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Why Thorton?

Here’s why we think Thorton exists: AMD has just one fab. AMD needs to convert some of it to Athlon64 production and/or 90nm production. So they pull some TBred capacity offline (Barton will be around longer), but there’s still some Read More

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Heat In, Heat Out

We’re at the back end of the 130nm generation of processors. That means the processors are running about as fast as they’re going to get. It also means the equipment is running hotter than it ever did for this generation Read More

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Final Macwords

Where Does The G5 Really Stand? So far there’s been much screaming and little substance. Here’s my best estimate of the situation. Is The G5 Really Faster? We’ve explained twice, here and here why the Apple spec-tacle is a good Read More

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Documenting the Dung

Even in today’s world, there’s some things you can always count on. The sun shows up every day. The earth revolves around the sun. And Apple comes up with some nonsense that whatever it just came out with is faster Read More

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Out of Touch 1889

Why Apple Isn’t Taken Seriously In the PC world, when companies like AMD or Intel benchmark their products, they usually use standard benchmarks that are readily available to others. They describe configurations in enough detail so that, again, others can Read More