"I started this blog
so that anyone wanting to build their own 8-bit computer could learn from my own experience and mistakes."
posted by griphus
on May 1, 2012 -
Grandpa laces up his skates
: How would a single core, 3.8 GHz Pentium 4 670
from 2005 compete against the latest offerings of AMD and Intel? How about a 2007 quad-core, the 2.4 GHz Core 2 Quad 6600
? The Tech Report
finds out in a Huge 14-way Roundout
, including a price-performance evaluation
). For the release of AMD's new midrange DirectX 11 graphic card, the somewhat disappointing ATI Radeon HD 5830
, they've done Something Similar
, this time pitting older cards, including a Nvidia GeForce 7900 GTX
from 2006, against the newcomer and today's top performers. (aggravation warning: hardware review sites love their multi-page layouts)
posted by Monday, stony Monday
on Mar 1, 2010 -
Great Microprocessors of the Past and Present
: This list is not intended to be an exhaustive compilation of microprocessors, but rather a description of designs that are either unique, or representative designs typical of the period, not necessarily the first of their kind, or the best. It includes material from text books, magazine articles and papers, authoritative descriptions and half remembered folklore from obscure sources, as such, it has no bibliography or list of references. via Linkfilter.
It gets a little technical at times, but it's interesting reading if you're into the guts of these fun little toys!
posted by starscream
on Dec 28, 2004 -
Athlon + DDR:
Bert McComas is a very
highly respected analyst of the CPU and memory industry, and I always read his articles with great interest.
Intel has announced that they don't expect the P4 to be a significant part of their business until late 2001. According to McComas, if they don't change that plan, AMD is going to eat them for lunch, because the P3 is no longer competitive. The performance/price ratio for the new AMD stuff has to be seen to be believed. I think Intel is in major trouble, because informal reports are that a 1.5GHz P4 is about the same power as a 900 MHz P3.[more>
posted by Steven Den Beste
on Oct 31, 2000 -
I've been thinking of making my own digital delay for several years, but I've been waiting for CPU prices to drop. Damned if Cirrus logic went and solved that with one chip
posted by plinth
on Apr 18, 2000 -