Many industries, both inside and outside of technology, are versed in the terminology ‘cheap and cheerful’. When enthusiasts were overclocking their CPUs at the turn of the century, this was the case – taking a low cost part, such as the Celeron 300A, and adjusting one or two settings to make it run as fast as a Pentium III 450 MHz. This gave a +50% frequency boost at the lower price point, as long as one could manage the heat output. The Pentium Anniversary Edition is a small nod back to those days, and to celebrate the 20+ years of Pentium branding, Intel is now releasing a $75 overclockable dual core Haswell-derived CPU.

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

Weekly CPU & Video Card Price Guide: November 2001 2nd Edition

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.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/17/2001

AMD's Athlon XP 1900+ (1.6GHz): Still #1

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...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/5/2001

AMD's Hammer Architecture - Making Sense of it All

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...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/23/2001

AMD's Athlon XP: Great performance, poor marketing

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...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/9/2001

The Future of CPU Packaging: Intel's BBUL

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...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/8/2001

SiS 645: Pentium 4 DDR - Take II

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...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/8/2001

NVIDIA's nForce 420/220: It's finally here

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...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/24/2001

VIA's KT266A: The Saga Continues

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.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/3/2001

Intel Developer Forum - Fall 2001: CPU Report

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...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/28/2001

Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz: The clock strikes two

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.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/27/2001

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