One of ARM’s most tangible business advantages is its offer of both CPUs and GPUs to SoC designers. Anyone with experience in business to business relationships knows just how complex forming and maintaining a mutually beneficial collaboration can be. Setting up contracts, forming rapport, defining goals, and even just understanding documentation and technical content formatting all takes time. Unless there is significant benefit to investing in two different relationships and technologies, it is simpler (read: cheaper) to single source contributing components of a design. There are down sides of single sourcing (see Boeing 787 battery fiasco), but depending on a business’ capacity for risk, the savings are undeniable. Especially when ARM undoubtedly offers bundle pricing promotions.

VIA Apollo Pro 133A with Dual Processors

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...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/13/2000

AMD Thunderbird/Duron Investigation & Overclocking Discussion

Using a Socket-A motherboard we modified in house to allow for clock multiplier adjustments we are finally able to bring to you all the performance of every commercially available...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/12/2000

Intel 815 Chipset

Intel finally released a 133MHz FSB chipset that 1) doesn't use RDRAM and 2) allows for an external AGP graphics accelerator. The i815 is upon us and it's...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/27/2000

Intel Celeron 700

With AMD's Duron dominating the value market, does Intel's "new" Celeron have the same appeal it once did? Take a look at our review of Intel's latest as...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/26/2000

AMD Duron

The next piece of AMD's processor puzzle is here, the Duron. While intended to be a member of their value line of desktop processors, we confirmed what everyone...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/19/2000

AMD Athlon "Thunderbird" 1 GHz / 800 MHz

For the past few months, Intel has enjoyed the advantage of high speed, on-die cache on their fastest CPU's, while AMD suffered with ever decreasing cache speeds as their...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/4/2000

Intel Pentium III 933

Two months after the release of the 1GHz Pentium III, Intel is back to fill the gap with the release of their 933MHz part. Read on as we...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/24/2000

AMD's 2000 Roadmap - The Facts

There are a lot of rumors floating around regarding AMD's upcoming Thunderbird, Mustang and Duron processors. Read on as AnandTech puts the rumors to death and tells all...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/4/2000

Intel Celeron 600 "Coppermine128"

For the first time in 19 months Intel's Celeron receives a new core. Armed with SSE instructions and a fast on-die L2 cache, how well does the Celeron...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/29/2000

Intel Pentium III 866, 850

Less than two weeks after the release of their 1GHz Pentium III chip, Intel is playing catch-up with the release of the 866 and 850MHz parts. For an...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/20/2000

Intel Pentium III 1GHz

Just two days ago we took a look at AMD's 1GHz Athlon. Today Intel is responding with a Pentium III clocked at 1GHz. Which will be available...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/8/2000

AMD Athlon 1GHz, 950MHz, 900MHz

The Magnolia has arrived. Just three months ago we were gawking over a system that cooled the Athlon down to -40C in order to reach the magic frequency...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/6/2000

VIA Apollo KX133 Athlon Chipset - Part 2

A few weeks ago we took a look at VIA's recently released KX133 chipset for the Athlon. Now that motherboards are finally shipping with this chipset, we took...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/24/2000

AMD Athlon 850

AMD continues the clock speed battle with Intel by releasing their 850MHz Athlon. This time around they are armed with a new weapon, VIA's KX133 chipset, which helps...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/14/2000

VIA Apollo KX133 Athlon Chipset - Part 1

Originally slated to be released alongside the Athlon, VIA's KX133 is finally on its way to a motherboard near you. With a handful of advantages over the original...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/7/2000

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