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?
Subject: Processors | March 17, 2004 - 11:32 AM | Joe White
"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."
Subject: Processors | March 17, 2004 - 03:35 AM | Geoff Baker
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."
Subject: Processors | March 17, 2004 - 03:28 AM | Geoff Baker
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.
Subject: Processors | March 16, 2004 - 10:46 AM | Joe White
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.
Subject: Processors | March 15, 2004 - 09:18 PM | Geoff Baker
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. "
Subject: Processors | March 15, 2004 - 02:38 AM | Ron Goldin
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
Subject: Processors | March 13, 2004 - 10:16 PM | Ron Goldin
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+".
Subject: Processors | March 10, 2004 - 08:44 PM | Ron Goldin
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 Â£140. That would cover Intel's present
Prescott and Northwood range admirably. We've only evaluated the
32-bit side of the processor.
Subject: Processors | March 5, 2004 - 05:32 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.