Rumours confirm GloFlo will develop its own 10nm
Published in Processors


More rumours – this time from the Orient

We wrote a story a while back claiming that GloFlo was going to develop its own 7nm 10nm free from the licencing constraints of its partner Samsung. This was greeted by much mirth at the time, but it is looking like we were right.

AMD sheds 500 more staff
Published in News
Friday, 02 October 2015 08:50

AMD sheds 500 more staff


We warned you 

While we want AMD to do well to balance the Intel and Nvidia empires, it does seem that the outfit cannot get a break.  Today it announced that it is letting 500 staff go and will begin another wave of restructuring.

AMD releases Pro APU
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 12:17

AMD releases Pro APU


Based on Godaveri and Carrizo


Troubled chipmaker AMD's has launched its Pro APUs quietly with just one major customer so far, the maker of expensive printer ink HP.

AMD upgrades discrete graphics for embedded systems
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Three levels of performance

AMD has announced a new range of discrete graphics for embedded systems raning from "power efficient" to "high performance" and "ultra-high performance."

AMD releases Catalyst 15.9 Beta drivers
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 29 September 2015 12:49

AMD releases Catalyst 15.9 Beta drivers


Game optimizations and bug fixes

AMD has released its latest Catalyst 15.9 Beta drivers that will bring game optimizations for upcoming beta phase of Star Wars Battlefront game as well as a couple of bug fixes.

AMD gives TSMC Zen
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Friday, 25 September 2015 14:49

AMD gives TSMC Zen


What is the sound of 16nm FinFET clapping

Amid rumours of Globalfoundries' slow 14nm FinFET yield, it appears that AMD has taken its Zen project to TSMC.

AMD gave Zen engineers a free hand
Published in Processors
Thursday, 24 September 2015 10:43

AMD gave Zen engineers a free hand


Has one hand clapping – but no ARM 

AMD has said that its Zen engineers had total freedom to build a chip from scratch and come up with the best.

Intel slowed PC sales to increase Skylake's price
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Thursday, 24 September 2015 10:27

Intel slowed PC sales to increase Skylake's price


Things Chipzilla can do while AMD naps

Chipzilla might have caused slow PC sales at the beginning of the year to boost the price of its Skylake chips later.

EK Water Blocks releases R9 Nano block
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 19:10

EK Water Blocks releases R9 Nano block


Full-cover water block for Radeon R9 Nano

EK Water Blocks, a well known liquid cooling manufacturer from Slovenia, has released its newest full-cover water blocks designed for AMD's Radeon R9 Nano graphics card, the EK-FC R9 Nano.

XFX working on liquid-cooled R9 Fury
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 14:04

XFX working on liquid-cooled R9 Fury


With factory-overclocked GPU

While the Radeon R9 Fury X was the only graphics card in the Fury series shipping with AiO liquid cooler, this will apparently change as XFX is working on a Radeon R9 Fury (non-X) version that will feature a similar cooling system.