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...

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

AMD's Athlon 64 X2 4800+ & 4200+ Dual Core Performance Preview

Weeks ahead of schedule, AMD sent us their first Athlon 64 X2 dual core desktop CPUs to put through our benchmarking tests. Although they still won't be out...

104 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/9/2005

AMD's dual core Opteron & Athlon 64 X2 - Server/Desktop Performance Preview

It's not always best to be first to release something, and AMD shows Intel exactly why with their comprehensive dual core product line. We benchmark both the new...

144 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 4/21/2005

AMD's Sempron 3300+: 90nm Budget Computing

AMD's first Socket-754 Sempron in almost a year offers a 200MHz increase in clock speed, but half the cache of last year's model. We look at the mixed...

53 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/18/2005

Dual Core Intel Platform Shootout - NVIDIA nForce4 vs. Intel 955X

Now that there's at least one reason to look at Intel CPUs, what's the best chipset for dual core processors? We compare NVIDIA's nForce4 SLI Intel Edition...

96 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/14/2005

Intel Dual Core Performance Preview Part II: A Deeper Look

This time around we look at the more affordable Pentium D 2.8GHz as well as the impacts of hard drives on multitasking performance, including in games.

106 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/6/2005

Intel Dual Core Performance Preview Part I: First Encounter

We bring you the first real world performance benchmarks and impressions of Intel's upcoming desktop dual core processors.

142 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/4/2005

Interview with AMD's Fred Weber - The Future of AMD Microprocessors

Fred gives us a candid look at everything from the successor to Athlon 64 to Cell.

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/31/2005

Intel's Pentium M Desktop Part II: ASUS' Pentium M to Pentium 4 Socket Adapter

In our first article, the Pentium M wasn't very competitive on the desktop. But what about when paired with a desktop chipset? ASUS shows us how...

48 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/24/2005

Understanding the Cell Microprocessor

Cutting through the hype and understanding the technology, that's what this article is all about. What's the big deal about Cell and does it have a future? We tell...

64 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/17/2005

The Quest for More Processing Power, Part Two: "Multi-core and multi-threaded gaming"

As we enter an era of increasingly multithreaded, multi-core CPUs, who will benefit the most from it? What is the use for all this CPU power? Will dual core...

49 by Johan De Gelas on 3/14/2005

A Closer Look At PhysX: Our Take On The PPU

Can AGEIA do for physics what the GPU did for graphics? The PhysX PPU is their upcoming product poised to bring physics processing add-in cards to the PC. What's...

70 by Derek Wilson on 3/11/2005

AMD Unveils Turion 64 Mobile Technology: A Rebranded Mobile Athlon 64

AMD finally provided more details about their new Turion 64 Mobile Technology - as we originally guessed, it's basically a new name for the 90nm Mobile Athlon 64.

43 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/10/2005

Intel Pentium 4 6xx and 3.73EE: Favoring Features Over Performance

With the introduction of its newest Pentium 4 revision, Intel has doubled the L2 cache size, added EIST and EM64T, and taken away the bite of the Extreme Edition...

71 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 2/21/2005

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