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AMD64 ex x86-64 - see AMD64 Special

Apple
04/23/03
Apple and AMD working together - The Register
03/14/03
Apple's x86 plans don't include AMD - the inquirer
07/22/02
Will Apple use Hammer for Apple Macs? - the inquirer

Architecture - see also 64-bit Special
10/15/04 AMD Athlon64 - 64-bit vs. 32-bit Head On Comparison - PC stats
02/18/04 The AMD K8 Architecture - CPUID
02/17/04
Are Intel's and AMD's 64-bit Approaches Compatible? - X-bit labs
02/16/04
AMD K8 - Part 3: Structure - x86-secret
01/25/04
AMD Athlon 64-Bit Processors - Overclockers Club
12/27/03
Athlon 64 and Opteron dual-core explained - the inquirer
09/23/03
64 Athlon and Athlon 64 FX: technical analysis - Hardware Upgrade
09/23/03
AMD64: AMDs 64bit-Architektur - K-Hardware
09/21/03
Understanding the detailed Architecture of AMD's 64 bit Core - Chip Architect
09/17/03
Athlon 64 and AMD's 64-bit technology - PC stats
06/01/03
Facts & Assumptions about the Architecture of AMD Opteron and Athlon 64 - Digit-life
10/27/02
Facts & Assumptions about the Architecture of AMD Opteron - Digit-Life
01/01/02
Hammering x86 into the 64 bit World - Real World Technologies
11/01/01
Why is Hammer the strongest x86 processor - PC Watch
10/23/01
AMD's Hammer Architecture - Making Sense of it All - AnandTech
10/17/01
Hammer Analysis - VHJ
10/17/01
AMD's x86-64 technology: K8 "hammer" - 3d Center
08/09/00
AMD's 64 bit x86 "Hammer" - CPUreview

Award
02/17/03
AMD Athlon 64 processor named ‘Best PC Processor’ by Microprocessor Report

BIOS
09/03/23
Insyde Software supplies BIOS support for the AMD Athlon 64 Processor

C
hipset - see Chipset Special

Commercial
06/05/02
Rumored early K8 may not help sales much - DigiTimes
04/25/02
Clawhammer prices projected - the inquirer

Cooling - see Cooling Special

Corporate
07/01/02
AMD Touts Hammer Chip Advantages - NewsFactor
10/30/01
Hammer attack to propel AMD into corporate space - the inquirer
07/25/00
Compaq to intro AMD Sledgehammer servers - The Register

DDR & DDRII -> Memory

Future - see AMD Roadmap Special

Hammer - see AMD64

HyperTransport Technology - see HyperTransport Special
10/21/01
AMD's Clawhammer: The HT mystery - the inquirer

Intel (Hammer vs. Itanium) see Hammer Special and Opteron Special
02/27/03 Intel takes on AMD Athlon 64 with Prescott 3.40GHz chip - the inquirer

Laptop - Athlon 64-M - see Athlon Notebook Special
07/15/03 nVidia to make Athlon64 notebook chipset - the inquirer
02/19/03
AMD shows off mobile Athlon 64 - the inquirer
01/13/03
Intel shaves mobile chip prices - CNET

L
inux - nVidia drivers here
08/06/02
Mandrake Linux 9.0 beta 2 offers x86-64 support - AMDboard
03/06/02
Alan Cox hails 64-bit Linux - ZDNet UK

M
emory
03/27/03
AMD Athlon 64 to support PC3200 DDR SDRAM Memory? - X-bit labs
01/14/03
Athlon 64 memory controller has to evolve - the inquirer
02/22/02
No RAMBUS for Hammer - VHJ

