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Thursday, October 14, 2004

WOW...Intel finally admitted to its mistake with the Pentium 4 and, in particular, clock speed scaling with the Prescott chips to improve performance. The article mentioned that Intel plans to de-emphasize clock speed and focus on improving other parts of the chip, including adding cache and using dual-core configuration next year. We've already started to notice the change through Intel's decision to use model numbers for their chips, and now it is official.

There is also a mention that Intel does plan to port the low-power and efficient Athlon-clone (aka Pentium M) to the desktop. Code-named Merom, the release of this desktop chip will finally bring Intel in line with AMD and is a good direction for the desktop processor industry.

Monday, October 11, 2004

OK, quick post: this is an article that I've had open in Opera for too long now, and since I have to start closing down some tab, here it is.

AMD has recently added engineers from the Sun UltraSparc V line, since Sun has decided to only focus on development for UltraSparc IV and x86 processors, etc. That, in addition to engineers from Digital Equipment's Alpha group, will make a formidable team to continue making efficient, powerful, and price competitive processors. Read more here.