I've been a journalist/reviewer in the 3D graphics industry for over a decade. I can still remember walking through Fry's Electronics and seeing Western Digital's Paradise Tasmania 3D and actually getting excited about the Yamaha-powered graphics chip. Chris Angelini, the managing editor of Tom's Hardware US, and I go way back, with our first jobs in online journalism traced back to 3DGaming.com more than a decade ago.
"Computer Ed interviews, Ian McNaughton of AMD. The focus is "Green Computing", Ed and Ian examine the Energy Efficient AMD Processors. Find out how it's done and what TDP means and how it works. Ian and Ed discuss what TDP does, how it works differences between AMD and Intel TDP's and much more, including Cool n Quiet. . This is an Interview even Enthusiasts will not want to miss. This interview is part of the "Green Series" of interviews and articles Hi Tech Legion and The Computer Ed Radio Show will be featuring for the month of February 2010."
Oakville Mehlville Computers, a maker of custom servers and workstations from Missouri, has started to sell twelve-core AMD Opteron 6174 microprocessors for servers at an Ebay auction. The chips are not officially launched yet, even though the processors do not look like engineering samples and may belong to the first mass-production batch of twelve-core chips.
The manufacturer of custom high-end machines sells a set of four AMD Opteron 6174 microprocessors with 2.20GHz clock-speed, 12MB of unified level-three cache and 6MB level-two cache (512KB of cache per core). The central processing units code-named Magny-Cours have quad-channel PC3-10600 (DDR3 1333MHz) memory controller and are designed for socket G34 platform.
OC'd 5870 won't be enough
We learned that some of AMD loyal press (not us) got samples of a card codenamed Trillian.
Ever since the HD 5870 paper launch in Oakland, when we had a bit of an argument with ATI's PR chap, we never received any sample for them since we don't do what they want us to do. Well, that is called free press and I guess that we're willing to pay the price for it.
Does it right this time.
As expected, considering yesterday's press release about its upcoming Catalyst 10.2 and 10.3 drivers, AMD has rolled out its newest Catalyst 10.2. Unlike the previous version that brough few improvements, Catalyst 10.2 is much more serious and it looks like AMD's plans to pay more attention to drivers are more than just words.
The new Catalyst 10.2 brings bunch of feature updates as well as few performance updates.
95 to 125W TDP
We just received word that AMD plans to launch a total of four six-core CPUs and while some of them will share the same specification, it will not be the case for the TDP.
The top one is going to be called Phenom II X6 1075T and it will have 125W. Some people have suggested that there will be a faster version of this CPU with 140W but we are not aware of that at press time.
The runner up is Phenom II X6 1055T and this one will come in 125 and 95W variants. The last one is named Phenom II X6 1035T and comes with lower frequency and 95W.
"My love/hate relationship with AMD PR continued last year. But lately, it’s been far less hate. Let’s rewind back to the Summer of 2009. I’d been waiting for AMD to call for weeks.
We all knew that the RV870 was going to launch sometime before the end of the year, and we’re normally briefed on new GPUs around a month or so before we get hardware. The rumors said that the launch had been pushed back, but just like clockwork I got a call in June or July of last year. It was my old friend, Chris Hook of AMD PR.
Dealing with current news means that we rarely have the opportunity to review old products and of course a comparison between the most recent products and those that came out several years ago can get a little problematic. But we’ve decided to push the boat out and take as exhaustive a look as possible at the Intel and AMD processor offer spanning the last five years.
To be included in the report, processors had to fulfill several criteria, the first being (we had to limit things somewhere) that they’re all dual core.
The talks about graphics processors powering servers have been around for the last three years, but so far only a number of special-purpose supercomputers take advantage of graphics processing units (GPUs) and their extreme amount of cores.
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