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New PIV Stepping

Intel just announced a new stepping for the PIV. You can see the details here. It will get a new CPUID: 15-2-9 as opposed to the C-1 15-2-7. The Intel notice covers the speed range for 2GHz to 3.06GHz. It’s Read More

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64-Bit Twits

A number of people asked me to comment about these items, so I shall. A little while back, Intel expressed the opinion that the desktop market as a whole had no pressing need for 64-bit processing. We thought about it Read More

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200MHz To Get 200

There are just some advances that just don’t matter to overclockers. And sometimes, being advance men gives us an insight into why a company does what it does. Such is the announcement that AMD will have a 200MHz Barton in Read More

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Another Socket

Intel apparently has a new socket in the works. It’s a 775-pinner, a move similiar to AMD going from 462-pin to 740 for Hammer. Why the extra pins? At this point, one can only presume it is due to the Read More