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If you just can't seem to quench your thirst for more info on AMD's Socket AM2, Phoronix has another article of interest. Click here to get in the know on chipset support, motherboard offerings, and linux compatibility. "When it comes to the whole server and workstation topic of Socket AM2 support, NVIDIA is currently working on a replacement for its nForce Professional 2050/2200 Chipset. This new NVIDIA nForce PRO 3000 core-logic is still under NDA with its vendors. We would anticipate that the new NVIDIA nForce Professional Chipsets would arrive in July to coincide with the AMD LGA-1207 DDR2 Socket F launch, while the PRO Chipsets... Read more...
AMD Issues Statement On Dell Decision To Offer Customers Choice SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- May 18, 2006 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) released the following statement today regarding the announcement Dell Inc. made in its quarterly earnings statement that it intends to offer AMD Opteron Dual Core processor-based servers. "We welcome Dell, and Dell customers, to the world of AMD64," said Marty Seyer, AMD senior vice president, Commercial Business. "Dell is a customer-focused company and we're pleased to see that they are listening to their customers and providing them the choice of innovative AMD products. We look forward to working closely with Dell in bringing the benefits of AMD leadership in performance-per-watt... Read more...
In their latest press release, Dell talks about their fiscal Q1-2007 revenues, but also drops in some news of their future plans with AMD. According to Dell, their ninth generation servers will use Intel's Woodcrest CPU, and will introduce AMD Opteron CPUs in their multi-processor servers by the end of the year. "Dell had operating income of $949 million, or 6.7 percent of revenue, in the quarter, which reflected investments in customer experience as well as pricing decisions the company believes will drive future growth. Cash flow from operations was $1.0 billion for the quarter and Dell ended the quarter with $11.1 billion in... Read more...
AMD isn't changing cards anytime soon, as they've been doing just fine with the hand they have. With their new chip architecture due out next year, AMD is sticking to all the same ingredients that have made their current line of 64-bit CPUs so popular. "The new chip architecture--currently dubbed the Next Generation Processor Technology--enhances the design underlying the current Opteron, Turion and Athlon 64 chips. Performance will increase and AMD will keep a lid on power consumption, but the company has veered away from making radical conceptual changes in the overall blueprint. Processors built under the new design will come out... Read more...
Hot on the heals of this morning's announcement from AMD, HardwareZone has posted a performance preview is the new Turion 64 X2 processor. It seems the gang at HardwareZone got their hands on a pre-release MSI notebook that featured AMD new mobile CPU.  Seemed like a decent performer... "Get a socket change, a new dual-channel DDR2 memory controller, double the processing cores, improve power management and you have a recipe for the new Turion 64 X2 processor. Read on as we take MSI's S271 Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology pre-evaluation notebook for a quick spin."  ... Read more...
AMD Delivers Multi-Tasking Performance On-The-Go With First 64-Bit Dual-Core Mobile Processor SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- May 17, 2006 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced AMD TurionTM 64 X2 mobile technology, the first and only family of 64-bit dual-core processors designed for thin and light notebook PCs. AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile technology allows people to get more from their mobile lifestyle through long battery life and outstanding performance, even when using multiple applications simultaneously, including demanding digital media applications. Continuing its technology leadership, AMD also is bringing 64-bit computing to the Mobile AMD SempronTM processor family. Now AMD delivers the only complete... Read more...
Ever wonder what makes the Athlon 64 faster than the Pentium 4, when the P4 is clocked at a higher frequency? Or just want to learn a little more about CPU architecture? The guys over at Hardware Secrets have posted an interesting in depth article about the inner workings of the AMD K8 "Hammer" family of CPU's. The tutorial is easy to follow and explained in easy to understand language. Read it here and find out what makes the K8 tick.  ... Read more...
Some good news for AMD for a change. The success Sun and HP have been having in the server market with AMD's Opteron family of processors has caught the attention of IBM. IBM is now considering increasing their server product lineup with more servers built around the Opteron processor. The Opteron's large advantage over Intel's Xeon, is that it uses less power and produces less heat, while at the same time performing faster in most server tasks. This leaves Dell as the only top-tier server maker not selling any Opteron based servers, which could cost Dell market share.... Read more...
The big news of AMD filing an antitrust case against Intel, for their anti-competitive actions in the processor market, happened almost a year ago. The latest update on the issue is of Intel trying to get certain parts of the case dismissed based on the fact that they happened outside the U.S., and the U.S. court has no jurisdiction over what happens on foreign soil. Intel's motion will most likely be dismissed, as those acts have a direct effect on the U.S. economy and market. The trial will not be held until 2008, so a final court decision is still a long time away.  ... Read more...
PC Watch has managed to get their hands on a new roadmap from AMD which outlines the company's strategy for desktop, mobile, and server platforms up through 2008. Unfortunately, the article itself is not English so you'll have to arm yourself with your favorite online translator. However, the roadmaps are a universal language and certainly contain some interesting tidbits of information. Mention of things such as DDR3, HypertTransport 3, and a wealth of new sockets should be more than enough reason to go take a peek at this roadmap.  ... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that AMD is delaying the launch of their Turion 64 X2 mobile processor by roughly a month. Fortunately, the delay does not seem to be hardware related and is instead credited to Microsoft's latest delay with its upcoming Vista operating system. With Intel's Santa Rosa platform on the horizon, the Turion 64 X2 processor will certainly be critical to AMD's chances of gathering market share in the mobile segment. AMD has postponed the launch of the Turion 64 X2, its first 64-bit dual-core processor for notebooks, to June 2006, instead of May 9 as originally planned, sources at Taiwan notebook manufacturers indicated. The push back of the launch date was due... Read more...
