Items tagged with NYSE:AMD

Award yourself 500 geek points (can be traded in for geek cred) if you remember Matrox, one of several big players in the 1990s that also included NVIDIA, AMD, ATI (since absorbed by AMD), and 3DFX (since absorbed by NVIDIA). You don't see Matrox in the headlines too often these days, though the company is still around. It's still producing graphics cards too, including two recent entries -- the C420 and C680, both powered by AMD.The C420 is a low-profile, PCI-E x16 graphics card capable of driving up to four displays or projectors at up to 2560x1600 (each output). It's based on AMD's Cape Verde GPU architecture as found in the Radeon HD 7700 line and has 2GB of GDDR5 memory. Supported graphics... Read more...
To have a little fun in the lead up to Halloween, and give a little something back to the community, HotHardware, AMD and Gigabyte teamed up to put together one heck of a spook-tacular giveaway! This time around, two of you incredibly intelligent, and dare we say, immensely awesome HotHardware fans had a chance to win an eight-core AMD FX-9590 Liqid-Cooled Edition processor and a slick Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard to go along with it... AMD FX-9590 Liquid Cooled Edition and a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Motherboard! Two (2) prize packages up for grabs! We’ll we’ve scoured through the myriad of users and posts and have picked the VERY lucky winners! KOwen and... Read more...
Just in time for Halloween, HotHardware, AMD and Gigabyte have teamed up to put together one heck of a spook-tacular giveaway! This time around we're giving two of you incredibly intelligent, and dare we say, immensely awesome HotHardware fans a chance to win an eight-core AMD FX-9590 Liqid-Cooled Edition processor and a slick Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard to go along with it. If you're an AMD fan and were thinking of upgrading or building a new system, this is one heck of a great foundation. The breakdown of prize packages is as follows: AMD FX-9590 Liquid Cooled Edition and a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 Motherboard! Two (2) prize packages up for grabs! To be entered, please follow... Read more...
Congratulations to those of you who've spent the weekend playing Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth -- it sure beats raking leaves or any other chores that are typically reserved for the end of the work week. Want to make your gaming experience even better? If you own an AMD graphics card with the Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, there's a beta driver available to enable the Mantle API in Beyond Earth. AMD Catalyst 14.9.2 is now available to download, and in addition to bringing Mantle to Beyond Earth, it also includes dual graphics optimizations for KritiKa an SheDiaoZeroe, and a Project Cars profile update. The rest of what's included in the driver package are a bunch of fixes for... Read more...
While there’s no guarantee for traction in the market, lowering the price to a point where consumers can’t help but notice is surely a step in the right direction. AMD’s doing just that with its A-series APUs this week, which is hopes will enable more mainstream PC builders to snag a twelve compute core (4CPU + 8GPU) A-series APU without completely breaking the bank. It’s also suggesting that these products will support DX12, OpenCL 2.0, and Project FreeSync in the future, which should ease any concerns about their ability to handle what’s just around the bend. The A10-7850K will see its suggested e-tail pricing his $143, while the lower-end A6-7400K can be found... Read more...
Surprise! AMD has a new chief and her name is Dr. Lisa Su. She replaces Rory Read, 52, who has stepped down as president and CEO as part of a transition plan that will have him support the new boss in an advisory role. Read will remain with AMD through the end of the year, at which point Dr. Su will be flying solo. Bruce Claflin, chairman of AMD's board of directors, dispelled any notions that there might exist some animosity between AMD and Read, at least publicly. To the contrary, Claflin says that Read and the board have been working on a leadership succession plan together and felt that now was the time for Dr. Su to take over the role as president and CEO. "I am deeply honored to have this... Read more...
Intel and Microsoft have been working with laptop makers to release low-cost models capable of competing in price with Google's Chromebook movement, hence why we're starting to see Windows-based laptops selling for as little as $199. In order to get down to that range, however, certain sacrifices must be made, such as eliminating discrete GPUs from the equation. For this reason, it's expected that AMD and NVIDIA will see a decline in overall GPU demand during the last quarter of this year. According to Digitimes and its sources within the supply chain over in Taiwan, AMD and NVIDIA are savvy to this trend towards ultra low-cost laptops and have decided to focus their respective efforts on mid-range... Read more...
