AMD says GloFlo has 14nm FinFET success
Published in Processors
Friday, 06 November 2015 10:24

AMD says GloFlo has 14nm FinFET success


Pretty sure it is talking about Zen

AMD said that Globalfoundaries has demonstrated silicon success on the first AMD products using GloFlo’s 14nm FinFET process technology.

Jim Keller was not a big fan of K12
Published in Processors
Thursday, 05 November 2015 10:50

Jim Keller was not a big fan of K12


Exclusive: Zen drive more important

Legendary, now ex AMD chief engineer Jim Keller was not a fan of the ARM-based K12 and sidelined it in favour of Zen development.

AMD Zen silicon might be in good shape
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 08:45

AMD Zen silicon might be in good shape


At least a bloke who knows ex AMD chap claims

A website based its article on one forum post claims that AMD Zen meets all expectations because he knows someone who works in AMD. So it must be true. 

AMD announces new Radeon Software Crimson
Published in Graphics
Monday, 02 November 2015 17:59

AMD announces new Radeon Software Crimson


Rebranding of AMD graphics drivers and replacement for Catalyst

AMD has announced its newest Radeon Software Crimson Edition graphics driver that will mark the rebranding of AMD's graphics drivers as well as replace the aging Catalyst Control Center with new design.

AMD preparing new Catalyst Omega-like drivers update for November
Published in Graphics


Major drivers update incoming

According to a new report, AMD is preparing a new major Catalyst drivers update for November, similar to Catalyst Omega drivers released last year.

AMD brings out the Magnum Force
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 12:41

AMD brings out the Magnum Force


Mystery product

It would appear that AMD has a mystery product called Magnum which seems to have something to do FPGA and DTV.

DirectX 12 sports an impressive  multi-GPU feature
Published in Graphics


Provides a decent performance boost

Microsoft's upcoming DirectX 12 API will bring plenty of performance improvements but one the most impressive is its ability to mix GPUs and combine Radeon and Geforce graphics cards for some extra performance.

"Custom" white Asus R9 Nano seen
Published in Graphics
Monday, 26 October 2015 17:22

"Custom" white Asus R9 Nano seen


Unclear what is under the bonnet

The AMD Radeon R9 Nano graphics card, based on Fiji GPU and HBM, has been on the market for a while and it appears that Asus has decided to make a pimped up version with a white cooler shroud. 

AMD's Zen man Keller defects to Samsung
Published in Processors
Monday, 26 October 2015 11:30

AMD's Zen man Keller defects to Samsung


That was Zen but this is now

The brains behind some key CPU designs in AMD and Apple has defected to Samsung.

Can SoC save AMD's bacon
Published in Processors
Thursday, 22 October 2015 10:45

Can SoC save AMD's bacon

AMD Embedded R-Series details 

The troubled chipmaker AMD thinks it is onto a winner with its new AMD Embedded R-Series SOC processors.