It went relatively under the radar during the past two weeks of intensive launches, but AMD is launching a new campaign specifically for system builders dubbed the AMD Power Pack. Normally system builders (including both the mass production sellers and boutique builders) have the option of buying a Product-In-Box (PIB) retail APU with a CPU cooler, bundled codes and all the manuals, or the tray processor which comes just as the processor. The AMD Power Pack meets the PIB and Tray parts half way, offering in one package a set of six processors with bundled codes and CPU coolers, but no manuals and in a single box arrangement. This helps to save on the packaging and offer a price point between the PIB and Tray...

AMD’s Enduro 5.5 Public Beta Driver Available

About three weeks ago, I met with AMD to go over some concerns with their Enduro graphics switching technology. At the time, AMD gave me a preview release of...

44 by Jarred Walton on 9/26/2012

Midrange System Buyer's Guide

Intel has dominated the midrange and high-end segments of the desktop processor market since the release of its Sandy Bridge architecture in early 2011. A few months ago we...

95 by Zach Throckmorton on 9/11/2012

AMD Introduces SeaMicro SM15000 with Piledriver and Ivy Bridge Compute Cards

In its first major announcement since the acquisition by AMD, SeaMicro unveiled its SM15000 server. This is an updated version of the standard 10U SeaMicro chassis with 64 compute...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Johan De Gelas on 9/10/2012

AMD’s Enduro Switchable Graphics Levels Up

A couple weeks back, I contacted AMD to let them know I was working on a notebook review—a Clevo P170EM from AVADirect with HD 7970M graphics. Much to my...

200 by Jarred Walton on 9/6/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 3

This week on the AnandTech Podcast we discuss the latest in chip architecture disclosures (both intentional and leaked) from AMD and Intel. Steamroller, Jaguar and Valleyview are all on...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/3/2012

Fall Budget System Buyer's Guide

Most of the systems I build for friends and clients are destined to spend their days performing basic computing tasks like checking email and Facebook accounts, shopping for shoes...

39 by Zach Throckmorton on 9/1/2012

AMD Southern Islands GPU Die Shots Released

On a more curiosity-related tangent, thanks to this week’s Hot Chips conference we finally have some good die shots of AMD’s Southern Islands GPUs – Tahiti, Pitcairn, and Cape...

18 by Ryan Smith on 8/29/2012

AMD Hires Ex-Intel Labs Architect, John Gustafson, As Chief Graphics Product Architecture

After a bunch of high profile departures earlier this year, AMD has been trying to turn the tides as of late with high profile hires. Kicking it off was...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/28/2012

AMD's Steamroller Detailed: 3rd Generation Bulldozer Core

Today at the annual Hot Chips conference, AMD’s new CTO Mark Papermaster unveiled the first details about the Steamroller x86 CPU core. Steamroller is the third instantiation of AMD’s Bulldozer...

126 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/28/2012

AMD Announces FirePro S Series: S9000 and S7000 For Servers

One of the surprising things we learned earlier this month with the launch of AMD’s FirePro W Series was that AMD would be retiring their FireStream brand. FireStream had...

8 by Ryan Smith on 8/27/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series Price Cuts, New Game Bundle Inbound

In another quick shift in the hyper-competitive performance video card market, AMD sends word this afternoon that they are enacting some price cuts that will be taking effect later...

120 by Ryan Smith on 8/20/2012

AMD Announces New, Higher Clocked Radeon HD 7950 with Boost

August is not typically a busy time of the year for the GPU industry. But this is quickly turning out to be anything but a normal August. Between professional...

58 by Ryan Smith on 8/14/2012

The AMD FirePro W9000 & W8000 Review: Part 1

Despite the wide range of the GPU coverage we do here at AnandTech, from reading our articles you would be hard pressed to notice that AMD and NVIDIA have...

34 by Ryan Smith on 8/14/2012

AMD Introduces FirePro A300 & A320 APUs: Trinity for Graphics Workstations

At its Financial Analyst Day earlier this year, AMD laid out its vision for the future of the company. For the most part the strategy sounded a lot like...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/7/2012

Apple A4/A5 Designer & K8 Lead Architect, Jim Keller, Returns to AMD

We haven't covered every significant departure from AMD here, but there have been many. Carrell Killebrew and Eric Demers were among the earliest high-profile AMDers to leave. More recently...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/1/2012

Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Finally Available: Sapphire Toxic HD 7970 GHz Edition 6GB

After originally missing its initial launch window of late June, and again missing a soft launch target of 2 weeks ago, the first Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition card...

18 by Ryan Smith on 7/31/2012

Dell Announces New Precision M4700 and M6700 Mobile Workstations

Today Dell is updating their Precision Mobile Workstation lineup with two new model, the 15.6” M4700 and the 17.3” M6700. Along with Ivy Bridge processors, Dell is adding new...

27 by Jarred Walton on 7/24/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7970, 7950, 7870 Price Cuts Inbound. 7970GE Available Next Week?

For those of you in the market for a new video card, in case April’s round of AMD Radeon price cuts didn’t quite meet your desires, AMD has ordered...

51 by Ryan Smith on 7/14/2012

AMD Posts Catalyst 12.6 WHQL, 12.7 Beta

Closing out the month of June, AMD has posted two new Catalyst driver builds. The first is Catalyst 12.6, the WHQL’d final version of the 12.6 beta at the start...

13 by Ryan Smith on 6/30/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review: Battling For The Performance Crown

The GeForce GTX 680 launch marked both the closest and the farthest AMD has ever been from outright beating NVIDIA in modern times. On the one hand NVIDIA beat...

109 by Ryan Smith on 6/22/2012

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