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Turmoil in CPU-Land
Intel announces a recall of the barely-shipping 1.13 GHz Pentium III, and AMD announces the head of its PC processor unit is 'leaving to pursue other interests'

cpu pentium  cases winning (relative to CPU performance). This has elevated AMD from its former me-too status to a serious contender in the Intel-architecture market. We don't envision AMD surpassing Intel any time soon (especially because of AMD's non-presence in the server market), but this stuff does make life interesting. For AMD , we envision a slight loss of momentum (as generally happens when a key person leaves), but we do not presently believe the long-term effects will hurt AMD greatly. User

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cpu pentium  chose Intel for the CPU in its upcoming X-Box gaming console. If Intel decides to play the price-cut card, this will put a damper on Intel's profit expectations, since Dell now occupies the top position in U.S. PC sales, having passed Compaq last year. Because of the bus speed at which the Spitfire is expected to operate (200 MHz), its performance should exceed that of the Intel Celeron - the chip against which it's designed to compete. If AMD can post great performance numbers against Celeron, and keep Read More

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cpu pentium  Inc. began complaining about CPU failures. The trouble was initially reported to Toshiba by owners of its Satellite 4100-series and Tecra 8000-series laptops featuring the 400MHz chips. In the last two weeks, Toshiba and Intel engineers narrowed the problem down to a circuit board, known as Mobile Module One, on which the CPUs were affixed, according to Intel spokesman Manny Vara in Santa Clara, Calif. Intel has several types of mobile modules, Vara said. Basically, there's something called over-voltage Read More

HP Joins the Athlon Pile-On


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cpu pentium  systems containing the Athlon CPU should be encouraged by this. It should give them enough psychological security (regarding AMD's viability) to allow them to proceed with Athlon purchases that may have been on hold. This news will not affect those users totally committed to Intel, unless they decide the time is right to consider alternative CPUs. Read More

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cpu pentium  to Handle 64 Intel CPUs R. Krause - June 19, 2000 Event Summary May 24, 2000 [Source: IBM] - IBM introduced the world's most powerful Intel-based server, the 64-processor NUMA-Q E410, along with the industry's most affordable technology-leading two-way server, the Netfinity 3500 M20. These products represent the high-end and the low-end of the industry's most scalable Intel-based server line for e-businesses running Windows 2000 and Linux environments. Powered by Intel's new 700 MHz Pentium III Xeon Read More

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cpu pentium  to install/set up, scalability, CPU density (in rackmount systems) Examples : Cobalt Networks RaQ, Netfinity 4000R, NetServer LPr, Compaq TaskSmart, Dell PowerApp Correlation Factors Now that we have defined the segments, what can we expect to get for our money, and what is the correlation between market segment and feature/function set? In other words, on which areas (e.g., processing power, reliability, price) can we expect each of the segments to focus? The features and functions that matter in Read More

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