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AMD Hammer Approaches

By Steve Gibson, Jan 16, 2003 8:06am PST

The long awaited AMD Hammer CPU, their next-gen 64bit crazyness looks to finally be just around the corner. March will see a very light sprinkling...


"Uhm, that benchmark doesn't say me anything. But the article mentions that the chip will debute ..."

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By Steve Gibson, Nov 07, 2002 7:20am PST

Thanks to VE for pointing the way to this quick blurb about the guys at AMD reconsidering the FSB's they are putting in to the lower end AthlonXP...


"I have one of the earlier 2200s, at stock speeds it averages around 115 F under stress. My old ..."

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AMD Market Share Drops

By Maarten Goldstein, Oct 31, 2002 8:17am PST

This story on The Inquirer has some bad news about AMD, their market share has dropped to the lowest point in four years. While AMD managed to get...


"who the hell is actually not buying an AMD I figured they woulda had at least a 40% marketshare"

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AMD Hammer Date Slips

By Steve Gibson, Sep 13, 2002 8:37am PDT

For a little while it was looking like the AMD Hammer CPUs were going to come out a bit ahead of schedule, but now that doesnt seem to be the case....


"Itanium is a pure 64bit processor with onboard x86-32 emulation hardware... expect an 800Mhz ..."

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XP 2700 with 333Mhz FSB

By Maarten Goldstein, Aug 21, 2002 8:18am PDT

According to The Inquirer and their numerous sources, the new Athlon XP CPU to be released (the 2700+) will finally use a 333Mhz FSB. The XP 2700+...


"Anyone know of any good techno groups that make some nice ambient music? I want something I can ..."

- wykd see all 47 comments

Athlon XP 2600/2400+ Reviews

By Maarten Goldstein, Aug 21, 2002 6:38am PDT

AMD has released two new Athlon XP CPUs (2600+ and 2400+) and as usual, everyone and their mom has done a review. Check out Xbit Labs, VIA...


"hmm, I just noticed something.. On Tech Report, the Sciencemark Primordia benchmarks goes to ..."

- Toraz Chryx see all 27 comments

Athlon FSB 333Mhz Soon

By Maarten Goldstein, Aug 16, 2002 12:48pm PDT

According to a post on the Inquirer, Nvidia has confirmed that the nForce 2 chipset will support a 333Mhz CPU front side bus so AMD's CPUs should...


"There is little opportunity in a game to make a major difference, apart from perhaps in a ..."

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Athlon MP 2100+ Announced

By Steve Gibson, Jun 19, 2002 7:37am PDT

The new Athlon MP 2100+ CPU has been announced by AMD. Sadly this means our current web and database servers are now dated as they are only dual MP...


" Or just turn off the damn PC and go out to enjoy outdoor life!"

- [Zoesch^2] see all 50 comments

AMD @ 1.8Ghz

By Maarten Goldstein, Jun 10, 2002 6:45am PDT

The first reviews of AMD's latest Athlon XP CPU are in. The XP 2200+ uses a new core (0.13 micron, first used in mobile XPs), and runs at 1.8Ghz....


" GCC 3.1 already has an option for replacing x87 code with SSE2 scaler floating point code."

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Possible AMD Clawhammer Benches

By Steve Gibson, Jun 07, 2002 8:36am PDT

Seems kinda wacky, but you never really know. Here's some benchmarks of that next-gen Clawhammer chip running at a conservative 800mhz. Thing is it...


" I'd bet a finger carmack will compile a doom 64 bit binary, your jaw will drop when you see ..."

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AMD XP 1.8Ghz Monday

By Maarten Goldstein, Jun 06, 2002 11:15am PDT

According to CNET, AMD will release the Athlon XP 2200+ on Monday. The XP 2200+ will run at 1.8Ghz. There's no word on pricing.


"This better be a .13 micron chip or they are going to be HAMMERED by the tech geek / news sites ..."

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AMD Cuts Prices

By Maarten Goldstein, May 30, 2002 11:18am PDT

Following a similar move by Intel a few days ago (story), AMD has now also slashed CPU prices. The XP2100 has been cut from $330 to $224, the...


" well.. i think he meant that tv resolution is really low. most tv's have 300-500 lines of ..."

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No More Duron

By Maarten Goldstein, Apr 18, 2002 10:50am PDT

The Inquirer is reporting that AMD is phasing out the budget Duron CPUs. They will be replaced by lower speed grade Athlon XP chips, which are...


" Fuck clawhammer until there's at least version 2 chipsets, version 2 boards (required with ..."

- abrasion see all 35 comments

Mobile Athlon XP

By Maarten Goldstein, Apr 17, 2002 7:15am PDT

AMD is launching the mobile Athlon XP CPUs today. Until now, the mobile Athlon was the Athlon 4 but that name has now been dropped. The mobile XP...


" yeah, no shit. Been waiting to upgrade for 'em, AMD seemed to be draggin there feet. Wonder ..."

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New AMD March 20

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 05, 2002 10:37am PST

The Inquirer is reporting that the latest AMD CPU core will be introduced soon, March 20. The new Athlon XP CPU will use the Thoroughbred core,...


" haha, yeah, the fastest PC running here is a Athlon slot A with 700MHz and it seems I will hold ..."

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