It seems like it's been a long time since we've seen a WHQL driver release from AMD… and it has been. The previous WHQL driver dates back to April, the Catalyst 14.4 drivers, so we're close to five months between updates. In the interim, AMD has had beta/release candidate drivers for 14.6 and 14.7, along with the initial driver release for the R9 285 Tonga GPU. The new 14.9 drivers appear to be the official release of the R9 285 drivers, with version numbering of 14.301 (compared to 14.300 for the launch driver). As usual, there are quite a few updates listed in the release notes, with minor to moderate performance improvements noted for 3DMark Sky Diver and Fire Strike, 3DMark11, Bioshock Infinite, Company of...

AMD's A8-3850 up to 26% Faster than A6-3650

When AMD introduced its Llano desktop parts it mentioned two different GPU configurations: an on-die Radeon HD 6550D with 400 cores running at 600MHz and a Radeon HD 6530D...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/23/2011

The Sandy Bridge Pentium Review: G850, G840, G620 & G620T Tested

Despite abandoning Pentium as a high end brand with the 2006 release of Intel's Core 2 Duo, Intel has kept the label around for use on its value mainstream...

110 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/23/2011

AMD Updates Brazos with E-450, E-300 and C-60 APUs

When AMD first introduced its Brazos platform at the end of last year it promised annual updates to the platform. Today we get the first official update to the...

25 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/22/2011

AMD Releases Catalyst 11.8 Drivers

AMD today released version 11.8 of its Calalyst driver package for Windows. As with previous releases, version 11.8 is available for all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP...

14 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/17/2011

AMD Introduces Triple-Core A6-3500 APU

AMD just announced availability of its first triple-core Llano APU: the A6-3500. The 3500 features three cores running at 2.1GHz. AMD's Turbo Core is supported so you can see...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/17/2011

Llano in the Wild: Toshiba's Satellite L775D-S7206

Since Llano's introduction, the value of AMD's new APU has been the subject of some debate, even between editors here at AnandTech. With notebooks sporting the new A-series processors...

74 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/12/2011

AMD to Enter RAM Market with Radeon-branded DDR3

AMD's website suggests that the company will be entering the RAM market soon with their own RAM modules. The modules will be branded as Radeon, just like AMD's GPUs...

23 by Kristian Vättö on 8/8/2011

28nm Radeon Chips This Year? AMD Says Yes

During its Q2 2011 earnings conference, AMD’s interim-CEO Thomas Seifert revealed that AMD already has working samples of GPUs using a 28nm fabrication process. AMD claims it is on...

17 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 7/28/2011

Details on AMD Bulldozer: Opterons to Feature Configurable TDP

AMD’s new Bulldozer-based CPUs are just around the corner. AMD has said the release of Zambezi CPUs will happen in Q3, which means any time from now. The latest...

62 by Johan De Gelas & Kristian Vättö on 7/15/2011

AMD Raises the Mobile Performance Bar with Radeon HD 6990M

AMD’s last update to their mobile GPU lineup is now over six months old, which means we’re about due for another new part. Right on cue, and not long...

34 by Jarred Walton on 7/12/2011

MSI Announces WindPad 110W With New AMD Z-01

The tablet market is expanding every bit as rapidly as netbooks did when they first arrived, and then some. MSI has announced their entry into the market today, and...

37 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/7/2011

AnandTech Mobile Graphics Guide, Summer 2011

If desktop graphics hardware can be more than a little confusing, deciphering performance of mobile graphics parts can be (and has historically been) an absolute nightmare. Way back in...

83 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/5/2011

AMD A8-3850 : An HTPC Perspective

Today is all about Lynx, the desktop version of the Llano platform from AMD. Anand is reviewing the A8-3850 from a generic PC perspective, and Ian is covering its...

107 by Ganesh T S on 6/30/2011

The AMD A8-3850 Review: Llano on the Desktop

Ever since the arrival of Conroe back in 2006, we've only really recommended AMD for its (sometimes incredible) value. Recommending AMD for those looking for absolute performance pretty much...

100 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/30/2011

ASRock A75 Extreme6 Review and Desktop Llano Overclocking

Our initial tests with the ASRock A75 Extreme6 were based on a pre-release model, and shown in our preview. At that point, the board design was not finalized...

44 by Ian Cutress on 6/30/2011

Update: AMD Resigns from BAPCo Over SYSmark 2012 Concerns; NVIDIA & VIA Also Leave, BAPCo Responds

What’s in a Benchmark? This is a pertinent question that all users need to ask themselves, because if you don’t know what a benchmark actually tests and how that...

122 by Jarred Walton on 6/21/2011

Sandy Bridge Buyer’s Guide

Almost a half-year after the launch of the second-generation Core processors, Intel’s newest CPUs remain dominant in the mid- to high-end desktop computing markets. Since the January release of...

90 by Zach Throckmorton on 6/17/2011

The AMD Llano Notebook Review: Competing in the Mobile Market

Today has been a long time in coming; we first heard about Llano way back in 2008, but even then the target date was 2011. Even so, AMD has...

177 by Jarred Walton & Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/14/2011

The Llano Desktop Preview: AMD A8-3850 CPU & GPU Performance

If you haven't gotten the hint, today is all about Llano. The big story is of course Llano's notebook appearance; however, in the coming weeks you'll be hearing a...

134 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/14/2011

Discrete HTPC GPU Shootout

The popularity of Intel's HD Graphics amongst HTPC enthusiasts and the success of the AMD APUs seem to indicate that the days of the discrete HTPC GPU are numbered...

70 by Ganesh T S on 6/12/2011

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