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...

AMD Athlon "Thunderbird" 1 GHz / 800 MHz

For the past few months, Intel has enjoyed the advantage of high speed, on-die cache on their fastest CPU's, while AMD suffered with ever decreasing cache speeds as their...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2000

Intel Pentium III 933

Two months after the release of the 1GHz Pentium III, Intel is back to fill the gap with the release of their 933MHz part. Read on as we...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/24/2000

AMD's 2000 Roadmap - The Facts

There are a lot of rumors floating around regarding AMD's upcoming Thunderbird, Mustang and Duron processors. Read on as AnandTech puts the rumors to death and tells all...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/4/2000

Intel Celeron 600 "Coppermine128"

For the first time in 19 months Intel's Celeron receives a new core. Armed with SSE instructions and a fast on-die L2 cache, how well does the Celeron...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/29/2000

Intel Pentium III 866, 850

Less than two weeks after the release of their 1GHz Pentium III chip, Intel is playing catch-up with the release of the 866 and 850MHz parts. For an...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/20/2000

Intel Pentium III 1GHz

Just two days ago we took a look at AMD's 1GHz Athlon. Today Intel is responding with a Pentium III clocked at 1GHz. Which will be available...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/8/2000

AMD Athlon 1GHz, 950MHz, 900MHz

The Magnolia has arrived. Just three months ago we were gawking over a system that cooled the Athlon down to -40C in order to reach the magic frequency...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/6/2000

VIA Apollo KX133 Athlon Chipset - Part 2

A few weeks ago we took a look at VIA's recently released KX133 chipset for the Athlon. Now that motherboards are finally shipping with this chipset, we took...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/24/2000

AMD Athlon 850

AMD continues the clock speed battle with Intel by releasing their 850MHz Athlon. This time around they are armed with a new weapon, VIA's KX133 chipset, which helps...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/14/2000

VIA Apollo KX133 Athlon Chipset - Part 1

Originally slated to be released alongside the Athlon, VIA's KX133 is finally on its way to a motherboard near you. With a handful of advantages over the original...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/7/2000

AMD Athlon 800

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/20/1999

AMD Athlon 750

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/29/1999

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