Subject: Processors | June 6, 2005 - 12:26 PM | Ryan Shrout
This is really a blow to the stomach for AMD with Steve Jobs officially announcing that they are going to Intel for their Mac line of computers. So many times we thought we had seen AMD nearly sign up with Apple for this exact deal, but it would seem that AMD's smaller fab capabilities are holding it back yet again.
One interesting point though is that with the Intel chips in Macs, that means an official x86 version of Mac OS X should be released soon, so maybe AMD users that build their own systems can still get the Mac experience if they wish to?
After the first day of Computex, three of AMD's executives sat down with a handful of press for a small Q&A session that covered some candid topics on Intel's products as well as their own.
Subject: Processors | May 31, 2005 - 05:54 AM | Joe White
TAIPEI, TAIWAN -- May 31, 2005 --Following the introduction of the world's first dual-core AMD64 processors, including the first x86-based dual-core server and workstation processor, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announces close alignment and support from the world's premier motherboard manufacturers. AMD and partners have shown a sustained commitment to AMD64 technology with dual-core support for the world's highest performing x86-based 32- and 64-bit processors.
Subject: Processors | May 31, 2005 - 05:53 AM | Joe White
COMPUTEX, TAIPEI, TAIWAN -- May 31, 2005 --Completing the world's only broad dual-core client and server processor line-up, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the immediate availability of the AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 dual-core processor. The AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor is poised to deliver an experience unmatched in the industry, targeting prosumer and digital media enthusiasts, as well as those who run many software applications simultaneously.
Subject: Processors | May 27, 2005 - 07:38 AM | Ryan Shrout
Yeah, me too. But in the mean time you can look at this website that has some benchmarks from one of them. How does a SiSoft CPU benchmark results of 171167 Dhrystone and 72739 Whetstone sound to you? Did I mention the system had a 128 GB of memory???
Shortly after WinHEC 2005, IWill (the maker of some great motherboards and sweet sff products) generously allowed me to touch their highest performing Opteron system. This was not your everyday dual or quad opteron system - it was an 8-way
Subject: Processors | May 27, 2005 - 07:27 AM | Ryan Shrout
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
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?
Subject: Processors | May 26, 2005 - 11:02 PM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Processors | May 26, 2005 - 09:09 AM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Processors | May 24, 2005 - 06:52 AM | Ryan Shrout
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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