Next up in our series of Holiday Buyer’s Guides is a look at processors. Building systems in time for a holiday season means that picking the right components at the right time will ensure a system performs as it should on day one, and everyone is happy. When it comes to processors, there are a lot of users on both sides of the fence: some will stick to Intel, others will praise AMD, sometimes both for similar reasons. I would like to start on the side of no bias; I run systems on both, have suggested systems for both, and my box of processors for Gaming CPU testing is quite full - but I do love a nice dollop of performance.
Buckle up as AnandTech takes you through the roller coaster ride that was Y2K.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/2/2001
AnandTech brings you updated information on the future of AMD and Intel in 2001. Including new information on the 0.13-micron Pentium 4 and more...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/27/2000
With DDR SDRAM currently going for twice as much as PC133 SDRAM and AMD 760 boards very scarce in the market now, it seems like the KT133 chipset is...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/21/2000
We heavily criticized the performance of the SiS 730S in our recent review and now armed with the KM133, is the Duron platform finally allowed to succeed? The...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/20/2000
The Intel 815 and BX chipsets face off against VIA's Apollo Pro 133A in this battle for supremacy in the land of the penguin.
Jeff Brubaker on 12/18/2000
The benchmarks all agree that the Duron is by far the best value processor on the market. Yet the Duron's sales couldn't be lower. SiS has a...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/13/2000
Ever wondered what this "Team AnandTech" thing is? Ever heard the terms RC5 or SETI used and not really known exactly what these people were referring to? ...
Team AnandTech on 12/12/2000
After breaking the 1GHz barrier just this year, how long do you think it will take before we reach 5GHz? What about 10GHz? Intel is predicting that...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/11/2000
Now that AMD has shown us what they can do with DDR SDRAM and the Athlon, it's time for the third party manufacturers to step in and carry this...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/29/2000
Having just recently released the Pentium 4, Intel is still better known for their presence in sub-$1000 PCs in today's market. While it's easy to recommend AMD's Duron...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/26/2000
Intel may be having a hard
time on the desktop front, facing a lot of competition from other chip producers.
One area that Intel has yet to be challenged...
Matthew Witheiler on 11/23/2000
Three days ago we brought you a glimpse of Intel's plans for 2001. Now we're following up the coverage with AMD's roadmap for the next year and on...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/21/2000
The Pentium 4 is here. Intel has poured all of their efforts into the creation of this, their first new micro-architecture in the past 5 years. However...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/20/2000
Armed with the ability to adjust the clock multiplier, voltage, and now the FSB of the Athlon and Duron CPUs we have in the lab, watch what we've been...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/1/2000
The future of the Athlon platform is here, the AMD 760 is the first Athlon chipset to support DDR SDRAM as well as the 266MHz FSB.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/30/2000
AMD introduces two new clock speeds for both of their processor lines. With the Pentium III 1.13GHz delayed until next year, and the Celeron crawling because of its...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/17/2000
For the first time since the Intel Celeron was launched, AMD has a value processor that can not only beat the Celeron in terms of performance but can also...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2000
With the 1.13GHz Pentium III facing a full recall, it's time to take a look at what events lead up to this recall and what eventually proved that a...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/29/2000
The Thunderbird is back, this time sporting a 1.1GHz operating frequency, see how it stands up to Intel's latest 1.13GHz Pentium III offering in our review.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/28/2000
With Intel's annual Fall IDF just a couple of days away, we are giving a quick sneak peak as to what you can expect Intel to reveal about the...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/20/2000