Subject: Processors | March 2, 2006 - 08:20 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
VIA Arena has posted an article that atttempts to demonstrate the difference dual core will make for an average user. They compare the Athlon 64 X2 3800+, Athlon 64 3800+ and Athlon 64 3200+. Take a look before you buy a new CPU, some of the results may not be what you expect.
"Over the last couple of months I have been repeatedly asked a
question from people wanting to upgrade or buy a new PC.
Subject: Processors | February 23, 2006 - 09:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Silent PC Review goes through a very comprehensive look at running the Turion64 on a desktop system. They cover everything, from why you might want to do it, to how to go about doing it, and more. Give them a moment of your time, see if they can help your next silent build.
"It seemed to take forever, but our ambitious article on running AMD's mobile 64-bit CPUs on
socket 754 desktop boards is finally done.
Subject: Processors | February 13, 2006 - 09:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-bit Labs has found what might be the best value CPU to setup a dual core s939 system. The Opteron 165 has come from being better for server systems to a good choice for home gaming, especially if you are looking for a great overclock. The large L2 cache helps in most applications, though it will really shine when the game is able to take advantage of the dual core.
"AMD has been offering Opteron processors for Socket 939 systems for quite a while now.
Subject: Processors | February 7, 2006 - 06:11 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
HEXUS is doing some sleuthing, having become curious about "Intel's Sossaman ... the codename for an ultra low voltage Yonah to be shipped under the Xeon brand." This lead them to wonder if the Yonah, or Core Duo chips being sold now have some x64 capabilities that aren't being mentioned.
"Word reaches the Deeplung ear that Intel's Yonah processor, which ships under the Intel Core Duo
moniker, has features that aren't being exposed to the consumer.
Subject: Processors | January 11, 2006 - 06:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Even more reviews of AMD's FX-60 today, start off with PC Stats indepth look at the last of the Socket939's, and don't forget the other contributors.
"In house testing between an AMD Athlon64 FX-60 and Intel Pentium D 840 based system illustrate
the decreased power consumption of a FX-60, about 40W less power at idle and about 45W at full
Subject: Processors | January 10, 2006 - 04:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD's FX-60 is making headlines today, as the last socket 939 to be released before AMD switches to Socket-AM2. Start off at AnandTech, and their comprehensive review, and keep on going ...
Subject: Processors | January 10, 2006 - 04:31 PM | Alex Marsters
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - Jan.
Introduction and Processor Specs
AMD finally puts dual cores in their FX line of processors but sacrifice 200 MHz to the previous FX flagship CPU. Does the FX-60 have it what takes to be the new top CPU in the land?
Subject: Processors | January 3, 2006 - 04:13 PM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like the AMD processor sales on Dell's website is starting to have an adverse affect on the rest of AMD's distribution channel.
Last year we reported that Dell was flogging AMD chips on its web site and it appears to be doing quite well. We're still totally unsure whether these chips are sourced through traditional AMD distributors like Avnet or whether Dell has a special deal with the firm to flog them. AMD is expected to rebound with additional stocks before the end of this month.