AMD has been talking up its upcoming Carrizo chip for notebooks and low-power desktops claiming that it will cut power significantly over Kaveri.
Although AMD still is not saying what the actual power consumption or the performance of the Carrizo chip will be it hinted that will offer double-digit improvements in performance and battery life compared to Kaveri. more»
Jon Peddie Research (JPR), which specialises in tracking the graphics and multimedia sectors, said that Nvidia took the lead in add in boards (AIBs) in the fourth quarter of 2014.
However, the overall shipments of AIBs fell by 17.52 percent, compared to the same quarter in 2013. more»
The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that AMD’s next-generation high-performance micro-architecture code-named “Zen” might have borrowed a few ideas from Intel.
The first central processing units to use “Zen” for client PCs will be the code-named “Summit Ridge” chip that is expected to feature up to eight cores, a DDR4 memory controller, a PCI Express 3.0 controller and up to 95W thermal design power. more»
The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn which suggests that AMD might be set to expand thanks to wodges of Chinese cash being thrown at it.
Since Intel paid AMD a billion for its anti-trust doings, AMD’s bottom line has not been that good. more»
AMD chip buyers using Amazon’s service have found themselves buying fake AMD A8-7600s.
When they receive the chips, the CPUs aren’t working and when they looked at the bottom of the chips they twigged that someone was taking older or less expensive CPUs and delidding them. more»
Financial analysts on Wall Street yesterday gave credence to rumours that Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is up for sale.
The putative buyer is rumoured to be a Chinese company but there are caveats around such a deal.
For example, AMD’s licence agreement with chip behemoth Intel would fall into desuetude if such a sale was to go ahead. more»
Scottish senior executive John Byrne said he is to leave AMD.
He had been with AMD and formerly ATI for around eight years.
He made the announcement in a Facebook posting, saying: “After eight years there and after the birth of our two beautiful daughters, I just decided it was time to do something else”. more»
For a while now AMD has been largely ignored by the makers of NAS x86 gear – who have tended to favour Intel or, more lately, ARM.
QNAP has become the first vendor to bring an AMD-based x86 NAS to the market and was showing off its wares at CES over the weekend. more»
While Intel is pinning its future on the Internet of Things (IoT), AMD appears to be spurning it as if it were a rabid dog.
Its senior vice president and general manager of the computing and graphics business group John Byrne thinks that it is much wiser to keep pushing into the PC market, which is still a $40-billion-a-year opportunity. more»
A true virtual reality machine is a lot longer away than many believe, warns AMD.
AMD’s chief gaming scientist Richard Huddy said that getting photorealism in games is impossible in the current virtual reality hardware.
Talking to Develop, Huddy said that virtual reality was a staggeringly exciting field. more»
Nvidia and AMD have had their move to 16nm and 20nm designs hampered by the limited capacity of both nodes at manufacturer TSMC.
According to WCCFTech.com, AMD GPUs are made by TSMC as are Nvidia’s chips. But it looks like all TSMC’s capacity has been sucked up by Apple and Samsung. more»
Software giant Microsoft appears to have despatched an update which behaves like malware to its Windows 7 customers.
Microsoft has confirmed that a recent update, with the catchy title KB 3004394, is causing a range of serious problems and recommends removing it. more»
Bitter semiconductor rivals Intel and AMD are set to up the stakes in 2015 with a fresh assault on the tablet market.
Both companies are often seen as the Tweedledum and Tweedledee of the chip market, continually foraying into battles where no one actually gets hurt. more»
Intel has been doing its best to explain why its Braswell chip has been delayed.
For those who came in late, Braswell was supposed to be a 1Q 2015 launch, but it kept being delayed. The latest news is that it will not be seen in the shops until June and August 2015. more»
John Docherty is departing his position as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Manufacturing Operations at AMD to join GlobalFoundries (GloFo) as SVP of Global Operations.
Docherty would appear to be a bit of a loss for AMD. He has more than 35 years of semiconductor manufacturing experience and while he was at AMD he had hands-on experience with APU, CPU and GPU manufacturing. more»