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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.

Former Intel Employee Pleads Guilty for Data Theft

04/09/2012, On Friday last, former Intel employee Biswamohan Pani pleaded guilty of data theft charges after he allegedly stole $1 billion worth of trade secrets from Intel. Intel has reviewed the data that was stolen and adjusted the value of information to be...

AMD Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 GPUs Launched

03/05/2012, AMD has just announced its new Radeon HD 7870 and Radeon HD 7850 graphics cards. The overall performance is very good, and we were particularly impressed by how well the Radeon HD 7870 performs in games like BattleField 3: it matches NVIDIA’s GTX 580,...

AMD was interested in acquiring NVIDIA before ATI?

02/24/2012, Back in 2006, AMD acquired ATI in order to gain foothold in the GPU business – but did you know that it could have been NVIDIA in ATI’s place instead? According to a report from Forbes, which recently got an ex-AMD employee to spill the beans –...

AMD to double down on mobility, thin & light

02/02/2012, During its Analyst day, AMD’s CEO Rory Read said that his company would “leverage its PC chips technology” to enter the tablet market. He also said that AMD would stay away from smartphones at the moment, because it is a...

AMD Radeon HD 7950 graphics card now available

01/31/2012, Planning to get a new graphics card for your new gaming desktop? AMD might just have what you need. The company today announced the worldwide availability of the AMD Radeon HD 7950 graphics card for desktop computers. It is the second graphics card based...

Radeon HD 7970 is AMD’s new high-end GPU

12/22/2011, AMD has just released its new Radeon HD 7970. It is a new design based on AMD’s “Graphics Core Next” that had been presented earlier in the year. The goal of this new design was two-fold: 1/win the single GPU performance crown 2/ perform...

AMD A-Series Processors, Unlocked

12/20/2011, AMD has bumped the performance of its A-Series APUs (Accelerated Processing Unit) by releasing an “unlocked” version of some processors and new versions of others. In all, 6 desktop and 8 laptop processors have been announced today. For...

AMD looking to enter ultrathin market Q1 2012

12/12/2011, According to a recent interview that AMD gave with The Australian (requires a subscription), it would seem as though AMD has plans to enter the ultrabook game themselves. However it is obvious that they will not be using the ultrabook name as it is a term...

ASUS reveals 13.3″ U32U AMD Fusion APU powered notebook

11/17/2011, While ultrabooks may or may not become the new standard for notebooks, if you can’t afford the price of an ultrabook, ASUS has an alternative for you in the form of their new ASUS U32U notebook, which costs about half the price of an ultrabook.

HP ENVY New Generation

11/15/2011,   HP high-end notebook lineup will get three new models, the HP ENVY 15, HP ENVY 17 and HP ENVY 17 3D. The ENVY series was launched the first time in 2009 as a line of elegant and powerful notebooks to compete with the MacBook Pro. I can say that...

CPU Overclocking Record Broken, But…

10/31/2011, The AMD FX-8150 was recently used to break a world record in terms of overclocking, but Andre Yang has gone beyond the previous record (8.429GHz) by reaching 8.46151GHz, however he did so by disabling 6 of the 8 cores in order to lower the overall...

CyberpowerPC Gamer Scorpius desktops pack AMD 8-core CPUs

10/12/2011, Most games can run fine on a quad-core processor computer. In fact a lot of them already do great on dual-core processor – but that hasn’t stopped processor manufacturers from pushing the bar when it comes to speed and power. AMD recently released...

AMD A4-3300 and A4-3400 APUs Introduced

09/07/2011, AMD has just launched two Accelerated Processing Units*(APUs)  in the entry-level segment. This new addition to the AMD line-up will allow AMD customers (PC manufacturers) to build more affordable systems that are still fairly capable in terms of gaming...