Next up in our series of Holiday Buyer’s Guides is a look at processors. Building systems in time for a holiday season means that picking the right components at the right time will ensure a system performs as it should on day one, and everyone is happy. When it comes to processors, there are a lot of users on both sides of the fence: some will stick to Intel, others will praise AMD, sometimes both for similar reasons. I would like to start on the side of no bias; I run systems on both, have suggested systems for both, and my box of processors for Gaming CPU testing is quite full - but I do love a nice dollop of performance.
Intel is back - today Intel unveils their first dual channel DDR chipset, their first volume server chipset in two years. Find out what the E7500 is all...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/25/2002
VIA has played a critical role in the success of the AMD Athlon processor. VIA continues to deliver high-performance Socket-A chipset solutions with their latest offering - the KT333.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/20/2002
The name Intel is synonymous with silicon but have you ever witnessed what happens behind the scenes at Intel? We made the trek all the way to Hillsboro...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/11/2002
Today we take a look at an interesting approach to improving CPU performance through Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology. Is this the key that the Pentium 4 needs in order...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/14/2002
Today AMD debuts their Athlon XP 2000+ while Intel adds more cache to the Pentium 4 and makes it a lot more attractive. The CPU wars are really...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/7/2002
AMD is fighting hard to gain a presence in the high-end workstation and server markets. The 760MPX is another step in the long journey towards greater marketshare. ...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/18/2001
Get the word straight from the horse's mouth. VIA's own Richard Brown talks about AMD's Hammer, VIA's entry into the motherboard business, SiS on Rambus and much more.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/29/2001
The introduction of the Athlon XP 1900+ results in a drop in prices of the entire XP line. That and more in this week's Price Guide.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/17/2001
With the performance crown already in hand AMD went ahead with the release of a 1.6GHz version of their Athlon XP CPU. Dubbed the Model 1900+ this CPU...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/5/2001
Just last week AMD revealed some very important details of the architecture behind their next-generation CPUs. Find out what makes AMD's approach to microprocessor design different from Intel's...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/23/2001
Today AMD unveiled the desktop version of their Palomino core in the form of the Athlon XP. The performance of this processor is astounding, but the launch is...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/9/2001
We often focus on clock speed, architecture and cache but we rarely talk about one of the most important aspects of CPUs: packaging. If you've ever crushed a...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/8/2001
The second DDR Pentium 4 platform is here and this time from SiS. The 645 is high performing, supports DDR333 and most importantly, it's 100% legal in the...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/8/2001
The wait is over, the most highly anticipated chipset ever has arrived and we're here to tell you how it performs. Does it live up to the hype...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/24/2001
From the worst to the head of the class; if you're interested in learning about the fastest Athlon platform then stop staring and start reading.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/3/2001
Did the 2.0GHz Pentium 4 launch not excite you? Would a 3.5GHz Northwood? Read on to learn about the 3.5GHz Northwood we saw as well as the...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/28/2001
Able to quickly ramp in clock speed, Intel's Pentium 4 debuts today at 2GHz. How well does it perform and what's its future? Read on to find out.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/27/2001
It seems like it's been forever since the Duron's release, it's almost a household name now. Yet only recently has it hit the magical 1GHz marker. To...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/22/2001
Finally, an updated Socket-A chipset roundup. Read carefully as we benchmark the best Athlon platform available today.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/21/2001
Chances are that you have one of their chipsets in your system, now find out what their plans are for the future. We talked to VIA's Director of...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/16/2001