When AMD set about bringing their CPU/GPU fusion initiative to life with the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) earlier this decade, one point AMD made early-on was that while they strongly believed in the need for heterogeneous computing and the performance gains it would offer, they would also be pragmatic. When you’re attempting to significantly alter the computing landscape and create architectures that can accommodate massively parallel workloads just as well as they can traditional serial workloads, it means you have to address not only the hardware end of the equation but the software end as well. In other words it means you need an ecosystem, and you cannot build an ecosystem of one.
To that end, in 2012 AMD founded the Heterogeneous System Architecture Foundation...
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/10/2003
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/10/2003
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/15/2003
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/14/2002
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. ...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/21/2002
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/1/2002
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/1/2002
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/17/2002
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/26/2002
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/21/2002
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/13/2002
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. ...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/22/2002
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/16/2002
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/14/2002
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/10/2002
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/20/2002
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/18/2002
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/16/2002
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...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/6/2002
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.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/24/2002