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Introduction and Processor Specifications
AMD is releasing the AM2 platform today that includes a new processor socket, new DDR2 memory controller and a new speed bump that helps them to keep the performance crown from Intel for at least a little bit longer.
First Hand with the PhysX Processor
We happened to play around with a PC equiped with an AGEIA PhysX processor and the new Ghost Recon demo and a demo copy of Cell Factor. Come see our videos!
One Final Voice
ATI puts in the final word at GDC with their take on the physics processing on GPUs. They offer a great upgrade path in their outlook on physics as well as possible performance benefits over the competition.
Introduction and Definitions
AGEIA is officially launching the PhysX PPU this evening at the Game Developers Conference that starts tomorrow. We have new details on the architecture as well as upcoming games that support it. Oh, and Alienware has some systems you can buy today.
A Sneak Peak and Test Configuration
Intel let us play around with an early Conroe desktop CPU sample and we put it through some gaming and media encoding benchmarks. The results are more than impressive.
Intel pretty divulged all today to the media at IDF about the new Core architecture that is going to be the fuel in Conroe's fire. Come read all about the new technology and how Intel's says they'll finally regain the performance crown.
Introduction and Processor Specs
AMD finally puts dual cores in their FX line of processors but sacrifice 200 MHz to the previous FX flagship CPU. Does the FX-60 have it what takes to be the new top CPU in the land?
The Pentium XE 955 CPU
Intel is announcing a new processor today that packs 4 MB of L2 cache and a 1066 MHz FSB into a 65nm core.
AMD's X2 line of processors is probably the best you can buy. But wouldn't like to get the top level performance without having to pay the top dollar? Don't we all! But the X2 3800+ looks like it has what it takes to bring that to you.
The Pentium D Processor
Intel released the Pentium D line up along with the Extreme Edition processor last month, but we are finally starting to see them for sale in the channel. Should you be looking at the low cost 820 for your next upgrade?
After the first day of Computex, three of AMD's executives sat down with a handful of press for a small Q&A session that covered some candid topics on Intel's products as well as their own.
The Athlon 64 X2 Processor
AMD is getting set to push their first dual core Athlon 64 X2 processors out to the world next month. How do they stand up to the Intel CPUs released last month? Are they going to be worth the extra cash they are asking for?
A Need for a PPU?
AGEIA is attempting to break the mold of the PC gamer's box by adding a completely new card into the mix: a physics processor. With promises of fully interactive worlds and fluid dynamics unseen before, how can you go wrong?
Introduction and Specifications
Asus is attempting to move into the desktop Pentium M market with this adaptor that allows you to use a 479-pin P-M processor on a 478-pin motherboard.
Is there DDR2 in AMD's Future?
Various reports online have pointed to AMD making a change in socket sometime next year as well as possibly moving to DDR2 memory technology. With some more information on the subject, I decided to show it to you for your thoughts and opinions.
Introduction and Dual Core Specifications
Intel is the first out of the gate with dual core processors for the desktop platform. Is this something that you are going to be interested in? Heavy multitaskers will definitely want to read this.
Athlon 64 E3 Stepping
AMD has a new revision of the Athlon 64 on the way out the door codenamed Venice. Not only does it improve memory compatibility with four modules, it adds SSE3 instructions. Did I mention we got a 40% overclock out of it too?
The Pentium M (Dothan) Architecture
DFI is bringing the Pentium M platform to desktop PCs. Is this something you might be interested in? Does the Pentium M really have what it takes to out perform the best of the Intel 600-series and Extreme Edition processors?
Dual Core for Everyone?
AMD shared their plans for the upcoming dual core processors with us. We wrap up the information and present it to you here.
Introduction and Processor Specifications
Intel has added SpeedStep technology, 64-bit extensions, Execute Disable Bit and an extra MB of L2 cache to the P4 line and the Extreme Edition processor. Is it enough to cut the distance to the Athlon?