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    AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 and Model 3800+ socket-939 CPUs

    The bottom line is very simple. AMD's delivered performance in spades with its new socket-939 processors; performance that makes Intel's Pentium 4s look impotent in comparison. We await Intel's response with baited breath.

    http://www.hexus.net/content/reviews...lld19JRD03Nzc=

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    Quick query about the virus protection on the CPU:
    Parts of system memory are set aside and configured as ROM (Read Only Memory), such that virus code cannot be executed.
    Now, I may be wrong, but I thought that the memory was simply allocated as data memory, not executable code. It's still writable (ie not read only) but no CPU instructions can be run from within that memory area. This helps prevent buffer overflow exploits leading to execution of code from carefully contructed strings.

    My brain hurts from trying to remember that all now!

    That aside - BLIMEY those things are nippy. I really want one, but I'm going to hold off until the end of the year. Nice article Rys.
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    Yep, that's more or less it. Code cannot be executed. ROM is the wrong terminology, as it can still be written to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spystar
    Yep, that's more or less it. Code cannot be executed. ROM is the wrong terminology, as it can still be written to.
    Are you describing P-ROM?

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    Surely it means that the CPU is intelligent enough to know that if a peice of code is read from that memory block (Von Neuman architecture means data and code are stored in the same area and no distinction is made) it shouldnt run it. obviously if data is being read its not a problem.

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