CPUs

A little less than 2 years ago, we investigated the first Arm server SoC that had a chance to compete with midrange Xeon E5s: the Cavium ThunderX. The SoC showed promise, however the low single-threaded performance and some power management issues relegated the 48-core SoC to more niche markets such as CDN and Web caching. In the end, Cavium's first server SoC was not a real threat to Intel's Xeon. But Cavium did not give up. The new creation of underdog Cavium deserves the benefit of the doubt. Much has changed – much more than the name alone lets on – as Cavium has bought the "Vulcan" design from Avago. Vulcan is a rather ambitious CPU design which was originally designed by the Arm server...

AMD Athlon

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/9/1999

Intel 810 Chipset

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1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/24/1999

SSE vs 3DNow

0 by Ga'ash Soffer on 2/23/1999

VIA MVP4 Chipset

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0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/10/1999

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