THE LAST single core Athlon, the A64 4000+ is reviewed at Neoseeker. Based on the San Diego core, it still has much to offer but unfortunately, has been almost made redundant by the X2 3800+. A very good overclocker on its own - provided you have an equally good cooler, it will keep many overclockers awaken for some time to come.
Fred Weber, the chief technology officer at Advanced Micro Devices and one of the executives often cited as being behind the company's turnaround, is leaving to invest in start-ups.
Meanwhile, Phil Hester, who co-founded Opteron server manufacturer Newisys and spent more than two decades at IBM, will be taking over the CTO spot at Sunnyvale, Calif.-based AMD. Hester starts Monday.
The departure is amiable, according to AMD and one analyst, and probably not much will change with AMD's technological direction.
The lawsuit AMD filed against its arch-rival, Intel, alleges that a tweak in Intel's compilers can hinder the performance of code running on AMD processors.
Get ready for thunder and lightning, because this battle could be of epic proportions. AMD has filed a 48-page suit in U.S. District Court in Delaware alleging that Intel has used a monopoly in the chip market to coerce and bribe PC manufacturers in order to prevent potential customers from working with AMD. While many are thinking "this is news?", AMD's laundry list of complaints paints a picture of a conniving, law-breaking Intel that will stop at nothing to keep AMD out of a fair race.
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.
We also learned that the FX57 would be pimped as an overclocking processor.