Dual-Core, Simple Price: Athlon 64 X2 3800+
Aug 1, 2005 - in Reviews
AMD's initial release of dual-core processors revealed only one weakness: they were too expensive. But today there's a new entry-level model, the pricing of which should make the buying decision easier. We take a look at the new Athlon 64 X2 3800+, and also compare and contrast all the members of the X2 family.
A Dissatifying Compromise With AMD's 64 bit Sempron 3400+
Aug 1, 2005 - in Reviews
In response to Intel's Celeron D 351, the latest Sempron 3400+ not only implements more cache memory, it features AMD64. Sounds good, but does it really make sense to choose it over an entry-level Athlon 64?
AMD starts selling cheap Athlon 64 X2
Jul 27, 2005 - in News
AMD has produced a 3800+ which costs less than your average dual core CPU.
AMD to lower prices of Socket-754 Semprons
Jul 26, 2005 - in News
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will lower prices of its Socket-754 Sempron CPUs in early August, as it has already officially phased out its K7 line of processors this quarter, according to KJ Chou, general manager of AMD Taiwan.
The Athlon 64 FX Overclocked to 3 GHz
Jul 25, 2005 - in Reviews
What can you expect when AMD launches the Athlon 64 FX-59 by the end of the year? We overclocked AMD's FX-57 to 3 GHz to see what you will get. AMD's Socket M2 should also soon come into the picture.
Live Stress Test Rundown: AMD vs. Intel
Jul 14, 2005 - in Reviews
We have put together all the results from the last live stress test. They are ready for your review at a glance, complete with information on performance, energy consumption, practical applications, stability and buying tips.
The AMD and Intel Energy Crisis
Jul 13, 2005 - in Reviews
How much electricity PCs consume undeservedly gets little attention compared to processor performance. But whether you want to save on your electricity bill or have environmental concerns about using too much power, the energy consumption of a typical system deserves a look.
AMD to cut Sempron prices, debut dual-core CPU priced at $345
Jul 6, 2005 - in News
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has informed motherboard makers that the unit price (for 1000 unit lots) for its Sempron CPUs will be adjusted downward in early August, with Sempron 2500+ prices dropping more than US$7, according to sources in the motherboard industry.
Athlon 64 FX-57: Great Performance, High Price
Jun 27, 2005 - in Reviews
AMD remolds its top brand, the Athlon 64 FX, by introducing a new model based on a 90 nm process. Running at 2.8 GHz, the FX-57 takes over more benchmarks that used to be dominated by Intel.
Heat-pipe cooling solutions for AMD CPUs to surge in 2H
Jun 6, 2005 - in News
Heat-pipe cooling solutions will account for 50% of PC products based on Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) CPUs in the second half of this year, up from 10% in the first half, according to thermal solution providers Asia Vital Components (AVC).
Dual Core Stress Test: AMD vs. Intel
Jun 3, 2005 - in Reviews
You've likely heard and read a lot about dual core processors from AMD and Intel. We tested similarly equipped AMD's Athlon 64 X2 4800+ against Intel's Pentium 840 EE with SLI graphics cards and ran both systems under heavy loads. The results were...
Dothan Over Netburst: Is The Pentium 4 A Dead End?
May 25, 2005 - in Reviews
With a simple adapter, Intel's Pentium M processor can be used on veteran mainboards based on the i865 and i875 chipsets. Would you believe that this unorthodox combination proves to be so fast that it beats even the Athlon 64 FX and the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition?!
Mobo makers do not expect dual-core CPUs to boost sales
May 16, 2005 - in News
Although the expected buzz at the upcoming Computex Taipei 2005 show from May 31 to June 4 will be the competing dual-core desktop CPU offerings from Intel and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), motherboard vendors have warned that the new processors may not help motherboard sales in the short-term.
Intel accused of halving CPU prices to cut out AMD
May 14, 2005 - in News
A Japanese web site which claims to have talked to sources close to the Fair Trade Commission (FTC), said the chip giant halved the prices of CPUs to keep OEMs in its camp.
AMD's Dual Core Athlon 64 X2 Strikes Hard
May 9, 2005 - in Reviews
Beware, Intel! AMD's desktop dual core comes in with clock speeds unreduced from those of its single core chips, ready to strike a devastating blow at the very playground Intel had prepared with Hyper Threading. Read on to find out why the Athlon 64 X2 will be king of the ring.
