AMD

For the recent launch of AMD’s Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G APUs, our review found that AMD raised the low-end integrated graphics bar to a new level. With superior gaming performance at lower cost and power draw compared to competing solutions, the Ryzen 5 2400G has effectively shut down the sub-$100 graphics card market. But outside of gaming, the other major use-case of integrated graphics is for media content playback and streaming, typically related to HTPC use. In recent days, one of the bigger issues is not just hardware encode/decode capabilities but also hardware DRM support, such as HDCP 2.2, or Microsoft’s PlayReady 3.0 that is required for Netflix 4K and HDR streaming on PCs. With this capability, the new APUs and upcoming...

Rage Against the (Benchmark) Machine

Rage came out a little over a week ago, and in the aftermath we’ve discovered some interesting pieces of information. We thought we’d chime in with some thoughts on...

81 by Jarred Walton on 10/14/2011

Alienware's M18x, Part 2: AMD's Radeon HD 6990M in CrossFire

In our first run with the Alienware M18x, we sat down and took a look at the notebook itself along with NVIDIA's current top shelf mobile graphics part, the...

25 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/14/2011

The Bulldozer Review: AMD FX-8150 Tested

AMD has been trailing Intel in the x86 performance space for years now. Ever since the introduction of the first Core 2 processors in 2006, AMD hasn't been able...

429 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/12/2011

AMD Demos 28nm GPU Again, No Update on Availability

In order to address concerns of a difficult transition to 28nm, AMD demonstrated its next-generation 28nm GPU at IDF last month. The demo system featured a mobile variant of...

24 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/5/2011

Update: AMD Re-Releases Catalyst Preview Driver For Rage

With the release of id Software's Rage this morning, AMD has pushed out a new preview driver specifically for the game. Unlike last week's 11.10 preview driver, AMD has...

3 by Ryan Smith on 10/4/2011

AVADirect Compact Gaming PC: Small Case, Big System

It's easy to build a powerful desktop if you take a big, beefy enclosure like SilverStone's FT-02 or the Thermaltake Level 10 GT and just fill it with the...

17 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/4/2011

Rendering and HPC Benchmark Session Using Our Best Servers

Each time we publish a new server platform review, several of our readers inquire about HPC and rendering benchmarks. We're always willing to accommodate reasonable requests, so we're going...

52 by Johan De Gelas on 9/30/2011

AMD Releases Catalyst 11.9 Drivers

Following up yesterday's release of the Catalyst 11.10 beta package, AMD has made the final version of the Catalyst 11.9 package available for users of 32-bit and 64-bit Windows...

16 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/29/2011

Rick Bergman Resurfaces...as the CEO of Synaptics

Last week I regrettably posted that AMD's Products Group GP, Rick Bergman, had left the company for unknown reasons. Tonight I got an email from Synaptics telling me that...

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/28/2011

AMD Confirms 32nm Yield Issues at Global Foundries

AMD just announced revised revenue projections for Q3. Revenue is up compared to Q2 by 4 - 6%, but AMD had originally expected an increase of 10%. The reason...

38 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/28/2011

AMD Releases Catalyst 11.10 Preview for Battlefield 3

With today's launch of the Battlefield 3 early beta, AMD has released a preview build of their Catalyst 11.10 drivers specifically for Battlefield 3. The Catalyst 11.10 Preview driver...

8 by Ryan Smith on 9/27/2011

AMD Announces Next Financial Analyst Day: February 2012

For the past three years AMD has held an annual Financial Analyst Day at its HQ in Sunnyvale, CA in November. That was the case for 2008, 2009 and...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/22/2011

Products Group GM Rick Bergman Leaves AMD

For the first time in years AMD is set to really start executing on the CPU side. Although Bulldozer has faced significant delays, Brazos and Llano were both warmly...

14 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/22/2011

Internet Machines Uses Patent to Go After PCI-Express Tech and Anyone Using It

One of our contacts recently made us aware of a new round of lawsuits, which could apparently apply to every major company in the world of personal computers. The...

23 by Jarred Walton on 9/21/2011

Mobile GPU Faceoff: AMD Dynamic Switchable Graphics vs. NVIDIA Optimus Technology

AMD has had switchable graphics technology with their mobile GPUs for a while now, with solutions like the original HP Envy 13 from two years back and Lenovo’s T400...

91 by Jarred Walton on 9/20/2011

A look at Windows 8 Tablets running on TI, Qualcomm, Nvidia, AMD and Intel silicon

This afternoon (and yesterday) we had a chance to meet with a number of SoC vendors who have partnered with Microsoft for Windows 8. Each of them has their...

94 by Brian Klug on 9/14/2011

AMD's 28nm GPU Demoed, Release Later This Year

In another demonstration of silicon health AMD was showing working 28nm mobile GPU silicon running Dirt 3. It's too early to talk about performance or specifications, but AMD is...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/14/2011

Look Out Bulldozer, Here Comes Trinity: AMD's 2012 Demo on Video at IDF

AMD's Bulldozer CPU is on the verge of being released. Sever markets will see the CPU soon, while desktop customers will have to wait until Q4 (which is only...

33 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/14/2011

AMD Shows Off Mobility Radeon HD 7000

Thanks X-bit labs for the image Intel's Developer Forum and Microsoft's BUILD conference are both underway but to not make this week any quieter, AMD is also having their own...

8 by Kristian Vättö on 9/14/2011

AMD Sets World Overclocking Record with 8.429GHz Bulldozer Processor

Before every major architecture launch from AMD or NVIDIA, the companies typically hold an editor's or tech day. These events usually last about a day (sometimes two) and involve...

43 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

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