Items tagged with AMD64

A new security post at the Xen.org community blog warns Intel users to patch their operating systems or risk falling prey to a particular type of escalation vulnerability. What makes this warning unique is that it's not related to a software problem only effects Intel users running 64-bit operating systems. This is an issue that affects Windows (Microsoft has released a patch) and may affect netBSD, FreeBSD, and OSX as well. The overwhelming majority of end users have never had to worry about the difference between AMD's implementation of its x86-64 standard and Intel's later copy, but there are subtle differences between the two. In this particular case, one of those differences turns out to... Read more...
AMD Offers New Products, Expands AMD64 Longevity Program to Further Support Embedded Market -Second-Generation AMD Opteron processors and AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors added to AMD64 Longevity Program; AMD Geode LX900 processor debuts; increased support for AMD's embedded systems customers- Embedded World, Nürnberg, GERMANY -- February 13, 2007 --At the Embedded World Exhibition & Conference this week, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced the next step in the evolution of its embedded business - including the addition of Second-Generation AMD Opteron processors and AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors to the AMD64 Longevity Program, plus the release of the new AMD Geode LX900@1.5W processor.... Read more...
AMD Begins First Revenue Shipments of AMD64 Products Manufactured At Chartered Delivering on its customer-centric strategy of flex capacity, AMD starts on-plan, on-time startup of volume production at Chartered Sunnyvale, CA: July 13, 2006 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced that in June it began its first revenue shipments of AMD64 processors manufactured at Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing in Singapore. AMD and Chartered ramped 300mm production at Fab 7 in record time, hitting all major milestones and starting production at mature yields. Initial shipments out of Chartered consisted of microprocessors manufactured on 90nm process technology. The ramp of volume production at Chartered combined... 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...
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...
Well folks, some of us might be getting a bit of snow tonight. I'm sure some sleet will also make it into the mix. Come on now, it's January and so far the winter has been a dud! I'm looking for a storm right now, but I'm sure I'll be less enthusiastic about the situation when I'm outside shoveling steps and salting the driveway ;) ABIT AA8 DuraMAX (Intel 925X Express) @ hardwarezone "The AA8 DuraMAX is one of ABIT's high-end boards based on the Intel 925X Express chipset. Featuring all the advanced technologies of the Alderwood plus an excellent price, find out if the 'Guru' of motherboards still has the edge." Modding Boot Camp - Window Cutting/Fitting @ PimpRig "The first step... Read more...