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...

AMD K8 E4 Stepping: SSE3 Performance

The Revision E core AMD launched with the new Opteron 252 includes SSE3 along with the 1GHz coherent HT link, 90nm fabrication, and organic packaging.

48 by Derek Wilson on 2/17/2005

The Quest for More Processing Power, Part One: "Is the single core CPU doomed?"

Why did Prescott really fail? Will Multi-Core CPUs really be an answer to our performance prayers? What will future CPU architectures bring? If you seek the answers, join us...

65 by Johan De Gelas on 2/8/2005

Intel's Pentium M on the Desktop - A Viable Alternative?

Although many want to declare it the death of Net Burst, is the Pentium M truly suited for a high performance desktop?

76 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/7/2005

Rambus in Cell Processors and Intel's Dual Core Announcements

Rambus is the interface of choice for 90% of the signaling pins in the Cell architecture, and Intel's dual-core is on schedule for Q2 of this year. Interested yet?

38 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/7/2005

VIA PT Series: VIA PCI Express for Intel

VIA launches three new PCI Express chipsets for Intel - all featuring DDR or DDR2 with either AGP or PCIe on the PT880 PRO. Will these...

25 by Wesley Fink on 1/31/2005

Half Life 2 CPU Performance

How do CPUs impact performance in the most CPU and GPU taxing game we've seen to date? We look at CPU performance as well as GPU scaling performance...

68 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/26/2005

The Consequence of Waking Up a Sleeping Giant: Intel Roadmaps Inside

Intel might have dropped the ball in 2004, but if their roadmap is only a fraction of what they anticipate, 2005/2006 are going to be a very wild ride.

74 by Kristopher Kubicki on 1/25/2005

NVIDIA nForce Professional Brings Huge I/O to Opteron

The newest core logic solution from NVIDIA brings PCI Express, 10 USB 2.0 connections, SATA 3Gb/s, and a whole lot more to the Opteron platform. Already being qualified on...

55 by Derek Wilson on 1/24/2005

Morphing nForce4 Ultra into nForce4 SLI

Shifting drivers, driver lockouts, and SLI-type performance on the Ultra chipset lead us to take a closer look at the real story on SLI/Ultra chipsets.

85 by Wesley Fink on 1/18/2005

AMD CPU Roadmap: Q4'04 Two Heads are Better than One

AMD reveals more of their plans for 2005, with new additions to the Sempron family along with some information on their dual core plans. How long will that...

31 by Jarred Walton on 12/18/2004

Intel's Pentium 4 570J - Will 3.8GHz do the trick?

Intel has been facing an uphill battle lately when it comes to striving for that performance crown. Now at 3.8GHz, are things any better?

41 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/14/2004

ATI Radeon Xpress 200: Performance, PCI Express & DX9 for Athlon 64

Who would have thought ATI could get so much right in their first trip to the plate? ATI launches an Athlon 64 chipset with PCI Express that performs...

45 by Wesley Fink on 11/8/2004

Multiple Front Side Buses; Coming to an Intel Server Near You

We have more details on Multiple FSB, Dual Core and a general overview of Intel codenames for the next few months.

19 by Kristopher Kubicki on 11/4/2004

Pentium 4 3.46 Extreme Edition and 925XE: 1066MHz FSB Support is Here

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?

63 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/31/2004

Intel CPU Roadmap: Less is More

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...

22 by Jarred Walton on 10/27/2004

Intel's Dual Core Strategy Investigated

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.

59 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/22/2004

AMD Athlon 64 4000+ & FX-55: A Thorough Investigation

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...

89 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/19/2004

nForce4: PCI Express and SLI for Athlon 64

The nVidia Athlon 64 chipset gets PCI Express, Dual video cards, and a slew of refinements. How does nForce4 compare?

101 by Wesley Fink on 10/19/2004

VIA Q3 2004 Chipset Roadmap Updates

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...

12 by Jarred Walton on 10/16/2004

.09 Athlon 64: Value, Speed and Overclocking

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...

89 by Wesley Fink on 10/14/2004

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