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AMD is launching a bevy of new processors today, targeted squarely at budget conscious consumers, looking to save a few bucks on the their next PC build. The new processors differ from previous offerings in their respective product families in terms of frequency, and of course their model names, but all are based on existing architectures and technology.The new line-up of processors AMD is introducing today consists of the following products... Phenom II X2 555  -  $99 Athlon II X4 635  -  $119 Athlon II X3 440  -  $84 Athlon II X2 255  -  $74 Phenom II X4 910e  -  $169 We decided to take the 3.2GHz Phenom II X2 555 and 2.9GHz Athlon II X4 635... Read more...
AMD is launching a bevy of new processors today, targeted squarely at budget conscious consumers, looking to save a few bucks on the their next PC build. The new processors differ from previous offerings in their respective product families in terms of frequency, and of course their model names, but all are based on existing architectures and technology.The new line-up of processors AMD is introducing today consists of the following products... Phenom II X2 555 - $99 Athlon II X4 635 - $119 Athlon II X3 440 - $84 Athlon II X2 255 - $74 Phenom II X4 910e - $169 We decided to take the 3.2GHz Phenom II X2 555 and 2.9GHz Athlon II X4 635 for a spin and have their performance results posted on the... Read more...
Here lately, MSI has been expanding its product line by introducing all-in-one PCs and gaming motherboards. In fact, it has been quite awhile since we've seen a new X-Slim notebook, though MSI did manage to pop quite a few out during the earlier quarters of this year. Now, the X-Slim 430 is making its debut, but rather than utilizing one of Intel's CULV chips, this one is actually looking to AMD for the processing power. The Ultra-thin machine sports a 14" display, AMD's 2nd-generation ultrathin platform, Windows 7 and MSI's own ECO engine, which steps down power usage depending on the application. Within, you'll find a dual-core Athlon Neo X2 CPU, a Blu-ray drive (optional/external), HDMI/VGA... Read more...
With the current price war going on between Intel and AMD at the lower-end of the market, consumers are left with more affordable options than ever before. One can argue that there has never been a better time to build a computer or upgrade an aging system, especially with the cost of relatively high-performing hardware reaching attainable levels. And with AMD's recent launch of their first $99 quad-core, enthusiasts have run out of excuses to postpone the jump to multi-core computing. AMD continues to expand their product line up with mainstream processors at competitive prices with the launch of eight new Athlon II models today. These chips range from dual to quad-core varieties and feature... Read more...
AMD has been attacking the mainstream PC segment lately with a slew of modestly priced processors and chipsets. The attack started with the new Athlon II X2 value processors back in June, which were a much needed replacement for the out-dated Athlon X2 series. Then a few weeks later, AMD released their new mainstream chipset, the 785G, which we found to be an excellent complement to the new Athlon II's. Today AMD is adding the final piece to their new mainstream desktop platform with the release of a line-up of value-priced quad-cores; the Athlon II X4 series. At first the announcement of Athlon II X4s doesn't seem too interesting. Especially since they have been rumored for some time and... Read more...
AMD has been attacking the mainstream PC segment lately with a slew of modestly priced processors and chipsets. The attack started with the new Athlon II X2 value processors back in June, which were a much needed replacement for the out-dated Athlon X2 series. Then a few weeks later, AMD released their new mainstream chipset, the 785G, which we found to be an excellent complement to the new Athlon II's. Today AMD is adding the final piece to their new mainstream desktop platform with the release of a line-up of value-priced quad-cores; the Athlon II X4 series.At first the announcement of Athlon II X4s doesn't seem too interesting. Especially since they have been rumored for some time and it wasn't... Read more...
For the last several years AMD has had a series of excellent mainstream chipsets. First with the original 690G which offered a wealth of features and surprisingly competent IGP performance. Then later with the 780G and 790GX chipsets which added a little more of everything, while keeping the price palatable. Now AMD is ready to kick it up another notch with today's announcement of the new 785G chipset. You might not be entirely surprised to hear the 785G being announced. The 785G is one of the worst kept secrets this season, with plenty of leaks and glimpses over the past month. However, today we are able to bring you full coverage of the new chipset with a complete shakedown on our test bench.... Read more...
