The recent renaissance of AMD as the performance choice in the high-end x86 market has been great for consumers by enabling a second offering at the top-end of the market. Where Intel offers 28 cores, AMD offers 24 and 32 core parts for the high-end desktop, and to rub salt into the wound, there is now a 64 core offering. This CPU isn’t cheap: the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X costs $3990 at retail, more than any other high-end desktop processor in history, but with it AMD aims to provide the best single socket consumer processor money can buy. We put it through its paces, and while it does obliterate the competition, there are a few issues with having this many cores in a single system.
The Pentium 4 is here. Intel has poured all of their efforts into the creation of this, their first new micro-architecture in the past 5 years. However...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/20/2000
Armed with the ability to adjust the clock multiplier, voltage, and now the FSB of the Athlon and Duron CPUs we have in the lab, watch what we've been...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/1/2000
The future of the Athlon platform is here, the AMD 760 is the first Athlon chipset to support DDR SDRAM as well as the 266MHz FSB.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/30/2000
AMD introduces two new clock speeds for both of their processor lines. With the Pentium III 1.13GHz delayed until next year, and the Celeron crawling because of its...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/17/2000
For the first time since the Intel Celeron was launched, AMD has a value processor that can not only beat the Celeron in terms of performance but can also...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/5/2000
With the 1.13GHz Pentium III facing a full recall, it's time to take a look at what events lead up to this recall and what eventually proved that a...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/29/2000
The Thunderbird is back, this time sporting a 1.1GHz operating frequency, see how it stands up to Intel's latest 1.13GHz Pentium III offering in our review.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/28/2000
With Intel's annual Fall IDF just a couple of days away, we are giving a quick sneak peak as to what you can expect Intel to reveal about the...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/20/2000
Today AMD released the first public documentation regarding their x86-64 architecture and we took this opportunity to have a look at the architecture behind the K8 as well as...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/10/2000
While they weren't the first to hit the 1GHz mark, Intel is the first to release a CPU that clocks in faster than 1GHz with their new 1.13GHz Pentium...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/31/2000
For quite a while, Intel was the only manufacturer of mainstream chipsets that also offerred dual processor (SMP) capable chipsets. Well times are changing and after successfully stealing...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/13/2000
Using a Socket-A motherboard we modified in house to allow for clock multiplier adjustments we are finally able to bring to you all the performance of every commercially available...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/12/2000
Intel finally released a 133MHz FSB chipset that 1) doesn't use RDRAM and 2) allows for an external AGP graphics accelerator. The i815 is upon us and it's...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/27/2000
With AMD's Duron dominating the value market, does Intel's "new" Celeron have the same appeal it once did? Take a look at our review of Intel's latest as...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/26/2000
The next piece of AMD's processor puzzle is here, the Duron. While intended to be a member of their value line of desktop processors, we confirmed what everyone...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/19/2000
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2000
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/24/2000
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/4/2000
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/29/2000
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/20/2000