Items tagged with Sempron

AMD’s socketed “Kabini” Athlon and Sempron APUs, designed for the new AM1 platform, have arrived in the form of the AMD Athlon 5150/5350 and the AMD Sempron 2650/3850. These chips are designed for the mainstream market and promise superb affordability and the kind of performance most users will be happy to have, with Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture and Jaguar CPU cores. “With quad-core performance and AMD Radeon graphics the AM1 platform is an affordable solution that provides great flexibility due to an infrastructure built to deliver a multitude of options to our end users and system builders,” said AMD corporate VP and general manager, Client Business Unit,... Read more...
AMD announced its new AM1 platform, which consists of dual- and quad-core Kabini APUs that slot into motherboards using the FS1b socket. The idea is that AM1 gives users a powerful but compact and affordable--not to mention upgradable--system. Designed for the mainstream market, Kabini APUs come equipped with Jaguar core architecture and Graphics Core Next (GCN), as well as support for USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps, and are destined to land on microATX and miniITX motherboards from all the usual manufacturers, including ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, and more. MSI AM1 motherboard “AMD continues our APU technology leadership by introducing the AM1 platform with ‘Socketed Kabini’, an APU... Read more...
Once Intel announced their dual-core Celerons it was only a matter of time until AMD countered with dual-core Semprons.  The bad news is that they're mainly available in China at this time, but that could change in the future.  Here's the specs on the dual-core Sempron:“AMD Sempron 2100+ processors adopt a 65nm process, and have a core frequency of 1.8GHz. Pricing in the China market is set at RMB 399 (US$55).”There is no word on when or if these particular CPUs will be availble in the U.S. but we don't think we'll be waiting too long.... Read more...
Football season is back! Tonight, the New England Patriots squared off against the Oakland Raiders in Foxboro stadium, kicking off the 2005 season. If you didn't get a chance to watch the game, you missed out. The first half was pretty close, with both teams getting to the end zone and making some excellent plays. But as in usual Patriots fashion, the second half belonged to the home team. The Raiders were plagued by penalties, and the Patriots took advantage of that. Combine that with some great defense, they were able suppress Oakland and claim the 30-20 victory. Now enough of that, time for the tech... HIS X800XL IceQ II TURBO: A more affordable, outstanding performance! HIS brings you the... Read more...
It's AMD, it's dual-core, and it's cheap... well, cheaper anyway. That's right, the new Athlon 64 X2 3800 reviews are out and about, and here at HH Marco has taken this thing through a battery of tests. Also new in the AMD lineup, is the 3400 Sempron. Jeff takes a look at the newest member of the Sempron family to see if it can hold it's own against today's latest and greatest applications and games. AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800 "AMD's dual-core processors were undeniably desirable, but with a minimum cost higher than some complete entry-level PCs, justifying the purchase of one of these processors would be difficult for many enthusiasts. Today though, AMD is taking the wraps off of a brand new... 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...
Hey guys, here's your early afternoon update. Asetek has announced it's new 'WaterChill' Water cooling kits, so let's have a look... NEW WaterChill™ kits launched incl. the NEW 12V Standard or Xtreme pump and reservoir system even at seriously reduced prices!!! asetek Inc. - the leading manufacturer of vapor phase CPU cooling systems and water cooling solutions for PCs – has launched NEW WaterChill™ kits including either the NEW 12V Standard- or Xtreme pump system and software. All WaterChill™ kits are even sold at seriously reduced prices. Especially the 2 promotion kits [03-L-1201 / 03-L-1206] with a MSRP ex. VAT of 137.00 emphasizes that quality doesn't have to cost... Read more...
Good morning (or evening) everyone. Today, AMD has taken the wraps off their latest edition Sempron, the Socket 754 based Sempron 3300+. This time around, AMD is targeting Intel's Celerons with their 3300+, looking to challenge the fastest offerings currently available. While some may think the Sempron 3300+ is merely a speed bump compared to the 3100+, guess again. AMD has tweaked the processor with new features and manufacturing process to help maintain a competitive edge in the economy class processor sector. Today, we'll highlight the critical changes that are incorporated in the latest Sempron 3300+, then we'll line up AMD's latest chip next to the 3100+ and a Celeron D 335 @ 2.8GHz to see... Read more...
In July of 2004, AMD released their latest economy class processors in the form of the Sempron line.  The initial release was predominantly Socket A-centric, with only one Socket 754 solution being offered.  Since that day, the Socket A Sempron family has grown to incorporate 7 flavors, yet the socket 754 Sempron line only recently added a 3000+ to the mix. This morning AMD has taken the wraps off their latest edition Sempron, the Socket 754 based Sempron 3300+.  Back when the Sempron 3100+ was released, Socket A models were targeted at Intel's Celeron family, while the 3100+ was in a class of its own, not matching up directly to any Celeron available on the market at that time. ... Read more...
Hey folks, just thought I'd stop in and give you something to read for Friday night. If this is your first visit of the day, Andrew has reviewed the ATI TV Wonder Elite, so check it out. As for other news, we have an article on Linux Gaming, a look at the AMD Sempron 2600+, and some pondering of the age old question... computers: to build or to buy ;) Enjoy! Linux Gaming @ HEXUS "Well, Linux certainly isn't most peoples' thought for a games-based PC. Especially one being taken to a big tournament LAN party. However, by design or trickery, none of the tournament games at the event were out-of-bounds to my Linux machine, and rousing games of Call of Duty, Quake 2 and Unreal Tournament 2004... Read more...
Welcome back folks!  If you knew what's been going on behind the scenes here at HotHardware, you'd know the kind of whirlwind the past couple of weeks have been.  Luckily, we've weathered to storm and can now get back to our normal everyday activities.  Speaking of normal activities, this is just about when I'd normally post an afternoon update!  I better get cracking...  AMD's Sempron 2800+ and 3100+ processors @ TR: "VALUE PROCESSORS ARE all about artful foot-dragging. They are somewhat slower versions of the familiar Athlons and Pentiums, reworked and re-branded to sell at lower prices in cheaper PCs. At the high end of the market, we get to witness an epic struggle... Read more...
Good Evening All! If you didn't notice the link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a review of AMD's "new" Sempron 2800+ and Sempron 3100+ processors. These new processors are AMD's answer to Intel's recently released Celeron "D". Click here and check them out!... Read more...
Today, avid computer enthusiasts have their pick of some of the best computer hardware ever made available to the public.  Processors and graphics cards have truly matured in the past few years, giving the general public computing power to do just about anything.  Whether you're a hardcore gamer or you want to develop your own independent film, the power to get the job done is now within reach.  But not everyone is a power user.  For every enthusiast looking to build a serious dream machine, there are the mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters who simply want to run common office applications, surf the Web, or play MP3s. While it may not garner all of the attention of the... Read more...