CPUs

The super-high-end of Intel’s Xeon CPU range, based on servers with as many cores and as much memory as you can throw at them, represent a good part of Intel’s business with the potential to offer large margins: some customers want the most, the best, the powerful, and are willing to pay for it. For a number of generations, this has come via the Intel E7 line, consisting of two families of products designed for quad-socket servers (the E7-4000 v4) and eight socket servers (the E7-8000 v4). The new element to this launch is the use of ‘v4’, meaning that following the launch of Broadwell-EP for 1S/2S systems a couple of months ago and Broadwell-E (high-end desktop, HEDT) two weeks go, Intel has now...

AMD Update: Following in Intel's Naming Footsteps

FX-57 shows up on the AMD roadmaps, FX-55 wattages, and AMD's shift to product naming. If you thought AMD was surprisingly quiet lately wait till you see their...

27 by Kristopher Kubicki on 5/18/2004

nVidia nForce2 Ultra 400Gb: Fast LAN, Firewall, SATA, RAID for Athlon XP

nVidia brings the features of their innovative nForce3-250Gb chipset for the Athlon 64 to the nForce2 for Athlon XP. Now you can get on-chip Gigabit LAN, nVidia Firewall...

13 by Wesley Fink on 5/13/2004

VIA K8T800 PRO: PCI/AGP Lock and 1000 HyperTransport for Athlon 64

VIA finally adds PCI/AGP lock to a PRO version of the K8T800. The K8T800 PRO is also VIA's first chipset with 1000 HyperTransport. While this version is...

15 by Wesley Fink on 5/6/2004

ATI 9100 IGP PRO: Optimized for Prescott

Today, ATI raises the bar with their second generation chipset for Pentium 4. We also found some interesting results when a board is designed to work first and...

24 by Wesley Fink on 5/3/2004

AMD Athlon 64 2800+: A Cheaper Newcastle

The Athlon 64 platform is a very good option when it comes to performance computing, but when price is a highly important factor, the Athlon XP line can look...

20 by Derek Wilson on 4/27/2004

ATI Update: Coming to an AMD desktop near you

ATI is finally breaking into the AMD desktop corelogic. Perhaps NVIDIA and VIA have some new competition?

8 by Kristopher Kubicki on 4/16/2004

Tech Update: AMD core changes on the horizon

Intel might be changing the naming conventions, but AMD is changing the whole core. Here comes Newcastle...

18 by Kristopher Kubicki on 4/16/2004

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

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