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Good Morning Folks! BW here to let you all know that we've just posted a review of AMD's brand new 939-pin Athlon 64 FX-53 and Athlon 64 3800 processors. With these new CPUs, the flagship FX no longer requires registered memory and the 3800 is built using a new core dubbed "Newcastle" that loses 512K of cache, but gains a 128-bit memory controller. We've got a ton of interesting pics and ran a slew of different benchmarks, comparing them to 8 other processors throughout. Click here to take a look... More Socket 939 Athlon 64 Coverage from around the web: Hard|OCP TechReport Beyond3D HardTech4U XBit Labs PCPerspective AMDZone Anandtech Ace's Hardware... Read more...
Good morning all.  It's that time again where we bring you some morning news from the PC hardware world.  The weekend is fast approaching, so let's get to it and then let the relaxing begin! Foxconn 755A01-6EKRS Athlon64 Motherboard (SiS 755) review @ hardCOREware.net: "If you have owned a computer in the past 23 years, I can virtually guarantee that you have used at least one Foxconn product at some point in time. It may have been an IDE cable, USB plug, or the socket you plug your memory into on a motherboard. For most of their history, Foxconn has stuck to producing parts sold directly to motherboard and other component manufacturers." AMDZone took some time to play with... Read more...
Good morning all.  It's time for a little hardware news for this Friday morning.  We have a good selection of reading for you, so let's get down to business. Today, Bjorn3D has a look at Imation's 256MB USB 2.0 Swivel Flash Drive: "People lose stuff. Whether it's car keys, a five dollar bill or a favorite pen, we all seem to lose things we don't want to lose. I guess people were losing their USB drive caps too, because Imation decided to come to the rescue and prevent any more lost caps. Most USB drives (commonly called pen drives and flash drives) are very similar in design, but Imation's USB 2.0 Swivel Flash Drive takes a new approach." Hexus.net checks in with two major... Read more...
AMD's Athlon 64 FX-53 The FX Gets Its First Speed Bump... By, Marco Chiappetta March 18, 2004 Almost 6 months have passed since the initial release of the AMD Athlon 64.  In September '03, AMD released two new desktop processors, the Athlon 64 3200+ clocked at 2.0GHz and a premium product dubbed the Athlon 64 FX-51, clocked at 2.2GHz.  The FX and standard Athlon 64 shared the same base architecture, but with the FX-51 AMD kept the 128-bit memory controller found in their Opteron line of server CPUs intact.  The standard Athlon 64's memory controller is 64-bits wide and doesn't require the use of registered DIMMs.  The FX-51 was to be AMD's premium product, targeted at hardcore... Read more...
The AMD Athlon 64 3400+: The Athlon 64 Gets Its First Speed Bump... By, Marco Chiappetta January 6, 2004 AMD closed out 2003 by quietly releasing the Athlon 64 3000+.  The 3000+ was clocked at the same 2.0GHz as the Athlon 64 3200+, and it used the same 754 pin socket, but it featured 512K of L1 cache, only half that of the 3200+.  Its performance, however, was only slightly behind that of the 3200+, and it was priced much more affordably at around $200 U.S.  The 3000+ is exactly the type of CPU mainstream buyers gobble up in droves, but this almost low profile launch was rather unusual, with all the fan-fare being made about the new core in general.  AMD and Intel have been... Read more...
  By Jeff Bouton October 26, 2003           So, you've read the reviews and now you're considering upgrading to an Athlon 64.  From what we've seen, that's not a bad choice.  As Marco showed in his introduction to the Athlon 64, AMD's much anticipated processor has shown a lot of promise.  There have been some delays in bringing the new chip to market, but in the end it looks like AMD got it right.  But where do you begin? Soon after AMD released the Athlon 64 to the public, eager motherboard manufacturers unveiled their latest motherboards for AMD's new baby.  Some are offering basic packages that boast features and performance,... Read more...
The Athlon 64 FX-51 Processor AMD Drops the Hammer, On Your Desktop! By, Marco Chiappetta And Dave Altavilla September 23, 2003 AMD'S HECTOR RUIZ WITH AN ATHLON 64 It has been about two years, since AMD first divulged information about their "K8" architecture, also known as the "Hammer", at the Microprocessor Forum in 2001.  At the time, AMD was having much success with their "K7" line of processors.  Enthusiasts and industry analyst were eager to see just what AMD could do with their next generation processor architecture.  AMD was no longer following in Intel's footsteps.  They were introducing new technology in an effort to become an industry... Read more...
