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AMD, also known as Advanced Micro Devices, is a semiconductor company based in Sunnyvale, California. The company was founded on May 1, 1969 by a group of ex-Fairchild Semiconductor executives. AMD's products include microprocessors, motherboard chipsets, embedded processors, and graphics processors for servers, workstations and personal computers. The company also offers embedded systems applications. Currently, AMD is the second-largest supplier of x86 architecture-based microprocessors and one of the largest GPU suppliers in the world.

AMD Radeon HD 5970 video card leaked

10/30/2009, The AMD Radeon HD 5970 video card has been leaked out without any official announcement just yet, although there is an image of it as shown above. This video card was reportedly supposed to be the HD 5870X2 originally, where the HD 5850X2 will most...

ATI To Power Next-gen Xbox?

10/14/2009, There isn’t anything official on this just yet, but if our sources around the Internet are to be believed, it seems that AMD/ATI has already got the deal to power the next-generation Xbox console. This probably shows that Microsoft is satisfied with...

The ATI Radeon HD 5800 is the fastest GPU in town

09/23/2009, The Next generation AMD GPU has arrived: The ATI Radeon HD 5870 should have been called Radeon 2X: when compared to the Radeon HD 4890, It has twice the number of stream processors, twice the transistors, twice the texture and pixel blending power and is...

Lucid offers a multi-GPU alternative to SLI and CrossFire

09/23/2009, [IDF 2009, SF] Lucid’s Hydra Engine is a hardware solution (a chip) that brings multi-GPU functionality to motherboards, without having to use Nvidia’s SLI or AMD’s CrossFire. Usually, there is a lot of work done in the GPU driver, but...

AMD Thuban hexa-core processors

09/21/2009, AMD is going to roll out hexa-core processors to consumer computers, otherwise known as the Thuban. In addition, these uber-fast processors will be backwards compatible with current AM3 and AM2+ motherboards, making us wonder whether this could dent...

AMD Athlon II X4: quad-core computing under $100

09/16/2009, AMD is back at providing great value to the consumer: its new Athlon II X4 brings a level of performance that is comparable to Intel’s Q8xxx series, but at a much lower price point. AMD has designed this processor to make a foray into the mainstream...

Crysis on iPhone

09/14/2009, Just how powerful are AMD’s next generation GPUs? Strong enough to run Crysis-level graphics on the iPhone – as demonstrated by AMD using their next-gen platform’s 2.5 teraFLOPS of floating-point power and DirectX 11 abilities. Does this...

AMD EyeFinity paraded

09/10/2009, AMD just took their soon-to-be Radeon HD 5800 series graphics chipset out for a spin, where it is also known as Eyefinity. They hooked up the ATI-branded technology video card to half a dozen DisplayPort outputs that were running at their full resolution,...

AMD Congo unveiled

09/10/2009, AMD has just rolled out its latest Congo processor, the next-generation Ultrathin Platform that will comprise of a speedy 1.6GHz Turion Neo X2 while featuring specifications that focuses on graphics performance and battery life. Congo will rely on a...

MSI to roll out AMD Yukon notebooks

08/21/2009, Word has it that MSI from Taiwan will roll out their new range of AMD Yukon-powered ultra-thin notebooks sometime this October, although there could be unforseen circumstances where the October release date will have to be pushed back until further...

CPU against GPU in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

07/28/2009, WSJ’s Don Clark has written an interesting article about how GPUs (graphics processing unit) and CPUs (central processing unit) are competing to be the top processor in Hollywood’s Computer Graphics (CG) business. In “Harry Potter and...

AMD CPU+GPU fusion in 22nm in 2010?

07/24/2009, Rumor has it that AMD’s CPU and GPU “fusion” won’t happen until the second half of 2010 when the 22nm (nanometer) process will be ready for production. Intel has already shown its plans for a CPU+GPU integration in the form of...

Caustic hardware ray-tracing to be shown at SIGGRAPH

07/22/2009, You might have seen the first CausticOne card on this site some time ago: it was a prototype of a hardware ray-tracing accelerator that will be demonstrated at SIGGRAPH this summer. Caustic Graphics is not the first company to try accelerating...