Mobile -> Laptop

Motherboard see Athlon 64 motherboards

Name
04/15/02
Hammer Names: 'Athlon Pro 64' is the One - VHJ

Notebook -> Laptop

Opinions
08/28/02
Thoughts on AMD's Hammer chip - the inquirer
08/02/02
Linus Leans On Intel - CRN
07/22/02
AMD Answers the 64-Bit Question - Wired
07/17/02
Panel debates the merits of Itanium - Infoworld
04/17/02
The Next Alpha - Overclockers
04/09/02
Giant killing: The 64-bit desktop - the inquirer
03/05/02
Itanium Conundrum Dept. - PC Magazine

OPN & ID see AMD64 OPN & ID Special

O
pteron see Opteron Special

Overclocking see Overclocking Special

Performances
05/12/03
French magazine claims first "real" Athlon 64's review - AMDboard
04/18/03 AMD Athlon 64 Performance Preview - X-bit labs
03/14/03
Athlon 64 gets benchmarked - the inquirer
12/27/02
Athlon 64 SPEC scores for SSE2 - Geek - chart from c't
12/26/02
Athlon 64 and the "tainted benchmark" - the inquirer
12/23/02
Initial Measurements of the Performance of an Athlon 64 Prototype - C't
03/02/02
Clawhammer 20-25% faster than Athlon - info satellite

P
orting x86 to x86-64
06/25/02
The Ottawa Kernel Summit, Day One - LWN

P
ower management
03/14/03
Semtech Supports AMD 64-bit Processors - Electronic News

P
reviews - see Athlon 64 previews and reviews

Reviews - see Athlon 64 previews and reviews

R
oadmap - see AMD Roadmap Special

Softwares - Epic UT2003 - IBM DB2
01/22/03 Math Library support from Numerical Algorithm Group for AMD Athlon 64
11/20/02
AMD and Epic Demonstrate 64-bit Unreal Tournament 2003 - HA - Photo 1
10/29/02 Blackdown Offers Java Support for the Upcoming AMD Athlon 64
07/16/02
IBMs data base DB2 is "hammer ready" - Heise
03/15/02
SuSE makes a grab for Hammer - CNET
11/02/01
2.4.9 Based x86-64 Linux Kernel Snapshot Released
10/16/01 AMD's next-generation hammer family of processors passes another major milestone
08/15/00
Linux companies go for AMD's Hammer - ZD Net.uk
06/22/00
NetBSD Ported to AMD x86-64 (Sledgehammer) - Slashdot

Specifications
11/27/02
Hammer to hold 100 million transistors - CNET
10/25/02
AMD to support DDR-II in future Hammer processors - ebnews
09/24/02
Clawhammer will be cool! - Overclockers
03/16/02
AMDs hammer - 40 % faster than Athlon XP? - Golem
02/03/02
AMD Hammer Processor and Server Strategy - Edge Report
01/24/02
Clawhammer - more speculation here - the inquirer
10/23/01
Hammer, nails and heads - c't
10/18/01
AMD at MPF: Hammering Open Bottlenecks - VHJ
10/16/01
AMD provides a glimpse of Hammer MPU - EE times
10/15/01
Hammer at Microprocessor Forum 2001 - Impress Watch
10/06/00
AMD Bob Minton PC Watch Interview - Japan to English translation - jc-news

Speed
06/19/02
Itanium 2 and Hammer: Speed semantics - ZD Net
06/05/02
Motherboard Maker Hints at Hammer Speed - PC World
05/01/02
Sanders says Hammer to launch at 2GHz - the inquirer

S
SE2 (Streaming SIMD2 Extensions) - Specifications
12/29/02 Athlon 64 still better with Intels SSE2 - Heise

S
upport
08/11/00
Will Hammer get the support it needs? - ZDNet UK

Windows - see also AMD & Microsoft Special & Windows XP 64-Bit
04/02/03
MS Anvil for AMD chips will narrow Intel's choices - the inquirer
04/02/03
Microsoft calls AMD X86-64 operating system Anvil - the inquirer
03/26/03
Microsoft, AMD... A love story? - AMDboard
03/05/03
Is the Wintel alliance falling apart? - the inquirer
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