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on: November 05, 2008, 06:21:40 PM
Some codename references I've gathered on the web...Desktop K8: Cities around the world
- San Diego
Desktop K10: Name of stars
Opteron server CPUs and platforms: Cities related to the Formula One racing team Ferrari
- Agena (Beta Centauri)
- Toliman (Alpha Centauri)
- Kuma (Nu Draconis)
- Deneb (Alpha Cygni)
- Propus (Eta Geminorum)
- Heka (Lambda Orionis)
- Rana (Delta Eridani)
- Regor (Gamma Velorum)
Commercial desktop platform
- CPUs - F1 circuits:
- Montreal - Cancelled
- Sao Paolo
- Catalunya (F1 circuit)
- Fiorano (Ferrari privately owns a F1 circuit there for testing purpose)
- Maranello ("The home of Ferrari")
- Piranha (Breaks tradition, this is a kind of fish) - Cancelled
Mainstream desktop platform
- Perseus (Greek mythology or Constellation)
- Kodiak (A city?)
Enthusiast desktop platform
- Cartwheel (An acrobatic maneuver or Cartwheel Galaxy)
Mobile CPUs and platforms: Bird and animal names
- Spider (As the promotional material suggests, a spider )
- Leo (Constellation?)
- Griffin - for Turion Ultra architecture
- Swift (a bird similar to swallow)
- Platforms - Birds:
- Puma (This one actually breaks the tradition.)
Hardware / Graphics Cards / [rumour] ATI already preparing the successor of RV770, reveals more about RV740
on: May 22, 2008, 11:52:03 AM
I've heard that ATI is now already planning the spceification of RV870, the direct successor to the RV770 chip. Current specsifications of RV770 is 480 SPU and 256-bit memory controller (512-bit ring bus). The RV870 chip will include a whooping 1000 SPUs (Stream Processing Units), based on a 45 nm process. The RV870 chip, from what I've seen those guy were discussing, is slated for Q2 2009 release.
While the information out there suggested that RV740 will be released as the mid-range chip. That is in fact not true. Instead, RV730 IS the only mid-range variant of the RV770 chip which will release shortly after the RV770 chip. From what I've heard, the RV740 is in fact a major step to smaller fabrication process, with the whole chip made on the smaller 45 nm process, while the specifications are the same as RV730, so it's good guess that they are pin-compatible to each other in order to save PCB re-designing cost. And the RV740 is scheduled to be released in late 2008 to early 2009.
So, looks like ATI plans to test the potentials of 45 nm and then go full-fledge production on the 45 nm for the graphics chips successing the RV7x0 series.
Hardware / Graphics Cards / AMD Unveiled April Fools' Surprises
on: April 01, 2008, 05:47:01 AM
In a recent visit to the ATI Vendor IDs page (http://ati.amd.com/developer/vendorid.html
), AMD listed out the complete listing of its Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series lineup, of which a few items stood out to my eyes.
|ATI Mobility ATI Radeon™ HD 3400 Series||M72||95C4|
|ATI Mobility ATI Radeon™ HD 3430||M72||95C2|
|ATI Mobility ATI Radeon™ HD 3650||M76||9591|
|ATI Mobility ATI Radeon™ HD 3850||M76||9504|
|ATI Mobility ATI Radeon™ HD 3850 X2||M76||9506|
|ATI Mobility ATI Radeon™ HD 3870||M76||9508|
|ATI Mobility ATI Radeon™ HD 3870 X2||M76||9509|
Could that be some kind of surprise or they are just April fools'
If not does that mean that the Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series graphics cards are capable of CrossFire X? We saw the ASUS "Trinity", a truly monsterous product prototype, and I hope that these Mobility X2s will be some great weapons to help AMD/ATI to gain back the mobile market.
P.S. The attachment is an ATI Device ID file obtained from ATI website on April 1st, 2008.
Welcome to Fudzilla Forum / Discussion about Articles / Some interesting stuff regarding RS780 and SB700
on: October 24, 2007, 08:01:15 AM
I saw something while surfing the net today...
