AMD Unleashes AMD ATHLON 64 FX-53 Processor

Subject: Processors | March 18, 2004 - 11:49 AM |
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AMD Press Release

"HANNOVER, GERMANY -March 18, 2004 - At CeBIT, AMD announced that it is sending computer enthusiasts on another thrilling, high-performance ride with the worldwide introduction of the AMD Athlon(tm) 64 FX-53 processor.

The AMD Athlon 64 FX processor delivers what no other PC processor can: the best performance to drive demanding 32-bit applications, and the power of 64-bit computing for the next wave of head-spinning software.

Source: AMD
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Introduction

AMD is ready once again with a new Athlon FX processor, running now at 2.4 GHz. Will it walk away with another total victory?

AMD Packs Performance With Mobility...

Subject: Processors | March 17, 2004 - 11:32 AM |
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"SUNNYVALE, CALIF.- March 17, 2004-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the new low-power mobile AMD AthlonTM XP-M processor 2100+ for thin and light notebooks in mainstream and value markets. Like existing AMD mobile processors, this new low-power offering is designed to provide excellent computing performance on the go, extended system battery life enabled by AMD PowerNow!TM technology, and the benefit of full wireless compatibility with many of today's most popular wireless solutions."

Source: AMD

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