AMD Settles Patent Suit With Intergraph

Subject: Processors | April 12, 2004 - 11:45 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA, April 12, 2004 -AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced today it has settled patent claims with Intergraph Corporation relating to AMD's microprocessors. Under terms of the agreement, AMD will receive a license under Intergraph's "Clipper" microprocessor patents and the patent lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California will be dismissed. The agreement provides pass-through rights to AMD customers for systems that include an AMD microprocessor.

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Introduction and System Setup

If you thought the Athlon 64 3000+ release on the market was odd, wait until you see the 2800+ that has appeared on the scene.

High Performance MP's on the Cheap-Going Mobile

Subject: Processors | April 5, 2004 - 03:52 PM |
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We've been seeing the Mobile Barton XP's and their high overclocking potential for some months now.  But maybe you have an MPX sitting around that could use a serious refresh without a big investment.  In our Forums, Caprid shows the details of setting up these wonderfully flexible CPUs to make a powerful workstation running 2 x 2600 Mhz.  

Quote: "With the new 'CG' stepping of the FX53 and the newer A64s, 2.5 -2.6Ghz on air isn't uncommon, the same holds true for the Mobile Athlon XP. But will they run in SMP on the Dually?

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AMD CTO Fred Weber and AMD64 Design Team Honored

Subject: Processors | April 5, 2004 - 09:31 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA-APRIL 5, 2004-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its chief technical officer, Fred Weber, and the AMD64 design team have been awarded EDN Magazine's Innovator of the Year for a significant advance in technology. The AMD Athlon(tm) 64 processor was chosen as Innovation of the Year in the processor category.

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AMD Launches AMD Core Math Library

Subject: Processors | April 5, 2004 - 09:18 AM |
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CLUSTERWORLD, SAN JOSE, CA-APRIL 5, 2004-AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced the availability of AMD Core Math Library (ACML) version 2.0, an advanced tool that allows software developers to further exploit the large memory space and ground-breaking performance enhancements offered by the AMD64 architecture.

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Prescott Overclocking and More

Subject: Processors | April 4, 2004 - 11:20 PM |
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Hardocp has a Prescott review that you may want to check out, looks like it might be a runner after all.  Surprisingly enough, in spite of the heat worries, the 2.4A turns out to be a good overclocker.  However, if you go shopping, better be sure of what you are buying. 

Quote: "...What you see above is a 900MHz stock overclock...So all in all, our stock OC numbers should represent what just about any enthusiast should be able to accomplish with the right motherboard and the right temperature conditions.

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Athlon 64 2800+ For Sale

Subject: Processors | April 1, 2004 - 02:13 AM |
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Just a quick note to let you know that the Athlon 64 2800+ processor is on sale on our Pricegrabber engine for only $176. Expect a review up early next week of our sample.

HardOCP Overclocks the Intel 2.4 GHz Prescott to 3.7 GHz

Subject: Processors | March 31, 2004 - 10:53 AM |
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My buddy Kyle at HardOCP posted a quick overclocking test of the 2.4 GHz Prescott processor.  Using just stock cooling and voltages, he was able to get this baby to 3.2 GHz but with some liquid cooling, he was able to get it to 3.7 GHz, which is quite impressive.  Even the temperature numbers seemed better than expected.

Quite frankly, we were expecting to have to get out the fire extinguisher, but that was not even close to the case.

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AMD Mobile Barton XP 2500+ Review

Subject: Processors | March 26, 2004 - 03:50 AM |
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Techtastic gets on the bandwagon and overclocks a Mobile 2500. They only get theirs to 2500 or so...but with PC2700.

Lately, some enthusiasts in the overclocking world have discovered that the
Mobile Barton processor has great

potential as a good overclocker in desktop computers. Claims of overclocking a Mobile
Barton 2500+ (1.83 ghz) to 2500-2700mhz

are quite common. We got our hands on a Mobile Barton 2500+ to see if we could achieve
similar results.

Source: Techtastic

Accelenation 3.4GHz Pentium 4

Subject: Processors | March 24, 2004 - 09:28 PM |
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Accelenation has a review of Intel's new flagship. See how this CPU performs as compared to its brethren.

"Another day another speed bump. Unless you do a lot of office and
content creation work, it's hard to recommend any Prescott. The
extended 31 stage pipeline of the Prescott is still acting as a
handicap. In gaming tests the Athlon 64 3200+ beats out both the
3.4E and 3.4C, which indicates that the 3400+ should wipe the floor
with them."

Source: Accelenation