AMD is using the International Solid-State Circuits Conference this week to present a paper and announce some interesting developments regarding the next iteration of the Bulldozer architecture, codenamed ‘Excavator’, as well as other details regarding the CPU range that it will be placed in called ‘Carrizo’. At the tail end of 2014 we reported on Carrizo and AMD’s announcement for its next generation of APUs, and more recently the discussion surrounding Carrizo not coming to desktop. In those announcements AMD revealed that Carrizo will be aimed at the laptop and notebook community first and foremost, a first for the company as previous APU designs have been aimed at both the desktop and mobile markets. From a hardware standpoint, Carrizo will be combining a number of Excavator...

Intel 865 (Springdale) Chipset: Mainstream Dual DDR

We were impressed with the feature set of the 875P chipset, but taken back by its price tag. Will the 865 family of chipsets be able to offer...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/21/2003

AMD Opteron Coverage - Part 4: Desktop Performance

With NVIDIA's nForce3 Pro chipset on the way, you may be tempted to use AMD's Opteron in your personal machine. How does the Opteron perform in desktop environments...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/24/2003

AMD Opteron Coverage - Part 2: Enterprise Performance

You've read all about the architecture behind it in Part 1, now read about how Opteron performs in the Enterprise segment in Part 2...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/23/2003

AMD Opteron Coverage - Part 1: Intro to Opteron/K8 Architecture

Find out all there is to know about AMD's latest microprocessor in this introductory article.

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/23/2003

Intel 875P (Canterwood) Chipset - The New Flagship

After almost 2.5 years, Intel's 850 chipset is finally being retired and replaced by a new flagship platform for the Pentium 4 - the 875P chipset.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/14/2003

Intel Pentium 4 3.0C – The First 800MHz FSB CPU

Intel's first 800MHz FSB has hit the streets, find out how the Pentium 4 3.0C stacks up to the competition.

2 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/14/2003

Sneak Peek at 800MHz FSB Performance

Today we give you a first hand look at Intel’s upcoming 800MHz FSB Pentium 4 processors based on the Northwood core. Want to see how much performance you can...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/25/2003

VIA Responds with KT400A, Five Months Later

Five months after we crowned NVIDIA king of the Athlon XP market, VIA responds to nForce2 with their KT400A. Is this cheaper solution able to keep up with...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/10/2003

AMD's Athlon XP 3000+: Barton cuts it close

It's not a Hammer, but AMD's first new CPU introduction of 2003 comes in the form of a new Athlon XP bearing a 512KB L2 cache. Enter Barton...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/10/2003

Inside AMD - Touring Fab 30

After months of trying we were finally able to get into AMD's Fab 30 in Dresden. Although we weren't allowed pictures today we bring you the first step...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/15/2003

Intel's Pentium 4 3.06GHz: Hyper-Threading on Desktops

Not only did Intel just break the 3GHz barrier but they also made a huge step in the world of desktop computing with their first Hyper-Threading enabled desktop CPU.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/14/2002

NVIDIA's nForce2 Part II: Diving Deeper

Armed with a new motherboard, updated drivers and much more we're able to find out exactly why NVIDIA's nForce2 is the chipset to get for the Athlon XP. ...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/21/2002

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

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