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AMD preps two new GPUs made using 28nm HPM process technology

Although Advanced Micro Devices said earlier this year that it would use 20nm process technology from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. for its future chips, it looks like the company readies two new graphics processing units (GPUs) that will be made using TSMC’s 28nm HPM [high-performance mobile] process technology. Synapse Design, …

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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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Diamond gives away AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card

Diamond Multimedia, a supplier of graphics adapters and other hardware, on Thursday announced the Diamond AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card giveaway competition. The company will give the world’s highest-performing dual-GPU graphics solution to one lucky winner in early July. In a bid to join the contest, you need to …

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Sales of graphics cards dropped significantly in Q2 – report

Sales of graphics cards significantly dropped in the second quarter this year, according to a media report. In fact, shipments of discrete desktop graphics processing units have been declining for years now, but this time the drop of demand is attributed to crypto-currency miners. While the actual sales figures of …

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The Titan Z has not been cancelled or delayed

Nvidia revealed the $3000 Titan Z graphics card all the way back in March, which was some time ago. Since then,  the company has been pretty quiet on its dual graphics solution, which sparked rumours of cancellation or an indefinite delay. However, it seems the rumours weren’t true as Nvidia’s …

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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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ASUS debuts R9 280 DirectCU II GPU

One of the biggest problems with AMD’s latest R9 series line up of cards, was that they ran hot. Really hot. Today ASUS is ticking another box off of its to do list, by announcing a new, potentially much cooler version of the R9 280: The DirectCU II version. The …

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AMD clarifies Battlefield Bundle

Earlier this week AMD released information on a new bundle with its latest line up of R9 series GPUs, that would see many of them come with a free copy of Battlefield 4. However, it’s now released a clarification since there was apparently some confusion over how it would all …

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Asus announces R9 270 with DirectCU II cooling

While there might have been a bit of a cafuffle here recently over non-reference coolers, I feel confident in saying that this one from Asus isn’t the norm. It’s the DirectCU II type we’ve seen on previous cards from the GPU partner and this time it’s attached to the company’s …

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