AMD announced its Q2 2009 results (PDF) today with figures that dashed any hope that the company might have found a rabbit hiding in its hat. AMD reported a loss of 49 cents a share ($330 million), after including some $86 million in revenue the company made selling inventory it wrote off back in the fourth quarter of 2008. Sales were down 13 percent year-on-year, but the microprocessor manufacturer designer managed to trim both its operating loss (down $49 million compared to Q1, to $249 million) and its net loss (down to the aforementioned $330 million from a Q1 high of $416 million). The company's gross margins declined from 43 percent to 37 percent over the period in a shift CEO Dirk Meyer... Read more...
New AMD Athlon II X2 245 and 240 Processors Designed to Efficiently Handle Today’s Mainstream Computing Needs-- Dual-core processors deliver the right mix of power efficiency and performance at very affordable price points -- What: AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced the AMD Athlon II X2 dual-core 245 and 240 processors, delivering 45nm technology-based performance to mainstream PC users for less than $67 USD. When combined with AMD’s chipsets, these processors are designed to provide plenty of performance to handle today’s popular mainstream applications in multitasking environments – all while remaining cool and quiet.Why: Given the current economic environment, consumers are seeking the best computing... Read more...
AMD is using the prominence of the Computex show in Taipei to unveil a slew of new, affordable desktop processors. A few of them are based on the existing core employed within their Phenom II processor line-up, but one of them is comprised of a new piece of silicon that pays homage to the once mighty Athlon brand.We've got four new AMD processors on tap for this article, low power quad- and triple-cores, and a pair of new dual-cores. The 3.1GHz AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition is positioned as AMD's fastest dual-core processor ever, while the Phenom II X3 705e is a low-power triple-core CPU. The Phenom II X4 905e is a low-power 65w quad-core, and the brand new Athlon II X2 250 is AMD's latest... Read more...
AMD is using the prominence of the Computex show in Taipei to unveil a slew of new, affordable desktop processors. A few of them are based on the existing core employed within their Phenom II processor line-up, but one of them is comprised of a new piece of silicon that pays homage to the once mighty Athlon brand.We've got four new AMD processors on tap for this article, low power quad- and triple-cores, and a pair of new dual-cores. The 3.1GHz AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition is positioned as AMD's fastest dual-core processor ever, while the Phenom II X3 705e is a low-power triple-core CPU. The Phenom II X4 905e is a low-power 65w quad-core, and the brand new Athlon II... Read more...
In addition to launching the new Radeon HD 4770 this morning, AMD is also taking the opportunity to announce a new value-priced desktop CPU, the Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition. The Athlon X2 7850 Black Edition should be available for about $69 when it hits store shelves today. It is a 2.8GHz, socket AM2+ processor manufactured using AMD's 65nm DSL SOI (silicon-on-insulator) process. The full specifications and a couple of postures are listed below... AMD Athlon X2 7850 Processor Specifications: Processor Core Frequency: 2.8GHz X2 7850 Black Edition Tray OPN: OPN#  AD785ZWCJ2BGH X2 7850 Black Edition PIB OPN: OPN#  AD785ZWCGHBOX L1 Cache Sizes: 64K of L1 instruction and 64K of L1 data... Read more...
AMD Delivers Groundbreaking Platform for Ultrathin Notebooks-- The AMD Platform for Ultrathin Notebooks Delivers Balanced PC Performance with True HD Entertainment1 in a Surprisingly Affordable, Amazingly Thin Notebook -- LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Jan. 6, 2009 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the availability of the AMD platform for ultrathin notebooks, enabling exceedingly thin and light OEM designs with rich entertainment capabilities at an affordable price. Previously codenamed “Yukon,” the platform is based on the new AMD Athlon Neo processor, ATI Radeon X1250 integrated graphics and optional ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410 discrete graphics and brings true HD entertainment1 to a new category... Read more...
Just in case you missed it, we’re hitting the news page to let you all know that we have just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features and performance of AMD’s new 780G Chipset with integrated graphics and the new low-power Athlon 64 4850e processor.  Here's a snip from the piece...“The 780G platform launching today combines the core logic expertise and graphics technology brought in from ATI with AMD’s latest low-power Athlon X2, yielding a very fast, very inexpensive platform that won’t rack up a substantial energy tab. Additionally, the chipset supports a new feature called Hybrid Graphics—a Vista-only capability that harnesses the power of an add-in... Read more...
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