We've been posting some good info about AMD's new tech recently, and now it's time to throw Intel into the spotlight. In the quest to find the superior multimedia platform, Hardware Secrets compares Intel's ViiV platform against AMD Live! "In the war to see who establishes a standard for digital entertainment computers archenemies Intel and AMD present their weapons: at one corner Intel with their ViiV platform - which is the digital home concept that Intel is pushing for ages with a new name - and at the other corner AMD with their Live! Platform. In this article you will learn the main specs for each platform and will... Read more...
Anandtech has just posted a article which compares Intel's Core architecture against AMD's K8 architecture. With Intel's new design just now showing up and AMD's having been sold for the last few years, it seems logical to assume that Intel should win this round and AMD will have to wait for the release of their next architecture to redeem themselves. However, don't go counting the K8 architecture quite yet as there are a few tricks up AMD's sleeve should they wish to keep the performance crown a bit longer. Compared to the excellent AMD K8/Hammer architecture, the Core CPU is simply a wider, more efficient and more out of order CPU. When I suggested to Jack Doweck that... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that both AMD and Intel are making moves which are frustrating motherboard vendors. With regards to Intel, vendors are less than thrilled to see the company aggressively pulling in the launch dates for Woodcrest, Conroe, and Merom. With products launching months ahead of schedule, motherboard vendors now need to creatively figure out a way to get rid of existing product as attention will certainly drift towards the new platform once it is launched. In terms of AMD, the AM2 platform is not offering the same performance promises of Intel's new architecture. Regardless, AMD will likely launch the AM2 platform ahead of its original dates in an effort to lessen the blow... Read more...
It's another year for AMD, and the folks over at AMD Zone have a talk with AMD's Damon Muzny about the chip company's plans for 2006. Going a little beyond AMD, Damon also discusses his thoughts on Intel's Netburst architecture, and addresses the rumor of DDR3 appearing with their AM2 socket. "Clearly AMD has done a greater job than ever with K8, where K7 eventually fell short it has succeeded. But with the hype streaming out, with a product that Intel is showing that should come out this time, AMD will be at a critical juncture to show that K8 was no one hit wonder, but that they will continue to take the lead and if Intel... Read more...
The Inquirer is reporting today, that AMD's legal team had Microsoft subpoenaed in their anti-trust lawsuit against rival Intel. In addition to information regarding Microsoft's decisions to develop 64-bit versions of Windows, AMD wants data regarding Microsoft's thoughts on AMD's viability and other technologies like Palladium and Le Grande. "Microsoft is also being subpoenaed to provide documents reflecting or discussing its decision to develop software for AMD's or Intel's 64-bit microprocessors, its development of such software for these CPUs, and the timing and schedule for development and release of this software."... Read more...
AMD Reports First Quarter Results First Quarter EPS of $0.38 Driven by Record Sales of AMD OpteronTM Processors and Record Gross Margin SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- AMD today reported sales of $1.33 billion, operating income of $259 million, and net income of $185 million, or $0.38 per share for the quarter ended March 26, 2006. These results include a stock-based compensation expense of $15 million due to the implementation of SFAS 123(R) and an expense of $20 million associated with the partial redemption of senior notes. In the first quarter of 2005, excluding the Memory Products segment, AMD reported sales of $780 million and operating income of $64 million. In the fourth quarter of 2005, AMD reported... Read more...
Sun Fire(TM) x64 Servers and Sun Ultra(TM) x64 Workstations, Boosted by Solaris(TM) 10 and Sun(TM) Studio 11, Deliver 16 New World Records SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 11 -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) today announced the availability of Sun Fire(TM) x64 (x86, 64-bit) servers and Sun Ultra(TM) Workstations powered by the newest, highest-performing single-core AMD Opteron(TM) Model 156, 256 and 856 processors. The faster processor speeds, combined with the inherent performance advantages of Sun's x64 servers and workstations, give customers increased processing power and a performance edge over competitive systems. "Sun is the first vendor to take full performance advantage of... Read more...
Anand has just posted a performance preview of AMD's upcoming Socket AM2 platform for your viewing pleasure. Beyond the obvious physical socket change, AMD is making the move away from DDR and switching over to DDR2 memory. Although AMD had an exceptionally efficient DDR memory controller in its architecture, there have been rumors of issues regarding DDR2's higher latencies that could inhibit the platform's performance. With Intel's Conroe architecture coming in the near future, AMD fans are hoping for a miracle before the planned architecture update in 2007. Why would you move to Socket-AM2? If you're well invested... Read more...
AMDZone has posted a listing of the dates for AMD's tech tour with Microsoft. The event kicks off in Burlington, Mass on May 1st, and ends in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on June 29th. Is it heading to your town?... Read more...
According to The Inquirer, an industry source has indicated that AMD is preparing to launch some new CPU's designed using a smaller 65u process. Should this be true, we can likley expect faster frequencies, less heat, lower voltages, and exceptional overclocking headroom. How these parts will match with Intel's upcoming Conroe architecture remains to be seen. Regardless, it's great to see AMD is up to the challenge and is not handing over the CPU performance crown without a fight.... Read more...
Good evening everyone. Just in case you missed the fresh link up at the top of the page, we wanted to pop in and let you all know that we've just posted a new article where we evaluate the features and performance of Gigabyte's i-RAM GC-RAMDISC. If you're looking for a way to add some super-fast solid state storage to a system, you'll want to check this one out.... Read more...
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