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.

AMD Athlon 64 2800+: A Cheaper Newcastle

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...

20 by Derek Wilson on 4/27/2004

ATI Update: Coming to an AMD desktop near you

ATI is finally breaking into the AMD desktop corelogic. Perhaps NVIDIA and VIA have some new competition?

8 by Kristopher Kubicki on 4/16/2004

Tech Update: AMD core changes on the horizon

Intel might be changing the naming conventions, but AMD is changing the whole core. Here comes Newcastle...

18 by Kristopher Kubicki on 4/16/2004

CPU Heat Comparison: How Hot is Prescott?

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...

48 by Derek Wilson on 4/16/2004

Alderwood and Nocona Woes; Intel Updates

Complications have delayed i925X and 64bit enabled 800FSB Xeons.

29 by Kristopher Kubicki on 4/11/2004

AT News Update: Socket 775 Processor Names

Update April 8, 2004: Check out the update Intel Product name forecasts.

33 by Kristopher Kubicki on 4/8/2004

nForce3-250 - Part 2: Taking Athlon 64 to the Next Level

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...

46 by Wesley Fink on 3/29/2004

nForce3-250 - Part 1: Taking Athlon 64 to the Next Level

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...

71 by Wesley Fink on 3/23/2004

The Athlon 64 FX-53: AMD's Next Enthusiast Part

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...

30 by Derek Wilson on 3/18/2004

AT News Update: Centrino and Xeon 2004 Roadmaps

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.

6 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/13/2004

AT News Update: Removing the MHz Myth, Again

With Dothan and Socket T on the way, Intel's newest marketing decision may be something right out of AMD's playbook.

31 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/12/2004

AT News Update: Athlon 64 name revisions

Or how I learned to stop worrying and let AMD change the rating on its upcoming Socket 939 processors. Updated roadmaps inside.

12 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/3/2004

AT News Update: Grantsdale's Memory Strategies

Our sources say the DDR2 transition won't be as clear cut Intel would like it to be....

16 by Kristopher Kubicki on 2/27/2004

PCI Speed and Overclocking: A Closer Look at A64 and P4 Chipsets

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...

26 by Wesley Fink on 2/16/2004

Intel 3.2E vs. 3.2EE vs. 3.2C: Comparing Baseline Performance

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...

19 by Wesley Fink on 2/12/2004

SiS offers DDR2-800, PCI Express and no AGP in 2004

Unveiled: SiS' plans for 2004

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/6/2004

Intel's Pentium 4 E: Prescott Arrives with Luggage

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...

103 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 2/1/2004

VIA Picks up the Pieces: AGP <b><i>and</b></i> PCI Express on 2004 Roadmap

VIA's 2004 chipset roadmap reveals plans to lengthen the PCI Express transition...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/31/2004

Intel Chipsets to Lack AGP Support?

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.

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/30/2004

Intel 2004 CPU/Chipset Roadmap Update

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...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Kris Kubicki and Wesley Fink on 1/21/2004

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