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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 unveils ATI Radeon E4690 Mobile PCI Express module

01/22/2010, AMD has lifted the curtains on its ATI Radeon E4690 Mobile PCI Express module which will target graphics-intensive embedded systems. Boasting compliance to the industry-standard MXM 3.0 specification for graphics subsystems, you will find that the Radeon...

ATI Radeon HD 5450 rumored to be out next month

01/18/2010, Word on the street has it that the latest ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics card will hit the market some time in the middle of next month, where it will see off the current line of ATI HD 4650/4550/4350 graphics cards. This model is touted to offer a new...

Triple screen gaming with Samsung and AMD

01/08/2010, [CES 2010] I randomly bumped onto this triple-display gaming setup from Samsung, powered by AMD. Even today, few games are supporting multi-monitor gaming, but it’s still cool to see it in action. Samsung has worked on reducing the bezel size so...

MSI X430 Gets AMD Neo Processors

11/28/2009, MSI has added another slim laptop to its X-Slim line of ultraportables. The successor to the X410 is the X430, and it doubles the number of cores with its Athlon Neo X2. Graphics will be handled by its Radeon HD 3200 graphics which also supports HDMI...

ARM loves Google OS

11/24/2009, I just read an upbeat post about Chrome OS from Bob Morris, the director of Mobile computing at ARM. Here’s an excerpt: It truly levels the playing field for platforms. For the most part today, the OS and HW are closely connected and this drove...

ATI announces Radeon HD 5970

11/17/2009, ATI has just announced the fastest video card in the world, taking over from where NVIDIA left off after a long, long time clawing its way back to the pinnacle of its game. Touted to be the speediest card ever created, the Radeon HD 5970 is one of the...

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 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...

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,...

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...