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From time to time companies bundle the latest games with their hardware in a bid to attract attention of gamers and to make their products more competitive. Such promotions are mutually beneficial: for gamers, it is a good way to upgrade and save some money on titles, while for companies it is an efficient way to increase sales. Recently AMD and Samsung have launched campaigns that add a free digital copy of various digital games with their products, including Civilization VI, Doom and Watch_Dogs 2. Update 11/22: NVIDIA has launched its own promotion, which will add Watch_Dogs 2 to select GeForce GTX 1070/1080 graphics cards and notebooks featuring these GPUs. AMD: Get Civilization VI and Doom for Free Running from October 27 to January 27 (or when...

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 1

Last Friday, Brian Klug, Ian Cutress and myself took an hour to discuss a lot of what was on our minds lately. At a high level we discussed building...

59 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/13/2012

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

Intel Announces Xeon Phi Family of Co-Processors – MIC Goes Retail

As conference season is in full swing, this week’s big technical conference is the 2012 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) taking place over in Hamburg, Germany. ISC is one of...

54 by Ryan Smith on 6/19/2012

AMD Llano HTPC Builders Guide

Home Theater PCs (HTPCs) are becoming more and more popular due to a number of reasons. The desire of consumers to watch and enjoy their media, be it Blu-rays/DVDs...

76 by Ganesh T S on 6/5/2012

Thunderbolt on Windows Part 2: Intel's DZ77RE-K75 & ASUS' P8Z77-V Premium

Quad-core mobile Sandy Bridge, 2.5" SSDs and Thunderbolt together have allowed me to use a notebook as my primary work machine. I get all of the portability benefits of...

116 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2012

The Rest of the Ivy Bridge Die Sizes

AnandTech reader Grant Vezina pointed out in the comments to my last post that Intel properly documents almost all Ivy Bridge die sizes in the mechanical specifications pages of...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2012

Dual Core/GT2 Ivy Bridge Die Measured: ~121mm^2

I mentioned Intel's desired secrecy around die sizes and transistor counts for the majority of the Ivy Bridge lineup in our 3470 review from this morning. While I can't...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2012

Intel Dual-Core Mobile Ivy Bridge Launch and i5-3427U Ultrabook Review

Back in April, Intel launched their latest CPU architecture along with their 22nm process: Ivy Bridge. Similar to the Sandy Bridge launch last year, the first parts to come...

64 by Jarred Walton on 5/31/2012

Intel Core i5 3470 Review: HD 2500 Graphics Tested

Intel's first 22nm CPU, codenamed Ivy Bridge, is off to an odd start. Intel unveiled many of the quad-core desktop and mobile parts last month, but only sampled a...

66 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2012

More Good News from AMD: 30 Additional Free AFDS Passes Available

You guys really impressed AMD with how quickly you took advantage of their 50 free passes to AMD's Fusion12 Developer Summit (AFDS). After seeing that a couple of commenters...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/29/2012

Replacing my HTPC with a mini ITX System

Free time is hard to come by these days. Since the beginning of the year I've hit Vegas, Barcelona, Santa Clara, New York, Santa Clara (again), Austin, Seattle, Chicago...

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/24/2012

ASUS Zenbook Prime (UX21A) Review: The First of the 2nd Gen Ultrabooks

The first round of Ultrabooks were mostly underwhelming. It shouldn't be a surprise, but many of the efforts were just half hearted at best. Of the companies who shipped...

192 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/22/2012

Answered by the Experts: Heterogeneous and GPU Compute with AMD’s Manju Hegde

AMD’s Manju Hegde is one of the rare folks I get to interact with who has an extensive background working at both AMD and NVIDIA. He was one of...

15 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/21/2012

What We've Been Waiting For: Testing OpenCL Accelerated Handbrake with AMD's Trinity

AMD, and NVIDIA before it, has been trying to convince us of the usefulness of its GPUs for general purpose applications for years now. For a while it seemed...

60 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/15/2012

Ask the Experts: Heterogeneous and GPU Compute with AMD’s Manju Hegde

AMD’s Manju Hegde is one of the rare folks I get to interact with who has an extensive background working at both AMD and NVIDIA. He was one of...

100 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/14/2012

A First Look at Thunderbolt on Windows with MSI's Z77A-GD80

I finally made the transition to a notebook as my desktop last year, a move many had made years prior. Quad-core mobile Sandy Bridge and good SSDs made the...

98 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/11/2012

MIPS Technologies Updates Processor IP Lineup with Aptiv Series

ARM has been making waves over the past two years with plenty of processor and graphics IP announcements, but they are not alone in the game. MIPS Technologies, almost...

41 by Ganesh T S on 5/10/2012

Undervolting and Overclocking on Ivy Bridge

In the past, overclocking a processor for ‘free’ performance involved taking a cheap model and pushing it past the top end model. In the land of Intel, overclocking by...

84 by Ian Cutress on 4/23/2012

The Intel Ivy Bridge (Core i7 3770K) Review

The times, they are changing. In fact, the times have already changed, we're just waiting for the results. I remember the first time Intel brought me into a hotel...

173 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Ryan Smith on 4/23/2012

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