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...
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/25/2002
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/20/2002
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/11/2002
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/14/2002
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/7/2002
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. ...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/18/2001
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/29/2001
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/17/2001
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/5/2001
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/23/2001
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/9/2001
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/8/2001
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/8/2001
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/24/2001
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/3/2001
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/28/2001
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/27/2001
It seems like it's been forever since the Duron's release, it's almost a household name now. Yet only recently has it hit the magical 1GHz marker. To...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/22/2001
Finally, an updated Socket-A chipset roundup. Read carefully as we benchmark the best Athlon platform available today.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/21/2001
Chances are that you have one of their chipsets in your system, now find out what their plans are for the future. We talked to VIA's Director of...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/16/2001