CPUs

If you follow PC technology news, you would have seen our news on how Supermicro had enabled overclocking for Skylake (Intel’s 6th Generation) processors on non Z170 motherboards. This was a two fold increase in interest – not only was there overclocking (via base frequency rather than multiplier) on an H series chipset more than a few MHz, but it also enabled this type of overclocking on locked processors from $60 and up. Core i3-6300T overclocked by 20% We reported at the time that ASRock was also introducing this feature, and since then they promoted a new series of ‘Sky OC’ features to enable base frequency overclocking on locked (often called ‘non-K’ because these chips do not have the K letter in their name to denote...

CPU Heat Comparison: How Hot is Prescott?

There has been a lot of speculation about the total heat dissipation of Prescott in comparison to Northwood. Obviously it is a hotter chip, but what kind of heat...

48 by Derek Wilson on 4/16/2004

Alderwood and Nocona Woes; Intel Updates

Complications have delayed i925X and 64bit enabled 800FSB Xeons.

29 by Kristopher Kubicki on 4/11/2004

AT News Update: Socket 775 Processor Names

Update April 8, 2004: Check out the update Intel Product name forecasts.

33 by Kristopher Kubicki on 4/8/2004

nForce3-250 - Part 2: Taking Athlon 64 to the Next Level

In Part 1, we took a look at the features of nForce3-250; Part 2 takes a closer look at performance. Does the performance of the new nF3-250 make...

46 by Wesley Fink on 3/29/2004

nForce3-250 - Part 1: Taking Athlon 64 to the Next Level

nVidia has reinvented the nForce3 chipset with their latest nForce3-250Gb. Does the new chipset establish nF3-250 as the new market leader for Athlon 64? Part 1 takes...

71 by Wesley Fink on 3/23/2004

The Athlon 64 FX-53: AMD's Next Enthusiast Part

The Athlon 64 FX series gets a speed bump. We take a look at just what the 200MHz (9.1%) speed increase translates to in terms of performance and value...

30 by Derek Wilson on 3/18/2004

AT News Update: Centrino and Xeon 2004 Roadmaps

Does Pentium M excite you too? This week we have some upcoming information on the release schedule for Dothan, as well as Itanium 2 and Xeon release dates.

6 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/13/2004

AT News Update: Removing the MHz Myth, Again

With Dothan and Socket T on the way, Intel's newest marketing decision may be something right out of AMD's playbook.

31 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/12/2004

AT News Update: Athlon 64 name revisions

Or how I learned to stop worrying and let AMD change the rating on its upcoming Socket 939 processors. Updated roadmaps inside.

12 by Kristopher Kubicki on 3/3/2004

AT News Update: Grantsdale's Memory Strategies

Our sources say the DDR2 transition won't be as clear cut Intel would like it to be....

16 by Kristopher Kubicki on 2/27/2004

PCI Speed and Overclocking: A Closer Look at A64 and P4 Chipsets

One of the more contentious areas in Athlon 64 reviews is whether the PCI/AGP bus is really locked when you increase the CPU speed. This is also a...

26 by Wesley Fink on 2/16/2004

Intel 3.2E vs. 3.2EE vs. 3.2C: Comparing Baseline Performance

The 3.2E Prescott brings the number of Intel 3.2GHz processors to 3. We compare the performance of the three 3.2 CPUs on our reference Asus P4C800-E using our...

19 by Wesley Fink on 2/12/2004

SiS offers DDR2-800, PCI Express and no AGP in 2004

Unveiled: SiS' plans for 2004

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/6/2004

Intel's Pentium 4 E: Prescott Arrives with Luggage

Intel's first 90nm processor is here and after delays and much waiting, we're getting much more than we bargained for. If you thought this chip was just a...

104 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 2/1/2004

VIA Picks up the Pieces: AGP <b><i>and</b></i> PCI Express on 2004 Roadmap

VIA's 2004 chipset roadmap reveals plans to lengthen the PCI Express transition...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/31/2004

Intel Chipsets to Lack AGP Support?

Another look at Intel's roadmaps reveal that 925X and 915 (Alderwood and Grantsdale) may lack AGP support in an attempt to move to PCI Express right away.

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/30/2004

Intel 2004 CPU/Chipset Roadmap Update

Ask and you shall receive, we brought you information about AMD's 2004 Roadmap in a concise package and now after hearing your requests we've done the same for Intel's CPUs...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Kris Kubicki and Wesley Fink on 1/21/2004

AMD 2004 CPU Roadmap Update

AMD's roadmap can be a bit confusing, so we put together a quick one-pager to help clear things up...

60 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/13/2004

Athlon64 3400+: Part 2

AMD has been busy the last few weeks. First came the 3000+, which established a new lower price point for the Athlon64 family. Then, AMD announced their...

20 by Wesley Fink on 1/12/2004

Covert Ops in Taiwan - Intel Tejas & Socket 775 Unveiled

While we're off in Vegas a very good friend of ours got us some pictures and information about the successor to Intel's Prescott - codenamed Tejas and Intel's new...

27 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2004

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