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AMD PCI Express to arrive in Q1 2005

CHIP FIRM AMD said that PCI Express for its Athlon64 family will arrive in the first quarter of next year.

That requires support from other manufacturers. The firm wouldn’t say which chipset partners were designing for it, but it’s easy to guess Nvidia won’t be backwards in coming forward.

source: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=18330

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Suddenly It's AMD Inside

AMD is making the most of its newfound edge. The Sunnyvale (Calif.) company has grabbed 7% of the low-end server market, up from almost nothing two years ago. It passed 50% of the U.S. retail store sales for desktop PCs in recent weeks. And the company is using new manufacturing techniques in the memory-chip market to outgun rivals both on cost and technology, analysts say. When Intel shocked Wall Street on Sept. 3 by slashing its forecast for third-quarter sales and profit margins, the chip giant cited "lower than expected worldwide demand." But AMD says it's seeing no indication of a broad slowdown, and analysts say that Intel's troubles have been exacerbated by its pesky rival. "It's clear they don't have the products that customers want today," says Ruiz. "That's just the way it is."

source: http://www.amdzone.com/modules.php?op=modl...order=0&thold=0

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AMD Rolls Out New “Athlon-Based” Processor for Embedded Apps

Advanced Micro Devices on Monday introduced a new processor for embedded applications based on x86 architecture. By expanding the lineup of build-in chips Sunnyvale, California-based chipmaker continues to lay roads into the market of devices that do not require loads of computing power, but bid on stability, reliability and quality.

“The addition of the AMD Geode NX [email protected] processor gives our customers more options to innovate designs with a high-performance, fanless solution that is ideal for any environment from the home to the enterprise,” said Erik Salo, AMD’s director of marketing for the Personal Connectivity Solutions Group.

AMD’s latest Geode NX processors are made using 130nm process technology, feature Power Now! technology for reducing of power consumption as well as 256KB of L2 cache in addition to 3D Now! and SSE instruction sets, delivering performance and features that emerged in desktop PCs only about five years ago.

The AMD Geode NX [email protected] processor is currently sampling with product availability targeted for October 2004. The AMD Geode NX 125[email protected] processor is priced at $45 in 10 000-unit quantities.

source: http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/mobile/displa...0913094242.html

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AMD Opteron outsold Intel Itanium by 10X

A PAGE ON the Sun Microsystems web site quotes the Gartner Group as saying AMD's Opteron chips outshipped Intel's Itanium by a factor of 10 in the second quarter of this year.

Of course, Sun would say that, seeing as it sells Opteron servers itself. But would Gartner? It doesn't sell Opterons...

Neither Intel nor AMD will break out individual shipments of their respective 64-bit chips. Intel insists, and insisted at IDF last week, that the Itanium was there to compete with RISC big tin, and was a different kind of beast from its competitor's Opteron chip.

source: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=18445

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AMD intros 90 nano thin/light Athlon 64

CHIP FIRM AMD said it has introduced the mobile 3000+ Athlon 64 and said Acer will use it in its "Ferrari" branded range of notebooks.

The 3000+ will appear in the Acer 3400 during September in Europe, and worldwide next month.

The chip has the NX flag enabled, to help prevent some viruses from taking advantage of a PC.

source: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=18581

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AMD Silently Launches 90nm Desktop Processors

Advanced Micro Devices has added products made using 90nm fabrication process into the shipping range of desktop AMD Athlon 64 microprocessors without making loud hype regarding the matter.

According to AMD’s web-site, the company’s lineup of 64-bit desktop processors include chips that are made using 90nm Silicon-on-Insulator process technology. Currently the company lists there microprocessors rated at 3800+, 3700+ 3500+, 3400+, 3200+ and 3000+ for Socket 754 and Socket 754 infrastructure. Such chips function from 1.80GHz to 2.40GHz clock-speeds.

A recently unveiled roadmap of the Sunnyvale, California-based chipmaker indicated plans to release a number of AMD Opteron processors code-named Athens, Troy and Venus, a Mobile Athlon 64 processor known as Oakville and a desktop Athlon 64 processor code-named Winchester produced using 90nm fabrication process in the second half of the year. The initial commercial shipments of AMD64 chips produced at 90nm nodes were officially said to commence in the third quarter of 2004.

