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With Windows 10 launching today, the first half of the path to DirectX 12 has at last been laid down. The GPUs have been here for some time, and now Windows, its graphics APIs, and its driver stack are all ready to support DirectX 12 and the advanced graphics capabilities it brings to the table. Now all we need are some DirectX 12 games to complete the rest of the path, and those should start rolling out later in Q4 of this year. In the meantime we wanted to quickly cover the state of driver support for Windows 10 and DirectX 12, as matters have evolved slightly differently than we were expecting. Around the time of DirectX 12’s announcement, it was announced that AMD’s GCN...

AMD Releases Catalyst 12.2 Drivers, Supports Radeon HD 7000 Series

AMD has released the WHQL-certified version of its Catalyst 12.2 driver package for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista, and 7. In addition to the fixes and...

13 by Andrew Cunningham on 3/12/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition & Radeon HD 7850 Review: Rounding Out Southern Islands

In 2009-2010, AMD launched the entire 4 chip Evergreen series in 6 months. By previous standards this was a quick pace for a new design, especially since AMD had...

173 by Ryan Smith on 3/5/2012

GlobalFoundries Granted Independence, Acquires Remaining Stake from AMD

When AMD originally spun off its foundry business in 2008, the resulting Foundry Company (as it was called back then) was 55.6% ATIC owned and 44.4% AMD owned. Since...

34 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/4/2012

AMD Executes on Promise of Agility, Intends to Acquire SeaMicro for $334M

At its 2012 Financial Analyst Day, AMD mentioned a conscious shift towards being a more agile company. Wanting a bigger piece of the high margin server market, AMD is...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/2/2012

AMD Releases Video Driver for Windows 8 Consumer Preview

In conjunction with today’s release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, AMD has released a new set of drivers specifically for Windows 8. Dubbed the AMD Catalyst driver for...

18 by Ryan Smith on 2/29/2012

AMD Releases FX-6200 and FX-4170 Processors; FX-8120 Gets a Price Cut

AMD sent word this morning that they’re doing some shuffling of their Bulldozer based FX processor lineup. Altogether in the near future AMD will be releasing a new CPU...

23 by Ryan Smith on 2/27/2012

AMD Radeon 7770 Launch Recap

We got off pretty easily with our 7750 launch recap earlier today - with only three cards, it was pretty simple to compare and contrast them and be done...

9 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/20/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7750 Launch Recap

Unlike some of our launch recaps (including the 7770 recap article, which covers a whopping ten cards and should come later today), we have only a handful of cards...

20 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/20/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7750 & Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition Review: Evading The Price/Performance Curve

With the launch of Tahiti behind them, AMD is now firing on all cylinders to get the rest of their Southern Islands lineup out the door. Typically we’d see...

155 by Ryan Smith & Ganesh T S on 2/15/2012

AMD's Eric Demers is Leaving the Company

I just found out that AMD's Eric Demers (Corporate VP & CTO, Graphics Division) is leaving the company at the end of this week. He's not going to Intel...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/14/2012

Sony Vaio Z2: Everything is Peripheral

Users who want everything out of their notebook, no matter how ridiculous the demands, are probably more than at least a little curious about Sony's VAIO Z2. There's good...

88 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/13/2012

The Opteron 6276: a closer look

When we first looked at the Opteron 6276, our time was limited and we were only able to run our virtualization, compression, encryption, and rendering benchmarks. Most servers capable...

52 by Johan De Gelas on 2/9/2012

AMD Releases Two Llano Based Athlon II X4 CPUs

AMD has quietly released two Athlon II X4 CPUs, the 638 and 641. These are based on Llano (i.e. Stars+/K10.5 architecture) but lack an integrated GPU. The socket is...

15 by Kristian Vättö on 2/8/2012

AMD Announces Turks Based FirePro V3900

While AMD’s consumer GPU division is well into its deployment of their first 28nm products, the long validation and certification period for business hardware means that AMD’s business GPU...

8 by Ryan Smith on 2/7/2012

AMD: The Flexibility is in the Fabric

A theme of the new AMD is modularity. We've of course heard this before as it has always been a goal of AMD's to bring to market more modular...

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/3/2012

Understanding AMD's Roadmap & New Direction

We've been providing live coverage of AMD's 2012 Financial Analyst Day from Santa Clara today, but if you want a summary of the company's strategy under new CEO Rory...

84 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/2/2012

AMD's Tablet Architectures: Hondo at 4.5W, Future Sub-2W SoC

In its client roadmap AMD revealed Hondo, a 4.5W APU with 1 - 2 low voltage Bobcat cores and an on-die DX11 GPU built on a 40nm process. Hondo...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/2/2012

AMD is Ambidextrous, Not Married to Any One Architecture, ARM in the Datacenter?

We've been hammering this point home all day, but AMD just mentioned it again. The company wants to be a solutions provider, one that's ambidextrous and not married to...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/2/2012

AMD's 2012 - 2013 Server Roadmap: Abu Dhabi, Seoul & Delhi CPUs

We've got a server roadmap update from AMD courtesy of its Financial Analyst Day here in Santa Clara, California. The changes to the 2012 - 2013 roadmap aren't all...

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/2/2012

AMD's 2012 - 2013 Client CPU/GPU/APU Roadmap Revealed

AMD gave us a quick update on its 2012 - 2013 client roadmap, mostly focusing on new CPU/APU releases although there's a brief mention of Sea Islands - the...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/2/2012

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