Today AMD is announcing the long anticipated upgrade to Kaveri, codenamed Carrizo. Carrizo is the natural successor to Kaveri, featuring x86 ‘Excavator’ cores alongside a Radeon-class GPU and promising an increase in performance all around. The second part of today’s announcement is for Carrizo-L, an SoC pairing “Puma+” (upgraded Beema) cores also with AMD’s R-series GCN GPUs and a FCH into a single package. Both Carrizo and Carrizo-L will feature ARM Trustzone, giving potential hardware-based built-in security when used by developers. The Excavator cores are an architectural improvement over Steamroller, but are fundamentally based on the original Bulldozer concept. Excavator will be AMD’s fourth iteration of the concept, following Bulldozer, Piledriver and Steamroller. This new generation of APUs are still set to be...

NVIDIA's nForce2 Performance Review

Three months after the chipset was launched and we finally have a motherboard based on NVIDIA's nForce2 chipset. Find out how it stacks up against VIA's best as...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/1/2002

AMD Athlon XP 2800+ - Introducing the first 333MHz FSB Athlon XP

Another paper-launched CPU from AMD; but all that aside, the Athlon XP 2800+ is the first to introduce the 333MHz FSB for the Athlon platform.

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/1/2002

VIA Introduces Quad Band Memory - 2X DDR at 1X Prices

In cooperation with Kentron Technologies, VIA announced support for Quad Band Memory in their future chipsets. Find out if this technology can bridge the gap between DDR and DDR-II.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/17/2002

Intel's Pentium 4 2.80GHz - Moving to the Head of the Class

Less than a week after AMD launched their Athlon XP 2600+ Intel is delivering their 2.80GHz Pentium 4. How fast is this beast? Read on to find out.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/26/2002

AMD Athlon XP 2600/2400+ - Introducing Thoroughbred Revision B

AMD has fine tuned their Thoroughbred core in order to make way for higher clock speeds. Add to that a tweaked model rating system and we have two...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/21/2002

Intel's 0.09-micron Process - More Details Emerge

Intel's 90nm process will kick into high gear in 2003, but you can get a sneak peek at the transistors that will be going into Prescott today as Intel...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/13/2002

SiS 648 - Taking Advantage of the P4 Situation

Other than ATI, SiS is the only 3rd party chipset manufacturer that can legally produce and sell Pentium 4 chipsets; and they are definitely taking advantage of it. ...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/22/2002

NVIDIA nForce2 Preview

It's been 13 months since NVIDIA launched their first desktop PC chipset and today they are introducing its successor. Enter nForce2, what NVIDIA is calling the fastest Socket-A...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/16/2002

Inside VIA: Beneath the Hull of WenChi's Ship

While over in Taiwan for Computex 2002 we were graciously invited to take a tour of VIA's offices. Not only did we get a Q&A session with VIA's...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/14/2002

AMD's 0.13-micron Thoroughbred - Cool but Slipping at 2200+

Can AMD have another Athlon XP launch as successful as the Palomino core last fall? Find out as we take a look at their first 0.13-micron desktop core...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/10/2002

Intel's New DDR Chipsets - 845E & 845G

Just days after VIA launched what became the fastest DDR Pentium 4 chipset, Intel has introduced their brand new DDR chipsets. All sporting 533MHz FSB support, it's the...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/20/2002

VIA's P4X333 - If they only had a License

VIA's third attempt at a Pentium 4 chipset comes in the form of the P4X333. VIA took the KT333's memory controller and made it better to create the...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/18/2002

Intel Celeron 1.7GHz - Pentium 4 Powered

Intel's first Pentium 4 based Celeron has arrived. Find out how it performs at its stock 1.7GHz clock speed as well as our 2.26GHz overclock.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/16/2002

Intel Introduces 533MHz FSB CPUs - Pentium 4 2.53GHz

Intel's kicking it up a notch by increasing the FSB of their Pentium 4 processor to 533MHz for an incredible 4.26GB/s of bandwidth. Find out what the faster...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/6/2002

AMD's Hammer gets a new name: Opteron

While the desktop version of the upcoming Hammer processor will continue to be called a variant of the name Athlon, the server/workstation part is carries the Opteron moniker.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/24/2002

Intel's Pentium 4 2.4GHz: Taking the Lead

Now at 2.4GHz, Intel holds the title for world's fastest desktop microprocessor. Find out what the performance margins are and who will be on top in the next round.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/2/2002

ATI Gives Chipsets a Try - Introducing the Radeon IGP

After the lackluster launch of NVIDIA's nForce, what makes ATI think they can do any better? A Pentium 4 bus license, notebook support and affordable pricing are a...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/13/2002

AMD's Athlon XP 2100+ The Last of the Palominos

The last of the Palominos is here to kick off CeBIT. While this is nothing more than another speed bump, we take a unique look at CPU scaling...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/13/2002

AMD's Hammer in Action: The most impressive demo of IDF

Not only did AMD demo their ClawHammer processor, but they let us hold and photograph the beast. Find out all the details about our hands-on with AMD's ClawHammer...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/27/2002

Intel Developer Forum Spring 2002 - Day 1

Find out about everything that happened during the first few hours of IDF. Everything from 6MB on-die L3 caches to desktop Hyper Threading.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/25/2002

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