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AMD A10-7800 “Kaveri” APU Review

Introduction & What’s New? 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…

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FM2+ Socket Is Here For At Least Another Two Years

It is hardly uncommon knowledge that AMD like to get as much use out of their sockets as possible, and their latest FM2+ socket looks set to stick with us until at least 2016 without any…

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AMD Hints At Upcoming CPU/APU Release With “Core Is Back” Teaser Video

Quite a few days ago AMD posted up a teaser video bearing the slogan “Core is Back”. In the past AMD have used such a slogan before the launch of a new CPU or APU product.…

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AMD’s Carrizo APUs Based on 28nm, Have Stacked DRAM On-Package

New information has emerged about AMD’s next generation desktop “Carrizo” APUs. We already know so far that Carrizo will be arriving in 2015, it will make use of AMD’s Excavator CPU core architecture, use DDR3 memory, have…

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AMD Pledges 25X APU Efficiency Gains By 2020

AMD is pledging to ramp up improvements in its APU products by 2020. AMD claims it will deliver a 25X increase in power efficiency by 2020 from 2014. It makes such bold claims after managing just…

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The eTeknix Guide To Building Your Own NAS System For Under $220

Introduction There may be a lot of people like myself who have missed the “NAS bandwagon” and have made do with other fragmented storage solutions up until now: multiple storage drives on different devices (laptops, desktops,…

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AMD Announces the Specifications for its Upcoming Kaveri Mobility APUs

It appears that AMD has just revealed the specifications of their upcoming Mobility Kaveri APU lineup via AMD’s website, indicating that the company is planning to launch the lineup as soon as possible, having Computex 2014…

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MSI Debut AM1 Kabini Mini-ITX AM1 Motherboard

Kabini is a very hot topic this week, the new low power dual or quad core hardware from AMD offers some impressive performance given its super low price tag, something that could revolutionise the lower end…

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AMD “Kabini” AM1 Athlon 5350 APU (FS1b) Review – Winning at sub-$60?

Introduction Today we are looking at AMD’s new AM1 platform and given that I am writing with the realms of a traditional “tech enthusiast” website you’ll either think this is a great platform with potential, or…

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Three New A58 Series FM2+ Motherboards Launched By MSI

MSI launched its three additions to the AMD A58 series FM2+ motherboards, the MSI A58-G41 PC Mate, MSI A58M-E35 and MSI A58M-E33, with support for the new AMD Kaveri APU having also compatibility with AM2 socket…

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Memory Scaling On The AMD Kaveri A10-7850K APU

Introduction – Memory Scaling on Kaveri AMD’s Kaveri APUs are dependent on system memory. The easiest way to explain this dependency is by thinking of the GPU on the Kaveri APU as a graphics card, but…

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AMD and BlueStacks Team Up To Bring Dual-OS Android In Windows Environments

A partnership between BlueStacks and AMD has been announced at Mobile World Congress which will bring a new BlueStacks dual-OS Android solution optimized for AMD APUs. It is said to delivering Google Android OS experience to…

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The Ultimate AMD Kaveri Review: A10-7850K, A10-7700K and A8-7600

Introduction If you follow our website and the technology industry more broadly then you may have heard a lot about Kaveri since it was officially launched on January 14th 2014. Kaveri is the codename for AMD’s…

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E1-2150 and A4-5050 Kabini APU’s On The Way

AMD are hard at work once again and two now pieces of hardware are on the horizon in addition to the E1-2200, E2-3800 and A4-5100 parts that became listed in the AMD database last month. The…

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Brix mini-PC Announced By Gigabyte, Featuring AMD APU

Gigabyte enters the mini-PC market with its Brix PC, having USB 3.0 standard on every Brix variant and AMD APU, compared to other competitors like Inte’s NUC. The Brix GB-BXA8-5545 features AMD’s A8-5545M APU (based on…

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AMD Kaveri Dual Graphics To Work Only With Select R7 GDDR3 Graphic Cards

AMD has finally launched the Kaveri APUs equipped with the latest Dual Graphics iGPU which was noted to work in crossfire with some graphic cards. We were all exited to see it in action, but AMD…

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AMD Catalyst 14.1 BETA Driver To Launch In Q1 2014, Rumored To Bring AMD’s Mantle

AMD Catalyst 14.1 is said to launch sometime in Q1 2014, and it is confirmed to be packed with a lot of features. It will feature first of all support for the Radeon R200 series graphic…

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Leaked AMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU Cinebench Benchmark Revealed

AMD Kaveri APUs are expected to launch early next year housing SteamrollerB CPU cores and GCN 2.0 graphics. 3DMark scores have also been leaked of the flagship AMD A10-7850K APU, making it 40% faster than Haswell…

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ASUS A88X-PRO (FM2+) Motherboard Review

Introduction With AMD’s fourth generation of AMD APUs, Kaveri, just around the corner it couldn’t be a better time to look at a brand spanking new FM2+ motherboard from ASUS. Today we have the ASUS A88X…

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Gigabyte G1 Sniper A88X (FM2+) Motherboard Review

Introduction AMD are rumoured to be exiting the high end desktop market with the FX series of processors on the AM3+ socket expected to be AMD’s last range of standalone CPU products. Of course the main…

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“Project Discovery” Revealed To Be A Windows 8 Tablet Concept

It appears that AMD has won a CES 2014 Innovation award for its Mullins APU-based “Project Discovery”, a Windows 8 tablet and peripherals, including a game controller. TechRadar got its hands on some pictures of the…

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NVIDIA Announces Unified Memory In CUDA 6

NVIDIA has announced unified memory support in CUDA 6. The hope is that this will greatly ease the process writing programs that use CUDA, by simplifying the process of managing memory access. Former implementations of CUDA…

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AMD’s Kaveri APUs Support DDR3 Not GDDR5 Memory

Reports from Chinese sources suggest that AMD’s Kaveri APU will definitely not utilise GDDR5 memory, instead they will carry on using DDR3. Different leaks in the past have suggested that we might see DDR3 or GDDR5,…

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AMD Kaveri Desktop APU Production And Launch Dates Revealed

A new report emerging from VR-Zone suggests we will see AMD’s Kaveri APUs this year after all, but they won’t become available until early 2014. The report suggests that initial production of Kaveri APUs begins in…

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Xi3’s $999 Piston “Steam Box” Gaming PC Is Overpriced Junk

Controversial title I know, but let’s face it if people haven’t seen passed the façade of the Xi3 Piston yet then people clearly aren’t looking closely enough – it is nothing more than overpriced hardware. There…

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AMD Update Product Roadmap For 2014-2015

Digitimes reports that AMD has revised its product roadmap for 2014-2015 due to changes in the industry. AMD will proceed with the unveiling of its Volcanic Islands GPU family in late-September 2013. In the first quarter…