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AMD launches ‘Core is back’ campaign, readies mysterious APU launch?

Advanced Micro Devices this week started a mysterious “Core is back” campaign by publishing a video on its Facebook page. The campaign is clearly designed to promote AMD’s Fusion accelerated processing units, heterogeneous chips containing x86 and highly-parallel graphics processing cores. The video shows how applications (depicted as monsters) fight …

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AMD ‘Carrizo’ specifications, block-diagram get published

The first specifications as well as a block-diagram of AMD’s next-generation code-named “Carrizo” accelerated processing unit (APU) have been published by a web-site. Despite expectations, the “Carrizo” will not support high-bandwidth memory (HBM) technologies, at least, in its mainstream implementation. Nonetheless, the new chip will carry a fair amount of …

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AMD’s Carrizo APUs rumoured to feature integrated HBM memory

One of the advantages that some of Intel Corp.’s integrated graphics processors (IGPs) have compared to AMD’s IGPs is a large level four cache that is used to store frequently used data. While at present AMD’s integrate graphics adapters are still faster compared to Intel’s, in the future the latter …

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AMD unveils new A10-7800 ‘Kaveri’ APU with configurable TDP

Advanced Micro Devices on Thursday introduced a new accelerated processing unit (APU) based on the code-named “Kaveri” design that is aimed at mainstream desktops with limited power consumption. The new APU comes without unlocked multiplier and thus cannot be easily overclocked, however, it has user-selectable thermal design power (TDP), which …

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AMD to increase energy efficiency of APUs by 25 times by 2020

Advanced Micro Devices on Thursday unveiled a rather bold strategy called 25X20 under which it intends to dramatically increase energy efficiency of its accelerated processing units by the year 2020. In the next six years AMD plans to further optimize power consumption of its chips and also increase their performance, …

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AMD debuts embedded ‘Bald Eagle’ APUs, CPUs with HSA capabilities

Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday introduced its new family of embedded accelerated processing units (APUs) and central processing units (CPUs) with heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) capabilities. The new chips code-named “Bald Eagle” are based on the design known as “Kaveri”, which is already available for desktops. The fresh family of …

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AMD unveils new roadmap, plans to offer pin-compatible x86 and ARM chips

Advanced Micro Devices on Monday announced details concerning its longer-term roadmap. The firm disclosed plans to develop its own ARMv8 core implementations as well as pin-compatible microprocessors and accelerated processing units based on ARM and x86 architecture. But while the company unveiled a clear and logical strategy regarding low-power and …

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AMD shows off next-generation Opteron X “Berlin” APU in action

Advanced Micro Devices this week demonstrated its next-generation AMD Opteron X-series accelerated processing unit code-named “Berlin” running Fedora Linux operating system. The new APU is projected to significantly boost performance of servers running APUs and bring heterogeneous system architecture (HSA) capabilities to servers. AMD Opteron X-series “Berlin” APU in many …

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AMD and HP quietly debut FX-670K microprocessor

From time to time large PC makers unveil hardware that chip companies like Advanced Micro Devices would rather not discuss with the general public. Recently it turned out that some of the desktops sold by Hewlett-Packard carry a strange microprocessor called AMD FX-670K, which does not seem to be exactly …

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Gigabyte introduces Intel NUC-like PC with gaming hardware inside

Gigabyte Technology has introduced its first ultra-small form-factor personal computer designed specifically for gaming. The novelty boasts with a quad-core accelerated processing unit (APU), discrete graphics processing unit, optional solid-state drive and a hard disk drive as well as other necessary hardware. Gigabyte Brix Gaming ultra-small form-factor PC is powered …

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AMD’s Mobility line to bridge tablet and laptop gap

AMD has announced a new initiative to bridge the gap between the traditional high powered, productivity focused “old Windows ecosystem,” and the high end displays and thin, light and easy to use Android/iOS ecoysystem, powered by a new line of AMD APUs set to be released over the next 12 …

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Gigabyte announces new A88X series motherboards

Gigabyte has today announced a new series of motherboards known as the A88X line, all of which will support both current-generation FM2 Trinity and Richland AMD APUs and the newer FM2+ form factor Keveri chips. This range will expand upon the already debuted, AMD G-1 Sniper board which we showed …

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AMD A10-6800K (Richland) APU Review

Today we are going to take a look at the latest ‘Richland’ APUs from AMD which have been refreshed with ‘Piledriver’ cores to enhance performance. There are numerous other improvements including the addition of 2133 MHz memory support for the A10 models. Since AMD released their first APUs back in …

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APU13 in November will help you bridge platforms

While the advent of Quad HD TV might provide one of the biggest challenges to console gaming in the coming years, there seems little doubt that having a single code platform might be one of the biggest benefits for the development community in years. KitGuru eyes San Jose in November …

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