Two More Venice Core Reviews

Subject: Processors | May 3, 2005 - 09:51 AM |
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We have to new articles up on the AMD Athlon 64 Venice core upgrade, that I first took at look at here


HotHardware has reviewed the the Venice 3800+ model processor, but didn't find a lot of overclocking room. 


Lost Circuits takes a much more detailed look at the power consumption of the new core in their review of the 3800+ model


At the same speed, the dual
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Manufacturer: Asus
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Introduction and Specifications

Asus is attempting to move into the desktop Pentium M market with this adaptor that allows you to use a 479-pin P-M processor on a 478-pin motherboard.

Venice Core Processors in stock at Newegg

Subject: Processors | April 27, 2005 - 07:53 AM |
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I was looking through our forums this morning and saw a link to a Venice core Athlon 64 3500+ processor, priced at $272 as of this posting.  Get 'em while they're hot!

Specifications
Model Brand AMD
Series Athlon 64
Model ADA3500DAA4BP
CPU Socket Type Socket 939
Tech Spec Core Venice
Name Athlon 64 3500+
Operating Frequency 2.2GHz
FSB 1GHz
L1 Cache 64KB+64KB
L2 Cac

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Manufacturer: AMD
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Is there DDR2 in AMD's Future?

Various reports online have pointed to AMD making a change in socket sometime next year as well as possibly moving to DDR2 memory technology. With some more information on the subject, I decided to show it to you for your thoughts and opinions.

Sony's PS3 Cell Processor Demo

Subject: Processors | April 25, 2005 - 07:53 AM |
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Toshiba demonstrated the power of the new cell processor that is going into the Playstation 3 console recently.  It decoded 48 standard defiinition TV format MPEG-2 streams and then projected them on a 1920x1080 display divided into 8x6 cells each with a different video stream. 

In the demonstration, Toshiba used an operating system environment that it had developed to increase efficiency in the Cell software development.

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Might AMD Move to DDR500 Officially?

Subject: Processors | April 25, 2005 - 07:43 AM |
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The change from DDR400 to DDR500 as the official memory standard for AMD would be quite a feat, being as no JEDEC standard exists for DDR500 at all.  But none the less, CoolTechZone thinks it might happen.


Before making the switch to other memory standards, the chipmaker has decided to extend support for DDR even further. The source said AMD would most likely support DDR500 with its Venice core microprocessors.

Source: CoolTechZone

Info on the Athlon 64 X2 Parts

Subject: Processors | April 21, 2005 - 07:31 AM |
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It looks like AMD is planning on having 4 models of the Athlon 64 X2 when it is available, from the 4200+ to the 4800+.

The more interesting introductions are the dual Athlon 64s. There are four models: The 4200+, 4400+, 4600+ and, wait for it, the 4800+. These are 2.2GHz frequency processors with 2x512K cache for $537, and the same with 2x1MB for $581. A 2.4GHz CPU with 2x512 cache will set you back $803, and $1001 for 2x1MB. Is the $1001 just a random number, or is AMD playing numerical games? I vote games.

Source: The Inquirer

Dual Core Opteron and Athlon 64 X2 Tested

Subject: Processors | April 21, 2005 - 07:23 AM |
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While the title may be a bit misleading, Anandtech did not get any true Athlon 64 X2 parts to review, instead they used their Opteron 875 processor to simulate an Athlon 64 X2 4400+. 


The final problem we had was that there were significant issues with regards to memory compatibility and performance on this Tyan board with the dual core BIOS.

Source: AnandTech

Tech Report Evaluates Dual Core Opteron

Subject: Processors | April 21, 2005 - 07:18 AM |
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You really should go read this article, Scott over at Tech Report has a done a great job on evaluating the performance of the new dual core Opteron processors against singel core Opterons, dual and single core Pentiums, Xeon and more. 

AMD's dual-core Opteron processors are extremely well executed on all fronts, based on what we've seen. AMD's dual-core design has a technical elegance that Intel's can't match, and that design brings superior performance.

Sun, HP and IBM Showcase dual-core Systems

Subject: Processors | April 21, 2005 - 07:12 AM |
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Again, the full release is here on the AMD.com website.

Key OEM Customers Announce Support For Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ Processors

— Sun, HP and IBM showcase dual-core platforms based on dual-core AMD64 processors; Leading server solutions providers to begin offering AMD Opteron processor-based systems —

NEW YORK -- April 21, 2005 --In support of the Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ processor, the industry'