It went relatively under the radar during the past two weeks of intensive launches, but AMD is launching a new campaign specifically for system builders dubbed the AMD Power Pack. Normally system builders (including both the mass production sellers and boutique builders) have the option of buying a Product-In-Box (PIB) retail APU with a CPU cooler, bundled codes and all the manuals, or the tray processor which comes just as the processor. The AMD Power Pack meets the PIB and Tray parts half way, offering in one package a set of six processors with bundled codes and CPU coolers, but no manuals and in a single box arrangement. This helps to save on the packaging and offer a price point between the PIB and Tray...

AMD Athlon 2650e & X2 3250e - Better than Atom for SFF Desktops

We call them the Dell zino HD CPUs, because they're found in Dell's zino HD. You can buy a decent nettop based on Intel's Atom processor or one...

41 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/31/2009

The Core i7 Giveaway Winner, Next Contest Soon

AnandTech reader Gregory Peng sent in his first impressions of the brand new Core i7 system he won last month.

52 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/22/2009

Intel Atom D510: Pine Trail Boosts Performance, Cuts Power

After over a year, we finally get our first real update to Intel's Atom processor. An integrated memory controller boosts performance by roughly 10%, and we finally get...

41 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/21/2009

The FTC Sues Intel Over CPU & GPU Competition

With settlement talks breaking down, the FTC has sued Intel over anti-competitive actions in the GPU and CPU markets. We take a look at the charges, and what the...

115 by Ryan Smith on 12/16/2009

AMD Core Counts and Bulldozer: Preparing for an APU World

Updated! We clarify one of the more confusing points of AMD's nomenclature with regards to Bulldozer. AMD is referring to integer cores whenever it mentions core count in...

95 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/30/2009

Core i7 Giveaway Winner, AT on Kindle, Site Redesign Preview and More

We have a winner! We've also got AnandTech offered on Amazon's Kindle and a preview of the new AnandTech site redesign. I hint about a call to...

98 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/13/2009

AMD and Intel Settle Their Differences: AMD Gets To Go Fabless

Today marks a monumental day in the CPU world, as AMD and Intel have settled their differences and dropped all suits against each other. The ramifications are monumental: AMD...

67 by Ryan Smith on 11/12/2009

AMD Unveils Bulldozer & Bobcat: 2011 Microachitectures

Could this be AMD's comeback? It sure looks bold at a high level...

68 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/11/2009

AMD's 2010 - 2011 Roadmaps: ~1B Transistor Llano APU, Bobcat and Bulldozer

There's not much to talk about from a CPU standpoint with AMD in 2010, so AMD is heavily focused on 2011 and what it plans to do with its...

60 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/11/2009

Giveaway: Win a Lynnfield Core i7 System

That's right, just in time for the holidays we've partnered up with Intel to give away a complete Lynnfield Core i7 System.

4276 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/4/2009

AMD's Athlon II X3 435 & New Energy Efficient CPUs: Killing Intel Below $90

Hot on the heels of last months' $99 quad-core, AMD is back with a higher performance alternative to Intel's Pentium E6xxx series. It's the return of the triple core...

178 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/20/2009

Marvell's ARMADA: Custom Designed ARM SoCs Break 1GHz

Anyone can license ARM's microprocessor architectures, Marvell chooses to license only the instruction set and build its own designs. We look at Marvell's architecture to see if it's...

28 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/19/2009

The Real Conroe Successor: Clarkdale & All You Need to Know about Westmere

Intel's 32nm Nehalem tick is almost upon us. Westmere isn't a radical departure from Nehalem, but there are a few enhancements worth talking about. We go...

96 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/24/2009

The Lynnfield Followup: Turbo Mode and Overclocking Investigated

You asked for results with turbo disabled. You asked for overclocking results. We aim to please: here are the additional tests you requested of Intel's Core i5 and...

47 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/18/2009

The Intel Core i7 860 Review

The missing link in the Lynnfield lineup is the Core i7 860. Priced at $284 it's no more expensive than a Core i7 920, yet it runs at...

122 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/18/2009

AMD Athlon II X4 620 & 630: The First $99 Quad Core CPU

AMD's pricing department has struck gold. Armed with a brand new die, the Athlon II X4 620 performs like a $160 CPU but at 60% of the cost...

149 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/16/2009

Intel's Core i7 870 & i5 750, Lynnfield: Harder, Better, Faster Stronger

Today Intel unveils the Nehalem that we've all been waiting for. Starting at $196 and outperforming nearly everything on the market, Lynnfield is here. It's more than just another...

341 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/8/2009

How Much Does it Cost to Build a P55 Motherboard?

Recent discussions of P55 motherboard pricing inspired us to do some digging and figure out exactly how much it costs to build a motherboard. While we'll see ~$100...

54 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/21/2009

Phenom II X4 965: A Look at CPU/MB Bundle Pricing

AMD promised attractive bundle deals for the new Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition from North American vendors. We took a quick look at the current state of...

41 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/13/2009

AMD's Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition

It's literally the fastest chip AMD has ever shipped. At 3.4GHz this is the closest you're going to get to a Core i7 performance without going Nehalem. ...

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/13/2009

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