Tag Archives: x86

x86 vs ARM: Intel’s next move is Clover Trail

As we saw with Medfield a while ago, Intel is catching up with mobile ARM devices. But now Intel has supplied Anandtech with a Clover Trail-powered tablet. Tablets are a little more towards Intel’s comfort zone, since tablets can get away with larger batteries … Continue reading

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The return of Larrabee, and Kepler’s true form

A little over a year ago, Intel announced their future plans for the Larrabee project, their attempt at a massively parallel architecture, much like nVidia’s and AMD’s GPGPU architectures. Initially Larrabee was also supposed to power a graphics card. However, … Continue reading

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Triton’s Crystal Dream restored and preserved for posterity

As I mentioned earlier, I have fixed the Sound Blaster routines for  Crystal Dream by Triton. I have made a video capture of it playing on my 486DX2-80, with Sound Blaster Pro: In a way it feels like restoring an … Continue reading

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Oldskool demo fixing

While I was doing the oldskool PC stuff, the demo Crystal Dream by Triton was one of my inspirations: It’s one of the first demos ever to have smooth polygons on PC, and great mod-based music. It uses the same … Continue reading

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The myth of CMT (Cluster-based Multithreading)

The first time I heard someone use the term ‘CMT’, I was somewhat surprised. Was there a different kind of CPU multithreading technology that I somehow missed? But when I looked it up, things became quite clear. If you google … Continue reading

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Intel Medfield vs ARM

I did an article on ARM and x86 about a year ago, since multicore ARMs were up and coming, and Windows 8 would allow them to be used in netbooks, notebooks or even desktops, as competing solutions to x86. That … Continue reading

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