Subject: Processors | March 21, 2004 - 09:34 AM | Ron Goldin
Here's a review from Motherboards.org putting AMD's finest up against Intel's finest. Being on top, which ever you choose to go with, there is little difference in performance. The numbers are so close in so many instances most would call it in effect, a draw. That is until you start to look at what it's going to cost you to have the best of the best.
Subject: Processors | March 18, 2004 - 11:49 AM | Joe White
AMD Press Release
"HANNOVER, GERMANY -March 18, 2004 - At CeBIT, AMD announced that it is sending computer enthusiasts on another thrilling, high-performance ride with the worldwide introduction of the AMD Athlon(tm) 64 FX-53 processor.
The AMD Athlon 64 FX processor delivers what no other PC processor can: the best performance to drive demanding 32-bit applications, and the power of 64-bit computing for the next wave of head-spinning software.
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