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Hardware Zone gives 4 out of 5 stars to Shuttle's new SFF PC. The Shuttle XPC SN27P2 uses AMD's new Socket AM2, and puts up some good benchmark numbers, though it's not much of an overclocker. "Officially launched at Computex recently, the Shuttle XPC SN27P2 is one of the first, if not the only SFF for AM2 in the market now. Besides supporting the new platform, the chassis has also undergone a minor facelift and some internal modifications. Read on as we assess if the world's leading SFF manufacturer still has the mojo."  ... Read more...
The folks over at X-Bit labs have put the microscope to Nvidia and ATI's new chipset technology. Though ATI has made some steady improvements with their chipset, X-Bit labs finds Nvidia's nForce 590 SLI the more attractive solution at the moment, especially since boards using the chipset are currently available. "The contemporary chipset market has become very much different from what we remember. There are much fewer active players left, and those who are still there offer their solution without any real alternatives to consider. Take for instance, Athlon 64 platform. Thanks to the implementation of integrated memory controller in these AMD processors, the role of chipsets in today's... Read more...
Market share is the name of the game in the Computing industry and AMD has been slowly chipping away at Intel's market share over the past few years, with the release of faster Desktop processor cores with significantly better performance per watt, clock-cycle and dollar.  AMD's performance advantage also has allowed the company to further expand market share in the Enterprise Server arena, as was recently ear-marked by Dell's announcement of an Opteron-based product line during their recent earnings call. Not to mention Sun's successes in the same market space with their Opteron-based Workstations and Servers. AMD has seemingly pulled off the impossible and has... Read more...
The title speaks volumes and it's a lengthy one indeed. AMD's new DDR2 infused platform is here, in concert with new chipset offerings from NVIDIA and ATI.  Swing on by for a look...   And Digg on it here please to spread the word to others.  ... Read more...
If you just can't seem to quench your thirst for more info on AMD's Socket AM2, Phoronix has another article of interest. Click here to get in the know on chipset support, motherboard offerings, and linux compatibility. "When it comes to the whole server and workstation topic of Socket AM2 support, NVIDIA is currently working on a replacement for its nForce Professional 2050/2200 Chipset. This new NVIDIA nForce PRO 3000 core-logic is still under NDA with its vendors. We would anticipate that the new NVIDIA nForce Professional Chipsets would arrive in July to coincide with the AMD LGA-1207 DDR2 Socket F launch, while the PRO Chipsets... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that motherboard vendors have confirmed a May 17 launch date for AMD's Turion64 X2 and Socket AM2 products. This is in contrast to previous reports where AMD would be delaying the launch due to a lack of sufficient volume. With a number of new mobile designs wins for AMD and their Turion64 processor, it will be interesting to see how many more will use this upcoming dual-core version. Certainly, the new SLI notebooks from Alienware which feature the Turion64 would be blistering fast with one of AMD's latest and greatest CPU's under the head. AMD will launch the Turion 64 X2 mobile platform on... Read more...
The Inquirer reports this morning that AMD has decided to keep the same clock frequencies for both Socket 939 and Socket AM2 variants of the same cores. The Socket AM2 platform will be introduced with a new Athlon 64 FX-62 as the flagship part. Armed with a new memory controller to support DDR-II and a healthy additional 200MHz compared with the FX-60, we should be seeing some strong performance numbers from the boys in green. With a launch date not far from now, we will soon be able to see first hand how how smooth AMD's transition to the new socket will be and how prepared they are for Intel's new Core 2 architecture. The Socket AM2 offerings come from top to bottom, starting... Read more...
Anand has just posted a performance preview of AMD's upcoming Socket AM2 platform for your viewing pleasure. Beyond the obvious physical socket change, AMD is making the move away from DDR and switching over to DDR2 memory. Although AMD had an exceptionally efficient DDR memory controller in its architecture, there have been rumors of issues regarding DDR2's higher latencies that could inhibit the platform's performance. With Intel's Conroe architecture coming in the near future, AMD fans are hoping for a miracle before the planned architecture update in 2007. Why would you move to Socket-AM2? If you're well invested... 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...
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...
AMD's next generation socket (dubbed M2) has shown up on the internet in the way of a few spy shots that can be seen on this Italian website. Despite needing a translator, the article does provide a wealth of information strictly from the images alone. Here, you'll find a nice range of shtos including the processor, the new socket, and even a shot of the socket on a motherboard with the mounting orienation for the heatsink assembly. Interesting stuff for sure, though it still leaves us wondering if and when Intel and AMD could pick a single socket that would last for more than a few years.... 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...
Good evening everyone, welcome back to HotHardware.  With the weekend winding down and a small slush storm inhabiting the outer limits of my house, I think it is time that we cuddle up with our favourite caffeinated beverage and delve into the world of tech news. Here is your Nightcap...  SilverStone Gemini ST46GF Redundant Power Supply @ SystemCooling "SystemCooling.com has reviewed a lot of power supplies over the past two years but none that provided hardware redundancy and hot-swap capabilities. The new SilverStone Gemini series ST46GF is actually two power supplies in one. Each power supply module is capable of delivering 460 watts continuous power. During normal operation... Read more...
Good afternoon folks, ready for more news? Today we have reviews for the DFI NF5 Ultra-D Motherboard, Gigabyte K8NXP-SLI and 3D1, a Business Printers Buyer's Guide, and a few other items. Enjoy your read :) HIS X800XL IceQ II Turbo 256MB PCI-E Video Card Video Review @ 3dGameMan "This product is based on the ATI R430 chip, has a core speed of 400MHz, a memory speed of 985MHz, and 256MBs of GDDR3 memory. Both the core and memory can be easily overclocked for additional performance. Like most other HIS Video Cards the cooler is very effective and quiet. Amazing performance at an affordable price!" DFI NF4 Ultra-D Motherboard Review @ HardOCP "If you are feeling a bit on the wild... Read more...
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