Though this isn’t strictly hardware news, it’s hard to argue that PC hardware and PC gaming aren’t inexorably linked, especially in the case of the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The video gaming industry’s biggest press event of the year, E3 is home to a number of major video gaming announcements. Along with being a major games showcase, E3 is also a major game console and platform showcase, with the show being the traditional backdrop for major console launches and updates. In fact between the publisher game presentations and the console manufacturer presentations, the only platform not specifically represented is the PC. PC games get covered at publisher presentations, and in better years even Microsoft will pitch in, but the PC doesn’t get the equivalent...

The Vishera Review: AMD FX-8350, FX-8320, FX-6300 and FX-4300 Tested

Last year's launch of AMD's FX processors was honestly disappointing. The Bulldozer CPU cores that were bundled into each Zambezi chip were hardly power efficient and in many areas...

242 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/23/2012

AMD’s 12.11 Mobility Catalyst: Enduro Hotfix [Mostly] Included

We already posted our overview of the 12.11 Catalyst drivers when used with desktop GPUs, but notebook users are naturally wondering where the promised mobile Hotfix driver is. The...

45 by Jarred Walton on 10/22/2012

AMD's Holiday Plans: Catalyst 12.11 Performance Driver & New Holiday Game Bundle

Update: Catalyst 12.11 hss been releasd (Release Notes) As October winds to a close, the consumer electronics industry is making its final preparations for the holiday shopping season. Among events...

65 by Ryan Smith on 10/22/2012

AMD Q3 2012 Earnings: $157M Loss; 15% of Workforce To Be Cut

Picking up from where we left off with Intel, earnings week has continued to roll along with most of the major tech companies having reported their Q3 earnings. As...

59 by Ryan Smith on 10/18/2012

Radeon HD 7850 Prices Fall Again

Update 10/07: AMD sent us a clarification this morning stating that they were not the ones responsible for the recent reduction in 7850 prices, bur rather that it was...

52 by Ryan Smith on 10/5/2012

Testing AMD’s HD 7970M Enduro Hotfix

I just posted the full review of the Clevo P170EM from AVADirect, but there’s a ton of content specific to the Clevo notebook and I know many of you...

40 by Jarred Walton on 10/2/2012

AVADirect Clevo P170EM: Has AMD’s HD 7970M Got Game?

A couple weeks back, we posted something of a first look at the Clevo P170EM when we did our overview of AMD’s upcoming Enduro 5.5 release. As one of...

61 by Jarred Walton on 10/2/2012

AMD A10-5800K & A8-5600K Review: Trinity on the Desktop, Part 2

Last week we took a look at the GPU side of the desktop Trinity APUs. We looked at the top end 384-core Radeon HD 7660D configuration as well as...

177 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/2/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 7

We're back with another podcast. This time we start out with a discussion of Borderlands 2 and philosophies on sidequests in games. We briefly talk about TI defocusing its...

49 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/1/2012

AMD A10-5800K & A8-5600K Review: Trinity on the Desktop, Part 1

After years of waiting, AMD finally unveiled its Llano APU platform fifteen months ago. The APU promise was a new world where CPUs and GPUs would live in harmony...

139 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/27/2012

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

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