Tuesday, February 20, 2007

AMD Athlon 64 6000+ Launched And Tested

AMD officially launched their next speed bump in the Athlon 64 product line, in the form of a new 3GHz part branded the Athlon 64 6000+. This new dual-core Athlon 64 sports 1MB of on-chip cache per core and is designed for AMD's Socket AM2 platform. This chip is still built on AMD's 90nm fab node and is comprised of some 227 million transistors. It also carries a thermal power profile of about 125Watts. Unfortunately, in all the benchmarks seen here, it was still unable to catch Intel's Core 2 Duo E6700 chip at 2.66GHz."


Friday, February 16, 2007

In-car record players from the 1950's

Record players were installed on a slide-out turntable beneath the dash and hidden behind a drop-down door that could be opened at the push of a button. I remember a old friend of mind who had one those In-Car Record players. Every time his car would go over a bump the tone air would skip all over place and it would ruin the player needle stylist!