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AMD balance sheet not exactly an Intel clone

Advanced Micro Devices is no longer a fabricator of chips, but it is still benefitting from spinning out its wafer-baking unit to GlobalFoundries. In the first quarter ending April 2, AMD's sales were up a modest 2 per cent, to $1.61bn, but all of its costs were on the rise, and its operating income fell by 70 per cent, to $ …
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Dell takes x64 micro servers mainstream

Dell is taking its micro servers, which it first created on a custom basis for dedicated hosters last year, mainstream in the PowerEdge-C line of machines. Micro servers, according to the definition espoused by Dell and Intel alike, are usually based on a single processor socket, have minimal memory, little or no …
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HP punts MicroServer for SMBs

Hewlett-Packard is keen on scaring up some business at small and medium businesses, and today will dust off the old MicroServer brand from Digital Equipment and slap it on a new entry ProLiant x64 server aimed expressly at cheapskates who don't want or need a full-on ProLiant tower, rack, or blade box. It may look a bit like a …
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Samsung X125 11.6in notebook

Review Computer manufacturers are well known for hyping up their products - "magical", indeed - but few actually fib. Samsung isn't telling porkies, but the sticker on its new X125 overstates with the best of them. Two claims in particular struck me: "Fast booting" and "ultra-thin design". Samsung X125 Samsung's X125: netbook plus …
Tony Smith, 30 Aug 2010
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AMD adds Black Edition to Phenom range

AMD fleshed out its Phenom II and Athlon II ranges with a quintet of fresh processors today, three of which barely trouble the $100 price barrier. The AMD Athlon II X2 255 is a 3.1GHz, 65W part which will cost $74 in industrial quantities, while the AMD Athlon II X3 440 is a 3Gz 90W part, setting you back $84. The AMD Athlon …
Joe Fay, 25 Jan 2010
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How can I make an old CPU SSE 2 compliant?

Q&A I’ve an old desktop that runs on an AMD Athlon XP2500+ and recently found I couldn't install new software because the CPU is not SSE 2 compliant. Barring changing the processor is there anyway of getting around the problem, perhaps with software? Chip Die 2
Chris Mahon, 27 Nov 2009
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AMD desktop rejig: six-core 'Thuban' set for Q2 2010?

AMD is reported to have rejiggered its phase-out and phase-in plans for various members of its Phenom II and Athlon II processor lines. According to a report on Monday by the Taiwanese market-watchers at DigiTimes, "sources at motherboard makers" say that AMD has stopped taking orders for the 2.6GHz Phenom II X4 910 and 3.0GHz …
Rik Myslewski, 3 Nov 2009
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AMD revs Athlons for Windows 7 assault

In the rush to catch the PC upgrade tsunami that may or may not materialize after the Windows 7 earthquake this Thursday, chip seller Advanced Micro Devices has had its wafer baker, GlobalFoundries, cook up new Athlon II processors for mainstream desktop PCs. The Athlon II chips come in dual-, tri-, and quad-core variants and …

AMD roadmaps Phenom II, quad-core Athlons

AMD's upcoming Phenom revamp, based on the introduction of the Socket AM3 interconnect, will indeed be dubbed the 'Phenom II' while versions of the family will become the first three- and four-core Athlons. According to Asian industry moles cited by Chinese-language site HKEPC, the upcoming Athlon X2, X3 and X4 will contain - …
Tony Smith, 28 Nov 2008

AMD's 'Bobcat' to leap out and claw Intel's Atom tomorrow?

Will AMD announce its Atom-smasher this week? It's certainly going to talk about netbook processors tomorrow if it makes good on a past promise, but the company won't necessarily be announcing 'Bobcat', its UMPC-oriented processor. Back in July, AMD CEO Dirk Meyer said that AMD's initial response to Intel's Atom would be …
Tony Smith, 12 Nov 2008

AMD pooh-poohs 'Atom smasher' cancellation claim

So farewell then, Bobcat, AMD's answer to Intel's 'Silverthorne' Atom processor family? AMD's denying it, but at least one analyst is tolling the low-power chip's death knell. Avi Cohen, managing partner at US investment house Avian Securities, this week told clients: "There are reports that AMD has decided to cancel its …
Tony Smith, 26 Sep 2008

AMD to launch 45nm quad-core Phenoms on 8 January 2009

What desktop processors are AMD planning to release during the final three months of the year? A leaked roadmap slide reveals all. And its first 'Deneb' desktops will debut in January 2009. The slide, sent to Spanish-language site ChileHardware, highlights 8 October as the next entry on AMD's calendar. On that day it'll launch …
Tony Smith, 4 Sep 2008

Intel UMPC chip enters service as server CPU

UK hosting company Bytemark has seen the future of servers and it's... er... a processor designed for tiny laptops and desktops. Yes, we're talking Intel's Atom, specifically the 1.6GHz 230, which Bytemark's now using as the basis for what it claimed were its lowest-cost dedicated Linux-running servers yet. An Atom-based box …
Tony Smith, 21 Jul 2008

AMD pooh-poohs dual-core 'Kuma' cancellation claim

AMD will release dual-core chips based on its tenth-generation, K10 core design - despite rumours to the contrary. Earlier this week, Chinese-language site HKPEC said that motherboard-maker moles had claimed that the part, codenamed 'Kuma', had been cancelled. Instead of releasing the 65nm chip later this quarter, AMD would …
Tony Smith, 12 Jun 2008

Shuttle XPC Glamour SN68PTG6

Review If you’ve previously seen a Shuttle XPC barebones PC, the SN68PTG6 will be instantly familiar. It follows the firm's standard small form-factor system design that resembles two cubes attached one to the other, but this time with some design highlights and the firm's Glamour label. The main cover is retained by three …
Leo Waldock, 21 Feb 2008

AMD tri-core Phenoms due February '08

AMD's first three-core processors, due to go on sale as part of its Phenom line-up, will arrive in February 2008, it has been claimed. There will be two of them: the 7600 and the 7700. So claim motherboard maker moles by way of Taiwanese site DigiTimes. The two tri-cores will be clocked, they say, at 2.3GHz and 2.5GHz, …
Tony Smith, 29 Nov 2007

AMD to roll out 45nm Phenoms, Semprons H2 '08?

AMD looks set to introduce Socket AM3 processors in the second half of 2008, reports coming out of Asia suggest. Sooner, though, it will begin phasing out single-core Athlon-branded chips, the moles also allege. AMD currently offers four 90nm, one-core Athlon 64 CPUs: the 3200+, 3500+, 3800+ and 4000+, along with "energy …
Tony Smith, 25 Jun 2007

AMD's neo naming scheme - details emerge

Computex AMD has begun detailing how it plans to replace its current processor numbering scheme, this time with an Intel-esque system based on chip class, power consumption and relative performance. The new AMD numbering scheme categorises processors first by type: L for single-core chips and some low-end dual-cores. Dual-core X2 …
Tony Smith, 6 Jun 2007

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