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HKEPC has posted some interesting news regarding AMD's mobile roadmap and their transition to new sockets. Here, we find some details regarding plans for Socket S1 and Socket AM2 products that should begin appearing the latter part of this year. One thing is certain here, once AMD releases these new processors Intel will certainly have some competition on the mobile front. Now if only we could get every notebook vendor to offer an AMD-based system.  ... Read more...
With the acquisition of Alienware, Dell will sell computers with chips from Advanced Micro Devices. The deal closes in about 30 to 45 days. Alienware will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary, and Alienware CEO Nelson Gonzalez said that the deal will not affect its relationship with AMD. Granted, circumstances can change, but that's the plan now. The number of AMD PCs Alienware offers rises and falls, but AMD chips are typically always part of the company's active line of computers. Right now, Alienware sells AMD-based desktops, workstations, media centers and a notebook.... Read more...
Not sure we agree with Hardcoreware.net's contention that "the playing field is level" now that AMD and Intel both offer dual-core processors, but if you want to see how the Athlon 64 X2 stacks up against a Pentium D, they've got some benchmarks for you to chew on. When you're done though, make sure to check out our Athlon 64 FX-60 and Pentium Extreme Edition 955 articles as well."Deciding between an Athlon64 and a Pentium 4 used to be a generally tough decision. AMD was easily faster in games, but the Pentium 4 was always backed by superior platforms (Intel's own chipsets), better multitasking performance thanks to HyperThreading, and generally better audio and video encoding performance.... Read more...
DigiTimes has published the first part of a five-part interview with AMD's Executive VP Henri Richard. With the recent attention the phenomenal preliminary performance claims Intel's upcoming Conroe processor has received, it is no surprise to see AMD stepping up to bat and firing back at those claims. Don't go counting AMD out just yet as there are some interesting statements made which seem to indicate AMD has a strong new product themselves waiting in the wings. So what I think we are seeing right now are traditional marketing tactics - if you don't have a good product, you talk about your future, and that's what they're doing. There's no... Read more...
Even if you're not interested in AMD's Opteron 165 and 180 Processors, the Tech Report's latest article is worth reading for Scott's sense of humor and writing style alone. Not only is there a ton of information and performance data here, but you're bound to chuckle a couple of times as well. "With the move to dual-core CPUs, though, the Opteron 100 series looks poised for success. After all, if you can get essentially two Opteron processors into a single-socket motherboard, you've got low-end server and workstation nirvana. To facilitate such things, AMD has sought to free the Opteron 100 series from prior constraints by moving some pins around... Read more...
The Inquirer has posted a brief but very interesting rumor in which AMD is supposedly talking with NVIDIA over a possible relationship where the company's unused Feb 30 plant could be used to produce NVIDIA parts. Given the history and success the two company have shared over the years with the nForce platform, it is easy to make an argument why this partnership could realistically happen. However, given the recent market share gains into the lucrative Intel platform as of late it would seem that NVIDIA would be shooting themselves in the foot. Looking at the Intel-exclusive Dell and their latest involvement with NVIDIA for both GPU's and chipsets (for Quad-SLI), it seems logical to assume that... Read more...
So how much do we know about AMD's AM2? Other than DDR2 support(PC2-6400), still not all that much. Today Techgage.com gathers up the information available, also providing an interesting shot of a motherboard supporting the new technology. "One major thing many people are interested in, of course, is whether in fact the DDR2 will perform better on the AM2 than on current Intel's. Even with DDR1 as it stands, Intel sometimes does have a hard time keeping up in term of bandwidth and latency. With AM2's memory controller, there's no real doubt that it will indeed perform better. That's not a fanboi comment either, it's obvious that DDR2 does not... Read more...
SiS Supports AMD Digital Media Vision With Advanced Chipsets For "AMD LIVE!™" Consumer Brand February 14th, 2006 – Taipei – Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) announced today the development of SiS chipsets in cooperation with AMD to support AMD LIVE!™ branded, full-featured consumer multimedia desktop and notebook PCs expected to be delivered in mid-2006. The chipsets will provide support for AMD LIVE!, helping deliver new home entertainment experiences to consumers for their digital lifestyle. The AMD LIVE! brand now extends to consumers and should help improve digital media PC performance and functionality, as well as changing the way digital entertainment integrates... Read more...
Our friends at the TechReport have just posted and article that pits Intel's Pentium M 760 up against AMD's Turion 64 ML-44.  These two mobile CPUs represent the best single-core technology available from AMD and Intel for the mobile space.  Core Duo is here and dual-core Turions are on the Horizon, but if you want to know which processor reigns supreme in the current landscape, Scott's bound to give you his opinion. "ALTHOUGH INTEL HAS BEEN STRUGGLING on the desktop front of late, things on the mobile side have been going just fine, thank you. In fact, the Pentium M has been doing so well that Intel's desktop line will eventually... Read more...
