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 is Open to Integrating 3rd Party IP in Future SoCs

Don't expect AMD to go into much detail on this here at the Financial Analyst Day, but the slide above shows a definite step towards becoming a modern SoC...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/2/2012

AMD Outlines HSA Roadmap: Unified Memory for CPU/GPU in 2013, HSA GPUs in 2014

AMD's CTO Mark Papermaster just put up this slide that shows its HSA (Heterogeneous Systems Architecture) roadmap through 2014. This year we got Graphics Core Next, but next year...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/2/2012

AMD's Rory Read Outlines AMD's Future Strategy

AMD's Financial Analyst Day is under way and we're currently hearing from Rory Read about the future of the company. Specifics and roadmaps will follow, but the fundamental shift...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/2/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7950 Launch Recap

I'm going to be honest with you: the Radeon HD 7970 launch recap was pretty boring, with its wall-to-wall stock coolers and stock clocks. Like many high-end GPU launches...

16 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/31/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7950 Review Feat. Sapphire & XFX: Sewing Up The High-End Market

Announced late last month and shipping 3 weeks ago, AMD kicked off the 28nm generation with a bang with their Radeon HD 7970. Combining TSMC’s new 28nm HKMG process...

259 by Ryan Smith on 1/31/2012

AMD Posts Catalyst 12.1 Drivers, Catalyst 12.2 Preview

AMD has posted its first Catalyst driver package of the new year, Catalyst version 12.1, the feature set of which hasn't changed much since the preview release - the...

11 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/27/2012

The Radeon HD 7970 Reprise: PCIe Bandwidth, Overclocking, & The State Of Anti-Aliasing

With the release of AMD’s Radeon HD 7970 it’s clear that AMD has once again regained the single-GPU performance crown. But while the 7970’s place in the current GPU...

47 by Ryan Smith on 1/27/2012

The AMD FX (Bulldozer) Scheduling Hotfixes Tested

The basic building block of Bulldozer is the dual-core module, pictured below. AMD wanted better performance than simple SMT (ala Hyper Threading) would allow but without resorting to full...

90 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/27/2012

AMD Q4’11 & FY 2011 Earnings Report: 1.69B Revenue For Q4, 6.57B Revenue For 2011

Late yesterday AMD released their earnings report for Q4 2011 and the entirety of 2011. 2011 was an important year for AMD as they finally shipped their first APUs...

13 by Ryan Smith on 1/25/2012

AMD Clarifies 7000M Strategy

CES has wrapped up now and we’re all back home, but we’ve still got a few items to cover. While Anand was meeting with AMD on Thursday to go...

16 by Jarred Walton on 1/14/2012

AMD's 4K and BF3/Video Conferencing Eyefinity Demos at CES

One of the underlying themes of CES this year was the transition to 4K displays. AMD had a 4K (4096 x 2160) demo at its booth driven by a...

29 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/13/2012

AMD's Lightning Bolt: Low Cost Thunderbolt Alternative for USB 3.0/DP

One of the things I love the most about AMD is the balance it provides to Intel. While I've spent much of CES looking for Thunderbolt products and lamenting...

69 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/12/2012

AMD's Trinity APU at CES, Shipping in Mid-2012

AMD has a bunch of cool stuff to show off at this year's CES. The first is the most expected: a demo of its upcoming Trinity APU. The demo...

48 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/12/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7970 Launch Recap

AMD's brand-new Radeon HD 7970 is officially on sale, though as of this writing it's sold out practically everywhere. Unlike the sneakily rebranded OEM-targeted 7000-series cards, the 7970 is...

15 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/9/2012

ASUS Eee PC Flare 1205C/1205CE, X101CH, and 1225B

A few weeks ago, Intel updated their Atom platform with the launch of Cedar Trail, the successor to Pine Trail. While CPU performance isn’t likely to have changed much—we’re...

10 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2012

Zotac's ZBOX AD04 Gives HTPC Users an AMD E-450 APU

If you'd rather have a Brazos based mini HTPC than something that uses Cedar Trail, Zotac has you covered with the ZBOX AD04. Equipped with an AMD E-450, the...

3 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2012

XFX’s Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition Double Dissipation: The First Semi-Custom 7970

Traditionally the launch of a next-generation high-end video card has been a staggered process. In the name of getting cards out as soon as possible the first cards are...

94 by Ryan Smith on 1/9/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7970 Now For Sale

Although they're not officially supposed to go on sale until tomorrow, Newegg already has their selection of 7970s up for sale this evening. Newegg has cards from all of...

12 by Ryan Smith on 1/8/2012

Update: AMD Quietly Releases The OEM-Only Radeon HD 7000 Series: VLIW5 Rides Again

Earlier today one of our news editors, Andrew Cunningham, came to me with an interesting problem. HP was launching their gaming-oriented Phoenix desktop, and the spec sheet listed a...

33 by Ryan Smith on 1/5/2012

Quanta Sues AMD For Faulty Laptop Chips

Quanta Computer, a Taiwanese company that manufactures laptops for HP, Dell, Acer, and others, is suing AMD for an alleged breach of contract, claiming that AMD chips used in...

12 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/4/2012

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