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As financial week rolls along this week, today AMD announced their second quarter 2015 financial results. Earlier this month ahead of today’s announcement the company issued a warning for their Q2 earnings, significantly revising down their projections for revenue and gross margin. As a result of AMD’s earlier warning today’s announcement doesn’t have too many surprises in it, but it’s none the less an important and unfortunately painful quarter for AMD. AMD Q2 2015 Financial Results (GAAP) Q2'2015 Q1'2015 Q2'2014 Revenue $942M $1.03B $1.44B Gross Margin 25% 32% 35% Operating Income -$137M -$137M $63M Net Income -$181M -$180M -$36M Earnings Per Share -$0.23 -$0.23 -$0.05 For the quarter AMD recorded $942 million in revenue. This marks the first time in quite a number of years that AMD’s quarterly revenue has dipped below $1 billion, indicating the challenges the company has faced as the PC market continues to be...

The Quest for More Processing Power, Part Three: "Multi core of Intel and AMD compared"

How do the current dual cores of Intel and AMD compare? What are the architectural differences of the current cores? Can we quantify these differences? What will be the...

28 by Johan De Gelas on 5/18/2005

Processor Obfuscation and You: An Update on AMD and Intel CPUs

Both AMD and Intel have quite a few shipping processor models on the market right now. In order to clear up the confusion, we decided that it was...

55 by Kristopher Kubicki & Jarred Walton on 5/17/2005

Far Cry AMD64 Edition - A First Look at 64-bit Gaming

We've been very disappointed by the lack of 64-bit desktop applications for Microsoft's new x64 Edition OS. After years of campaigning for 64-bit games, AMD and Ubisoft unveiled...

59 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/10/2005

AMD's Athlon 64 X2 4800+ & 4200+ Dual Core Performance Preview

Weeks ahead of schedule, AMD sent us their first Athlon 64 X2 dual core desktop CPUs to put through our benchmarking tests. Although they still won't be out...

104 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/9/2005

AMD's dual core Opteron & Athlon 64 X2 - Server/Desktop Performance Preview

It's not always best to be first to release something, and AMD shows Intel exactly why with their comprehensive dual core product line. We benchmark both the new...

144 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 4/21/2005

AMD's Sempron 3300+: 90nm Budget Computing

AMD's first Socket-754 Sempron in almost a year offers a 200MHz increase in clock speed, but half the cache of last year's model. We look at the mixed...

53 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/18/2005

Dual Core Intel Platform Shootout - NVIDIA nForce4 vs. Intel 955X

Now that there's at least one reason to look at Intel CPUs, what's the best chipset for dual core processors? We compare NVIDIA's nForce4 SLI Intel Edition...

96 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/14/2005

Intel Dual Core Performance Preview Part II: A Deeper Look

This time around we look at the more affordable Pentium D 2.8GHz as well as the impacts of hard drives on multitasking performance, including in games.

106 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/6/2005

Intel Dual Core Performance Preview Part I: First Encounter

We bring you the first real world performance benchmarks and impressions of Intel's upcoming desktop dual core processors.

142 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/4/2005

Interview with AMD's Fred Weber - The Future of AMD Microprocessors

Fred gives us a candid look at everything from the successor to Athlon 64 to Cell.

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/31/2005

Intel's Pentium M Desktop Part II: ASUS' Pentium M to Pentium 4 Socket Adapter

In our first article, the Pentium M wasn't very competitive on the desktop. But what about when paired with a desktop chipset? ASUS shows us how...

48 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/24/2005

Understanding the Cell Microprocessor

Cutting through the hype and understanding the technology, that's what this article is all about. What's the big deal about Cell and does it have a future? We tell...

64 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/17/2005

The Quest for More Processing Power, Part Two: "Multi-core and multi-threaded gaming"

As we enter an era of increasingly multithreaded, multi-core CPUs, who will benefit the most from it? What is the use for all this CPU power? Will dual core...

49 by Johan De Gelas on 3/14/2005

A Closer Look At PhysX: Our Take On The PPU

Can AGEIA do for physics what the GPU did for graphics? The PhysX PPU is their upcoming product poised to bring physics processing add-in cards to the PC. What's...

70 by Derek Wilson on 3/11/2005

AMD Unveils Turion 64 Mobile Technology: A Rebranded Mobile Athlon 64

AMD finally provided more details about their new Turion 64 Mobile Technology - as we originally guessed, it's basically a new name for the 90nm Mobile Athlon 64.

43 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/10/2005

Intel Pentium 4 6xx and 3.73EE: Favoring Features Over Performance

With the introduction of its newest Pentium 4 revision, Intel has doubled the L2 cache size, added EIST and EM64T, and taken away the bite of the Extreme Edition...

71 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 2/21/2005

AMD K8 E4 Stepping: SSE3 Performance

The Revision E core AMD launched with the new Opteron 252 includes SSE3 along with the 1GHz coherent HT link, 90nm fabrication, and organic packaging.

48 by Derek Wilson on 2/17/2005

The Quest for More Processing Power, Part One: "Is the single core CPU doomed?"

Why did Prescott really fail? Will Multi-Core CPUs really be an answer to our performance prayers? What will future CPU architectures bring? If you seek the answers, join us...

65 by Johan De Gelas on 2/8/2005

Intel's Pentium M on the Desktop - A Viable Alternative?

Although many want to declare it the death of Net Burst, is the Pentium M truly suited for a high performance desktop?

76 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/7/2005

Rambus in Cell Processors and Intel's Dual Core Announcements

Rambus is the interface of choice for 90% of the signaling pins in the Cell architecture, and Intel's dual-core is on schedule for Q2 of this year. Interested yet?

38 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/7/2005

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