In the latter part of the last decade, getting performance on the cheap meant buying a low end processor and learning how to overclock it. This is how I started in building computers, but a few generations ago Intel locked it all down except for a few high-end models in each generation. Since then, due to various changes in packaging, each of the last few generations has anecdotally felt to offer less overclocking headroom or fewer highly overclocking parts, much to the chagrin of enthusiasts. With Devil’s Canyon, Intel aimed to address some of these concerns.
The Athlon 64 platform is a very good option when it comes to performance computing, but when price is a highly important factor, the Athlon XP line can look...
Derek Wilson on 4/27/2004
ATI is finally breaking into the AMD desktop corelogic. Perhaps NVIDIA and VIA have some new competition?
Kristopher Kubicki on 4/16/2004
Intel might be changing the naming conventions, but AMD is changing the whole core. Here comes Newcastle...
Kristopher Kubicki on 4/16/2004
There has been a lot of speculation about the total heat dissipation of Prescott in comparison to Northwood. Obviously it is a hotter chip, but what kind of heat...
Derek Wilson on 4/16/2004
Complications have delayed i925X and 64bit enabled 800FSB Xeons.
Kristopher Kubicki on 4/11/2004
Update April 8, 2004: Check out the update Intel Product name forecasts.
Kristopher Kubicki on 4/8/2004
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