One of the interesting elements of this profession is dealing with how the processor companies have changed their attitudes towards marketing their products over the past couple of decades. After years of bland boxing and sub-standard coolers, there have been recent efforts to produce something eye-catching to users casually browsing shelves, especially in an effort to draw attention to the high-end products. While ultimately the packaging has little-to-no value after unboxing the product, beyond perhaps the background in a gaming stream, it does mark a change in attitudes, especially when product packaging can accelerate the hype around a product.
One of the recent product packaging efforts from Intel was the dodecahedral packaging for its halo desktop product, the Core i9-9900K. While AMD has focused special...
AMD continues to release new 130nm Athlon 64 and FX-55 chips in an attempt to further secure their grasp on the performance crown. But they have left a...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/19/2004
The nVidia Athlon 64 chipset gets PCI Express, Dual video cards, and a slew of refinements. How does nForce4 compare?
Wesley Fink on 10/19/2004
We take a quick look at VIA's latest roadmap for their chipsets. Competition in the chipset arena is really starting to heat up as the various parties race...
Jarred Walton on 10/16/2004
AMD quietly introduced their first processors with the 90nm die-shrink. How do the 90nm parts compare to the current 130nm processors? Is overclocking all we hoped...
Wesley Fink on 10/14/2004
Today we look at buffer overflows and how NX doesn't stop them.
Kristopher Kubicki on 10/11/2004
In our latest update to AMD's roadmap, we look at the future of the various AMD platforms. Perhaps more interesting than what is included is what is not...
Jarred Walton on 10/8/2004
ATI has come a long way with their core logic, doubling their SKUs in the next 18 months. We have some details on all the new product code...
Jarred Walton on 9/27/2004
A look at the latest Intel roadmap, focusing on the mobile and server segments.
Jarred Walton on 9/2/2004
NetBurst takes a hint from P6? It looks like the solution to Prescott's cooling issues might be Intel's version of Cool 'n Quiet already in place on Dothan.
Kristopher Kubicki on 9/1/2004
To honor AnandTech's seven years of dedication to the internet, we called in some extra firepower to finish off the expanded edition of our CPU cheat sheet Now with...
Jarred Walton on 8/28/2004
NVIDIA begins to disclose its most ambitious chipset to date, details inside.
Kristopher Kubicki on 8/20/2004
Is VIA supporting dual PEG out of fear of getting left behind in NVIDIAs SLI glory?
Kristopher Kubicki on 8/13/2004
Smithfield got everyone's attention a few days ago, for today how about 64-bit Intel CPUs on the desktop?
Kristopher Kubicki on 8/5/2004
Find out how your CPU will handle Doom 3 in our extensive performance investigation.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/4/2004
Ever wonder what happened to that processor Intel announced would replace Tejas? It has a name now, and we have details about it!
Kristopher Kubicki on 8/2/2004
Shortly after the launch of the latest Intel Celeron processor, AMD responds with their new line of budget chips. We take a look at how the Sempron stacks up...
Derek Wilson on 7/28/2004
SiS answers back at ATI and NVIDIA with real DirectX 9 IGP, DDR2 and PCIe support for Q1'05.
Kristopher Kubicki on 7/27/2004
Manufacturers tell us Intel will deploy DDR2-667 in Q1'05. ATI has plans for DDR2-667 in its upcoming RS400 chipset, but can ATI pull together for a successful deployment...
Kristopher Kubicki on 7/23/2004
Intel's new 90nm Pentium M is not only a high performing mobile chip, but it can hang with the desktop CPUs too.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/21/2004
Want the truth about how to break Intel's 925X overclock lock? Manufacturers tell us what is REALLY going on and what they are doing to bypass the lock.
Wesley Fink on 7/16/2004