AMD Expands Mobile A64, Microsoft pushes SP-2, MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum and More!

AMD expands Mobile Athlon 64 line-up, more competition for Intel's Centrino:

See Press Release Below:

SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- April 14, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today again demonstrated its leadership in 64-bit mobile computing with the introduction of the Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3700 for full-size notebooks. Based on the award-winning AMD64 technology, this new mobile processor enables a powerful 32-bit computing experience today with a seamless transition to 64-bit computing. The Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 3700 also offers Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP), an advanced security feature designed to prevent the spread of certain malicious viruses when enabled by Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.

"We have again raised the bar for 64-bit mobile performance with the latest addition to our powerful Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor family. AMD is unique in delivering 64-bit mobile computing, which is available today. AMD has led the way to a brave new world where 32-bit technology will become a remnant of the past," said Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit, Computation Products Group, AMD. "AMD believes that the freedom to choose from a variety of best-in-class, open-standard technologies allows manufacturers to offer their customers a more feature-rich notebook, such as the latest Gateway notebook with extreme graphics and ultimate performance."

PC supplier Gateway has selected the Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 3700 to power their new Gateway 7426GX notebook, which is now available at retail stores throughout North America .

AMD works with industry-leading partners to help ensure that all its Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processors are compatible with the most popular graphics and wireless solutions, including wireless LAN 802.11a/b/g. As with all existing AMD mobile processors, the new Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 3700 enables exceptional computing on-the-go with extended system battery life made possible by AMD PowerNow!™ technology, a dynamic power management feature pioneered by AMD.

Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processors are now available in models 3700 , 3400 , 3200 , 3000 and 2800 .

Technewsworld reports that Microsoft Releases Critical Fixes, Ends SP2 Block:

"Microsoft also stopped the automatic block it had put in place for enterprises that did not want to install Windows XP Latest News about Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), a move it had scheduled when it first released the security update.  Enterprises can still manually block SP2 from installing on their desktops Trade in your old desktops, laptops and servers and get great deals on HP technology. by turning off automatic updates, but this move would also block other security updates. "

MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum SLI Review @ AMDZone:

"MSI has a been a long time support of the Athlon line of CPUs with motherboards from back in the Slot A days. As one of the tier 1 motherboard makers this has been of great assistance to AMD. Today we look at their nForce 4 SLI offering, the K8N Neo4 Platinum SLI which was one of the first SLI boards on the market. Before we get a closer look at this board here are the specs from MSI."

Abit KV8 Pro Motherboard Review @ CoolTechZone:

"Abit is a name synonymous with high-quality, rock stable and overclocking friendly motherboards. The company caters to enthusiast needs and is truly an innovator in the industry. Throughout the years, Abit has innovated exclusive technologies that allow overclockers to push their systems to extreme limits. These technologies include their famous SoftMenu BIOS and the latest uGuru technology, a real-time overclocking utility. Naturally, they haven't just concentrated their efforts on tweaking, but also on the board layout and the rest of the features that really make a motherboard an all rounder in its category. We are of course talking about the idea behind 90 degrees rotated IDE and floppy connectors that other manufacturers have adopted due to its preference by the community."