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Introduction to Sempron and Celeron D

AMD announces the Sempron processor to compete against the Celeron in the budget PC market. What can you expect from both of these platforms for your next low-cost system?

AMD Sempron 2800+ & 3100+

Subject: Processors | July 28, 2004 - 06:23 PM |
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Techware has gotten ahold of some AMD Sempron processors.  Results are anything but expected...

AMD has just released its latest processor line, the AMD Sempron. The Sempron is designed to replace the Duron line of lower-performance, inexpensive processors aimed at home and business desktop users. Available in both Socket A and Socket 754, the Sempron offers good performance for its price, and has good potential for overclocking."

AMD Redefines Everyday Computing With AMD Sempron

Subject: Processors | July 28, 2004 - 05:48 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- July 28, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the availability of AMD Sempron™ processors, a new family of processors that redefine everyday computing for value-conscious buyers of desktop and notebook PCs. The AMD Sempron and Mobile AMD Sempron processors are designed to deliver best-in-class performance and a full-feature set to meet the evolving day-to-day computing needs of home and business PC users.

Source: AMD

Opteron CPU Drives Powerful New Enterprise Servers

Subject: Processors | July 27, 2004 - 09:51 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- July 26, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that the AMD Opteron™ processor will power the 4P Sun Fire V40z server as well as the 1P Sun Java workstation W1100z and 2P Sun Java workstation W2100z, the latest in a family of AMD Opteron processor-based products from Sun Microsystems. The first offering from the AMD and Sun alliance, the Sun Fire V20z, began shipping last April and is one of the top performing two-way x86 servers available today.

Source: 3DCenter

Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro And AMD Develop Computing Solution

Subject: Processors | July 22, 2004 - 08:57 PM |
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MILANO, ITALY -- July 22, 2004 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, the Formula One racing team, has implemented a server cluster based on the AMD Opteron™ processor with Direct Connect Architecture in order to advance its essential aerodynamic research and development. The servers based on the AMD Opteron processor represent the highest-performing computing solution ever employed by Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro.

Source: AMD

P4 S775 2.8 GHz Overclocking Test

Subject: Processors | July 19, 2004 - 12:19 PM |
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Kyle over at HardOCP has a nice write up on his experiences overclocking a 2.8 GHz retail Intel 520 processor.

Not only does this give a enthusiast view of what power is tucked into the new Pentium 4, it gives us an idea at what the upcoming Intel 1066MHz bus speed will bring. Our testing also provides information cutting edge enthusiasts want to know about DDR2 RAM and PCI-Express video card power needs.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

AMD Rewrites The Rules For Notebook Performance

Subject: Processors | July 19, 2004 - 09:22 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- July 19, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3400+, bringing customers the highest performing 32-bit/64-bit processor designed for Windows®-based notebook PCs. The addition of the new Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 3400+ to the award-winning AMD64 processor family provides an even greater selection for powerful 32-bit computing today plus compatibility with tomorrow's 64-bit software.

Source: AMD

New AMD64 Processors May Deliver Higher Performance

Subject: Processors | July 12, 2004 - 11:37 PM |
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It appears that two new Athlon 64 processors, codenamed Oakville and Winchester are reportedly faster than current versions.  Though AMD is pretty hush hush about the whole thing, it seems that 90nm fabrication process may see light of day in these two cores.  AMD has yet to disclose any time frames on these new developments.

The new Athlon 64 microprocessors with code-named <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />Oakville and Winc

Source: X-Bit Labs

AMD and Linux: Reaching For The 64-bit Trophy

Subject: Processors | July 12, 2004 - 02:39 AM |
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Without a viable 64-bit Windows operating system, 64-bit enthusiasts have turned to Linux to provide a possible solution.  Anandtech has taken the two largest 64-bit Linux distros, and the Windows 64-bit OS for a test drive.  The test machine being driven by none other than the Athlon 64 3500+ Secket 939.  The results may surprise you. 


One quick note, make sure you pay attention to what means better performance on the graphs, on several of them, the best performers had the smallest numbers.  e.g.

Source: AnandTech

Intel Ships 3.60GHz Processors

Subject: Processors | July 10, 2004 - 05:01 PM |
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Intel has begun shipping its Pentium 4 3.60GHz processors as of two days ago, though most had not reached most vendors until yesterday or today.  The Processors, also known as Pentium 4 560 features HT (Hyper-Threading) and SSE3 technologies and is comes in LGA775 form-factor.  Though it is selling for $720 and up, stock is not readily available.


On a completely unrelated note, I am your new Processor news poster.  Worry not though, Im sure all the vet's of news posting will keep me 100% o

Source: X-Bit Labs