CPUs

Intel’s 6th Generation of its Core product line, Skylake, is officially launching today. We previously saw the performance of the two high end Skylake-K 91W processors, but that was limited in detail as well as product. So it is today that Intel lifts the lid on the other parts from 4.5 W in mobile through Core M, to 15W/28W in Skylake-K, 45W in Skylake-H and then the 35W/65W mêlée of socketed Skylake-S parts. For today's formal launch we will be taking a look at the underlying Skylake architecture, which was unveiled by Intel at their recent Intel Developer Forum this August.

Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology: Free Performance?

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...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/14/2002

AMD's Athlon XP 2000+ vs Intel's 0.13-micron Northwood

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...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/7/2002

AMD's 760MPX Chipset - Multiprocessor for the Masses

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. ...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/18/2001

VIA Interview - November 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.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/29/2001

Weekly CPU & Video Card Price Guide: November 2001 2nd Edition

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.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/17/2001

AMD's Athlon XP 1900+ (1.6GHz): Still #1

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...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/5/2001

AMD's Hammer Architecture - Making Sense of it All

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...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/23/2001

AMD's Athlon XP: Great performance, poor marketing

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...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/9/2001

The Future of CPU Packaging: Intel's BBUL

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...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/8/2001

SiS 645: Pentium 4 DDR - Take II

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...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/8/2001

NVIDIA's nForce 420/220: It's finally here

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...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/24/2001

VIA's KT266A: The Saga Continues

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.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/3/2001

Intel Developer Forum - Fall 2001: CPU Report

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...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/28/2001

Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz: The clock strikes two

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.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/27/2001

AMD's New Duron: Now at 1GHz

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...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/22/2001

Socket-A Chipset Roundup - August 2001

Finally, an updated Socket-A chipset roundup. Read carefully as we benchmark the best Athlon platform available today.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/21/2001

VIA Interview - August 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...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/16/2001

VIA's P4X266: The Pentium 4 gets DDR

Finally there is alternative to the i850 platform for the Pentium 4. Amidst licensing battles with Intel, VIA has released the world's first Pentium 4 chipset with support...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/14/2001

Kryotech Super G2 Athlon 1.86GHz

Today's AMD Athlon processors are running hotter than ever, but not this one. Clocked at 1.866GHz, this Athlon processor runs at a cool -47C, sometimes it gets as...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/13/2001

Intel Pentium III 1.2GHz 0.13-micron Tualatin: The Celeron of the Future

Intel's first desktop 0.13-micron processor is here. The Tualatin core is able to bring the Pentium III up to 1.2GHz and even beyond that, but what are Intel's...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/30/2001

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