The history of the semiconductor manufacturing business is both a story of great success and great failure. On the one hand semiconductor manufacturing has allowed the creation of devices that have transformed society, and unusual for most technologies it has remarkably improved at a steady rate for over 40 years now, making Moore’s Law a reality. On the other hand the history of the semiconductor business has been one of a constant weed-out process, as every generation of technology has seen the number of players narrow as the cost and complexity of semiconductor manufacturing continues to grow. Compared to the early days only the richest and most powerful firms have survived, and today the price of progression has claimed another player: IBM. Today IBM has...

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...

1 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...

1 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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