Intel set to buy Altera
Published in News
Monday, 30 March 2015 10:23

Intel set to buy Altera


Shares surge

Shares in Chipzilla have surged after the news leaked that it is trying to buy fellow chipmaker Altera for a cool $10 billion.

AMD Greenland HBM graphics coming next year
Published in Graphics


In 2016 APU design

The world is still expecting the birth of the High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) boosted Fiji GPU, and the first cards based on the new chip should launch in late June, or the end of Q2 2015 if you prefer. 

AMD shows DirectX 12 performance in 3DMark benchmark
Published in Graphics


DirectX 12 does well on AMD R9 290X and FX-8370

Now that Futuremark has released a new update for 3DMark which brings 3DMark API Overhead benchmark, AMD was quite keen to show some performance figures on its Radeon R9 290X graphics card, as well as performance scaling on the octa-core FX-8370 CPU.

Futuremark releases 3DMark update with API Overhead feature-set
Published in Graphics


For measuring difference between DX11, DX12 and Mantle APIs

Futuremark has released a new 3DMark update with the new API Overhead feature test, meant to measure the difference in DirectX 11, DirectX 12 and Mantle API performance.

GameStop sales dry up
Published in News
Friday, 27 March 2015 11:12

GameStop sales dry up


No one wants a new console

GameStop sales are drying up as gamers lose interest in the latest generation of consoles.

AMD Fiji has two GPUs
Published in Graphics
Friday, 27 March 2015 10:53

AMD Fiji has two GPUs


Liquid VR and sources offer proof

It has been a while since we saw the first factual proof of the existence of Fiji, the next generation flagship AMD GPU, that will be the first graphics card to come with High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) memory.

MSI announces new 970A SLI Krait Edition motherboard
Published in Motherboards


Brings USB 3.1 to AMD chipset

MSI has announced the world's first USB 3.1 equipped AMD chipset based motherboard, the black and white 970A SLI Krait Edition.

Sony set to upgrade PS4 GPU
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 26 March 2015 13:02

Sony set to upgrade PS4 GPU


Calls for more experts

The maker of the PS4, Sony appears to be wanting to update its devkits and is looking for an experienced programmer to work on GPU Profiling and Debugging tools used by PlayStation 4 developers worldwide.

Rumour: Samsung could move to acquire AMD
Published in Processors
Thursday, 26 March 2015 08:09

Rumour: Samsung could move to acquire AMD


To take on Intel and Qualcomm

According to South Korean media reports, Samsung is interested in acquiring AMD, all in an effort to compete with rival chipmakers Intel and Qualcomm. 

AMD sneaks out 64-bit ARM server details
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 14:11

AMD sneaks out 64-bit ARM server details


For shareholder's eyes only

Buried in AMD's shareholders' report, there was a some suprising detail about the outfit's first ARM 64-bit server SoCs.