Figures leaked to the great unwashed by deep throats within AMD show that its next-gen flagship gaming graphics card will really put the wind up its envious competitor, Nvidia.
Dubbed the R9 390X, the card has numbers which make Nvidia’s Maxwell architecture-based GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 look a bit weak. more»
Beancounters at mighty chip behemoth Intel can stop playing with their worry beads as it looks as though servers based on ARM technology are failing to dent X86 server business.
A report in Taiwanese wire Digitimes said that ARM has made serious attempts to invade the server business but hasn’t succeeding in storming the Intel fortress. more»
Intel rival AMD said it has added two system on a chip (SoC) devices to its semiconductor roadmap.
The Carrizo and the Carrizo-L are being positioned as the firm’s answer to the mobile market.
The chips will support Microsoft DirectX 12, OpenCL 2.0, AMD’s Mantle and Freesync and support for Windows 10, when that emerges next year. more»
AMD has hired a former Dell senior executive to lead the chipmaker’s push into microservers.
AMD said that Forrest Norrod will be senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s enterprise, embedded and semi-custom business group and report to Chief Executive Lisa Su. more»
Nvidia is ahead of AMD on the graphics front and it won’t be until next year that the Sunnyvale firm catches up.
That’s according to financial analyst Sean Chandler, who works for Seeking Alpha.
He said in a note to his clients that the Nvidia “Maxwell” architecture has put AMD under heavy pressure in the consumer graphics arena. more»
The surprise exit of Rory Read as CEO of AMD appears to have been explained as the company reported a lower-than-expected revenue forecast for the current quarter and announced job cuts.
Read cleaned out his desk, handed over the keys to the executive drinks cabinet and his special poisoned chalice, to Chief Operating Officer Lisa Su this week. more»
Just one week and a day after assuming her new roll as AMD’s CEO Dr. Lisa Su announced a reduction in force amounting to seven percent of the AMD’s current workforce of 10,149 employees.
The fallowing of ~700 people follows two rounds of layoffs under Rory Read’s three year tenure. more»
Assassin’s Creed Unity senior producer Vincent Pontbriand has waded into AMD’s console performance saying that his new game’s 900p frame rate and 30 fps target on consoles is a result of weak CPU performance.
He said that while the GPUs on the machines are really powerful and the graphics look good, the game was technically CPU-bound and the CPU has to process the AI, the number of NPCs we have on screen. more»
Chipmaker AMD has announced that its Chief Operating Officer Lisa Su will replace Rory Read as chief executive officer.
Read has been doing the job for three years and analysts do not seem sad to see him go, they are only concerned about the timing. more»
AMD has been making a big noise about its Kaveri chip range of Mobile APUs and we got a look at what it could do to Acer E5-551 15.6 laptop.
AMD A-Series APU family, codenamed Kaveri, is starting to pop up in systems from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba. more»
AMD has signed a deal with Synopsys, which gives it access to a range of designs and intellectual property on advanced 16nm/14nm and 10nm FinFET process technologies.
According to Kitguru, AMD will give Synopsys IP and engineering resources.
AMD gets interface, memory compiler, logic library and analogue intellectual property from Synopsys and will use it to develop future generations of chips to be made using 14nm/16nm as well as 10nm FinFET manufacturing processes. more»
Mystery surrounds the launch of a new AMD product this week, with pundits suggesting that it might be a new GPU.
AMD released a GPU related teaser comes a day after NVIDIA showed off its new Maxwell graphics card which include the GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970. more»
The CEO of AMD, Rory Read spoke at a Deutsche Bank tech conference earlier this week and the transcript makes interesting reading.
He’s pretty clear that AMD needs to diversify and to move to more profitable businesses, such as Pro Graphics. more»
Four disruptive forces are set to change the face of the data centre by 2016.
That’s according to market research firm Gartner, which estimates that although the data centre market seems poised for growth, existing assumptions will be challenged.
Vendors like the 50 percent or more gross margins in storage and networking hardware and software but one vendor might decide to slash its margins, so forcing a price war in the data centre industry. more»
The major battle in the server space planned for next year may be only a minor skirmish with the usual suspects winning.
Intel needs to see off the expected competition from ARM and is going to chuck a lot more cash in the area to keep its position as market leader. more»