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...

NVIDIA Dropping 975X Support and More Yonah Tidbits

We have more info on Intel's upcoming 975X chipset and details about Yonah

12 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/18/2005

Intel To Change The Product Name, Again

Less than 18 months after the last time Intel changed its product names, the company is at it again - new naming tables inside.

34 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/16/2005

AMD's Phil Hester Speaks: Next Generation Architecture, Sort of

What's in store for AMD after the K8 architecture? We haven't the faintest clue, but we tried to find out a little more from AMD's new CTO -...

21 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/14/2005

AMD's Fab 36 Grand Opening - 90nm and 300mm in Germany

AMD invited us to the grand opening of their first 300mm fab in Dresden, Germany. We got a chance to hear AMD talk about Fab 36, the potential...

70 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/14/2005

ULi M1575 for ATI Crossfire – SATA2 and Fast USB for the ATI Chipset

ULi delivers a South Bridge for the ATI chipset with SATA2 and competitive USB Performance.

15 by Wesley Fink on 10/13/2005

Pentium M Dual Core in January 2006 - Summary of the Intel Mobile Roadmap

Intel's next generation mobility CPU is almost upon us. We have new information detailing the release schedule and product names of these new chips inside!

34 by Peter Mayerhofer on 10/6/2005

Investigations into Socket 939 Athlon 64 Overclocking

Many people don't fully understand the intricacies of overclocking, particularly with the Athlon 64 options. Our goal here is to provide some detailed information about overclocking as well...

100 by Jarred Walton on 10/3/2005

The Gray Market Dry Up: No More Whitebox AMD Chips

Did you notice the lack of OEM AMD components in the retail channel? Get used to it, AMD is cleaning up its gray market.

30 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/3/2005

ATI’s Crossfire: Best Overclocker on the Market?

ATI has finally unleashed Crossfire dual-GPU chipsets, but the biggest story is the launch of the most enthusiast-friendly chipset ever produced for Athlon 64. We take a closer look...

40 by Wesley Fink on 9/27/2005

NVIDIA Announces AMD Integrated Graphics

NVIDIA launches their long-awaited C51 AMD Integrated Graphics solutions with boards and systems expected in early October.

44 by Wesley Fink on 9/20/2005

SiS 756: PCI Express for AMD Socket 939

SiS released their first AMD PCI Express chipset several months ago. How does it compare with the nForce4 standard and our recent tests of ATI and ULi chipsets?

31 by Wesley Fink on 9/13/2005

Intel Enterprise and Corporate Roadmap - Q3'05 Update

Most people won't necessarily need to worry about the Enterprise section of the Intel roadmaps, but it does give some great insight into how big business works. See...

21 by Jarred Walton on 9/12/2005

Intel's 65nm Gameplan: Presler and Cedar Mill Updates

Intel's newest roadmap has some changes to upcoming product names and small details about Conroe emerge.

26 by Kristopher Kubicki on 9/9/2005

Athlon 64 X2: New Memory Dividers and Multitasking Performance

We originally hypothesized that multicore/multitasking environments would see a big performance gain from the new memory dividers supported by the latest rev of the core. Today, we put...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/12/2005

nForce 4 SLI X16: Full Speed PCI Express

Today, NVIDIA is launching an update to its nForce 4 chipset. New motherboards will feature 2 full x16 PCI Express lanes and more features.

61 by Derek Wilson on 8/8/2005

Intel Q3'05 Roadmap: Conroe Appears, Speculation Ensues

Intel's successor to Netburst shows up on the roadmap for the first time. We've got launch dates as well as speculation before NDAs and details arrive...

32 by Kristopher Kubicki & Jarred Walton on 8/8/2005

Affordable Dual Core from AMD: Athlon 64 X2 3800+

After much pleading, we finally have an affordable Athlon 64 X2 based on a brand new cost-reduced core. We take a look at its performance and investigate claims...

110 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/1/2005

Q3'05 AMD Roadmap; DDR2 and New Sockets for AMD

Details on AMD's new FX-59 and X2 processors; new 1207 pin socket information for mobility and desktop; DDR2; Revision F and lots lots more!

51 by Kristopher Kubicki & Jarred Walton on 7/21/2005

Athlon 64 Revision E: Unofficial DDR500 Support

The latest 90nm AMD processors feature unofficial support for faster-than-DDR400 memory, without overclocking the rest of your CPU. We take a look at the performance that these faster...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/11/2005

AMD Athlon 64 FX-57: The Fastest Single Core

AMD has just released a 2.8GHz version of its Athlon 64 line, further increasing its lead over Intel on the high end desktop. But is the performance worth the price?

55 by Derek Wilson on 6/27/2005

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