Well, its nice to be back. After finals and QuakeCon 2005, I should be posting a lot more than I have in the last few weeks. Its good to be back!
Back to the topic at hand, while browsing over at HTPCNews, I saw that ByteSector has got a review of the new Athlon 64 3000+ Venice Core. This may be of interest to those of you who are looking into parts to build your next HTPC, and these “Venice core”AMD processors are known for running cool — which meansyou need fewer/slower noisy fans and a quieter rig!! It looks like with the Venice core there have been several improvments, such as support for SSE3, support for double sided memory in all banks @ 400MHz, as well as support for mismatched dual channel modules (one 1gb pair and one 512mb pair). From the article:
The war between Intel and AMD has been raging on for some time now, as both companies continue to vie for a bigger share of the consumer market. The result is better products for the consumers, and maybe a couple lawsuits along the way. AMD has always been the choice for the enthusiast community mainly because of their highly overclockable processors. With the new architecture and design of the Athlon 64 processors, AMD is set to raise the bar another notch. Today, we’re going to push an A64 3000+ Venice to its limits and find out if it’s worthy of the highly touted AMD badge.