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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 ..."

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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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Hammer Time

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 27, 2002 9:10am PST

AnandTech has written up a report about AMD's Hammer CPU, which is being shown at the Intel Developer Forum. The Hammer is AMD's upcoming 64-bit...


" Daughter cards for the RAM. At least for workstations and servers."

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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.


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...


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

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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...


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

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