From the Consumer Electronics Show at the turn of the year, images were coming out of motherboards supporting the FS1b socket. This socket was a pin-grid-array, rather than a soldered on package which we had seen at Computex 2013. Then a couple of weeks later, we reported on a leak regarding several PGA system-on-chips with the Kabini name destined for the FS1b socket. Today AMD is formalizing that announcement into the AM1 platform – A Kabini APU combined with a socketed FS1b motherboard.
We have examined Kabini in the laptop and mobile space; however AMD sees a market particularly in regions with low GDP. Users of these markets have asked for low cost systems that remain upgradable. With the AM1...
In Part 1, we took a look at the features of nForce3-250; Part 2 takes a closer look at performance. Does the performance of the new nF3-250 make...
Wesley Fink on 3/29/2004
nVidia has reinvented the nForce3 chipset with their latest nForce3-250Gb. Does the new chipset establish nF3-250 as the new market leader for Athlon 64? Part 1 takes...
Wesley Fink on 3/23/2004
The Athlon 64 FX series gets a speed bump. We take a look at just what the 200MHz (9.1%) speed increase translates to in terms of performance and value...
Derek Wilson on 3/18/2004
Does Pentium M excite you too? This week we have some upcoming information on the release schedule for Dothan, as well as Itanium 2 and Xeon release dates.
Kristopher Kubicki on 3/13/2004
With Dothan and Socket T on the way, Intel's newest marketing decision may be something right out of AMD's playbook.
Kristopher Kubicki on 3/12/2004
Or how I learned to stop worrying and let AMD change the rating on its upcoming Socket 939 processors. Updated roadmaps inside.
Kristopher Kubicki on 3/3/2004
Our sources say the DDR2 transition won't be as clear cut Intel would like it to be....
Kristopher Kubicki on 2/27/2004
One of the more contentious areas in Athlon 64 reviews is whether the PCI/AGP bus is really locked when you increase the CPU speed. This is also a...
Wesley Fink on 2/16/2004
The 3.2E Prescott brings the number of Intel 3.2GHz processors to 3. We compare the performance of the three 3.2 CPUs on our reference Asus P4C800-E using our...
Wesley Fink on 2/12/2004
Intel's first 90nm processor is here and after delays and much waiting, we're getting much more than we bargained for. If you thought this chip was just a...
Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 2/1/2004
VIA's 2004 chipset roadmap reveals plans to lengthen the PCI Express transition...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/31/2004
Another look at Intel's roadmaps reveal that 925X and 915 (Alderwood and Grantsdale) may lack AGP support in an attempt to move to PCI Express right away.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/30/2004
Ask and you shall receive, we brought you information about AMD's 2004 Roadmap in a concise package and now after hearing your requests we've done the same for Intel's CPUs...
Anand Lal Shimpi, Kris Kubicki and Wesley Fink on 1/21/2004
AMD's roadmap can be a bit confusing, so we put together a quick one-pager to help clear things up...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/13/2004
AMD has been busy the last few weeks. First came the 3000+, which established a new lower price point for the Athlon64 family. Then, AMD announced their...
Wesley Fink on 1/12/2004
While we're off in Vegas a very good friend of ours got us some pictures and information about the successor to Intel's Prescott - codenamed Tejas and Intel's new...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2004
AMD's Athlon 64 FX-51 had a very short lived life, the final nail in its coffin being the Athlon 64 3400+ at around half its price and offering all...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/6/2004
AMD gives us a Christmas present with the early release of the Athlon64 3000+. The operating speed is the same as the 3200+, but cache is reduced...
Wesley Fink on 12/22/2003
Both AMD and Intel offer a large selection of budget CPUs. With the holiday season upon us, we take a look at 10 processors for less than $100. What...
Derek Wilson on 12/4/2003