Heterogeneous compute has been on the tip of the tongue for many involved in integrating compute platforms, and despite talk and demos regarding hardware conforming to HSA provisional specifications, today the HSA Foundation is officially launching the ratified 1.0 Final version of the standardized platform design. This brings together a collection of elements: - the HSA Specification 1.0 defines the operation of the hardware, - the HSA Programmers’ Reference Manual for the software ecosystem targeting tools and compiler developers, - the HSA Runtime Specification for how software should interact with HSA-capable hardware The specifications are designed to be hardware agnostic as you would imagine, allowing ARM, x86, MIPS and other ISAs to take advantage of the HSA standard as long as it conforms to the specifications. The HSA...

VIA Q3 2004 Chipset Roadmap Updates

We take a quick look at VIA's latest roadmap for their chipsets. Competition in the chipset arena is really starting to heat up as the various parties race...

12 by Jarred Walton on 10/16/2004

.09 Athlon 64: Value, Speed and Overclocking

AMD quietly introduced their first processors with the 90nm die-shrink. How do the 90nm parts compare to the current 130nm processors? Is overclocking all we hoped...

89 by Wesley Fink on 10/14/2004

A bit about the NX bit; Virus Protection Woes

Today we look at buffer overflows and how NX doesn't stop them.

17 by Kristopher Kubicki on 10/11/2004

AMD CPU Roadmap: Q3'04 Lots More Semprons

In our latest update to AMD's roadmap, we look at the future of the various AMD platforms. Perhaps more interesting than what is included is what is not...

15 by Jarred Walton on 10/8/2004

Announcing RS690 and Kaleidoscope IGP; Expanding the ATI Core Logic Sector

ATI has come a long way with their core logic, doubling their SKUs in the next 18 months. We have some details on all the new product code...

7 by Jarred Walton on 9/27/2004

Intel Roadmap Update: Mobile and Server Edition

A look at the latest Intel roadmap, focusing on the mobile and server segments.

6 by Jarred Walton on 9/2/2004

Roadmap Update: Pentium 4 6xx now with Enhanced Speed Step

NetBurst takes a hint from P6? It looks like the solution to Prescott's cooling issues might be Intel's version of Cool 'n Quiet already in place on Dothan.

17 by Kristopher Kubicki on 9/1/2004

<b>Updated</b> CPU Cheatsheet - Seven Years of Covert CPU Operations

To honor AnandTech's seven years of dedication to the internet, we called in some extra firepower to finish off the expanded edition of our CPU cheat sheet Now with...

74 by Jarred Walton on 8/28/2004

NVIDIA's CK8-04; The Best K8 MCP (On Paper)

NVIDIA begins to disclose its most ambitious chipset to date, details inside.

47 by Kristopher Kubicki on 8/20/2004

Ambitious VIA: Multiple PCI-E Graphics Slots

Is VIA supporting dual PEG out of fear of getting left behind in NVIDIAs SLI glory?

17 by Kristopher Kubicki on 8/13/2004

64-bit Pentium 4 "F", 2MB Prescotts and 925XE Updates

Smithfield got everyone's attention a few days ago, for today how about 64-bit Intel CPUs on the desktop?

13 by Kristopher Kubicki on 8/5/2004

Doom 3: CPU Battlegrounds

Find out how your CPU will handle Doom 3 in our extensive performance investigation.

59 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/4/2004

Announcing Smithfield; Your Dual Core Intel CPU

Ever wonder what happened to that processor Intel announced would replace Tejas? It has a name now, and we have details about it!

13 by Kristopher Kubicki on 8/2/2004

AMD Sempron: A Fresh Take on Budget Computing

Shortly after the launch of the latest Intel Celeron processor, AMD responds with their new line of budget chips. We take a look at how the Sempron stacks up...

55 by Derek Wilson on 7/28/2004

A Place for SiS; New Athlon64, P4 and Integrated Graphics Chipsets

SiS answers back at ATI and NVIDIA with real DirectX 9 IGP, DDR2 and PCIe support for Q1'05.

2 by Kristopher Kubicki on 7/27/2004

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

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