Subject: Processors | January 29, 2008 - 06:50 PM | Ryan Shrout
The Inquirer has a detailed piece on AMD losing a deal with Sun to power one of Asia's most powerful super computer with Barcelona chips. Instead, Sun is replacing it with 45nm Penryn core based systems. Obviously, if this is true, this could have a large impact on AMD's hold of the HPC market going forward.
Subject: Processors | January 27, 2008 - 03:26 PM | Ryan Shrout
As Jon Stokes over at Arstechnica describes, it would appear that AMD has changed its tune when it comes to the way Fusion technology will be implemented. Bulldozer, as we originally thought, was going to be a completely new CPU design from the ground up. But now AMD appears to be backing off that plan and going with existing CPU and GPU designs for their first Fusion produc
Subject: Processors | January 25, 2008 - 04:12 PM | Ryan Shrout
While you won't find me in Hannover, you will find AMD's newest Phenom processors. At CeBit, AMD looks to be showing off the upcoming Phenom 9700 and 9900 processor models along with the energy-efficient 9100e processor.
Subject: Processors | January 24, 2008 - 05:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
VIA has a brand new chip, the Isaiah Processor designed with Centaur, the people responsible for Cyrix. While some stats are lacking in details as of yet, [H]ard|OCP pegs the speed at 1GHz when run below 1v and up to to 2GHz at 1.15v. While they are not going to work on dual core chips yet, having enough power to play Crysis in a 60mm2 (think dime sized) chip is rather impressive.
If you thought VIA was dead in the water, you were wrong. As it turns out they have a new CPU in the works that looks rather impressive. No, it's not going to game better than your Core 2 processor, but it might do it more efficiently.
Subject: Processors | January 22, 2008 - 11:25 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If the last time you installed a CPU it had pins on the bottom, the ZIF socket was an arm bar only and the cooler weighed less than a small child, chances are you haven't installed a Socket775 processor. Either as a refresher for your memory, or as something new you've never done, check out PC Stats guide on installing Socket775 processors and coolers.
Subject: Processors | January 17, 2008 - 10:11 PM | Josh Walrath
Don't let the first three lines of the linked Business Wire fool you. AMD took it in the pants this last quarter. The bottom line is that AMD announced $1.77 billion in revenues, which is a record. They also recorded $1.772 billion in losses. Yes...
Subject: Processors | January 17, 2008 - 09:15 PM | Ryan Shrout
In case some of you guys aren't checking out the RSS feeds of our articles or just skip over the icons above, I really need to make sure you see the new ray tracing article from Daniel Pohl. As a follow up to Daniel's previous article that first introduced ray tracing to our readers, this newest iteration dives into some examples of how ray tracing can be more efficient than rasterization when it come to rendering games.
Subject: Processors | January 17, 2008 - 07:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not without a TEC or LOX setup.
Extremetech found overclocking the Phenom 9600 to be difficult and unpredictable. They were unable to get more than 200MHz above the spec speed, and even then it sounds like there were difficulties encounter. About the only thing they could count on was a big jump in the heat produced by the chip.
One Year Later
Daniel Pohl's latest work takes a look at how ray tracing engines have developed over the past year and discusses how ray tracing can be advantageous when compared to current rasterization techniques. The chances of utilizing both ray tracing and rasterization is also explored.