Anandtech has posted an in-depth preview of AMD's upcoming AM2 processor platform. Without question, a large majority of the industry knows that the largest change this new platform brings is the introduction of DDR2 memory to the AMD architecture. However, there are several additional changes with AM2 that accompany that new technology. It was already clear the new CPU would require DDR2 memory, but it appears AMD is also using this architecture change to upgrade the current mounting scheme for Athlon 64 heatsink/fans. The new design is certainly very secure - more stable than the current design - but there are very few existing heatsink/fans... Read more...
The Inquirer is reportedly hearing that AMD's next generation Socket M2 will be delayed by roughly a quarter. With rumors originally pointing to a Q1 launch around CeBIT, it is a bit alarming to now hear rumors pushing that timeline back significantly. Would a slip in the schedule for this new socket be enough to slow AMD's momentum as of late? Unfortunately, we'll have to exercise patience and wait and see. Then all of a sudden, we heard September, a big oopsie in the chips world, a 2Q slip. That was the story for about a week, late Q3. Soon after, a bunch more people said it was not late Q3, but early Q3, July or so to be exact. Moral of the... Read more...
Sales have been strong for AMD CPUs in both the desktop and server market, and have made steady gains in the market. Their market share has risen close to four points in the fourth-quarter of 2005, bringing their total market share to 21.4 percent. "Basically, I think the fundamental difference between AMD today and AMD two years ago [when the company had a lower market share] is that it has competitive product offerings in every segment," said Dean McCarron, principal analyst at Mercury Research in Cave Creek, Ariz. "Because [AMD] has something to sell, they're selling it."... Read more...
AMD has been vigorously competing with Intel, and today Joshua Walrath over at Penstar Systems takes a look a AMDs current situation, and ponders how well they'll fare in the next 9 months. With their chips flying off the shelves, and their fab 36 line of CPUs expected to ship in early february, AMD looks to stay strong for months ahead. "Instead of merely saying, "This is what the market needs" they are obviously looking around at what is selling, what price points are being hit, and how their products are compared to the competition. Parts that are no longer selling are phased out, and the channel is not left with a lot of excess inventory... Read more...
EE Times has discovered some interesting information regarding a new partnership AMD has developed that could result in processors using up to 5MB L2 cache in the very near future. Dubbed Z-RAM, this new memory technology from Innovative Silicon uses a SOI process to allow for some extremely dense and higher capacities. Two years from now, it should be interesting to see what AMD can do with this new technology and a new 65u process."The dramatic increase in density offered by ISi's Z-RAM embedded memory can enable much larger on-chip microprocessor cache memories resulting in improved performance and reduced I/O power consumption," said Craig Sander, corporate vice president of technology development... Read more...
Tonight we bring you a review from ThinkComputers, which covers... the Athlon64 X2 Stock CPU Cooler? No it's not a joke, and yes it's actually a decent cooler. I'm sure many of you have purchased a third party cooler along with your CPU, but as ThinkComputers explains, that might not always be necessary. "Stock coolers that come with CPU's, most people that want to push their systems don't even install them. When they bought their setups they also made sure they got an after market CPU cooler as well. I was moving some stuff around in my attic trying to find something and came across the box for my AMD Athlon X2 4200+ CPU, I had forgotten that... Read more...
  Intel's launch of their next generation Pentium Extreme Edition 955 dual-core processor last month, marked a solid improvement in overall performance for what is to be the last core iteration utilizing the Pentium 4 Netburst architecture.  While this Intel dual-core kicker, essentially beefing up a pair or Prescott dies in a single package, was a welcomed addition in performance and an impressive feat in 65nm process technology, thermal characteristics of the new Presler core Pentium were still pretty toasty and performance wasn't enough to catch AMD's high end Athlon 64 FX-57 or their Athlon 64 X2 4800+ dual core chip in many of our real world benchmark tests. And today AMD lets... Read more...
AMD Unveils Digital Media Vision To Deliver Enhanced Entertainment Experiences AMD LIVE! professional brand extends to consumers with PC solution complementing devices already accepted and used today SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- January 4, 2006 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unveiled its vision to apply the power and flexibility of the PC to enable enhanced digital entertainment experiences on all the screens in peoples' lives. As part of this vision, AMD plans to extend the professional AMD LIVE! brand to full-featured consumer multimedia desktop and notebook PCs expected to be delivered in mid-2006. True to AMD's customer-centric approach, AMD LIVE! is meant for innovative, complementary, industry-friendly... Read more...
The Inquirer reports that AMD has just announced their answer to Intel's ViiV multimedia campaign. Dubbed AMD Live!, this new brand will be found on various upcoming multimedia desktops and notebooks. With both AMD and Intel pushing hard on this new front, it should be interesting to see how the market reacts.AMD said that it will extend the AMD Live! Brand to consumer multimedia desktop and notebook PCs which are likely to tip up in the middle of this year. It's unlikely to have anything like the reach of Intel's ambitious Viiv scheme, which pulls in a hefty number of partners but AMD did say its partners include Alienware, ATI, Broadcom, Motorola, Nero, Nvidia and Via. It's also unlikely to... Read more...
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...
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