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The Inquirer is reporting that AMD's Socket 939 replacement which has been referred to as "Socket M2" for nearly a year is now being renamed to "Socket AM2". Armed with 940 pins (no, it is NOT compatible with current 940-pin CPU's and motherboards) this new socket will help usher in AMD's new crop of next-generation CPU cores and the introduction of DDR-II memory to the platform.However, the name of new Socket won't be known as "Socket 940 Second Coming" or long-time mentioned "Socket M2", which resided in every roadmap of AMD CPU's for next year. New name is Socket AM2, and we have learned that AMD will introduce not just new models, but will release Socket AM2 versions of... Read more...
DigiTimes is reporting on an independant study that lists the top 25 semiconductor suppliers in the world today.  Intel sits comfortably on top, with a 14% increase over last year's revenues.  AMD has certainly enjoyed some growth as well, moving from 11th place in 2004 up to 9th in 2005, a growth rate just shy of 12%.  It's also interesting to see who ranks in the top 25 overall.  Intel is expected to solidify its position as the world's leading semiconductor supplier this year, posting the highest revenue growth among the top 10 chipmakers for the year, according to a preliminary ranking from iSuppli. Much attention has been focused on the market share gains that Advanced... Read more...
Looking to pick up a new dual-core CPU? X-Mas time is approaching, and CNet has pitted the two heavy-weights against each other in just about everything from audio encoding, to gaming. "You may recall a few months back when AMD took out full-page newspaper ads to challenge Intel to a dual-core server duel. Intel declined to take up AMD on its offer, but the challenge got us thinking: what would the results of a dual-core desktop CPU fight look like? Many people equate Windows PCs with Intel Pentium processors (and soon will likely be doing the same with Macs), but we've seen dual-core CPU AMD systems power ahead of dual-core Intel-based PCs... Read more...
After weeks of rumors circulating around the web, Forbes reports that Dell has informed it's contract manufacturers of plans to build devices based on AMD CPU's."Dell Inc has informed its Taiwan contract makers of plans to develop devices based on Advanced Micro Devices Inc's microprocessors, and these suppliers are awaiting orders for global shipment, the Economic Daily News reported, citing industry sources."Is it all just a matter of time?... Read more...
AMD's next generation socket (dubbed M2) has shown up on the internet in the way of a few spy shots that can be seen on this Italian website. Despite needing a translator, the article does provide a wealth of information strictly from the images alone. Here, you'll find a nice range of shtos including the processor, the new socket, and even a shot of the socket on a motherboard with the mounting orienation for the heatsink assembly. Interesting stuff for sure, though it still leaves us wondering if and when Intel and AMD could pick a single socket that would last for more than a few years.... Read more...
The Inquirer is reporting that gaming enthusiasts can rejoice with a late Christmas present from AMD in the way of launching their new flagship Athlon FX-60 processor in January. Without question, this will be the fastest gaming processor on the planet at that time. If you're dying to give that new GeForce 7800GTX or Radeon X1800XT some relief from any CPU bottlenecks, you'd best start saving those pennies now.THE AMD FX-60 is due out in the second week of January. Preliminary reports are that it will be a decent overclocker, early samples went to almost 3GHz on air, with little or no tweaking. If you couple it with the new NVidia 7800/512 cards, you will be easily able to break the 15K barrier... Read more...
Sorry folks, no more game reviews today. But, we still have plenty of hardware bits to go around. Enjoy! Intel's Next-Generation Wi-Fi Solution To Support Cisco Compatible Extensions SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 19, 2005 – Intel Corporation today announced that it will support the latest version of Cisco* Compatible Extensions in Intel's next-generation Wi-Fi solution, providing enterprises the assurance that Intel-based devices have been designed to interoperate with Cisco Wi-Fi access points. Intel is the first vendor to achieve Cisco Compatible Extensions 4.0 certification, with the Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection. The Cisco Compatible Extensions program sets criteria so... Read more...
Corsair TWIN2X1024-8000UL Memory Modules @ X-bit labs: "Today you will get acquainted with another memory solution that managed to surpass 1GHz threshold. It is going to be overclocker DDR2 SDRAM memory from Corsair. This memory manufacturer is very well-known for their excellent products. For example, their DDR2-1000 modules boast the lowest latencies than the competitors." Pioneer DVR-633H-S DVD Recorder @ Designtechnica: "Besides the normal studio DVDs, you can play your home-burned DVDs containing TV content or home movies. It also plays CDs and CD-R/RW discs with WMA and MP3 files, and its JPEG photo viewer is compatible with Fujifilm and Kodak photo discs and CD-R/RWs burned... Read more...
