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...

A bit about the NX bit; Virus Protection Woes

Today we look at buffer overflows and how NX doesn't stop them.

17 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/11/2004

AMD CPU Roadmap: Q3'04 Lots More Semprons

In our latest update to AMD's roadmap, we look at the future of the various AMD platforms. Perhaps more interesting than what is included is what is not...

15 by Jarred Walton on 10/8/2004

Announcing RS690 and Kaleidoscope IGP; Expanding the ATI Core Logic Sector

ATI has come a long way with their core logic, doubling their SKUs in the next 18 months. We have some details on all the new product code...

7 by Jarred Walton on 9/27/2004

Intel Roadmap Update: Mobile and Server Edition

A look at the latest Intel roadmap, focusing on the mobile and server segments.

6 by Jarred Walton on 9/2/2004

Roadmap Update: Pentium 4 6xx now with Enhanced Speed Step

NetBurst takes a hint from P6? It looks like the solution to Prescott's cooling issues might be Intel's version of Cool 'n Quiet already in place on Dothan.

17 by Kristopher Kubicki on 9/1/2004

<b>Updated</b> CPU Cheatsheet - Seven Years of Covert CPU Operations

To honor AnandTech's seven years of dedication to the internet, we called in some extra firepower to finish off the expanded edition of our CPU cheat sheet Now with...

74 by Jarred Walton on 8/28/2004

NVIDIA's CK8-04; The Best K8 MCP (On Paper)

NVIDIA begins to disclose its most ambitious chipset to date, details inside.

47 by Kristopher Kubicki on 8/20/2004

Ambitious VIA: Multiple PCI-E Graphics Slots

Is VIA supporting dual PEG out of fear of getting left behind in NVIDIAs SLI glory?

17 by Kristopher Kubicki on 8/13/2004

64-bit Pentium 4 "F", 2MB Prescotts and 925XE Updates

Smithfield got everyone's attention a few days ago, for today how about 64-bit Intel CPUs on the desktop?

13 by Kristopher Kubicki on 8/5/2004

Doom 3: CPU Battlegrounds

Find out how your CPU will handle Doom 3 in our extensive performance investigation.

59 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/4/2004

Announcing Smithfield; Your Dual Core Intel CPU

Ever wonder what happened to that processor Intel announced would replace Tejas? It has a name now, and we have details about it!

13 by Kristopher Kubicki on 8/2/2004

AMD Sempron: A Fresh Take on Budget Computing

Shortly after the launch of the latest Intel Celeron processor, AMD responds with their new line of budget chips. We take a look at how the Sempron stacks up...

55 by Derek Wilson on 7/28/2004

A Place for SiS; New Athlon64, P4 and Integrated Graphics Chipsets

SiS answers back at ATI and NVIDIA with real DirectX 9 IGP, DDR2 and PCIe support for Q1'05.

2 by Kristopher Kubicki on 7/27/2004

Previewing RS400; ATI's Unique Position

Manufacturers tell us Intel will deploy DDR2-667 in Q1'05. ATI has plans for DDR2-667 in its upcoming RS400 chipset, but can ATI pull together for a successful deployment...

4 by Kristopher Kubicki on 7/23/2004

Intel's 90nm Pentium M 755: Dothan Investigated

Intel's new 90nm Pentium M is not only a high performing mobile chip, but it can hang with the desktop CPUs too.

28 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/21/2004

Breaking Intel's Overclock Lock: The REAL Story

Want the truth about how to break Intel's 925X overclock lock? Manufacturers tell us what is REALLY going on and what they are doing to bypass the lock.

16 by Wesley Fink on 7/16/2004

Know your Processor Cores: Codename Cheatsheet

Forget your CPU core specs? Here is a little cheatsheet for you!

15 by Kristopher Kubicki on 7/12/2004

Intel Q3 and Q4 Roadmaps: 1066MHz FSB and Stack Protection Near

We told you about those new Intel CPUs with the "E" stepping that enables XD stack protection. Inside we have timeframe details, as well as model information for...

8 by Kristopher Kubicki on 7/11/2004

Next Generation Alderwood and Intel's NX solution unveiled

Intel has a new stepping of virtually all of their current processors to take advantage of Windows XP SP2's ability to lock out stack overflows. We have the details inside.

6 by Kristopher Kubicki on 7/7/2004

Intel Celeron D: New, Improved & Exceeds Expectations

Today, Intel is launching the new and improved Celeron D based on the 90nm Prescott core. Even though Prescott's performance as a Pentium 4 was less than impressive, the...

51 by Derek Wilson on 6/24/2004

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