Today AMD is announcing the long anticipated upgrade to Kaveri, codenamed Carrizo. Carrizo is the natural successor to Kaveri, featuring x86 ‘Excavator’ cores alongside a Radeon-class GPU and promising an increase in performance all around. The second part of today’s announcement is for Carrizo-L, an SoC pairing “Puma+” (upgraded Beema) cores also with AMD’s R-series GCN GPUs and a FCH into a single package. Both Carrizo and Carrizo-L will feature ARM Trustzone, giving potential hardware-based built-in security when used by developers. The Excavator cores are an architectural improvement over Steamroller, but are fundamentally based on the original Bulldozer concept. Excavator will be AMD’s fourth iteration of the concept, following Bulldozer, Piledriver and Steamroller. This new generation of APUs are still set to be...

Intel Core versus AMD's K8 architecture

How does the Athlon 64 architecture, known as "Hammer" or "K8", compare with the newly announced Intel Core architecture? Does AMD have a chance to compete with the latest...

85 by Johan De Gelas on 5/1/2006

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion CPU Performance

We've taken a look at Oblivion's GPU requirements, but what about the CPU? Our next Oblivion article targets that portion of your system, showing performance scaling with a variety...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/28/2006

First Look: AM2 DDR2 vs. 939 DDR Performance

With AM2 just six weeks away will AMD DDR2 memory performance be all we expect? Find out in this first in-depth look at DDR2 memory performance on AM2.

37 by Wesley Fink on 4/17/2006

AMD Socket-AM2 Performance Preview

We've been testing AMD's Socket-AM2 platform since January and after several revisions we have what may end up being near-final performance numbers. Read on to find out how...

105 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/10/2006

Intel Pentium D 805 - Dual Core on a Budget

For a little over $130 you can now buy a dual core processor but the question is, is it any good? We answer that question and a few...

49 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/7/2006

An AMD Update: Fab 36 Begins Shipments, Planning for 65nm and AM2 Performance

AMD finally begins shipping revenue generating parts from Fab 36, updates the world on their plans for 65 and 45nm and as a whole grows as a company.

68 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/4/2006

Intel's Pentium Extreme Edition 965: The Last of a Dying Breed

As Intel introduces their first dual core 3.73GHz Extreme Edition processor, we count down the days until NetBurst is gone and Core is upon us.

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/22/2006

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

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