Nighttime news is here for your enjoyment. Also available for your enjoyment, is Jason's look at Asetek's WaterChill CPU/VGA/Chipset Power kit. Asetek has been know to make decent products, but is it worth the $349MSRP? Let's found out... Asetek WaterChill CPU/VGA/Chipset Power kit - KT12AT-L30 "Asetek's latest addition to their WaterChill line of products, the KT12AT-L30, is also known as the WaterChill Extreme Edition. Sporting a massive radiator which hosts three 120mm fans, water blocks for your CPU, VPU, and Chipset, and a pump that moves about 900L/H, this kit seemed very promising. But, as we all know that when it comes to hardware, some products don't perform nearly as good as they're... Read more...
Good afternoon folks!  Things are a bit hectic this morning, and I've got to head into NYC to meet an associate post haste (Perhaps we'll be taking next-gen graphics?  Who Knows!), so I'm just going to jump right into the news today.  Here goes!  AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800 Reviews: The Tech Report Legit Reviews GamePyre Techware Labs  Interview with NVIDIA's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang @ Beyond3D: "There's long since been elements of graphics research which haven't made their way on to consumer PC graphics products yet, one of them being geometry compression and another being hardware tessellation - which could be seen as another form of geometry compression..." "Higher... Read more...
About a month after Intel officially unveiled their flagship Pentium Extreme Edition 840 processor, the crown jewel of their initial dual-core Pentium D processor line-up, AMD revealed their inaugural assortment of dual-core Athlon 64 X2 processors, which included the current flagship Athlon 64 X2 4800+. After assessing the Athlon 64 X2 4800+ processor's performance with a variety of applications, we found it to be an extremely powerful processor, that excelled at many tasks. And we were also impressed that AMD was able to deliver a high-end dual-core processor that worked with most of the existing enthusiast-class socket 939 motherboards available, after nothing more than a simple BIOS update.... Read more...
For years, AMD has been a growing thorn in Intel's side.  Early on, AMD had a much smaller market share than the elder silicon giant, but as the years progressed, AMD's foothold grew.  By continually introducing new products that compete directly with Intel's product line, AMD has grown to be a formidable foe for the incumbent chip maker.  Fast forward to today and you have a thriving company that not only competes on the same level as Intel, but manages to surpass them in many respects. In July 2004, AMD added the budget CPU sector to their hit list, taking on Intel's Celeron line with the Socket A based Sempron 2800+ and Socket 754 based 3100+.  Then in April 2005, AMD added... Read more...
  We probably haven't stressed this often enough, whether to you our faithful readers or to our OEM contacts in the PR and Product teams at various companies we work with here at HotHardware.  But let it be known unequivocally now, we LOVE board revisions.  Don't get us wrong, we're not losing it on you.  We'd rather a manufacturer get their product right, out of the gate (and likely, so would they) but when a board revision means taking an already impressive product and making it better, it's sort of like a Tech Editor's nirvana; fewer headaches in testing, more performance, better features and usability.  Wait, that's what end users are interested in too, isn't it? ... Read more...
High-End Buyer's Guide (Q2'05) @ TheTechLounge: "The goal of this guide is to outline an entire high-end computer system for around $3,000. This includes the internal hardware, input devices, monitor and speakers (everything but an OS). The components we have chosen for this system are what we consider to be great products with the best bang for the buck. Depending on your individual needs, you may prefer to swap out different components in order to focus more on gaming, multimedia or multitasking. While we will recommend specific components throughout the article, we will also point out some options that you may want to consider as well." 2005 AMD/Microsoft Tech Tour Coverage @ The... Read more...
Hey guys, here's your first dose of news for the day. If your not interested in anything that ATI, Intel, or AMD has to offer, then how about taking a look at the "iPod Shuffle Killer", the Samsung YP-T7X. Enjoy! ULI M1695 chipset @ t-break "Today, we take a look at the ULi M1695 chipset for the AMD platform that should not only work well for system integrators but also for end-users in the process of upgrading their systems. Paired with the ULi M1567 Southbridge, the platform provides something ULi calls TGi- Triple Graphics Interface that allows simultaneous support for a PCI-E x16, an AGP 8X and a PCI graphics cards on the same motherboard." ATI All in Wonder X800XT AGP... Read more...
