ARM (and its partners) were arguably one of the major causes of the present day smartphone revolution. While AMD and Intel focused on using Moore’s Law to drive higher and higher performing CPUs, ARM and its partners used the same physics to drive integration and lower power. The result was ultimately the ARM11 and Cortex A-series CPU cores that began the revolution and continue to power many smartphones today. With hopes of history repeating itself, ARM is just as focused on building an even smaller, even lower power family of CPU cores under the Cortex M brand. We’ve talked about ARM’s three major families of CPU cores before: Cortex A (applications processors), Cortex R (real-time processors) and Cortex M (embedded/microcontrollers). Although Cortex A is what...

AMD Athlon 4 - The Palomino is Here

After remaining quiet for so long we are finally able to bring you all the full story on AMD's Athlon 4. Included within is also updated information on...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/14/2001

Intel Pentium 4 1.7GHz: Does the prophecy hold true?

The first speed increase for the Pentium 4 is upon us today. At 1.7GHz, does the prophecy of high performance as clock speed increases hold true for the...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/23/2001

VIA KT266: Second Round K.O.

Is a new BIOS update all the KT266 needs to realize its full performance potential? Think again. We managed to get 20% higher performance, but the key...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/16/2001

VIA KT266 Socket-A DDR Chipset: Third time's a charm?

The VIA KT266 is here, and it is the third Socket-A DDR Chipset to hit the streets. Is the third time around the DDR block going to be...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/10/2001

Socket-A Chipset Comparison - April 2001

Take the three most popular Socket-A chipsets, benchmark them in a total of 10 different configurations, and dig deep into the benchmarks to explain their performance as well as...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/5/2001

AMD Duron 900 and Roadmap Update

Today AMD cranks their low-cost Duron up to 900MHz and we also provide you with a look at the somewhat modified future of AMD processors. Find out how...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/2/2001

AMD Athlon "Thunderbird" 1.33GHz/1.30GHz

In their first Athlon CPU release in 5 months, AMD is back with the 1.33GHz and 1.30GHz Athlon processors. How do they stack up to the competition and...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/22/2001

ServerWorks HEsl: DDR bandwidth without DDR SDRAM

Can you imagine a platform where you could achieve 2.1GB/s of memory bandwidth without DDR SDRAM? What about up to 4.1GB/s of bandwidth using conventional PC133 SDRAM? ...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/7/2001

Super7 Upgrade Guide: The K6-2+ and K6-3+ Processors

So you have a Super7 based computer and are getting a bit frustrated with its performance, or lack thereof. Fret not, a complete system replacement ...

1 by Matthew Witheiler on 1/24/2001

VIA Apollo Pro 266: The P3 gets DDR

All aboard the DDR bandwagon. Intel's Pentium III is the first Intel CPU to be given a DDR SDRAM platform and VIA is the first to give it...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/18/2001

AMD Duron 850: Getting ready for the battle

With AMD finally able to position the Duron as a true solution for OEMs looking to produce Value PCs the heat is on. As a counter to Intel's...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/8/2001

The New VIA Cyrix III: The Worlds First 0.15 Micron x86 CPU

Attempting to reinvent the dying Cyrix name brand, VIA recently announced a third version of the Cyrix III chip. This time made on a 0.15 micron process, VIA is...

0 by Matthew Witheiler on 1/5/2001

Intel Celeron 800: The first 100MHz FSB Celeron

Finally, after over two years of its existence, Intel has granted the Celeron the one feature it has always lacked: a 100MHz FSB. What does this do for...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/3/2001

Looking back at 2000 - Part 1: CPUs, Chipsets, Motherboards

Buckle up as AnandTech takes you through the roller coaster ride that was Y2K.

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/2/2001

CPUs in 2001: Roadmap Update

AnandTech brings you updated information on the future of AMD and Intel in 2001. Including new information on the 0.13-micron Pentium 4 and more...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/27/2000

VIA’s KT133A Socket-A Chipset: AMD 760 Performance without DDR SDRAM

With DDR SDRAM currently going for twice as much as PC133 SDRAM and AMD 760 boards very scarce in the market now, it seems like the KT133 chipset is...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/21/2000

VIA KM133 Socket-A Chipset: Final Battle of the Value Chipsets

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...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/20/2000

Linux Pentium III Chipset Comparison

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.

0 by Jeff Brubaker on 12/18/2000

SiS 730S Socket-A Chipset: Is the Duron allowed to succeed now?

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...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/13/2000

Learn about Team AnandTech

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? ...

0 by Team AnandTech on 12/12/2000

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