If you thought it was a good time to be a gamer, well guess what? It just got even better. AMD used its 30 Years of Graphics and Gaming celebration to announce a new Radeon R9 200 Series graphics card, the Radeon R9 285. Spec-wise, the card is similar to AMD's Radeon R9 280, but with a newer GPU and a few enhancements that make it a more robust card (we'll have to wait and see if it's faster, too). It's also worth noting that AMD is no longer pimping the Radeon R9 280, and while the Sunnyvale chip designer didn't come right out and say it, reading between the lines seems to reveal that the Radeon R9 285 is intended to be a replacement, with speculation that it's based on AMD's new Tonga GPU.... Read more...
It looks like AMD has a reason to smile while NVIDIA doesn't. Industry research and consulting firm Jon Peddie Research has released a report which states that AMD’s GPU shipments rose around 11 percent in Q2 2014 on a quarter-to-quarter basis while NVIDIA’s GPU shipments saw a slump of about 8.3 percent and Intel saw a 4 percent increase in its total shipments. To break it all down, AMD’s shipments increased 16.7 percent in Q2 for desktop heterogeneous GPUs and CPUs and increased 10.3 percent for notebooks. Discrete desktop shipments for AMD decreased 10.7 percent while notebooks discrete shipments increased 30.6 percent (increased 11 percent overall). NVIDIA saw a 21 percent... Read more...
We're getting awfully close to the point where, if you wanted to, you could build an entire PC using only AMD branded parts. One area that's missing is storage, though not for long --AMD is said to be expanding its product portfolio with a line of high performance solid state drives boasting the company's Radeon label. What look to be official slides from AMD detailing the drives have started making the rounds on the web. Based on those slides, it looks like AMD will launch a trio of Radeon R7 Series SSDs in 120GB, 240GB, and 480GB capacities. These will be labeled as Radeon R7 120G, Radeon R7 240G, and Radeon R7 480G. The runt of the litter is the 120GB model, though it will hold its own in... Read more...
Tablets might not kill off the PC after all. Growth in the PC market is expected to remain sluggish (IDC even lowered its forecast by 0.1% for 2014 to 6% worldwide), but if the channel is any indication, builders and component manufacturers are feeling confident. A report by DigiTimes today suggests that suppliers in Taiwan are gearing up in anticipation of successful gaming systems and notebooks. Intel expects business PCs to show strong sales this year. Shown here is a Lenovo M58e Desktop Tower. Component manufacturers are looking to the likes of Lenovo to drive those sales. Lenovo has been enjoying steady growth while other players in the market struggle, rocking 55 million computer shipments... Read more...
According to AMD, there are 3 billion personal computers worldwide and some 30 million servers, and they consume approximately 1% and 1.5% of all energy consumed annually. The cost for all that juice is between $14-$18 billion, and the company believes it can do better--25 times better, actually. AMD is planning to increase the efficiency of its APUs by a factor of 25 by the year 2020. “Through APU architectural enhancements and intelligent power efficient techniques, our customers can expect to see us dramatically improve the energy efficiency of our processors during the next several years,” said AMD CTO Mark Papermaster. AMD Kaveri notebook Although generally speaking any increase... Read more...
Turn out the lights, the party's over. Graphics card vendors enjoyed a boost in sales thanks in large part to the Bitcoin mining craze (along with other forms of virtual currency, like Litecoin) that everyone seemed to get caught up in, but the thing about these cryptocurriences is that they're exceedingly difficult to mine and profit from as time goes on. Now that virtual coin mining has cooled off a bit, so too has the demand for GPUs. Citing sources from "graphics card players," Digitimes says worldwide videocard shipments are about to fall off a cliff -- more specifically, shipments are expected to decline anywhere from 30 percent to 40 percent this quarter compared to the previous one. The... Read more...
Nothing really pauses for long in the technology industry, and when it comes to microprocessors, that pace of change is typically even more rapid. AMD's keeping things fresh by announcing a few key managerial changes this week, all wrapped up under its "multi-year strategic transformation." In essence, the company is working to better combine business units that were previously separate, while also creating a single market-focused organization that will be responsible for all aspects of product strategy, product execution, sales and operations. As part of the change, Dr. Lisa Su has been named Chief Operating Officer, and the company will create two business groups focused on bolstering "traditional... Read more...
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