Earlier this year a report at a web-site claimed the new AMD Athlon 64 3500+ processors made using 90nm fabrication process had scored about 5% faster than the same 3500+ chips produced using 130nm process technology in CPUMark99 benchmark. The benchmark measures CPU integer unit and data processing speeds. Another benchmark the web-site had posted, SiSoft’s Sandra, showcased that the forthcoming AMD64 chips are approximately as fast as the current offerings.

AMD did not comment on the story.

source: http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20040921123027.html

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AMD64 technology powers first 64-bit game available on retail shelves

SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- September 21, 2004 --Today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announces the first 64-bit game optimized for AMD AthlonTM 64 processor-based systems, "Shadow Ops: Red Mercury," is available now on retail shelves. "Shadow Ops: Red Mercury," published by Atari and designed on AMD64 technology, includes specific 64-bit enhancements that enable a richer and more immersive gaming experience. The power of the AMD64 platform has opened the door for game developers to truly capture the imagination and creativity of artists and industry visionaries

"With the launch of the AMD Athlon 64 family of processors one year ago, AMD set in motion an unstoppable transition to pervasive, 64-bit, realistic gaming and cinematic computing," said Patrick Moorhead, vice president of global marketing, AMD's Computation Products Group. "Gamers need to personally witness 64-bit Shadow Ops: Red Mercury to believe how incredible this new experience is on AMD64 processor-based gaming systems. Desktop and mobile customers who have prepared for the future by investing in AMD64 technology now have an exclusive opportunity to experience the next level of gaming."

"Using 32-bit code alone, we were unable to offer THX 5.1 acoustic sound with every level of detail enabled and still maintain a playable game; with AMD64 64-bit technology we can now do that and much more.

source: http://www.nforcershq.com/modules.php?name...rticle&sid=1932

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AMD Keeps Up Pumping Chips' Speed, Amid Intel’s Resignation

While the industry leader Intel Corp. announced its decision to withdraw its troops from the megahertz battle, its arch-rival Advanced Micro Devices continues to boost performance of its microprocessor bit by bit thanks to increasing core-clocks and cache sizes in an attempt to solidify its leading position on the market of high-end desktops.

The world’s leading chipmaker AMD aims to add two new chips targeted at high-end and performance mainstream desktops on Tuesday, the 19th of October, 2004, into the lineup, according to a report over CNET News.com web-site. The two processors are expected to be AMD Athlon 64 4000+ and AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 chips with increased core speeds and cache sizes. Both are likely to hit the top spots in benchmarks conducted by various media analysts and considered as peak microprocessors for games and demanding applications.

AMD Athlon 64 FX microprocessors are positioned as top-of-the-range offerings from Advanced Micro Devices and are usually opposed to Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition processors. While the architecture of the Athlon 64 FX is the same compared to the Athlon 64, e.g. the chips can execute the same software, including 64-bit software, the central processing units feature large 1MB level-two cache and/or higher clock-speeds as well as dual-channel memory controller, bringing some additional speed bumps for the chips that cost approximately $800 today. Typically AMD has only one “FX” part in the lineup: when the FX-55 is released, the FX-53 will be quickly removed from the list of shipping parts.

Neither AMD, nor Intel representatives commented on the story.

source: http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20041016142348.html

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Barrett: Wouldn't Trade With AMD, Ever

I wouldn't trade places with AMD--ever. They are a good competitor; they make us better; we make them better. Together, we make better profits for the world. That's competition, that's good. But the only way we are able to stay in that fray is because we invest a lot in R&D and so does AMD.

source: http://www.amdzone.com/modules.php?op=modl...rticle&sid=1573

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AMD puts dual roadmap in place

CHIP FIRM AMD put a fresh revision of its server, desktop and notebook roadmap on its site, confirming our earlier stories that the current 130 nano Opterons will soon become dust. At the same time, it gave more details of its dual core plans.

AMD has started producing 90 nanometre versions of its 800, 200 and 100 series codenamed Athens, Troy and Venus. The Athlon MP is practically unobtainable now, and will exist for as long "as the market requires".

In the first half of next year, AMD will shift its FX and A64 chips to the San Diego, Venice and Palermo 90 nanometre SOI chips, displacing existing .13µ (micron) processors.

And during the first half of next year, it will introduce Lancaster, Newark and Georgetown notebook chips - these again will be based on 90 nanometre SOI cores, the first being a low voltage version.

source: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=19861

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AMD stopped from advertising NX flag as anti-virus cure

CHIP FIRM AMD has been prevented from advertising its NX bit as an antivirus panacea in the Netherlands.

