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Qualcomm Looks to Acquire AMD

We all know that AMD is struggling in the current market place, NVIDIA keeps crushing every graphics card they release and Intel are so efficient with releasing more powerful processors that AMD are just running in…

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Old AMD Slides Showed Zen APU Delayed Till 2017

When AMD launched their new Zen architecture back in May, the firm announced that Zen would arrive for the CPU and APU lines at the same time. According to slides from March that have now been leaked,…

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AMD Could Spin Off Server Division

Despite the successful launch of the Rx 300 series this week and Fury later this month, AMD is still considering all options. According to three people familiar with the matter, nothing is off the table as AMD…

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AMD Announce Carrizo Notebook APU

Earlier this week, we were invited to participate in a conference call with AMD. In the last few weeks, AMD has enticed into strict deadline shrouded calls that promised to show off the new technologies ready…

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AMD Announce A10-7870K FM2+ APU

For a little while now we have been expecting the release of a new APU series from AMD; some places have been calling it Godavari, some as a Kaveri Refresh. We can now confirm some of…

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AMD Releases Mobile Carrizo APUs and Cuts Desktop Kaveri Pricing

AMD is busy releasing the OEM models and mobile solutions in order to get that part out of the way early as well as prevent anything from stealing news space from their highly anticipated next generation of…

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AMD Challenges Intel with Zen Cores Featuring 40% IPC Boost

While AMD’s Financial Analyst Day has not quite yielded the announcements we were hoping for, a critical new CPU architecture has been confirmed. Called Zen, this new CPU architecture will debut in 2016’s high-end FX platform.…

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Full AMD CPU Roadmap Leaks

AMD is either orchestrating a hype campaign or they really can’t keep their secrets. This time around, the CPU roadmaps for both desktop and mobility have been leaked out to 2016. These roadmaps clarify a number…

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AMD Could Release a New Kaveri APU Soon

AMD are forever in the back seat of the CPU market, but in recent years they have dominated the low price point gaming sector with their line up of Accelerated Processor Units (APU). This is basically…

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Next-Gen AMD APU Could Feature 16 CPU Cores and HBM Memory

  AMD’s planned 2016 next-gen APUs are rumoured to be 16-core processors, based on the Zen architecture, featuring a Greenland GPU, quad-channel DDR4 support, and HBM memory, according to TweakTown. The forthcoming APU will replace the…

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AMD Faces Lawsuit from Disgrunted Share Holders

AMD’s first APU, the Llano, didn’t have the best launch with production trouble, lack of sales, and the end-effect that AMD was forced to an inventory write-down of $100 million. The write-down resulted in the company’s value…

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AMD’s Official Roadmaps Reveals the Company’s Plans for the next 5 Years

AMD has revealed what the company plans to do with its GPUs and CPUs in the next 5 years at the PC Cluster Consortium event in Osaka Japan, where AMD’s Junji Hayashi revealed the company’s roadmap.…

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New AMD Chip Could Drop Price of Xbox One

AMD and TSMC have developed an enhanced version of the APU used by Microsoft’s Xbox One. The new processor is not only more power efficient, it’s also smaller: 20nm, compared to the 28nm of the old…

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AMD A8-7650k Kaveri APU Review

Introduction In January 2014 AMD unveiled its latest generation of accelerated processing units dubbed “Kaveri”. The range was formed of the A10-7850K flagship, the A10-7700K mid-range part and the entry-level & low power A8-7600; of which…

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AMD Release Details of Carrizo APU at ISSCC

  AMD revealed at the prestigious International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) that its upcoming A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), codenamed “Carrizo”,  will deliver new, advanced power management technologies while achieving substantial performance through new “Excavator”…

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AMD Streamlines Down to a Single Socket Next Year

One of the most annoying things when upgrading parts of your system to a new generation, is without a doubt the need to replace the motherboard due to a new socket. That could be a thing…

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AMD Catalyst Omega Driver Released Early, Then Pulled

On Friday, AMD’s latest GPU driver, the Catalyst Omega, was prematurely released on – then subsequently pulled from – AMD’s website. The early release was presumably accidental, since links to the driver and to a number…

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ASUS Crossblade Ranger (FM2+) Motherboard Review

Introduction and Closer Look The last time ASUS released a Republic of Gamers series motherboard for an AMD platform was way back in late 2011. The motherboard in question was the ASUS Crosshair V Formula which…

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AMD APUs Get a Significant Price Cut

The only thing better than technology is technology at a reduced price. In what is likely a move to combat Intels G3258 budget CPU, AMD has cut the MSRP on a lot of APUs and you…

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AMD Launches Elite Software for APU Based Systems

AMD has launched the new and free Elite Experiences software to enhance the functionality of their APU series. Sadly these function are limited to the mobile version, so desktop users will lose out this time. The logic…

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AMD CEO Claims “We do not Live in the Shadow of Intel”

The battle will be raging until the end of time, Intel vs AMD, who’s better? Who’s faster? Who’s more affordable? Recently, AMD CEO Rory Read announced that his chief operating officer, Lisa Su, would become the…

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Lenovo’s New Affordable Gaming Notebook Now Available

Lenovo introduced their newest member of the Z50 Gaming notebook line at IFA 2014, the Z50-75, with availability between October and November. Today is the first October and the first models have started to become available…

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AMD Tease Something New?

This past week has certainly been a bit of a tough one for the red team as Nvidia took over the web with news, leaks, coverage and of course; the official unveiling of the GTX 900…

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AMD Preparing Round of APU Price Cuts

In the western market the “Back-To-School” shopping season is nearly upon us. It is that time of year where parents and students alike dump copious amounts of money into buying new desktop and laptop computers so…

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4 Generations Of The AMD APU: How Much Progress Has Been Made?

Introduction Cast your mind back to mid-2011 when AMD released its first “APU”. Back then “APU” (Accelerated Processing Unit) was a term not many of us were familiar with, although the concept wasn’t alien as we’ve had it…

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Rumour: AMD “Carrizo” Desktop APUs Delayed, Kaveri Refresh To Fill The Gap

We’ve heard a lot about AMD’s Next-Generation desktop APU platform, codename Carrizo. Last year we heard that the expected arrival date was to be 2015, and up until now we thought this was still on-track especially…

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AMD Updates Roadmap, Toronto to Feature Dual IMC

An interesting update on AMD’s Toronto Platform has appeared. According to a Bitsandchips.it, it would seem that AMD is going to allow both DDR3 and DDR4 support simultaneously on this platform. The Toronto APU and CPU…