CPUs

You asked for it, and we were able to get 30 minutes with the big man himself. Jim Keller falls into the rockstar category of engineers: lots of ideas with vision and a very successful record. Jim has been able to turn a product market around by leading processor design teams, such as with Apple's A4 and A5 processors, or AMD's K8 and Zen microarchitectures. Recently he was hired by Intel as the Senior Vice President of the Silicon Engineering Group, with an emphasis on SoC design and integration, although not much more was said, leaving everyone to scratch their heads as to exactly what projects fall under his remit. With Intel's money and design at his fingertips, we asked Jim what exactly his...

AMD's Athlon 64 3400+: Death of the FX-51

AMD's Athlon 64 FX-51 had a very short lived life, the final nail in its coffin being the Athlon 64 3400+ at around half its price and offering all...

38 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/6/2004

Athlon64 3000+: 64-bit at Half the Price

AMD gives us a Christmas present with the early release of the Athlon64 3000+. The operating speed is the same as the 3200+, but cache is reduced to 512kb...

75 by Wesley Fink on 12/22/2003

Budget CPU Shootout: Clash of the 'rons

Both AMD and Intel offer a large selection of budget CPUs. With the holiday season upon us, we take a look at 10 processors for less than $100. What...

97 by Derek Wilson on 12/4/2003

SiS755 Reference Board: Athlon64 from SiS

SiS introduces a new Athlon 64 chipset with both 800 HyperTransport speed and AGP/PCI lock. This combination of features is not available from either VIA or nForce3-150. ...

14 by Wesley Fink on 11/23/2003

AMD Athlon 64 & Athlon 64 FX - It's Judgment Day

Since February 2002 we've been waiting and today, AMD has finally given us the Athlon 64. How does it compare to the Pentium 4 and the new Extreme...

122 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/23/2003

Athlon64 Preview: nForce3 at 2.0GHz

With the Athlon64 launch just a few weeks away, we take a look at how Athlon64 will likely perform. Does AMD have another winner?

79 by Wesley Fink on 9/4/2003

Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz - The Real Slim Shady

Patiently waiting after AMD's launch of the Athlon XP 3200+, Intel responds with the 3.2GHz Pentium 4 to finish off the Northwood line...as well as AMD's Athlon XP line.

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/23/2003

Intel 865 (Springdale) Chipset: Mainstream Dual DDR

We were impressed with the feature set of the 875P chipset, but taken back by its price tag. Will the 865 family of chipsets be able to offer...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/21/2003

AMD Opteron Coverage - Part 4: Desktop Performance

With NVIDIA's nForce3 Pro chipset on the way, you may be tempted to use AMD's Opteron in your personal machine. How does the Opteron perform in desktop environments...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/24/2003

AMD Opteron Coverage - Part 2: Enterprise Performance

You've read all about the architecture behind it in Part 1, now read about how Opteron performs in the Enterprise segment in Part 2...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/23/2003

AMD Opteron Coverage - Part 1: Intro to Opteron/K8 Architecture

Find out all there is to know about AMD's latest microprocessor in this introductory article.

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/23/2003

Intel 875P (Canterwood) Chipset - The New Flagship

After almost 2.5 years, Intel's 850 chipset is finally being retired and replaced by a new flagship platform for the Pentium 4 - the 875P chipset.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/14/2003

Intel Pentium 4 3.0C – The First 800MHz FSB CPU

Intel's first 800MHz FSB has hit the streets, find out how the Pentium 4 3.0C stacks up to the competition.

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/14/2003

Sneak Peek at 800MHz FSB Performance

Today we give you a first hand look at Intel’s upcoming 800MHz FSB Pentium 4 processors based on the Northwood core. Want to see how much performance you can...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/25/2003

VIA Responds with KT400A, Five Months Later

Five months after we crowned NVIDIA king of the Athlon XP market, VIA responds to nForce2 with their KT400A. Is this cheaper solution able to keep up with...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/10/2003

AMD's Athlon XP 3000+: Barton cuts it close

It's not a Hammer, but AMD's first new CPU introduction of 2003 comes in the form of a new Athlon XP bearing a 512KB L2 cache. Enter Barton...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/10/2003

Inside AMD - Touring Fab 30

After months of trying we were finally able to get into AMD's Fab 30 in Dresden. Although we weren't allowed pictures today we bring you the first step...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/15/2003

Intel's Pentium 4 3.06GHz: Hyper-Threading on Desktops

Not only did Intel just break the 3GHz barrier but they also made a huge step in the world of desktop computing with their first Hyper-Threading enabled desktop CPU.

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/14/2002

NVIDIA's nForce2 Part II: Diving Deeper

Armed with a new motherboard, updated drivers and much more we're able to find out exactly why NVIDIA's nForce2 is the chipset to get for the Athlon XP. ...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/21/2002

NVIDIA's nForce2 Performance Review

Three months after the chipset was launched and we finally have a motherboard based on NVIDIA's nForce2 chipset. Find out how it stacks up against VIA's best as...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/1/2002

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