Notice the upper part of the image: The logos of Athlon X2 (cyan right-angled triangle logo) and
Sempron LE (yellow right-angled triangle logo) processors.
The image came from here: http://hkepc.com/?id=268
RS780 IGP progress:
- A11 finished all 3D benchmarks and success in running DirectX 10 games demos
- All display output ready, with DisplayPort up and running
- PCI-E slots certified for PCI-E 2.0 standard
- HT 3.0 speed test done
- Local frame buffer running well, supporting DDR2/GDDR3 memory modules
- UVD will add complete hardware MPEG-2 video stream decoding on A12 samples,
A11 samples support the same UVD as in Radeon HD 2400/2600 video cards
- Currently preparing the driver for 780G chipset
And in another news: http://hkepc.com/?id=262
AMD HyperFlash to use Samsung OneNAND memory modules
- up to four dies
- 80 MHz clock
- 16-bit bus width giving maximum bandwidth 108 MB/s
- Install on IDE port (occupying 1 IDE channel)
- OEMs can manufacture HyperFlash modules as connector of the module is made by Molex
- 512 MB to 2 GB capacity
- Claimed to have 30% speed advantage over Intel Turbo Memory
BTW, SB700 is now in A12 samples DVT samples in November and mass production in December,
HyperFlash will be supported in Beta drivers at first, official HyperFlash support in drivers in February 2008.
Hardware / Processors - CPU / Re: K10 B0 screenshots
on: May 29, 2007, 08:54:34 AM
If you can get a K10, why post screen shots of monitor with CPUz in the background?
Instead make pictures of the CPU it self, do some real-life benchmarks and publish them. Also you can try CPUz 1.39, just to be sure that your images are fake.
Those "stepping B0" screenshots are not in-house, they were sent by someone to Fudo earlier, and thus is a setup.
See also: http://dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=7291, DailyTech on the matter.
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Journalists who wrote articles regarding a product being unreleased/still under developement/under embargo from NDA sources/in-house source after signing NDA, breaches the NDA and the person who leaks will face serious lawsuits and thus great amount of claims from the firm. As according to wikipedia,
though should not to be cited as primary sources, "A non-disclosure agreement (NDA), is a legal contract between at least two parties which outlines confidential materials or knowledge the parties wish to share with one another for certain purposes, but wish to restrict from generalized use. In other words, it is a contract through which the parties agree not to disclose information covered by the agreement."
I think things like product images and benchmarks are also included. So you see while Intel, and sometimes AMD/ATI, or rarely NVIDIA happily touting benchmark numbers and stuff, and not allowing sites like AnandTech/TGDaily/Hexus to do so with benchmarks and reviews. A good example is the R600 event in Tunisia, where literally nobody writes anything about the R600 until the NDA expires on May 14, the day the Radeon HD 2900 XT launched (See also III).
So you see why The Inq and Fudo undisclose the sources when leaking information (since someboday in the Inq do not sign NDAs, I don't know if Fudzilla allows staff not to sign NDAs, see also II), and not including product images or benchmarks, but CPU-Z screenshots and text. Because the CPU-Z screenshots and plain guessing stuff (Warning naive comments:
yeah, so I can be merely guessing, and you cannot say I'm being told by a NDA source, but I get those stuff all correct, hurrah!) were, I think, not covered by the NDA! If The Inq and Fudo posted product images/real-life benchmarks numbers (not screenshots from benchmark softwares, cause this can be fake as "B0 stepping" benchmarks!) not officially publicized by the firms, they will be in deep trouble, like Mageek on P4 review (See also II).
If you're a journalist and you like to post NDA stuff (you're saying images and benchmark numbers of unreleased products under embargo/NDAs) on the net, fine, nobody stops you, but be prepared to receive letters from attorneys and face lawsuits.
I. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-disclosure_agreement, Wiki article on NDAs
II. http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=2745, Mageek on NDAs and embargoes (Intel P4 Northwood ES review)
III. http://www.tgdaily.com/picturegalleries/gallery-20070514.html, caption below: "NDA until May 14th"
P.S. smaller font size for better readability.