AMD is being propped up by consoles
Published in Processors
Friday, 15 January 2016 14:56

AMD is being propped up by consoles


PS4 and Xbox One sold well over Christmas

AMD is expecting to see its bottom line boosted by good Xbox and PS4 sales over the recent holiday season. Both contain AMD's CPUs and GPUs.

AMD launches Opteron A1100 Seattle
Published in Processors
Thursday, 14 January 2016 20:43

AMD launches Opteron A1100 Seattle


First A57 chip after a year's delay

Miracles apparently can happen after AMD just announced its long delayed Cortex A57 based Opteron A1100 SoC. It took longer than many expected but the Opteron A1100 aka Seattle is finally out.

Update to High Bandwidth Memory DRAM posted
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 14 January 2016 14:18

Update to High Bandwidth Memory DRAM posted


Memory Stacking will go beyond Fuji

AMD’s Fuji was one of the first GPUs to use JEDEC’s High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) DRAM standard and now JEDEC has released an update which should attract others.

Sapphire issues R9 Fury card
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 14:01

Sapphire issues R9 Fury card


Claims the highest possible performance

Sapphire has released a new graphics card based upon AMD's R9 Fury and claims that it has been tuned for the "the highest possible performance, quiet operation and exceptional overclocking capabilities" of any card based upon this GPU.

AMD releases new A10-7890K flagship APU
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 13 January 2016 12:48

AMD releases new A10-7890K flagship APU


New FM2+ and AM3+ moterboards incoming as well

During CES 2016 show, AMD has announced the new flagship Kaveri-based APU, the AMD A10-7890K, as well as an announced that new FM2+ and AM3+ motherboards with USB 3.1 and M.2 should be incoming.

Intel claims most don’t need a GPU
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 11:25

Intel claims most don’t need a GPU


Integrated graphics have nearly  caught up

Chipzilla claims that casual or mainstream gamers no longer need a discrete graphics card, because integrated graphics have nearly caught up.

AMD will not support coreboot on Zen
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 10:54

AMD will not support coreboot on Zen


Ironically caused by the death of Sage

The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that AMD will not support CoreBoot on Zen.

AMD significantly cuts the R9 Nano price
Published in Graphics
Monday, 11 January 2016 20:28

AMD significantly cuts the R9 Nano price


Now officially priced at US $499

In a rather surprising move, AMD has now cut the price of its mini-ITX Radeon R9 Nano graphics card down to US $499, which puts it at the same price as the Radeon Fury (non-X).

Polaris GPUs are shipping
Published in Processors
Monday, 11 January 2016 11:21

Polaris GPUs are shipping


Sooner than expected

While AMD recently announced its fourth generation GCN architecture, known as Polaris, at the CES 2016, it was keeping quiet on a launch date.

AMD is so proud of its stock cooler that it is demoing it
Published in Motherboards


Wraith might make only a spectral appearance 

Most stock CPU coolers are junked when the chip is delivered and replaced with something which is a little more sexy and does not sound like a B52 taking off.