Subject: Processors | March 31, 2004 - 10:53 AM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Processors | March 26, 2004 - 03:50 AM | Geoff Baker
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
Subject: Processors | March 24, 2004 - 09:28 PM | Geoff Baker
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
Subject: Processors | March 24, 2004 - 09:24 PM | Geoff Baker
Yesterday Tweaknews posted an article on the Prescott 3.4E that you may have missed. Check out how the benchmarks work out and the kind of heat this cpu brings to the game.
"It's honestly a tough call on the new Prescott core and Intel's
new flagship CPU.
Subject: Processors | March 24, 2004 - 05:50 PM | Joe White
SAN JOSE, CALIF.-MARCH 2004-At Game Developers Conference, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that gaming heavyweights Crytek, Epic Games, Havok, Jolt, Super Computer International, Valve and Zombie, Inc. have embraced the AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon 64 FX, and AMD Athlon 64 processors to create a complete AMD64 gaming pipeline.
"AMD64 processors are allowing some of the gaming industry's most respected players to lead a new dimension of creativity," said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager of AMD's Microprocessor Business Unit.
Subject: Processors | March 23, 2004 - 11:06 PM | Ryan Shrout
I caught this link over at HardOCP.com, where at Newegg.com they have a Athlon 64 2800+ processor for sale for $173. It is a 1.8 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache processor, closely related to the 3000+ part we saw soft launched a month or so ago.
Model: AMD Athlon 64 2800+
Operating Frequency: 1.8GHz
FSB: Integrated into Chip
Cache: L1/64K+64K; L2/ 512KB
Subject: Processors | March 22, 2004 - 09:52 AM | Ron Goldin
Looking for the best desktop processor money can buy? Well look no further as you have two choices. That's right, the top of the line for both processors are so close there is no straight up winner in processing power, at least not yet. But this time Intel has the lead in pricing, coming in about $200 cheaper as of this writing. Although, I dont expect that large difference to last long, nor the current processing power of these bohemoths to remain stagnant. Its that time, for both to ramp up as both are about on equal footing and there is no cut and dry winner.
Intel today has released the 3.4 GHz versions of the Prescott and Northwood cores â€“ we compare them to the latest processors from AMD.
Subject: Processors | March 21, 2004 - 09:34 AM | Ron Goldin
Here's a review from Motherboards.org putting AMD's finest up against Intel's finest. Being on top, which ever you choose to go with, there is little difference in performance. The numbers are so close in so many instances most would call it in effect, a draw. That is until you start to look at what it's going to cost you to have the best of the best.