This early Monday morning we step you through an overview of the killer single-core performance that the new AMD Athlon FX-57 is made of.  AMD took the Athlon 64 FX architecture down a notch in process geometry, cranked up the clock speed another 200MHz, goosed the memory controller and dropped in SSE3 instructions.  The results speak for themselves. Check it...... Read more...
AMD's Athlon 64 X2 series Dual Core launch back in May, along with Intel's Pentium 840 launch in April, underscored an industry-wide move toward a completely new Desktop Processor architecture, one that affects virtually all facets of Personal Computing from code-base, applications and software, to the platforms and technology that support these new multi-core CPUs.  With Intel taking the first step with their Pentium 8XX series, and AMD stepping up with the X2, the tide has officially shifted, and the industry and community are ready to catch the wave.  However, as with any major redirection in architecture, "the wave" doesn't just appear out of nowhere.  There is typically... Read more...
 AMD Helps Businesses Break Free From Limitations With AMD Turion 64 Mobile Technology —Small to Mid-size Businesses Worldwide Offered a True Choice for Mobility with HP Compaq nx6125 Notebook PC Powered by AMD64 Technology — SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- June 22, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced a new level of performance for highly mobile business professionals with AMD Turion™ 64 mobile technology model ML-40, the latest addition to AMD's popular 64-bit processor family optimized for mobility. AMD Turion 64 mobile technology is designed to bring award-winning AMD64 performance to thinner and lighter notebook PCs with extended system battery life, enhanced security, and... Read more...
Good morning folks!  Long time no see.  I apologize for my extended absence.  Can you believe that was the longest I've been away from HotHardware for over 6 years!  But I have a good excuse - I was on my Honeymoon!  Adrienne and I tied the not on May 14, 2005 and then we hopped on a plane for a couple of weeks in Antigua.  What a great experience.  Sun, sand, sea, another "S" word, and lots of relaxation.  Right now though, it's time to get back in the saddle and bare down for some work.  To be honest, I missed it! ATI and AMD Drive the Market for Dual Core Leadership Radeon Xpress 200 provides broad support for the AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core... Read more...
Good afternoon folks! Albatron has sent us a pic of their new device... the "ATOP". This nifty thing allows 8x AGP cards to be used in a PCI-E system. ATOP stands for AGP-To-PCIe and some information about it as well as a pic can be found below. Oh, and Designtechnica has pics and specs of the Playstation 3 which can be found here. Enjoy! Albatron's "ATOP" breathes new life into AGP-8x VGA cards   Your AGP-8x card simply piggybacks on the ATOP card's AGP-8x slot located on the top edge. The ATOP card is then plugged into the mainboard's PCI-Express slot. The only other installation requirements are replacing the bracket on the AGP-8x card with an ATOP bracket and installing... Read more...
Gigabyte's GV-RX80L256V graphics card @ The Tech Report: "Not content to let only budget cards bask in glorious silence, Gigabyte has brought passive cooling to ATI's mid-range Radeon X800 XL. The GV-RX80L256V combines silent cooling with the X800 XL's already impressive pixel-pushing power, and it comes equipped with HDTV output and VIVO for good measure. Priced at just over $300, the GV-RX80L256V could be the ultimate Radeon X800 XL, but can passive cooling handle a mid-range graphics chip running at 400MHz? Read on to find out." nVidia nForce4 Intel and AMD Edition SLI Comparison @ GamePC Labs: "The release of nForce4 SLI Intel Edition motherboards brings up an interesting question.... Read more...
Good morning everyone, welcome back to HotHardware :)  I know it is a bit late, but I wanted to take a second and wish all the mothers out there a belated Happy Mommies Day.  Though we may have our heads buried inside our computer towers more then we probably should, we do appreciate everything you do for us!!  Well, except for those times when you yell at us for eating cookies right before dinner...  It's just one cookie; it's almost like an appetizer, but with sugar and chocolate... ;)  AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800 Review Linkage:  Before you venture away, make sure you take a few minutes and look at our very own review of AMD's new offering: Marco and Dave's Review Tech... Read more...
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