Next up in our series of Holiday Buyer’s Guides is a look at processors. Building systems in time for a holiday season means that picking the right components at the right time will ensure a system performs as it should on day one, and everyone is happy. When it comes to processors, there are a lot of users on both sides of the fence: some will stick to Intel, others will praise AMD, sometimes both for similar reasons. I would like to start on the side of no bias; I run systems on both, have suggested systems for both, and my box of processors for Gaming CPU testing is quite full - but I do love a nice dollop of performance.
With their latest release Intel has bumped the Pentium 4's FSB from 800MHz up to just over 1GHz. But does it do anything for performance?
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/31/2004
By now, most of you have heard the big news about upcoming dual core processors and cancelled 4.0 GHz chips. However, those still looking for all the little...
Jarred Walton on 10/27/2004
Been hearing conflicting dual core information lately? Here's a compilation of everything we have and know about Intel's dual core plans for the next two years.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/22/2004
AMD continues to release new 130nm Athlon 64 and FX-55 chips in an attempt to further secure their grasp on the performance crown. But they have left a...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/19/2004
The nVidia Athlon 64 chipset gets PCI Express, Dual video cards, and a slew of refinements. How does nForce4 compare?
Wesley Fink on 10/19/2004
We take a quick look at VIA's latest roadmap for their chipsets. Competition in the chipset arena is really starting to heat up as the various parties race...
Jarred Walton on 10/16/2004
AMD quietly introduced their first processors with the 90nm die-shrink. How do the 90nm parts compare to the current 130nm processors? Is overclocking all we hoped...
Wesley Fink on 10/14/2004
Today we look at buffer overflows and how NX doesn't stop them.
Kristopher Kubicki on 10/11/2004
In our latest update to AMD's roadmap, we look at the future of the various AMD platforms. Perhaps more interesting than what is included is what is not...
Jarred Walton on 10/8/2004
ATI has come a long way with their core logic, doubling their SKUs in the next 18 months. We have some details on all the new product code...
Jarred Walton on 9/27/2004
A look at the latest Intel roadmap, focusing on the mobile and server segments.
Jarred Walton on 9/2/2004
NetBurst takes a hint from P6? It looks like the solution to Prescott's cooling issues might be Intel's version of Cool 'n Quiet already in place on Dothan.
Kristopher Kubicki on 9/1/2004
To honor AnandTech's seven years of dedication to the internet, we called in some extra firepower to finish off the expanded edition of our CPU cheat sheet Now with...
Jarred Walton on 8/28/2004
NVIDIA begins to disclose its most ambitious chipset to date, details inside.
Kristopher Kubicki on 8/20/2004
Is VIA supporting dual PEG out of fear of getting left behind in NVIDIAs SLI glory?
Kristopher Kubicki on 8/13/2004
Smithfield got everyone's attention a few days ago, for today how about 64-bit Intel CPUs on the desktop?
Kristopher Kubicki on 8/5/2004
Find out how your CPU will handle Doom 3 in our extensive performance investigation.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/4/2004
Ever wonder what happened to that processor Intel announced would replace Tejas? It has a name now, and we have details about it!
Kristopher Kubicki on 8/2/2004
Shortly after the launch of the latest Intel Celeron processor, AMD responds with their new line of budget chips. We take a look at how the Sempron stacks up...
Derek Wilson on 7/28/2004
SiS answers back at ATI and NVIDIA with real DirectX 9 IGP, DDR2 and PCIe support for Q1'05.
Kristopher Kubicki on 7/27/2004