Today AMD is announcing the long anticipated upgrade to Kaveri, codenamed Carrizo. Carrizo is the natural successor to Kaveri, featuring x86 ‘Excavator’ cores alongside a Radeon-class GPU and promising an increase in performance all around. The second part of today’s announcement is for Carrizo-L, an SoC pairing “Puma+” (upgraded Beema) cores also with AMD’s R-series GCN GPUs and a FCH into a single package. Both Carrizo and Carrizo-L will feature ARM Trustzone, giving potential hardware-based built-in security when used by developers. The Excavator cores are an architectural improvement over Steamroller, but are fundamentally based on the original Bulldozer concept. Excavator will be AMD’s fourth iteration of the concept, following Bulldozer, Piledriver and Steamroller. This new generation of APUs are still set to be...

Previewing RS400; ATI's Unique Position

Manufacturers tell us Intel will deploy DDR2-667 in Q1'05. ATI has plans for DDR2-667 in its upcoming RS400 chipset, but can ATI pull together for a successful deployment...

4 by Kristopher Kubicki on 7/23/2004

Intel's 90nm Pentium M 755: Dothan Investigated

Intel's new 90nm Pentium M is not only a high performing mobile chip, but it can hang with the desktop CPUs too.

28 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/21/2004

Breaking Intel's Overclock Lock: The REAL Story

Want the truth about how to break Intel's 925X overclock lock? Manufacturers tell us what is REALLY going on and what they are doing to bypass the lock.

16 by Wesley Fink on 7/16/2004

Know your Processor Cores: Codename Cheatsheet

Forget your CPU core specs? Here is a little cheatsheet for you!

15 by Kristopher Kubicki on 7/12/2004

Intel Q3 and Q4 Roadmaps: 1066MHz FSB and Stack Protection Near

We told you about those new Intel CPUs with the "E" stepping that enables XD stack protection. Inside we have timeframe details, as well as model information for...

8 by Kristopher Kubicki on 7/11/2004

Next Generation Alderwood and Intel's NX solution unveiled

Intel has a new stepping of virtually all of their current processors to take advantage of Windows XP SP2's ability to lock out stack overflows. We have the details inside.

6 by Kristopher Kubicki on 7/7/2004

Intel Celeron D: New, Improved & Exceeds Expectations

Today, Intel is launching the new and improved Celeron D based on the 90nm Prescott core. Even though Prescott's performance as a Pentium 4 was less than impressive, the...

51 by Derek Wilson on 6/24/2004

Intel 925X: Exploring the Overclock Lock

No sooner had the 925X and 915 been launched than the word started spreading that Intel had locked the overclocking on the new chipsets. Are the new chipsets...

36 by Wesley Fink on 6/23/2004

Intel's 925X & LGA-775: Are Prescott 3.6 and PCI Express Graphics any Faster?

Continuing our coverage of Intel's new CPU and platform launch, we look at the performance of Intel's fastest processor and compare PCI Express boards from both ATI and NVIDIA.

39 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/21/2004

Intel 925X/915: Chipset Performance & DDR2

Intel Socket 775 is paired with the new 925X & 915 chipsets and DDR2 memory. How do these new chipsets and DDR2 memory compare to your familiar 875/865...

57 by Wesley Fink on 6/19/2004

Hello Sempron; AMD's ''Always-Ron'' CPU

Summary: AMD's newest processor lineup turns out to be more complicated than just an Athlon XP replacement. We tell you how and why. Updated: Now with Pricing Info

30 by Kristopher Kubicki on 6/18/2004

AMD Begins Tape-Out of first Dual Core Opteron

AMD announces the beginning of tape out of the first dual core Opterons. While products are still about a year away, we get some early hints on specs...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/14/2004

Socket 939 Chipsets: Motherboard Performance & PCI/AGP Locks

The new Dual-Channel Socket 939 has landed. How do VIA K8T800 PRO and nVidia nForce3-250Gb Ultra perform when driving the new processor? We also take a closer look...

20 by Wesley Fink on 6/2/2004

AMD Athlon 64 3800+ and FX-53: The First 939 CPUs

Today marks the launch of the long awaited Socket 939 platform for AMD's Athlon 64 line of processors. With 939 comes dual channel memory controllers for unbuffered DDR RAM...

38 by Derek Wilson on 6/1/2004

AMD Update: Following in Intel's Naming Footsteps

FX-57 shows up on the AMD roadmaps, FX-55 wattages, and AMD's shift to product naming. If you thought AMD was surprisingly quiet lately wait till you see their...

27 by Kristopher Kubicki on 5/18/2004

nVidia nForce2 Ultra 400Gb: Fast LAN, Firewall, SATA, RAID for Athlon XP

nVidia brings the features of their innovative nForce3-250Gb chipset for the Athlon 64 to the nForce2 for Athlon XP. Now you can get on-chip Gigabit LAN, nVidia Firewall...

13 by Wesley Fink on 5/13/2004

VIA K8T800 PRO: PCI/AGP Lock and 1000 HyperTransport for Athlon 64

VIA finally adds PCI/AGP lock to a PRO version of the K8T800. The K8T800 PRO is also VIA's first chipset with 1000 HyperTransport. While this version is...

15 by Wesley Fink on 5/6/2004

ATI 9100 IGP PRO: Optimized for Prescott

Today, ATI raises the bar with their second generation chipset for Pentium 4. We also found some interesting results when a board is designed to work first and...

24 by Wesley Fink on 5/3/2004

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

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