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If you’ve had your eye on AMD’s Radeon R9 Nano for the past few months, but were hesitant to push the button due to the card’s lofty price tag, we’ve got some excellent news for you this morning. The R9 Nano debuted in September at $649, but AMD’s official price cut brings the pricing closer to reality at $499. The $499 price is effective immediately, and makes AMD’s mini-ITX-compliant, Fiji-powered graphics card a much more intriguing proposition for gamers that want to cram as much graphics power into a pint-sized form-factor. At the $649 price, the R9 Nano just wasn’t really an attractive proposition... Read more...
If you thought that news of Windows 10 downloading in the background without your knowledge was the biggest bombshell to come out of Redmond, Washington today, then you’re sorely mistaken. A very interesting rumor is making the rounds that has the possibility to send shockwaves through the entire computing industry. Microsoft is reportedly in talks to acquire AMD, which would make things quite interesting not only in the CPU sector (where AMD has played second fiddle to Intel for years), but also in the graphics sector (where AMD dukes it out with NVIDIA). For all its efforts to stand up to Intel... Read more...
If there’s one constant in the tech industry, it’s change. Well-rounded and highly sought after executives come and go, either moving from between tech firms or departing the industry altogether to pursue other interests (ahem, Steve Ballmer). Even tech companies themselves go through a metamorphosis of sorts, as we’ve seen a once powerhouse in the graphics industry, 3Dfx, become swallowed up by its fiercest rival, NVIDIA. Chipmaker AMD would later go on to acquire ATI — a pairing at the time that seemed a bit odd to many industry observers. AMD has once again come to a crossroads with respect... Read more...
Lenovo is beefing up its reliable ThinkPad E Series notebooks with a late summer/early fall refresh. The ThinkPad E Series is aimed at the bread and butter of the business notebook sector and is available in both 14-inch and 15.6-inch form-factors. This time around, Lenovo has four base configurations for the E-Series, with the E460 (14-inch) and E560 (15.6-inch) models both featuring Intel power. Base configurations start with a Celeron 3855U processor, but businesses that have enough coin can spring for a speedy Core i7 6500U processor. There are also numerous graphics options to appease every... Read more...
We gave you a detailed introduction to AMD’s sixth generation A-Series (Carrizo) APU back in early June. Carrizo is taking direct aim at Intel in the notebook market, specifically targeting the mid-range ultrabook market and Intel’s bread and butter mobile Core i5 processors. Under the surface, the 28nm Carrizo-based APUs feature four Excavator cores and eight third-generation GCN graphics cores (which of course are DX12 compatible). The new GCN cores promise a 65 percent graphics performance boost over the previous generation Kaveri APU, all while operating within a 15W TDP. Now, notebooks featuring... Read more...
Back in late May, AMD launch its A10-7870K Godvari APU, which was refresh of the existing Kaveri core (28nm). A10-7870K, which carries an MSRP of $137, features four CPU cores, eight GPU cores, and a base clock of 3.9GHz (the Max Turbo frequency rose to 4.1GHz). Today, AMD has introduced another Kaveri refresh in the form of the A8-7670K. The A8-7670K takes the place of the A8-7650K as the top dog in the A8 product family. Compared to the A8-7650K, the A8-7670K offers some modest CPU clock speed improvements with the base clock seeing an uptick from 3.3GHz to 3.6GHz, while Max Turbo has slightly... Read more...
The latest update of AMD’s Catalyst drivers has arrived, bringing with it support for Windows 10 and FreeSync support for AMD’s multi-GPU CrossFire technology. That’s great news for gamers who ploughed serious cash into their multi-GPU systems, but this driver update has something for everyone. AMD’s Windows 10 support is arriving well ahead of the July 29th release date for Microsoft’s fresh new OS and DirectX 12. If you’re testing out Windows 10 via the Technical Preview, AMD recommends updating the OS preview before updating your graphics driver to Catalyst 15.7.LG 34UM67 AMD FreeSync MonitorThe... Read more...
As if AMD’s Q1 financial performance wasn’t bad enough, the company’s revised Q2 guidance is actually worse than expected. The company originally forecast a 3 percent sequential drop in quarterly revenue (the company added a +/- 3 percent margin or error indicating a 6 percent decline as worst case scenario), but now has revised that figure to a more troubling 8 percent. AMD’s Q1 2015 revenue came in at $1.03 billion, so an 8 percent dip in Q2 revenue would put the company at roughly $948 million (analysts were expecting revenue of around $999.6 million). Compared to Q2 2014, when AMD pulled in... Read more...
AMD announced new Radeon R9 300 series and R7 300 series graphics cards earlier this week, and while those graphics cards are interesting, there are nowhere as titillating as the Mack Daddy of AMD GPUs: Fiji. Fiji will find its way into three distinct products this summer: Radeon R9 Nano, Radeon R9 Fury, and the range-topping (and water-cooled) Radeon R9 Fury X. And we can’t forget other upcoming variants like this dual-Fiji board or the scrumptious Project Quantum. As we indicated previously, the water-cooled Radeon R9 Fury X will debut June 24 for $649, while the air-cooled Radeon R9 Fury will... Read more...
AMD hosted an event today for the tech press to announce new graphics solutions ranging from the bottom to the top ($99 on up to $649). AMD says that it has a graphics solution that will fit the budget of just about any gamer, and from the looks of it, NVIDIA is going to have some pretty stiff competition this summer. First up is the new range of R7 300 Series cards that is aimed squarely at the eSports audience — gamers that AMD says are typically running at 1080p. All of AMD’s new eSports-minded cards are based on Graphics Core Next Technology, and include: Radeon R7 360: $99, 2GB memory, 1080p... Read more...
AMD previously only teased bits of detail regarding their forthcoming 6th Generation A-Series APU, code named "Carrizo." We heard from AMD about this next generation, highly integrated mobile architecture as far back as CES 2015 in January and then again in February and more recently with AMD's HSA (Heterogenous System Architecture) 1.0 spec roll-out in March. It's safe to say AMD has been beating the drum on Carrizo with a regular cadence for the better part of 6 months now and today the company is finally going to full kimono on all details of their upcoming processor silicon and its platform.... Read more...
Over the past few months, a number of details regarding AMD’s next-generation Radeon 300-series graphics cards has trickled out, even though the cards aren’t due to launch for quite some time. While official details of the actual GPUs that will be used to power the cards are still scarce (though rumors abound), AMD has publicly disclosed details regarding the revolutionary High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) interface that will be used on some Radeon 300-series products, and potentially future APUs as well.High Bandwidth Memory is designed to address a number of limitations of current GDDR5 memory... Read more...
It's not too often that we get a preview of the performance from an upcoming processor from SiSoftware's Sandra database, but this becomes one of the rare exceptions. The victim is a 'Gardenia Carrizo' processor from AMD, one that represents the final Excavator-based models. At CES, we learned that Carrizo will be a minor evolution of previous architectures, with a major emphasis on low-power. That's not the only change, though, as the chip could be bringing with it 256-bit AVX registers. That might not matter in the grand scheme for most people, but it's an improvement nonetheless. For full performance... Read more...
Big changes are occurring at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), the Sunnyvale chip designer that suddenly finds itself in a bit of an accelerated restructuring mode. Having been appointed president and CEO of AMD in October 2014, Lisa Su is wasting no time putting into motion her vision for the company's future, which in the short terms involves three high level executives leaving the company. Revealed in an 8-K filing and through a company spokesman today, the three executives jumping ship include John Byrne, general manager of AMD's computing and graphics business; chief marketing officer Colette... Read more...
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