At both the Intel Haswell launch and the first shipping Haswell Xeon silicon, I lamented the lack of a Crystal Well Xeon part in the line-up. It would make sense that a large L4 cache on a CPU would be a prime target for workstation and server applications, as well as the gaming methodology used by Crystal Well in the Mac/Clevo laptops and Brix Pro system. Thus when searching for information on Xeon E3 SKUs today, my surprise came at the listing of Iris Pro 5200 enabled Xeon silicon.
Slipping somewhat under the radar, the Xeon E3-1284L v3 is a BGA only processor, featuring lower frequencies than any other Crystal Well SKU to date. The 47W quad-core part has a base clock...
We heavily criticized the performance of the SiS 730S in our recent review and now armed with the KM133, is the Duron platform finally allowed to succeed? The...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/20/2000
The Intel 815 and BX chipsets face off against VIA's Apollo Pro 133A in this battle for supremacy in the land of the penguin.
Jeff Brubaker on 12/18/2000
The benchmarks all agree that the Duron is by far the best value processor on the market. Yet the Duron's sales couldn't be lower. SiS has a...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/13/2000
Ever wondered what this "Team AnandTech" thing is? Ever heard the terms RC5 or SETI used and not really known exactly what these people were referring to? ...
Team AnandTech on 12/12/2000
After breaking the 1GHz barrier just this year, how long do you think it will take before we reach 5GHz? What about 10GHz? Intel is predicting that...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/11/2000
Now that AMD has shown us what they can do with DDR SDRAM and the Athlon, it's time for the third party manufacturers to step in and carry this...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/29/2000
Having just recently released the Pentium 4, Intel is still better known for their presence in sub-$1000 PCs in today's market. While it's easy to recommend AMD's Duron...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/26/2000
Intel may be having a hard
time on the desktop front, facing a lot of competition from other chip producers.
One area that Intel has yet to be challenged...
Matthew Witheiler on 11/23/2000
Three days ago we brought you a glimpse of Intel's plans for 2001. Now we're following up the coverage with AMD's roadmap for the next year and on...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/21/2000
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