Athlon XP-M 2400 Overclocking Potential

Subject: Processors | March 17, 2004 - 03:35 AM |
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GeekXtreme takes a turn with the Mobile XP's.  They are going a little further than some earlier reviewers.

"...took a good 30 minutes planning how I wanted the watercooling parts
located. It takes a little planning. Then I placed the items in their locations and
measured off tubing to fit leaving a bit of extra length just in case."

Source: GeekXtreme

Athlon 64 3000+ FX and XP Comparison

Subject: Processors | March 17, 2004 - 03:28 AM |
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OCFAQ has an A64 3000+ review that does the benchmark comparisons with the XP3200, and an FX.  Take a look if your looking to upgrade, but wanting to buy wisely.

" So is the 3000+ the budget chip to get? The question really depends
on what is currently in your system. As well as the 3000+ performs, and
as overclockable it can be, it is hampered by less-than-stellar
motherboards, and Socket 939 looms like a dark cloud over its future.
Within a month the dual channel unbuffered RAM supporting Socket 939
motherboards will start to surface.

Source: OCFAQ

AMD Opteron Processors Power New Line of IBM Workstations

Subject: Processors | March 16, 2004 - 10:46 AM |
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It looks like IBM chose to run AMDs Opteron CPUs in their IntelliStation A Pro line of workstations. Read on for more information.

SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-March 16, 2004-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the AMD Opteron(tm) processor will power a new line of workstations from IBM, the IntelliStation A Pro.

Source: AMD

Mobile Athlon 2500+ Overclocking

Subject: Processors | March 15, 2004 - 09:18 PM |
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The mobile processor overclocking goes on.  Bring your pop-up blocker and see how Neoseeker did with theirs.


"Pushing the envelope on an XP-M gets easier because as you increase the
Front Side Bus and increase the unlocked multiplier you are required to add
more power to the CPU by increasing the Vcore; since the default Vcore of
the X-MP is 1.45V you have much more room to play with. Now that we have an
understanding of the potential, we'll test the theory by running stock tests
and then overclocking the XP-M and XP and comparing results. "
Source: Neoseeker

Rambus in Hindsight, Part II: The Intel / Rambus Partnership.

Subject: Processors | March 15, 2004 - 02:38 AM |
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Here is an ongoing article from Sudhina in regards to the Rambus fiasco, what happened, where it went, how it got there, and where it might be going.

In Part I of this series we discussed the history of Rambus's partnership with Intel (and the disastrous consequences of 1999 / 2000).  Part II will focus on the terms of the 1997 contract between Intel and Rambus, the effect of those terms, and why RDRAM failed in the marketplace.  Part III will discuss the Rambus lawsuits (both those initiated by  and against the company) while Part IV discusses the future of RDRAM

Source: Sudhian

Removing the MHz Myth, Again

Subject: Processors | March 13, 2004 - 10:16 PM |
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This article posted over at Anand's states that Intel is following AMD's lead once again this time in the nomenclature of its future processors. 


News broke earlier today that Intel will most likely change its current "Megahertz" strategy in favor of a more subdued "Model Name" approach. This does not necessarily mean Intel will change its processors to a PR rating, like "3000+".
Source: AnandTech

AMD Athlon 64 Model 3000+ Review

Subject: Processors | March 10, 2004 - 08:44 PM |
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So you want to get the A64 thing going but want to do it cheaply.  Will that A64 3000+ do what you need?  Take a look at this article from Hexus as they do the benchmarks with the 3000+ vrs the other A64's as well as the P4 3.0, 3.2, 3.4 competition.

"The Athlon 64 Model 3000+ was a much-needed CPU in AMD's
performance lineup. All we now ask for is a 1.8GHz 512kb L2 cache
version priced at around £140. That would cover Intel's present
Prescott and Northwood range admirably. We've only evaluated the
32-bit side of the processor.

Source: Hexus

Announcing Fedora Core 1 for AMD64

Subject: Processors | March 5, 2004 - 05:32 PM |
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Fedora is now what Red Hat Linux USED to be -- the free, open source distribution of Linux for end-users.  This is good news for anyone with an Athlon 64 powered machine.

Red Hat, Inc. and the Fedora Project today announced the availability of a port of Fedora Core 1 to AMD64 - the first 64-bit port of a Fedora Project core release.


The Fedora Project is a Red Hat-sponsored and community-supported open source project that promotes rapid development of innovative open source software through a collaborative, community effort.

Source: Email

HP and AMD Form Relationship to Power Server Innovation and Performance

Subject: Processors | February 24, 2004 - 12:15 PM |
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HP and AMD Form Relationship to Power Server Innovation and Performance

 

New AMD Opteron processor-based HP ProLiant servers offer customers greater standards-based choice and value

PALO ALTO and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2004 - HP and AMD today announced an expanded collaboration to broaden HP's standards-based server portfolio with the introduction of AMD Opteron(tm) processor-based systems in the HP ProLiant server family.

Source: Email

Microsoft Broadens Commitment to 64-Bit Windows

Subject: Processors | February 18, 2004 - 12:29 AM |
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Feb. 17, 2004 -- Microsoft Corp. today announced at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco that its Windows® operating systems for 64-bit extended systems will be fully compatible with Intel Corp.’s newly announced processors with 64-bit extension technology. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer encouraged testers, developers and hardware manufacturers to prepare to take advantage of Windows for 64-bit extended systems, saying Microsoft had released its latest Windows to 5,000 members of its technical beta community.

Source: Microsoft