Johan’s awesome overview of the Haswell-EP ecosystem showed that the server processor line from Intel is firmly in the track for DDR4 memory along with the associated benefits of lower power consumption, higher absolute frequencies and higher capacity modules. At that point, we all assumed that all Haswell-EP Xeons using the LGA2011-3 socket were DDR4 only, requiring each new CPU to be used with the newer generation modules. However thanks to ASRock’s server team, ASRock Rack, it would seem that there will be some Xeons for sale from Intel with both DDR3 and DDR4 support. Caught by Patrick at ServeTheHome, ASRock Rack had released their motherboard line without much of a fuss. There is nothing strange about that in itself; however the following four models...

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

Athlon Dual Core: Overclocking the 4200+

The 4200+ is currently the lowest priced Athlon64 Dual Core. So how far can you push this entry level X2 on air cooling?

53 by Wesley Fink on 6/23/2005

Intel On the Offensive: Roadmap Details and Analysis

Intel is already hard at work on their next generation dual core processors: Yonah, Preseler, Sossaman, Paxville and Dempsey! Check inside for details on all of them!

57 by Kristopher Kubicki & Jarred Walton on 6/14/2005

IGP Rides Again: Chipset Roadmaps from NVIDIA, ATI

NVIDIA ignored their IGP market for the better part of a year while ATI kept trying to develop one. Both companies have some tight lipped IGP projects on...

10 by Kristopher Kubicki on 5/26/2005

Intel's Pentium 4 670: Just Another Speed Bump

Intel has launched another Pentium 4 6xx speed grade; this time, hitting 3.8 GHz. We run a few of our standard tests to find out how the latest processor...

33 by Derek Wilson on 5/26/2005

The Quest for More Processing Power, Part Three: "Multi core of Intel and AMD compared"

How do the current dual cores of Intel and AMD compare? What are the architectural differences of the current cores? Can we quantify these differences? What will be the...

28 by Johan De Gelas on 5/18/2005

Processor Obfuscation and You: An Update on AMD and Intel CPUs

Both AMD and Intel have quite a few shipping processor models on the market right now. In order to clear up the confusion, we decided that it was...

55 by Kristopher Kubicki & Jarred Walton on 5/17/2005

Far Cry AMD64 Edition - A First Look at 64-bit Gaming

We've been very disappointed by the lack of 64-bit desktop applications for Microsoft's new x64 Edition OS. After years of campaigning for 64-bit games, AMD and Ubisoft unveiled...

59 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/10/2005

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