Dutch site Tweakers.net reports that after a complaint to the consumer commission that the AMD advertising was misleading, the firm is being prevented from describing the NX bit as a cure for all forms of viruses, as it can actually only prevent some.

The Dutch advert said that "Because I have an AMD64 processor, I no longer have to worry about viruses."

source: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=20352

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AMD holds off on DDR-2 support

AMD HAS BEEN RUMOURED to be coming out with DDR2 in Q2, and documents floating around the i915/925 launch said as much. AMD basically said 'we could do it now, but why', and followed it up with numbers proving that it made little sense until DDR2-667 hit.

Well, as they say about the best laid plans, it isn't going to happen this year. AMD backpedalled on DDR2 support, and will hold off until Socket 1207 hits in 2006. One person at CES was quoted as saying 'no way, no how', and that is about all there is to say.

AMD could do it with S939 CPUs - the pins are there, but I can see it causing a lot of confusion. One of the drawbacks of the internal memory controller is that you can't change it out. AMD has to have support for DDR2 on all the S939 CPUs or it will find itself in a support nightmare. How do you tell Joe Average how to decode the CPU serial numbers? In fact, how do you explain to him that while it fits in the socket, it won't work with the new mobo?

source: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=20749

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AMD turns in $30 million loss

CHIP FIRM Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) made a loss in its financial fourth quarter, and as it predicted last week, flash memory bit it in its Achilles' Heel.

The firm made a loss of $30 million while in its same financial period last year it reported a profit of $43.2 million.

Sales of chips using its AMD64 instruction set were up by a quarter - not enough to offset the cash cow flash.

Memory sales fell by something close to 10 per cent - and the firm's chief beancounter Robert Rivet attributed that to what he called an aggressive environment, by which we presume he meant Intel.

On a wave of Wall St sentiment, AMD shares had soared to surpass its big brother Intel at the end of last year. But at close of trading today, its share price was around about the same it was when it declared a profit warning last week.

source: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=20783

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AMD readies 64-bit Sempron chips

SOURCES CLAIMED AMD is close to releasing a whole set of cut down Sempron microprocessors which will include iAMD 64 bit support.

That could be as early as the middle of July, according to people close to AMD's plans in Taiwan.

The E6 stepping will use socket 754 and if you want to you'll be able to overclock them to your heart's desire.

The same sources claim the 64-bit Sempr0ns will be released at 2600+, 2800+, 3000+, 3100+ and 3300+ numbers.

Of these the last three will have AMD's Cool and Quiet technology. Nothing more than a simple BIOS update will be needed, it appears.

AMD refuses to comment on unannounced products, and we know exactly how they feel.

Intel continues with its plans to equip its Celerons with EM64T technology, so it looks like a fresh battle is on at the low end. µ

source: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=23845

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Athlon FX-57 reviewed

AMD LIKES TO launch on Tuesdays. We don't know why, but we noticed that it introduces new chips on that day many times before. I guess that the PR people need to have a short break from not doing anything over the weekend, have a Monday to prepare for the storm and lift the clouds, the smoke and the mirrors from new chips, and launch them on Tuesday. Well Tuesday, Wednesday what's the difference?

We won't talk much about it but we want to inform you that the FX-57 works at 2.8GHz, is based on 90 nanometre marchitecture and is using the "San Diego" core. We are still talking about single core FX, not dual core, naturellement, but this is what AMD recommends for gamers.

Since this $1,000 worth CPU is meant for gamers, it appears to be beating fastest Intel Pentium 3.73 EE by even 60FSB in Doom 3 at 640x480 or more than 1100 difference in 3Dmark05 score

source: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=24049

lihat juga: http://www.gdhardware.com/hardware/cpus/am...64/fx57/001.htm

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AMD to officially sanction overclocking

AMD INVITED some hacks in Londonium to one-to-one, face-to-face presentations, as a prelude to the launch of the AMD forthcoming FX57 processor.

We were separately told that the FX57 will come very soon and will be available in quantity from launch.

AMD said it would actively promote the FX processor as an overclocking processor. We asked whether all processors will be guaranteed Overclockable out of the box and were greeted with a big smile. AMD is going to provide a list of overclocking possibilities, air and non-air, some of which it will endorse, we learned.

The two main differences between the FX57 and the FX55 may be the speed and price. The FX55 currently costs $855 in 1000 pieces while the FX57 will cost around $1040.

AMD will let slip two parts costing over $1000 apiece. The second is the smallish speed bump of 200MHz to 2.8GHz.

