ARM (and its partners) were arguably one of the major causes of the present day smartphone revolution. While AMD and Intel focused on using Moore’s Law to drive higher and higher performing CPUs, ARM and its partners used the same physics to drive integration and lower power. The result was ultimately the ARM11 and Cortex A-series CPU cores that began the revolution and continue to power many smartphones today. With hopes of history repeating itself, ARM is just as focused on building an even smaller, even lower power family of CPU cores under the Cortex M brand. We’ve talked about ARM’s three major families of CPU cores before: Cortex A (applications processors), Cortex R (real-time processors) and Cortex M (embedded/microcontrollers). Although Cortex A is what...

NVIDIA nForce2 Preview

It's been 13 months since NVIDIA launched their first desktop PC chipset and today they are introducing its successor. Enter nForce2, what NVIDIA is calling the fastest Socket-A...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/16/2002

Inside VIA: Beneath the Hull of WenChi's Ship

While over in Taiwan for Computex 2002 we were graciously invited to take a tour of VIA's offices. Not only did we get a Q&A session with VIA's...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/14/2002

AMD's 0.13-micron Thoroughbred - Cool but Slipping at 2200+

Can AMD have another Athlon XP launch as successful as the Palomino core last fall? Find out as we take a look at their first 0.13-micron desktop core...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/10/2002

Intel's New DDR Chipsets - 845E & 845G

Just days after VIA launched what became the fastest DDR Pentium 4 chipset, Intel has introduced their brand new DDR chipsets. All sporting 533MHz FSB support, it's the...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/20/2002

VIA's P4X333 - If they only had a License

VIA's third attempt at a Pentium 4 chipset comes in the form of the P4X333. VIA took the KT333's memory controller and made it better to create the...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/18/2002

Intel Celeron 1.7GHz - Pentium 4 Powered

Intel's first Pentium 4 based Celeron has arrived. Find out how it performs at its stock 1.7GHz clock speed as well as our 2.26GHz overclock.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/16/2002

Intel Introduces 533MHz FSB CPUs - Pentium 4 2.53GHz

Intel's kicking it up a notch by increasing the FSB of their Pentium 4 processor to 533MHz for an incredible 4.26GB/s of bandwidth. Find out what the faster...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/6/2002

AMD's Hammer gets a new name: Opteron

While the desktop version of the upcoming Hammer processor will continue to be called a variant of the name Athlon, the server/workstation part is carries the Opteron moniker.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/24/2002

Intel's Pentium 4 2.4GHz: Taking the Lead

Now at 2.4GHz, Intel holds the title for world's fastest desktop microprocessor. Find out what the performance margins are and who will be on top in the next round.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/2/2002

ATI Gives Chipsets a Try - Introducing the Radeon IGP

After the lackluster launch of NVIDIA's nForce, what makes ATI think they can do any better? A Pentium 4 bus license, notebook support and affordable pricing are a...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/13/2002

AMD's Athlon XP 2100+ The Last of the Palominos

The last of the Palominos is here to kick off CeBIT. While this is nothing more than another speed bump, we take a unique look at CPU scaling...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/13/2002

AMD's Hammer in Action: The most impressive demo of IDF

Not only did AMD demo their ClawHammer processor, but they let us hold and photograph the beast. Find out all the details about our hands-on with AMD's ClawHammer...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/27/2002

Intel Developer Forum Spring 2002 - Day 1

Find out about everything that happened during the first few hours of IDF. Everything from 6MB on-die L3 caches to desktop Hyper Threading.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/25/2002

Intel's E7500 Chipset: Dual Channel DDR for Xeon

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...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/25/2002

VIA's KT333: The Athlon gets DDR333

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.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/20/2002

Inside Intel: From Silicon to the World

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...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/11/2002

Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology: Free Performance?

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...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/14/2002

AMD's Athlon XP 2000+ vs Intel's 0.13-micron Northwood

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...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/7/2002

AMD's 760MPX Chipset - Multiprocessor for the Masses

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. ...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/18/2001

VIA Interview - November 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.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/29/2001

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