PimpRig