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Best Gaming CPUs For The Money: July 2014
Jul 3, 2014 - in Reviews
We've seen what Intel's new $75 multiplier-unlocked Pentium G3258 can do, and you shouldn't be surprised that it affects our recommendations. In addition, we talk about AMD's upcoming water-cooled CPU and rumors of Intel's Haswell-E architecture.
AMD FX-7600P Kaveri Review: FX Rides Again...In A Mobile APU?
Jun 4, 2014 - in Reviews
We had a chance to play with AMD's new mobile flavor of the Kaveri APU. While it sheds some of its desktop-related limitations, will it be able to take the fight to Intel's stronghold, the Notebook space?
AMD Opening Up Mantle to Additional Developers
May 1, 2014 - in News
The Mantle Graphics API is entering a new phase of its development cycle.
BF4's Mantle Patch Out But Wait for Necessary AMD Drivers
Jan 30, 2014 - in News
The wait for Mantle is (almost) over.
AMD Faces Lawsuit Over Llano APU Sales
Jan 17, 2014 - in News
This lawsuit alleges that AMD violated the Securities Exchange Act.
AMD A10-7850K And A8-7600: Kaveri Gives Us A Taste Of HSA
Jan 16, 2014 - in Reviews
We've spent the days following CES benchmarking two of AMD's new Kaveri-based APUs. Do the Steamroller x86 architecture, GCN graphics design, and HSA-oriented features impress, or do they come up short against Intel's value-oriented Haswell-based parts?
AMD Launches "Kaveri" A-Series APUs
Jan 14, 2014 - in News
AMD has launched three new A-Series APUs.
AMD APU13: Chris Roberts, More Talks Future of Gaming
Nov 18, 2013 - in News
Chris Roberts and four other developers talk about the future of gaming and more.
AMD APU13: Mantle Shooting for 100,000 Draws per Frame
Nov 14, 2013 - in News
AMD had several sessions discussing Mantle.
AMD APU13: Oculus Rift Revisited, Now in HD
Nov 14, 2013 - in News
We take the HD version of Oculus Rift and TrueAudio for a test spin.
AMD APU13: Meet Beema, Mullins, Security Co-Processor
Nov 13, 2013 - in News
AMD has introduced new low-power APUs at its developer summit.
AMD Embedded Product 2014 Roadmap Packs ARM, x86 SoC
Sep 11, 2013 - in News
AMD's up to more than just desktop and laptop chips. It has a full spectrum of technologies for the embedded market ahead.
CUDA, PhysX Are Doomed Says AMD's Roy Taylor
Aug 5, 2013 - in News
Here's a little smack-talk dished out by AMD.
AMD Opens New Global Design Center
Aug 4, 2013 - in News
AMD has opened a new design center as part of phase two of its transformation.
AMD Intros Dual-Core 6W SoC for Fanless Devices
Jul 31, 2013 - in News
Here's a new embedded APU from AMD that will enable fanless devices.
AMD is "Transforming", Says CEO Rory Reed
Jul 20, 2013 - in News
AMD's CEO is hopeful about returning to profitability in the third quarter.
AMD Has New Interest in Android, Chrome OS
Jun 6, 2013 - in News
AMD is looking beyond supporting just Windows 8.
AMD's Xbox One Deal Valued at $3+ Billion USD
May 29, 2013 - in News
AMD is making big bucks off the Xbox One alone.
Gaming Shoot-Out: 18 CPUs And APUs Under $200, Benchmarked
Feb 11, 2013 - in Reviews
Now that Piledriver-based CPUs and APUs are widely available (and the FX-8350 is selling for less than $200), it's a great time to compare value-oriented chips in our favorite titles. We're also breaking out a test that conveys the latency between frames.
Report: AMD Richland APUs Will Hit Shelves March 19th
Feb 6, 2013 - in News
More information has been revealed regarding the launch dates of AMDs upcoming APUs and CPUs.
Memory Scaling, AMD's Trinity APUs, And Game Performance
Feb 3, 2013 - in Reviews
When it comes to gaming, the integrated Radeon on AMD's Trinity architecture crushes the HD Graphics 4000 engine native to Intel's fastest Ivy Bridge CPU. But we want to make a good thing better. How much does fast memory help boost an APU's performance?
UPDATE: AMD Drops Price of Bulldozer Based FX-4130 CPU
Jan 31, 2013 - in News
A new price point for a Zambezi based part on the Bulldozer architecture.
AMD Richland APU Will Boost up to 4.4GHz
Jan 29, 2013 - in News
More details emerge on AMD's next generation of APUs codenamed 'Richland,' which will be released during Q2 2013.
New Details Uncovered on AMD Richland APUs
Jan 24, 2013 - in News
More details emerge on AMD's next generation of APUs codenamed 'Richland', which will be released during Q2 2013.
FX Vs. Core i7: Exploring CPU Bottlenecks And AMD CrossFire
Jan 23, 2013 - in Reviews
AMD and Intel continue serving up increasingly faster CPUs. But graphics card performance is accelerating even faster. Is there still such a thing as processor-bound gaming? We take two Radeon HD 7970s, high-end desktop CPUs, and a few games to find out.
AMD Reports 2012 Loss of $1.18 Billion, While IBM Profits
Jan 23, 2013 - in News
Semiconductor firm reported net loss of nearly half a billion dollars during 2012's fourth quarter.
AMD Hires Chip Veterans to "Move Beyond PC"
Jan 22, 2013 - in News
AMD has hired former Qualcomm and Apple engineers.
PC Processor Sales Expected to Grow Just Just 1.6% in 2013
Jan 21, 2013 - in News
Market researchers do not believe that the market conditions for microprocessor makers will improve anytime soon.
AMD Accuses Former Managers of Stealing Secrets for Nvidia
Jan 16, 2013 - in News
AMD was granted a temporary restraining order against four former employees on allegations of trade secret misappropriation and trade secret transfer as well as "strategic employee solicitation". All four individuals are now employed by Nvidia.
AMD Announces World's First x86 Quad-Core System-on-Chip
Jan 10, 2013 - in News
APUs codenamed "Temash" and "Kabini".