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Subject: Processors | August 21, 2004 - 03:44 AM | Jason Smith
AMD reportedly is making some slight changes to their chips that may help them out with heat dissipation. Read more at X-bitlabs
Advanced Micro Devices is reportedly adopting strained silicon for an array of its processors that will be available this Fall. The design tweak is likely to improve the company's ability to ship high-speed microprocessors while maintaining sufficient yield as well as keeping heat dissipation of the products into generally-acceptable envelope.
Subject: Processors | August 18, 2004 - 04:58 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- August 18, 2004 --Security and advanced multi-media capabilities have evolved into the two most critical technology features students seek in new PCs this back-to-school season, according to Current Analysis, a consumer electronics research firm. AMD (NYSE: AMD) meets the needs of these often tech-savvy users with the award-winning AMD Athlon™ 64 processor family for desktops and notebooks.
'Many students today are performance-hungry users, taking games and multi-media applications to the next level.
Subject: Processors | August 17, 2004 - 05:05 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- August 17, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3700+ for desktop-replacement notebooks, extending the award-winning AMD64 processor family to new heights with the highest performing 32-bit/64-bit processor available for mobile PCs.
AMD Athlon 64 processor 3700+ for desktop-replacement notebooks is the most advanced PC processor designed for notebook computing, offering outstanding 32-bit power today plus compatibility with tomorrow's 64-bit software.
Subject: Processors | August 17, 2004 - 06:00 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA -- August 17, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that it is achieving a smooth transition to 90 nanometer (nm) manufacturing and has shipped low-power 90nm Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processors for thin and light notebooks (previously codenamed 'Oakville') for revenue.
Subject: Processors | August 15, 2004 - 01:25 PM | Jason Smith
Well how did I miss this? I suppose they are going to fire me, but here it is, two days late, an early look at some of the first steps into dual core land. Read on, at Virtual Zone.
AMD is going to release the 90nm AMD64 processors soon for mobile, desktop and servers and these are based on Revision D cores. According to some docs we have seen, there is another major silicon revision change on the AMD64 processors taking place next year with Revision E.
Subject: Processors | August 10, 2004 - 04:54 PM | Jason Smith
SIGGRAPH, LOS ANGELES -- August 10, 2004 --At Siggraph today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced that AMD Opteron™ processor-based servers and workstations are providing the digital backbone for the final Star Wars prequel, Episode III: 'Revenge of the Sith.' The AMD64 digital processing pipeline at JAK Films, the production company for Star Wars: Episode III, includes pre-visualization and pre-postproduction, which involves 3-D match moving, 3-D modeling, lighti
Subject: Processors | August 4, 2004 - 02:15 AM | Jason Smith
Intel has announced that the P4 4GHz will be delayed until 2005. Surprise surprise...
Intel's announcement last week that the P4 4 GHz would be delayed into 2005 may have been no surprise to those of us who follow the industry, but it can't have improved the mood in Santa Clara. It's the latest in a recent set of hiccups and roadmap adjustments for Intel, whose had to recall early board
Subject: Processors | August 3, 2004 - 05:13 PM | Joe White
SAN FRANCISCO -- August 3, 2004 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that VMware ESX Server, virtual infrastructure software that enables enterprises to partition, consolidate and manage systems in mission-critical environments, is qualified on AMD Opteron™ processor-based platforms from HP and IBM.
Subject: Processors | July 28, 2004 - 06:23 PM | Jason Smith
Techware has gotten ahold of some AMD Sempron processors. Results are anything but expected...
AMD has just released its latest processor line, the AMD Sempron. The Sempron is designed to replace the Duron line of lower-performance, inexpensive processors aimed at home and business desktop users. Available in both Socket A and Socket 754, the Sempron offers good performance for its price, and has good potential for overclocking."
Subject: Processors | July 28, 2004 - 05:48 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- July 28, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the availability of AMD Sempron™ processors, a new family of processors that redefine everyday computing for value-conscious buyers of desktop and notebook PCs. The AMD Sempron and Mobile AMD Sempron processors are designed to deliver best-in-class performance and a full-feature set to meet the evolving day-to-day computing needs of home and business PC users.
