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Brent
10-24-01, 10:29 PM
http://www.anandtech.com/cpu/showdoc.html?i=1546

Qwijib0
10-24-01, 10:37 PM
'tis a good read! I read it the day it came out. Very interesting stuff for those into AMD or CPU architecture.

colour
10-25-01, 12:41 AM
"In SPEC CFP2000 the Alpha 21264A running at 667MHz can outperform our beloved AMD Athlon at over 2x the clock speed, not to mention that Intel's own Itanium only runs at 800MHz while providing even higher scores."

anyone know of any Itanium reviews? just interested in seeing how it actually performs.

Brent
10-25-01, 12:44 AM
I'll say this much, including the whole Northbridge (minus the AGP) INTO The CPU itself will GREATLY illeminate one major bottlenecks in motherboards!

No more will we have to worry about ALI Magic poor performing chipsets, or VIA northbridge performance problems, NOW it will ALL be on the CPU making it much faster and so much lower latency.

All mobo manufacturers have to include now is either an AGP chip and the Southbridge, OR just create one chip that has the southbridge plus AGP on it, so basically mobos will just have one chipset, no northbridge and southbridge cause the northbridge is in the cpu.

I think that's pretty awesome on AMD's part, must have taken a lot of work to get that to work.

YARDofSTUF
10-25-01, 06:43 AM
i just hope they dont call it teh hammer 32309528964864XP

terrancelam
10-25-01, 08:21 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if the new 64-bit processors could beat the pants off my T-bird, but can a 600mhz 64bit cpu really be that effective?

m4a2t0t
10-26-01, 10:21 PM
r they planning on using RDRAM ?

Brent
10-26-01, 10:33 PM
Originally posted by m0a2t4t
r they planning on using RDRAM ?

lol funny man

terrancelam
10-26-01, 11:31 PM
They'll ether be using pc3000 DDR ram or something like that or an entirely new type of highspeed/high quality ram. But then again I could be wrong, I'm also expecting videocards to reach current day CPU clockspeeds (I.e into the Ghz) along with alot of hardware goodies on board.

m4a2t0t
10-26-01, 11:38 PM
Originally posted by terrancelam
They'll ether be using pc3000 DDR ram or something like that or an entirely new type of highspeed/high quality ram. But then again I could be wrong, I'm also expecting videocards to reach current day CPU clockspeeds (I.e into the Ghz) along with alot of hardware goodies on board.

cant wait,my next sys will be the hammer

Brent
10-26-01, 11:40 PM
the hamme will use at least DDR333 since that is the fastest that there is right now..... I doubt there will be anything faster by the time of the hammer, btw that is PC2700 indicated 2.7GB/sec of bandwidth....

m4a2t0t
10-26-01, 11:42 PM
im sorry but when is it going to be released.if u know

Brent
10-26-01, 11:43 PM
Originally posted by m0a2t4t
im sorry but when is it going to be released.if u know

Q1 2002 i THINK

m4a2t0t
10-26-01, 11:46 PM
sooner that expected

Brent
10-27-01, 12:03 AM
yep, AMD is ramping it up, they are coming out with it a lot sooner then they expected to.....

they officially annoucned the cpu with pr and everything a month ago

m4a2t0t
10-27-01, 12:49 AM
The two Hammer based processors we do know about that are codenamed SledgeHammer and ClawHammer (server and performance desktop respectively) should begin sampling in the second half of 2002.

sounds like they are only letting out a few

terrancelam
10-27-01, 01:35 AM
I'll wait it out untill 2002 third or fourth quarter. I hope amd will have enough time to work out all the kinks.