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This morning Intel released a formal press release stating that Brian Krzanich, now former CEO, had resigned. Current CFO Robert Swan has been named the interim CEO while the company looks for a replacement. As Intel does not have an immediate replacement, the resignation seems to be a snap decision relating to what Intel calls ‘a past consensual relationship with an Intel employee’ (believed to be a direct subordinate), and an expectation that employees adhere to a code of conduct regarding relationships. Sources have told CNBC that 'Krzanich violated a policy that said he could not have a relationship with an employee who directly reported to him. The relationship ended and took place "some time back," the people said. It's unclear with whom Krzanich had the...

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

Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz: One step closer

Three months after the Pentium 4 hit 1.7GHz we are back again with yet another boost in clock speed. Read on to find out how the Pentium 4...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/2/2001

AMD 760MP & Athlon MP - Dual Processor Heaven

After months and even years of waiting the first dual processor Athlon platform is here with a new processor to boast as well. Find out how Dual Athlon...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2001

NVIDIA nForce Computex 2001 Preview

NVIDIA launches quite possibly the biggest leap forward in chipset technology ever here at Computex 2001. It went by the codename Crush for one simple reason - that's exactly...

0 by Mike Andrawes on 6/4/2001

Intel Xeon 1.7GHz: King of the High End?

Six months after the release of the Pentium 4, Intel releases the first dual processor ready version of the CPU. The Intel Xeon processor is here and it's...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/21/2001

AMD Athlon 4 - The Palomino is Here

After remaining quiet for so long we are finally able to bring you all the full story on AMD's Athlon 4. Included within is also updated information on...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/14/2001

Intel Pentium 4 1.7GHz: Does the prophecy hold true?

The first speed increase for the Pentium 4 is upon us today. At 1.7GHz, does the prophecy of high performance as clock speed increases hold true for the...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/23/2001

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