The Pentium D: Intel's Dual Core Silver Bullet Previewed
Apr 5, 2005 - in Reviews
We were pleased when a test system powered by the all-new Pentium D and the Pentium Extreme Edition made it into our test lab. Our comprehensive test suite pinpoints what to expect from the much-anticipated dual core technology.
Intel looking for market to migrate to 600-series CPUs by 3Q, mobo makers disagree
Mar 25, 2005 - in News
Intel is hoping the market will migrate from 500-series Pentium 4 CPUs to 64-bit 600-series by the third quarter of this year, with the chip giant promoting the fact that 915- and 945-series chipsets will support the 64-bit CPU platform, according to market sources.
AMD's challenges in 64-bit CPUs: Q&A with CEO Hector de Ruiz
Mar 16, 2005 - in News
Hector de Ruiz, chairman, president and CEO of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), was in Taipei last week, to tout the company's technology edge in the development of 64-bit CPUs, and to strengthen its cooperation with Taiwan OEM makers and chipmakers.
Intel to hold off P4 CPU price cuts until August
Mar 10, 2005 - in News
Intel has no plans to cut the prices of its 500- and 600-series Pentium 4 CPUs before the second quarter in spite of slow motherboard sales in the first quarter and the up coming traditional off-season in the April-June period, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers.
AMD to ramp up K8 CPUs to 50 percent of total CPU output
Mar 10, 2005 - in News
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) plans to ramp up the output of its K8 CPUs to three million units in the third quarter, up from about two million in the first quarter, according to sources at Taiwan chipset makers.
Prescott Reworked: The P4 600 Series and Extreme Edition 3.73 GHz
Feb 21, 2005 - in Reviews
The new 600 series P4 finally offers energy management, a whopping 2 MB L2 cache and 64 bit extensions. At the same time, a new Extreme Edition version is being launched. But will this be enough to challenge AMD's performance superiority?
AMD cuts prices of a wide range of CPUs
Feb 16, 2005 - in News
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has made comprehensive cuts in the prices of its processors, including the Opteron, Athlon 64, and Sempron CPUs.
AMD aims to boost its share of the notebook-CPU market to 15 percent
Feb 6, 2005 - in News
With the introduction of its 64-bit enabled Turion 64 processor, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is looking to push its market share in the notebook-CPU segment to 12-15 percent in 2005, compared to the 5-8 percent share it had previously, according to sources at Taiwan PC makers.
Fast Computer On The Cheap? The Sempron 3100+ On Overdrive
Feb 2, 2005 - in Reviews
Other than lacking the 64 bit instruction set and some cache, the Sempron is the equal of the Athlon 64 in every way. AMD's starter platform with Socket 754 is well-suited as an upgrade option as it is both affordable and good for overclocking. So how is the performance?
Freescale licenses PowerVR MBX graphics core
Jan 28, 2005 - in News
Freescale, Motorola's former chip division, has licensed Imagination Technologies' PowerVR MBX Lite graphics core.
Intel indicates prices for Smithfield, 64-bit 600 CPUs
Jan 24, 2005 - in News
Intel has indicated the pricing of its first dual-core Smithfield processors for the desktop, which will be launched in the second quarter instead of the third quarter as originally planned, according to sources at Taiwan OEM PC and motherboard makers.
Intel to launch Presler dual-core desktop CPU in Q1 2006
Jan 21, 2005 - in News
Intel plans to launch its next-generation dual-core desktop processor, codenamed Presler, in the first quarter of 2006, which is about the same time the chip giant will unveil its dual-core notebook CPU, Yonah, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers.
Intel's dual-core CPUs to set new record high in power consumption
Jan 17, 2005 - in News
Intel's upcoming dual-core processors once again will test the limits of power consumption. According to documents seen by Tom's Hardware Guide, the Smithfield CPUs are rated at a thermal design power of 130 watts, an increase of 13 percent from today's Prescott processors.
Taiwan police seizes 60,000 suspect AMD CPUs
Jan 3, 2005 - in News
Based on tips provided by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Taiwan, the police Friday raided an electronics company located in Tainan, southern Taiwan, and seized a total of 60,000 suspect AMD CPUs, according to the police and sources at AMD Taiwan.
Intel starts sampling 600-series chip, AMD moves ahead on dual-core Opteron
Dec 31, 2004 - in News
Intel has sampled one of its 600-series CPUs to some of its clients in Taiwan and has also given more details of technology support for its 945/955 chipsets for the dual-core Smithfield CPUs, which are slated for launch in the second quarter of next year, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers.