For socketed desktop systems, AMD is currently maintaining three significantly different processor lines. To add to the confusion, one is super low power (Kabini/AM1), one hasn't been updated since 2011 (AM3+), and the newest platform focuses most in integrated graphics and OpenCL rather than pure throughput (Kaveri/FM2+). Due to this segmentation, while motherboard manufacturers have products in each market, the range ends up either quite old (AM3+) or lower cost (Kabini and Kaveri), leaving manufactures little room to differentiate. But ultimately, this is AMD's strategy: providing the lower cost systems and focusing on integrated graphics. While there is something to be said in transferring over GPU knowledge into integrated graphics, one might wonder why in terms of cannibalizing low end discrete card sales. Nevertheless, we have...
Back during Computex this year, we were at ASUS’ ROG press conference when the Crossblade Ranger was announced. This was ASUS’ ROG brand returning to AMD at the request...15 by Ian Cutress on 8/6/2014
As part of the ASUS ROG Press Conference today here at Computex, ASUS has announced two of the anticipated members of the Z97 ROG lineup along with an unexpected...16 by Ian Cutress on 6/2/2014
AMD held a brief press conference this morning to disclose a new part that should be for sale shortly, the A10-6790K. The performance of the 6790K should be very...26 by Jarred Walton on 10/28/2013
The evolution of the Bulldozer module, through Piledriver, and Steamroller on Kaveri to come has been an eventful journey. Despite recent rumors floating around the Internet reporting delays...24 by Ian Cutress on 8/16/2013
Since Computex back in June, Gigabyte has been pushing a new power delivery system across parts of its motherboard range. This involves an integrated circuit to combine power...25 by Ian Cutress on 12/14/2012
One of the meetings today was with Gigabyte, up on the 36F of the Taipei 101. We got a chance to see close up their FM2 prototype design...10 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2012