One more thing...
AMD just announced that they are working with Havok on physics acceleration, but probably not how you thought. Nope, nothing about GPUs and Havok working together again, it seems that ship has sailed. But did you know that Havok's APIs work with CPUs too??
Subject: Processors | June 11, 2008 - 11:02 PM | Josh Walrath
Last week AMD made an announcement that made the rounds, but was not reported as being terribly important. After having read it, and thought about it some more, the release actually says quite a bit about the health of AMD and what they are concentrating on now.
Subject: Processors | June 11, 2008 - 03:43 PM | Ryan Shrout
I think this was something we all pretty much saw coming, but it seems to be getting more official as rumors like this start to circulate that AMD's 65nm production has just reached its limit.
AMD originally planned to launch two 65nm dual-core
Phenom processors codenamed Kuma for the desktop PC market in May or
June this year, however the company has recently suspended the plans
and will let its Athlon X2 5600B processor cover the market until the
company enters 45nm production, accord
Subject: Processors | June 10, 2008 - 03:28 PM | Ryan Shrout
The folks over at Expreview got their mitts on an Intel roadmap that shows not just one Nehalem processor, but three.
New Nano Performance Information
VIA and NVIDIA announced a commitment to work together on creating a platform that will compete against the Intel Atom processor that combines VIA's Nano CPU and NVIDIA's discrete GPUs. Can this partnership hold of Intel's assault into mini-ITX?
Subject: Processors | June 4, 2008 - 07:11 AM | Ryan Shrout
Despite rumors to the contrary, Gigabyte says they have a retail-ready motherboard and CPU combo (the processor is soldered on the motherboard) based on Intel's Atom platform.
Subject: Processors | June 3, 2008 - 09:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
During a meeting with Intel today, we got a little preview of some technology that Intel is going to be using to show off the power of their coming 8-core Nehalem processors.
Subject: Processors | June 2, 2008 - 04:19 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Next up in the race to shrink the parts they consider most important is nVIDIA, following Intel's following of VIA's main focus. Regardless of what your spam may tell you, size reduction can be rather important, especially if you can get to the point where you can accurately be described as a 'system on a chip'. Josh has written up a summary on what we know so far, which you can read through here.
While much has been made of Phenom's lack of performance when compared to the Intel Core 2 based products, I was curious how much faster the Phenom was than the older Athlon X2. It turns out that AMD had been quite busy under the hood, and the results were more impressive than I had originally expected.
Subject: Processors | May 29, 2008 - 03:45 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
VIA's Isaiah may have changed it's name to Nano, but that is the only thing that has changed about this low power CPU. VIA has always been the king of small, low power processors, and has seen competition appearing from Intel. VIA takes advantage of that history to ensure the new Nano will work with existing C7 compatible boards. For once, Intel is the new kid on the block. Read Ryan's take on these high powered, low wattage processors.