CPU/CHIPSET NEWS

February 27th, 2012, 2:17 PM

AMD Updates FX Desktop CPU Lineup

AMD announced today that they are updating their lineup of FX desktop CPUs. Utilizing the “Bulldozer” multi-core architecture with completely unlocked processor clock multipliers, the AMD FX CPUs continue to provide PC users the enjoyment of higher CPU speeds and related performance gains. As a part of a balanced and affordable desktop system, the processors [...]

February 23rd, 2012, 12:02 PM

Rumour: PlayStation 4 to be Powered by AMD Chips

Citing a secretive group of former AMD employees, Forbes is reporting that the PlayStation 4 may feature chips made by AMD. The Xbox 360 currently features an AMD GPU. There has been no concrete news as to whether the next generation Xbox will feature AMD’s technology. These former AMD employees told Forbes that “the processor [...]

February 23rd, 2012, 11:49 AM

Was AMD Once Tempted to Purchase NVidia?

AMD was once considering purchasing NVidia and not ATI, so claim a cabal of former AMD employees. Speaking on the condition of anonymity to Forbes, these employees claim that AMD was actively courting NVidia for acquisition. The hold up for AMD, however, was that NVidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang insisted that as a condition of the [...]

February 16th, 2012, 1:34 PM

Are Delays in Store for Ivy Bridge?

Citing sources within the notebook industry, Digitimes is reporting that Intel may delay mass shipments of Ivy Bridge processors. According to Digitimes’ source, the delay is due to a number of first tier notebook players being unable to “digest”, or clear, their Sandy Bridge inventories because of the weak global economy. In order to not [...]

February 14th, 2012, 4:21 PM

Eric Demers Leaves AMD

On the eve of the launch of the Radeon 7700, Eric Demers, AMD’s Chief Technical Officer Graphics, has left the company. According to reports from Bright Side of the News, Mr. Demers left AMD unexpectedly without notice. BSN* claims that Mr. Demers’ departure has to do with simmering hostilities left over from a management dispute [...]

February 3rd, 2012, 10:11 AM

Will Rory Read ARM AMD?

Speculation is rampant about AMD’s planned “ambidextrous” mobile strategy, after a series of announcements yesterday by AMD’s top brass at the company’s Financial Analyst Day.Dr. Lisa Su, AMD’s general manager, said the company would no longer be “religious” about architectures and this flexibility would be the pillar of the company’s strategic advantage. Neither Dr. Su [...]

January 11th, 2012, 11:13 AM

Microsoft Tries Again: Second Win 7 Bulldozer Hotfix Now Available

After their first attempt to improve Bulldozer performance through a Windows 7 scheduler was quickly pulled due to performance issues, Microsoft is yet again trying by introducing a new core scheduler update.  As we reported in our original Bulldozer review, AMD made it abundantly apparent that Bulldozer couldn’t realize its full potential under a Windows [...]

January 6th, 2012, 11:27 AM

Intel to Release Intel Core i7-3820 on February 13

Fudzilla is reporting that Intel plans to launch the Core i7-3820 on February 13. The 3820 is clocked at 3.6GHz with a turbo clock of 3.9GHz, and has a 10mb cache. The chip has an MSRP of $285.

December 20th, 2011, 9:52 AM

AMD Announces New A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs)

AMD today updated its A-Series line-up of desktop and notebook Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), further improving its top-performing family of dual- and quad-core APUs. Along with speed and performance improvements, AMD Steady Video update make this unique feature more compelling than ever. For desktop users, AMD extends its overclocking pedigree to the APU; for the [...]

December 19th, 2011, 1:28 PM

Microsoft Pulls “Bulldozer” Hotfix

Claiming that the patch was incomplete and released by mistake, Microsoft has pulled a hotfix for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 designed to improve performance on AMD’s “Bulldozer” platform. This hotfix was supposed to offer a performance increase of 10 to 15 percent by addressing performance issues with simultaneous multithreading. However, according to HardOCP, [...]