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Like How Workstation Prices are Dropping? Thank AMD - rise of Opteron-based workstations sent Intel into aggressive response, lowering prices, Alex Herrera, Jon Peddie Research, Graphic Speak, Mar 21, 2011

Third-Gen ATI FireGL Boards Worth the Wait - CAD users to get high performance AMD V-series of ATI workstation graphics accelerators with greater memory, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Sep 1, 2008

Workstation Reviews - Sun Ultra 40 M2, Fujitsu Siemens Celsius M450, Rock XtremeCTXPro, Lenovo ThinkPad T60p, Greg Corke, MCAD Online, April 19, 2007

AMD Says Apple Good for OpenGL - Apple Pro Apps Offer Window Into Future - interview summary with Chris Bentley of AMD, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, architosh, January 28, 2007

AMD Launches Next-Generation AMD Opteron Processors - Sun offers Ultra 20 M2 workstations with 64-bit AMD Opteron processor for MCAD market, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst, August 15, 2006

Single Processor Workstation Reviews - powerful CAD workstations offer value for money: Scan 3XS, Dell Precision 380, Fujitsu Siemens Celsius V830, CAD2 IMAGINE FX3800-64 workstation, and HP nw8240 mobile workstation, Greg Corke, MCAD Online, January 17, 2006

Dual Core for CAD - AMD and Intel's dual core CPUs save time while running multithreaded applications like FEA, CFD, and visualization, Greg Corke, MCAD Online, August 11, 2005

Athlon GeForce 64 FX - 57: Great Performance, High Price - AMD's latest processor runs at 2.8 GHz but is pricey, Patrick Schmid, Achim Roos, Tom's Hardware Guide, June 27, 2005

PC Workstations - CPUs - because CAD applications put a large load onto a CPU, it's one of the most important aspects of any workstation, Robert Jamieson, CADserver, November 19, 2004

PC Workstations - Motherboards - because it's the "heart" of a computer workstation, it's vital to select the right motherboard for your needs, Robert Jamieson, CADserver, November 19, 2004

AMD Athlon 64 3400+ CPU Review - the new AMD processor might be the fastest processor in today's market, and performs well in AutoCAD tests, Ilya Gavrichenkov, X-bit labs, January 5, 2004

Athlon 64 3400+ - new CPU performs extremely well in 3D rendering tasks, Jason Cross, ExtremeTech, January 5, 2004

High-End P4: Better, Not Best - Intel's Pentium 4 Extreme Edition chip is competitive, but doesn't beat AMD's top Athlon processor in AUGI's AutoCAD test, Tom Mainelli, PC World, December 2003

All I Wanna Do Is Opteron: I've Got a Feeling I’m Not the Only One - a look at the 64-bit processor race, with Intel's Itanium and AMD's Opteron leading the pack, Mark Devlin, Desktop Engineering, October 2003

Opteron Delivers Workstation Performance Leadership - for CAD systems, Opteron-based workstations are the fastest available, Mario Rodrigues, The Inquirer, October 31, 2003

64-Bit Takes Off - in a comparison of an Athlon 64 FX-51, a 2GHz dual Opteron, a 3.2GHz Pentium 4 and the Apple PowerMac G5, the FX-51 excelled at AutoCAD, where it was about 44 percent faster than the P4 unit, Tom Mainelli, PC World, November 2003

First Tests of Athlon XP 3200+ - two production-level PCs based on the Athlon XP 3200+ chip raced through AutoCAD tasks, finishing the test about 25 seconds faster than the average of the 3-GHz P4 systems, Laurianne McLaughlin, PC World, May 13, 2003

AMD Catches Up to 3GHz...Sort Of - AMD claims its new chip is faster than the Pentium 4 for any kind of application, but testing doesn't support this claim, Konstantinos Karagiannis, PC Magazine, February 10, 2003

AMD's New Athlon Pleases - and Disappoints - AMD's new Barton CPU offers speedy performance in some applications, but Pentium 4 tests better for 3D rendering, Loyd Case, ExtremeTech,

First Tests of AMD's Athlon XP 3000+ - the Barton-based Athlon races past Pentium 4 powerhouses from Falcon Northwest, Polywell, and Sys Technology, Laurianne McLaughlin, PC World, February 10, 2003

Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz Against Athlon XP 2600+ - as is typical, Pentium is the performance leader, while Athlon XP offers the best price-to-performance ratio, x-bit labs, November 2002

AMD Athlon XP 2800+ and Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz in 3ds max 5 -  the two processors tested ran a close race, X-bit labs, October 31, 2002

Speed Isn't Everything: P4/2800 Meets Athlon XP 2600+, Frank Völkel and Bert Töpelt, Tom's Hardware Guide, August 26, 2002

Dual Athlon 1800+ - A Contender to the Workstation Throne? - AMD's Dual Athlon MP 1800+ produced the fastest results yet seen for MCAD, Greg Corke, Cadserver, May 2002

Poly 850K7 Athlon - AMD workstation review in Cadalyst, May 2000

 

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