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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 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...

AMD Unveils Windows 7 Graphics Driver

05/06/2009, Windows 7 isn’t even out yet, but AMD has already made sure they’re ready to greet the oncoming tide with its new video graphics driver for Windows 7 which has already received the Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) certification. This...