The AMD Athlon XP 3200+: A 2.20GHz "Barton" with a 400MHz System Bus The Barton Core Gets Its First Speed Bump... By, Marco Chiappetta May 13, 2003 In mid February, AMD introduced a group of new processors based on their "Barton" core with 512K of on-die L2 cache, double the amount of the previous generation.  With the introduction of the "Barton", AMD gave the Athlon XP line of desktop CPUs a much needed "shot in the arm".  Performance versus similarly clocked "Thoroughbred" based Athlons was superior, and the performance deltas between AMD's and Intel's flagship processors were reduced.  For the most part though, Intel's 3.06GHz... Read more...
The AMD Athlon XP 3000+: A 2.16GHz CPU with 512K L2 Cache Has AMD Done Enough to Take The Speed Crown From Intel? By, Marco Chiappetta and Chris Angelini February 10, 2003 Calendar year 2002 was a great one for the computer geek.  The economy may not have performed very well, but most of the major players in PC Hardware were on a roll, unleashing a myriad of new products and technology.  In 2002, we saw Intel break the 3GHz barrier and bring their Hyper-Threading technology to the desktop.  We also saw ATi seize the 3D performance crown with the introduction of the Radeon 9700 Pro, and saw NVIDIA try to regain that crown with the announcement of their GeForce FX.  AMD made... Read more...
  The AMD Athlon XP 2700+ With The nForce 2 The Athlon Gets a BUS Speed Increase & A Killer New Chipset By, Marco Chiappetta October 1, 2002 It seems like some rivalries will never die.  History is riddled with intense rivalries that people will never forget.  Sports fans have the Yankees versus the Red Sox and Ali versus Frasier, and techies like you and I have Intel versus AMD!  The rivalry between Intel and AMD gets even more intense, with today's introduction of two new CPUs, the Athlon XP 2700+ and the Athlon XP 2800+.  What makes things even more interesting is that not only did AMD increase the clock speed of these new Athlons to 2.17GHz and 2.25GHz respectively,... Read more...
The AMD Athlon XP 2600+ The Thoroughbred Core Gets a Shot in the Arm... By, Marco Chiappetta August 21, 2002 It's hard to believe that it has been three years since the introduction of the first AMD Athlons.  To celebrate the occasion, AMD has unveiled two new processors in their Athlon XP lineup, the 2600+ and the 2400+.  The Athlon XP 2600+ is clocked at 2133MHz, and the 2400+ is clocked at an even 2GHz, making these two new processors the first AMD CPUs to officially break the 2GHz barrier.  The road to 2GHz was a rough one for AMD though.  They may have beaten Intel to the 1GHz mark in the Pentium III days, but with the release of the Pentium 4 Intel has been able to increase... Read more...
  AMD's Athlon XP 2200+ Processor The "Thoroughbreds" at .13 Debut! By, Marco Chiappetta June 10, 2002 Approximately one year ago, AMD Athlon processors based on the "Thunderbird" core, were reaching the end of their lifespan.  The "Thunderbird" had long been a favorite of the enthusiast community.  It was priced very competitively and performed on par, or better than anything Intel had to offer at the time.  AMD wasn't done giving Intel a hard time yet, however.  They introduced a new version of their immensely popular CPU based on a new core dubbed "Palomino". With the new "Palominos", AMD incorporated a few key enhancements... Read more...
  AMD's Athlon XP 2100+ Processor Crunching Code at 1733MHz. By, Marco Chiappetta March 13, 2002 For about three years now, a fierce battle has been raging between Intel and AMD.  This battle has taken consumers down a road that led to a wider selection of higher performing processors than ever before, and at prices that were much lower than previous generations of flagship CPUs.  As each company introduced a new speed step, or introduced a new processor core, the competition was right there to introduce their new part in an effort to steal some thunder and make some noise of their own.   The Athlon arrived and quickly became the first "mainstream" CPU to break... Read more...
Abit's KA7 - KX133 Athlon Motherboard AMD's Athlon Set Up The Abit Way! April 11, 2000 By Dave Altavilla   As my late Grand Father would say, "HOLY MACKEREL" !  My Grandfather was an excitable Italian type and this "fishy phrase" would be one that he would use to indicate his amazement with something.  In this case, the phrase is very fitting because I am totally amazed at the buzz and hype, with this review product that we have for you today.  Since Abit announced their KA7 VIA KX133 Athlon based motherboard, there has been a whirl-wind of press articles and commotion surrounding the product.  Well, in true HotHardware fashion, we just had to see... Read more...
     Driving The Athlon MIcro-Star's MS-6167 AMD Based Motherboard       Finally, the playing field is begining to level out somewhat in the Processor/Motherboard arena. The consumer is no longer limited to one processor and chipset family that will provide top end performance. For many years competitors to Intel tried to compete in the "Value PC" market nipping at Intel's margins for what was then thought to be the mainstream PC. The high end space was always filled by product produced by the king of the technology hill, Intel. Many of these competitors to Intel fell by the wayside, surcoming to tough economic climates under the strains of being a "me... Read more...
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