Through the staggered release of Intel’s 6th Generation Core processors, known as Skylake, we reported in our architecture deep dive that Intel would be introducing a raft of known features, including Software Guard Extensions (SGX) among others. These extensions would allow programs to allocate a set of DRAM, resources and a runtime environment (known as an enclave) specifically for that software alone, such that other programs could not access its functions or violate its memory area through 0-day intrusions. At the time we were under the impression that the SGX extensions would be enabled across all Skylake CPUs (or at least a specific subset, similar to TXT) from day one, but some sleuthing from Tech Report has determined this is not the case. As described...

NVIDIA Announces AMD Integrated Graphics

NVIDIA launches their long-awaited C51 AMD Integrated Graphics solutions with boards and systems expected in early October.

44 by Wesley Fink on 9/20/2005

SiS 756: PCI Express for AMD Socket 939

SiS released their first AMD PCI Express chipset several months ago. How does it compare with the nForce4 standard and our recent tests of ATI and ULi chipsets?

31 by Wesley Fink on 9/13/2005

Intel Enterprise and Corporate Roadmap - Q3'05 Update

Most people won't necessarily need to worry about the Enterprise section of the Intel roadmaps, but it does give some great insight into how big business works. See...

21 by Jarred Walton on 9/12/2005

Intel's 65nm Gameplan: Presler and Cedar Mill Updates

Intel's newest roadmap has some changes to upcoming product names and small details about Conroe emerge.

27 by Kristopher Kubicki on 9/9/2005

Athlon 64 X2: New Memory Dividers and Multitasking Performance

We originally hypothesized that multicore/multitasking environments would see a big performance gain from the new memory dividers supported by the latest rev of the core. Today, we put...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/12/2005

nForce 4 SLI X16: Full Speed PCI Express

Today, NVIDIA is launching an update to its nForce 4 chipset. New motherboards will feature 2 full x16 PCI Express lanes and more features.

61 by Derek Wilson on 8/8/2005

Intel Q3'05 Roadmap: Conroe Appears, Speculation Ensues

Intel's successor to Netburst shows up on the roadmap for the first time. We've got launch dates as well as speculation before NDAs and details arrive...

33 by Kristopher Kubicki & Jarred Walton on 8/8/2005

Affordable Dual Core from AMD: Athlon 64 X2 3800+

After much pleading, we finally have an affordable Athlon 64 X2 based on a brand new cost-reduced core. We take a look at its performance and investigate claims...

110 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/1/2005

Q3'05 AMD Roadmap; DDR2 and New Sockets for AMD

Details on AMD's new FX-59 and X2 processors; new 1207 pin socket information for mobility and desktop; DDR2; Revision F and lots lots more!

51 by Kristopher Kubicki & Jarred Walton on 7/21/2005

Athlon 64 Revision E: Unofficial DDR500 Support

The latest 90nm AMD processors feature unofficial support for faster-than-DDR400 memory, without overclocking the rest of your CPU. We take a look at the performance that these faster...

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/11/2005

AMD Athlon 64 FX-57: The Fastest Single Core

AMD has just released a 2.8GHz version of its Athlon 64 line, further increasing its lead over Intel on the high end desktop. But is the performance worth the price?

55 by Derek Wilson on 6/27/2005

Athlon Dual Core: Overclocking the 4200+

The 4200+ is currently the lowest priced Athlon64 Dual Core. So how far can you push this entry level X2 on air cooling?

53 by Wesley Fink on 6/23/2005

Intel On the Offensive: Roadmap Details and Analysis

Intel is already hard at work on their next generation dual core processors: Yonah, Preseler, Sossaman, Paxville and Dempsey! Check inside for details on all of them!

57 by Kristopher Kubicki & Jarred Walton on 6/14/2005

IGP Rides Again: Chipset Roadmaps from NVIDIA, ATI

NVIDIA ignored their IGP market for the better part of a year while ATI kept trying to develop one. Both companies have some tight lipped IGP projects on...

10 by Kristopher Kubicki on 5/26/2005

Intel's Pentium 4 670: Just Another Speed Bump

Intel has launched another Pentium 4 6xx speed grade; this time, hitting 3.8 GHz. We run a few of our standard tests to find out how the latest processor...

33 by Derek Wilson on 5/26/2005

The Quest for More Processing Power, Part Three: "Multi core of Intel and AMD compared"

How do the current dual cores of Intel and AMD compare? What are the architectural differences of the current cores? Can we quantify these differences? What will be the...

28 by Johan De Gelas on 5/18/2005

Processor Obfuscation and You: An Update on AMD and Intel CPUs

Both AMD and Intel have quite a few shipping processor models on the market right now. In order to clear up the confusion, we decided that it was...

55 by Kristopher Kubicki & Jarred Walton on 5/17/2005

Far Cry AMD64 Edition - A First Look at 64-bit Gaming

We've been very disappointed by the lack of 64-bit desktop applications for Microsoft's new x64 Edition OS. After years of campaigning for 64-bit games, AMD and Ubisoft unveiled...

59 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/10/2005

AMD's Athlon 64 X2 4800+ & 4200+ Dual Core Performance Preview

Weeks ahead of schedule, AMD sent us their first Athlon 64 X2 dual core desktop CPUs to put through our benchmarking tests. Although they still won't be out...

104 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/9/2005

AMD's dual core Opteron & Athlon 64 X2 - Server/Desktop Performance Preview

It's not always best to be first to release something, and AMD shows Intel exactly why with their comprehensive dual core product line. We benchmark both the new...

144 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 4/21/2005

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