The Slow Winter
[PDF]. A slightly true story about CPU design.
Borrowing a name from another product
, Microsoft today announced
it's first ever hardware products running a mainstream version of Windows, and the first designed for Windows 8: The Microsoft Surface
, in ARM and Intel flaovours. Hands on
. Video highlighting the stand and covers
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)
It's officially the 20th of November (some places) and the P4 NDA's have lifted. Here come the reviews!
gives it poor marks. On a lot of tests it gets creamed.
is more kind, but does a much less comprehensive test against a must less formidable competitor.
gives it a "thumbs down".
I'm still waiting for Tom Pabst's review; I expect it to be brutal.
Intel botches one bigtime.
They recalled their 1.133 GHz P3 the very same day that AMD started volume shipment of the 1.10 GHz Athlon. (More inside)
Intel's Sin: Vanity
The truth about Intels new Pentium III 1.13 GHz.
Intel royally fucks over one of its best customers.
We don't ordinarily get into hardware here, but what's important about this is that this has a damned good chance of putting ASUS out of business. (And just two weeks after I put an ASUS mobo into my computer, sob. Fortunately, mine
is not one of the ones involved.)
If Intel has any honor (or wants to maintain any kind of reputation) they're going to completely cover ASUS's losses on this, which could easily top a billion dollars. I wonder if they will.
Anyone want to lay odds on when the first lawsuit gets filed? (Or who will sue whom?)