Performance wise, benchmarks from AMD showed increases in performance of around 7% over the FX55, which correspond to the seven per cent increase in speed, while improvements on Single Core PEE 3.73GHz hoevered around 15 per cent on average. Benchmarks were done using industry standard software like Sysmark or 3DMark.

AMD has confirmed that FX will move to DDR2 memory in the "future". Probably next year, said the spokeswoman.

source: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=24160

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AMD sues Intel, the monopolist

AMD has filed an antitrust complaint against Intel, alleging all sorts of unsavoury practices, and judging that from the fact that it was filed in court rather than in a blog, I would guess AMD thinks it is illegal

AMD said Intel engages in worldwide coercion of customers to stop them dealing with AMD.

The 48-page complaint says 38 companies have been victims of coercion by Intel – including names such as Sony, NEC, Compaq, Toshiba and Dell.

AMD chief, Hector Ruiz, said, "customers deserve freedom of choice and the benefits of innovation – and these are being stolen away in the microprocessor market." People from "Osaka to Frankfurt to Chicago pay the price in cash every day for Intel’s monopoly abuses," he complained.

AMD says Intel has paid Dell and Toshiba huge sums not to do business with AMD. It says Sony was paid "millions for exclusivity" and as a result AMD’s share of Sony’s business went from 23 percent in 2002 to 8% in 2003, down to 0% today.

source: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=24236

juga lihat: http://www.amd.com/us-en/Weblets/0,,7832_1...l?redir=CORBF02

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Intel will take two years to catch up to AMD

Henri Richard, AMD's chief sales and marketing officer, said: "We can maintain our technology leadership until 2007/08. "It's difficult to predict what'll happen after that, but we'll work hard to keep our customer-centric leadership intact."

Richard admitted that AMD has a window of opportunity. But, he said: "Being realistic, there are going to be times when we're a little ahead and there are going to be times when we're a little behind but, technologically, we'll not rest on our laurels and allow them to catch up. I don't see us shrinking and, as anyone that was at IDF can testify, they [intel] have nothing that can hurt us.

"I don't want to sound cocky," he said. "We're very focused on staying close to reality, but it seems we do have a very good lead and we can maintain it."

"Intel likes to fight battles when it's their own rules and their own game. They're not very good fighting under other people's rules or games. I think that's why they decline the opportunity to compete," he said.

He said AMD had always fought for open competition. "There's more in five brains than one," he said. "We could have locked up AMD64, but we shared it with the world, which benefits not only AMD, but all the other players in the market that have been suffering under Intel domination."

source: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=26020

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AMD readies FX-60, 5000+ processors claim

Today AMD officially dropped the prices on most of their processor line but AVault was able to get a hold of an internal document that shows the pricing for 1Q 06. The big surprise is that AMD also has listed the FX-60 and 5000+ processors.

If you look at the dual core Opteron processors that are available today you see the naming scheme goes by fives, 260, 265, 260, ect. For AMD to release a dual core FX chip it would make sense to bring it out in increments of five and FX-64 just does not have the same ring to it as FX-65. I can only assume that if FX-60 is not dual core then FX-65 will be.

source: http://www.avault.com/news/displaynews.asp...y=10242005-5234

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AMD promises quad cores by 2007

CHIP FIRM AMD told analysts yesterday that it will roll out quad cores by 2007.

That is going to give Intel a severe headache.

And that will mean servers with up to 32 CPUs, according to AMD. Earlier this week AMD partner Newisys showed off the Horus chipset which will allow for 32 way systems.

Here are a few slides we grabbed from the AMD presentation. CEO Hector Ruiz appeared to hold out little hope of Dell boosting AMD's server sales for quite some time, but it's obvious he has great hopes for additional sales from IBM and its other tier one customers. µ

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source: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=27739

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CNET's prizefight:

Whatever Intel's strategy, it doesn't seem to have held up. We're very interested to see what happens when the next generation of chips and chipsets hits the market starting in January. But until then, AMD's Athlon 64 X2 should be your dual-core processor of choice.

source: http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-10442_7-6389077-9.html?tag=btn

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AMD Opteron CPUs hit by heat stroke

AMD today admitted it has inadvertently allowed a number of 2.6GHz and 2.8GHz single-core Opteron x52 and x54 processors that could corrupt data under extreme conditions to escape into the wild.

Source: http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/04/28/amd_opteron_fpu_bug/

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