HP and AMD Form Relationship to Power Server Innovation and Performance

Subject: Processors | February 24, 2004 - 12:15 PM |
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HP and AMD Form Relationship to Power Server Innovation and Performance

 

New AMD Opteron processor-based HP ProLiant servers offer customers greater standards-based choice and value

PALO ALTO and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2004 - HP and AMD today announced an expanded collaboration to broaden HP's standards-based server portfolio with the introduction of AMD Opteron(tm) processor-based systems in the HP ProLiant server family.

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Corsair Announces New XMS2 Product Line

Subject: Memory | February 18, 2004 - 01:10 PM |
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San Francisco, CA, February 18, 2004 ? Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced their new XMS2 family of xtreme performance DDR2 memory modules.


The first product in this family is the Twin2X1024-4300, a matched pair of 512MB 533MHz 240-pin DDR2 modules. This product has been tested extensively on several different DDR2-based motherboards and is expected to be 100% compatible with the newest DDR2 chipsets and motherboards.

Microsoft Broadens Commitment to 64-Bit Windows

Subject: Processors | February 18, 2004 - 12:29 AM |
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Feb. 17, 2004 -- Microsoft Corp. today announced at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco that its Windows® operating systems for 64-bit extended systems will be fully compatible with Intel Corp.’s newly announced processors with 64-bit extension technology. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer encouraged testers, developers and hardware manufacturers to prepare to take advantage of Windows for 64-bit extended systems, saying Microsoft had released its latest Windows to 5,000 members of its technical beta community.

Source: Microsoft

NVIDIA Introduces Industry's First Top-to-Bottom Family of PCI Express GPUs

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 18, 2004 - 12:28 AM |
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INTEL DEVELOPER CONFERENCE-SAN FRANCISCO -FEBRUARY 17, 2004-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today unveiled the industry’s first top-to-bottom family of PCI Express graphics processing units (GPUs), all designed to take full advantage of the additional bandwidth and features that this new I/O interconnection standard delivers.

Source: NVIDIA

AMD Launches New Opteron HE and Opteron EE CPUs

Subject: Processors | February 17, 2004 - 01:13 AM |
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AMD has launched two new Opteron processors today aimed at the lower power consumption sector.


AMD EXTENDS NEW CLASS OF SERVERS AND WORKSTATIONS WITH LOW-POWER AMD OPTERON(tm) PROCESSORS

-New processors deliver the most performance per watt of any processor in their class-


SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-FEB. 17, 2004-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced an expansion of its awarding-winning AMD Opteron(tm) processor family, featuring low- and mid-power products.

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Ultimate Workstation Round-up

Subject: Chipsets | February 2, 2004 - 01:00 AM |
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Always fun to read these. Sudhian has a round up of workstations running single and dual processors from Barton 2800's to FX's and Xeon's.

"This is an article designed for the professional workstation user considering a high-end investment in a modern system. We’ll be weighing the value of two high-end single-CPU configurations as well, in order to examine the situations in which a second CPU is valuable—and in which it is not."

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Soyo CK8 K8T800 Athlon64 Review

Subject: Motherboards | January 31, 2004 - 02:13 PM |
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Here's a little perspective from The Tech Report on AMD's TPI initiative in its current state, or lack there of as it were. I think there is a lot of sentiment, even in the AMD enthusiast community, that TPI has not done its job nor has the numbering/rating/ranking system of current AMD products be totally accepted by 'Joe Consumer'. The enthusiasts of AMD are here and are here to stay, that doesnt mean all of us agree that AMD's current marketing plan is the right choice for them or the market.

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ABIT AN7 Motherboard Review

Subject: Motherboards | January 31, 2004 - 02:10 PM |
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If last weeks A7N8X "E" review at Hardocp left you flat, sorry. Things are certainly not looking any better with the new Abit Nforce2 with the uGuru chip.

"Well, even champions will occasionally trip and stumble, and that is exactly what the AN7 appears to be doing..."

Source: [H]ard|OCP