Subject: Processors | July 27, 2004 - 09:51 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- July 26, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that the AMD Opteron™ processor will power the 4P Sun Fire V40z server as well as the 1P Sun Java workstation W1100z and 2P Sun Java workstation W2100z, the latest in a family of AMD Opteron processor-based products from Sun Microsystems. The first offering from the AMD and Sun alliance, the Sun Fire V20z, began shipping last April and is one of the top performing two-way x86 servers available today.
Subject: Processors | July 22, 2004 - 08:57 PM | Joe White
MILANO, ITALY -- July 22, 2004 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro, the Formula One racing team, has implemented a server cluster based on the AMD Opteron™ processor with Direct Connect Architecture in order to advance its essential aerodynamic research and development. The servers based on the AMD Opteron processor represent the highest-performing computing solution ever employed by Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro.
Subject: Processors | July 19, 2004 - 12:19 PM | Ryan Shrout
Kyle over at HardOCP has a nice write up on his experiences overclocking a 2.8 GHz retail Intel 520 processor.
Not only does this give a enthusiast view of what power is tucked into the new Pentium 4, it gives us an idea at what the upcoming Intel 1066MHz bus speed will bring. Our testing also provides information cutting edge enthusiasts want to know about DDR2 RAM and PCI-Express video card power needs.
Subject: Processors | July 19, 2004 - 09:22 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- July 19, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3400+, bringing customers the highest performing 32-bit/64-bit processor designed for WindowsÂ®-based notebook PCs. The addition of the new Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 3400+ to the award-winning AMD64 processor family provides an even greater selection for powerful 32-bit computing today plus compatibility with tomorrow's 64-bit software.
Subject: Processors | July 12, 2004 - 11:37 PM | Jason Smith
It appears that two new Athlon 64 processors, codenamed Oakville and Winchester are reportedly faster than current versions. Though AMD is pretty hush hush about the whole thing, it seems that 90nm fabrication process may see light of day in these two cores. AMD has yet to disclose any time frames on these new developments.
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Subject: Processors | July 12, 2004 - 02:39 AM | Jason Smith
Without a viable 64-bit Windows operating system, 64-bit enthusiasts have turned to Linux to provide a possible solution. Anandtech has taken the two largest 64-bit Linux distros, and the Windows 64-bit OS for a test drive. The test machine being driven by none other than the Athlon 64 3500+ Secket 939. The results may surprise you.
One quick note, make sure you pay attention to what means better performance on the graphs, on several of them, the best performers had the smallest numbers. e.g.
Subject: Processors | July 10, 2004 - 05:01 PM | Jason Smith
Intel has begun shipping its Pentium 4 3.60GHz processors as of two days ago, though most had not reached most vendors until yesterday or today. The Processors, also known as Pentium 4 560 features HT (Hyper-Threading) and SSE3 technologies and is comes in LGA775 form-factor. Though it is selling for $720 and up, stock is not readily available.
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Subject: Processors | June 28, 2004 - 06:48 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 28, 2004 - Intel Corporation today announced availability of a new IntelÂ® Xeon™ processor-based platform and a host of new products and technologies for its Intel Xeon processor family that significantly boost performance, memory and graphics capabilities for workstation platforms.
Subject: Processors | June 28, 2004 - 12:40 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA -- June 28, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that at the upcoming Tour de France, the United States Postal Service (USPS) Pro Cycling Team, which is presented by Berry Floors, will use a series of Trek bicycles designed on workstations based on the AMD Opteron™ processor with Direct Connect Architecture. The USPS team is led by five-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, who Saturday will begin his quest for a record sixth straight Tour title.
Subject: Processors | June 28, 2004 - 09:09 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA - June 28, 2004 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that 64-bit versions of software applications Crafty and The Panorama Factory running on the beta version of the upcoming Microsoft(r) Windows(r) XP 64-bit Edition for 64-bit Extended Systems demonstrate significant increases in performance, up to 57 percent for the Panorama Factory, compared to 32-bit software versions. Crafty is an open-source, high-performance chess program scheduled to compete in the World Computer Chess Championship this July.