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VIA Launches KT333 Chipset

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 20, 2002 6:01am PST

VIA today officially launched their newest Apollo chipset, the KT333. This one will bring "lightning fast" DDR 333 support to the Athlon XP...

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" -5 informative. The additional bandwidth is not only good for overclockers (!) who up the FSB, ..."

- booyaka see all 88 comments

AMD Goes For Profit

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 13, 2002 6:40am PST

According to this story on CNET, AMD expects to return to profibility in the second quarter. Though last year saw the company back in the red after...

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" thoroughbred (should be out before the end of the first half) is .13 and ive heard that it will ..."

- Turd Ferguson see all 10 comments

ATI Introduces 8500LE

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 04, 2002 8:24am PST

ATI today announced they will be releasing the ATI Radeon 8500LE videocard. Based on the 8500 chipset, the Radeon LE will lack some of the features...

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"The more important note here is that the 8500 will start shipping with 128MB (2x the ram) and ..."

- lijil see all 30 comments

AMD Needs A Friend

By Steve Gibson, Feb 01, 2002 6:30am PST

The guys at AMD are having one of those good kind of problems, they cant seem to make enough chips for the demand they have in the market. They are...

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" getting a partner implies increased quantity of output from having a second or third factory... ..."

- carnivore see all 10 comments

AMD Announces New Mobile CPU

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 28, 2002 6:39am PST

CNET is reporting that AMD is introducing a new laptop CPU, the Athlon 4 1.3Ghz. Notebooks from Compaq using this CPU are shipping today.

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AMD Introduces 1.3Ghz Duron

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 21, 2002 6:27am PST

AMD today announced the introduction of their 1.3Ghz Duron CPU. It's priced at $118 in 1000-unit quantities, so you will probably find it online...

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" Yeah, back when that 30 or 50Mhz actually mattered... Math Coprocessors? That was about the ..."

- el-kaboom see all 19 comments

AMD Roadmap

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 20, 2002 10:21am PST

There is an AMD roadmap overview on The Inquirer showing what we can expect Desktop processor-wise this year. Thoroughbred and Appaloosa will find...

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" i say one that used both p4 and XP at 1.5Ghz but they used pc2100 with the p4............"

- Turd Ferguson see all 29 comments

AMD Clawhammer Benchmarks

By Steve Gibson, Jan 18, 2002 5:11am PST

Not sure how legit these are, but here's some AMD Clawhammer benchmarks showing off performance of the next-gen AMD CPU. Thanks HardOCP

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" 1350 is probably high for SPECint performance of either a 3.4 GHz P4 or a "model 3400" AMD ..."

- babel see all 15 comments

The Next Athlons

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 17, 2002 6:48am PST

The Inquirer has a few details on upcoming Athlon XP CPUs based on "reliable sources". We'll be seeing a XP 2200+ this quarter, running at 1800Mhz...

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" but since they are keeping socket a, you can upgrade to a XP compatable board and keep your ..."

- Turd Ferguson see all 40 comments

AMD Tops Estimates

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 16, 2002 3:14pm PST

AMD didn't have a great last quarter in 2001, but they beat analyst estimates. AMD had quarterly sales of $951.9 million and lost $15.8 million...

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"Is it a loss or just reduced profit compared to last quarter? If they're making 951 MILLION ..."

- jrock see all 11 comments

AMD Market Share Up

By Maarten Goldstein, Dec 12, 2001 10:12am PST

ZDNet is reporting that AMD is doing the happy dance, with increased market share in pretty much all areas. AMD is now in 27% of U.S. PCs, 54% of...

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" I guess you aren't European or Japanese huh? Cause then it would be "smarter 'than'..." :) ..."

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AMD Debuts 1.2Ghz Duron

By Maarten Goldstein, Nov 15, 2001 7:48am PST

AMD today released the 1.2Ghz Duron, matching the speed of Intel's 1.2Ghz Celeron which was released a while ago. Don't really see how much this is...

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"Maarten you forget that durons cost even less at the OEM level. Systems with Durons in them can ..."

- TheTick see all 4 comments

New Mobile AMDs

By Maarten Goldstein, Nov 12, 2001 5:05am PST

AMD has announced their newest mobile CPUs, the 1.2Ghz Athlon 4 and 950mhz Duron. As you can see, AMD still states the actual speed in the mobile...

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"AMD still states the actual speed in the mobile market Should it be: AMD still states the ..."

- -TKF- see all 3 comments

AMD in 2002

By Steve Gibson, Nov 09, 2001 4:49am PST

Here's some general stuff talking about AMD and their future plans with Laptops, servers and Hammer (64bit). They are going mostly mobile in 2002...

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"are there actually any laptop manufacturers currently using AMD?"

- ariakaz see all 6 comments

AMD To Outsource Production

By Maarten Goldstein, Nov 08, 2001 1:42pm PST

CNET is reporting that AMD will be using factories from other companies to produce its processors starting 2003. About a quarter of AMD processors...

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"I doubt it's fujitsu, It'll be either Motorola or IBM.. or both..."

- Toraz Chryx see all 6 comments