ARM (and its partners) were arguably one of the major causes of the present day smartphone revolution. While AMD and Intel focused on using Moore’s Law to drive higher and higher performing CPUs, ARM and its partners used the same physics to drive integration and lower power. The result was ultimately the ARM11 and Cortex A-series CPU cores that began the revolution and continue to power many smartphones today. With hopes of history repeating itself, ARM is just as focused on building an even smaller, even lower power family of CPU cores under the Cortex M brand. We’ve talked about ARM’s three major families of CPU cores before: Cortex A (applications processors), Cortex R (real-time processors) and Cortex M (embedded/microcontrollers). Although Cortex A is what...

AMD AM2: More than just a Memory Change

AM2 brings support for DDR2, but it will also be a new 940 socket plus a brand new Heatsink-Fan configuration

50 by Wesley Fink on 2/6/2006

NVIDIA: New nForce4 Chipsets

NVIDIA releases the nForce4 SLI XE and NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra for Intel processors . This extends NVIDIA Intel offerings to the full discrete graphics Intel desktop line.

32 by Gary Key & Wesley Fink on 1/17/2006

AMD Athlon 64 FX-60: A Dual-Core farewell to Socket-939

AMD's Socket-939 has been the platform of choice almost immediately after its introduction, so it is fitting that the last Socket-939 processor to be released would be the Athlon...

94 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2006

Intel's Pentium Extreme Edition 955: 65nm, 4 threads and 376M transistors

Intel's first 65nm processor has now launched, but the question is what can a 65nm process, 4 threads of execution and an incredible 376 million transistors bring us? ...

84 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/30/2005

SUN’s UltraSparc T1 - the Next Generation Server CPUs

SUN's Ultrasparc T1, formerly known as Niagara, is much more than just a new UltraSparc. It is the harbinger of a new generation of CPUs, which focus almost solely...

49 by Johan De Gelas on 12/29/2005

Investigations into Athlon X2 Overclocking

How much dual core goodness can you get from the cheapest X2 processor? Our next installment in overclocking articles looks to answer that question.

45 by Jarred Walton on 12/21/2005

Intel Core Duo (Yonah) Performance Preview - Part II

As promised, Part II of our exclusive Yonah Performance Preview is here. Compared to an Athlon 64 X2 and a Pentium M, we further level the playing field...

103 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/19/2005

NVIDIA Will Buy ULi

NVIDIA has announced they will buy ULi Electronics.

17 by Wesley Fink on 12/14/2005

FIRST LOOK: ULi M1697 for Athlon 64/x2

ULi has just released a low-cost single-chip solution for AMD Athlon 64. With HD Audio, SATA2 RAID, and Dual x8 PCIe video, we take a look at how the...

51 by Wesley Fink on 12/13/2005

Intel chipset roadmap update

Intel introduces four new chipsets to its roadmap heading into the 2H of 2006 and upgrades FSB and memory support. Pricing doesn't fluctuate much and the high-end solutions remain unchanged.

13 by Tuan Nguyen on 12/7/2005

Intel Yonah Performance Preview - Part I: The Exclusive First Look at Yonah

We've had Yonah for a month, but we finally got a motherboard that it'll work in. It didn't take us long to put the two together and present...

135 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/30/2005

Athlon 64 3000+ EOL'ed, New 3200+ and 3500+ E4 Stepping

Athlon 64 3000+: 2003 - 2005 RIP. We also have details on the new Venice E4 steppings.

23 by Kristopher Kubicki on 11/26/2005

ULI chipset roadmap update

New updated information on chipsets from ULI to support the latest from Intel, AMD and ATI.

11 by Tuan Nguyen on 11/23/2005

ATI RD580: Dual x16 Crossfire Preview

An exclusive look at the upcoming ATI RD580 Dual x16 chipset and the Manta motherboard.

52 by Wesley Fink on 11/16/2005

Itanium - is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Despite its rather dull reputation of being a big iron CPU, and the flood of negative predictions, the EPIC CPU family has something fascinating. From a purely technical ...

42 by Johan De Gelas on 11/9/2005

Intel's reopens Fab 12; prepares for 65nm

After a long closing and revamp, Intel finally reopens its Fab 12 plant and prepares to produce processors based on 65nm technology.

6 by Tuan Nguyen on 11/7/2005

Crowning a new Champ; AMD's Opteron 165

Costing nearly half the price of the speedier 175 part, the Opteron 165 latest pricing of $300 is generating high demand.

26 by Tuan Nguyen on 11/5/2005

Socket M2 Processor Roadmap; FX-62 and Athlon 64 X2 5200+

AMD's newest roadmap - complete with details on the newest M2 socketed chips.

28 by Kristopher Kubicki on 11/3/2005

New NVIDIA MCPs for AMD and Intel

New NVIDIA MCPs are on the way with more PCIe lanes and extra PHYs, and at a new low cost too!

8 by Kristopher Kubicki on 11/1/2005

Intel's 65nm Processors: Overclocking Preview

Today, we provide a preview of Intel's upcoming Pentium and Pentium D processors built on their new 65nm process. We focus on overclocking potential and power consumption. Let's...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/25/2005

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