April 16th, 2012, 11:36 AM

Does AMD Want MIPS?

Bright Side of the News is reporting that AMD is seriously mulling a purchase of microprocessor design firm MIPS, in a play that may echo their acquisition of NexGen Inc. in 1996. MIPS designs processor architectures and licenses them to manufactures in a similar way to ARM Holdings. The MIPS architecture, based on RISC CPUs, [...]

March 6th, 2012, 5:13 PM

AMD Confirms Minor CPU Bug

AMD has confirmed the existence of a minor bug in some of its line of processors that could cause errors when executing code. The bug was first discovered by Matt Dillon, developer of the OS DragonFly BSD. In a blog post, Mr. Dillon said he discovered the bug – called a segmentation fault – by [...]

March 5th, 2012, 12:12 PM

AMD and GlobalFoundries Part Ways

AMD announced early Monday that it is divesting of its remaining stake in GlobalFoundries, the chip manufacturing partner that it had originally spun off in 2009. After AMD’s divests of its remaining stake of the company, 9%, GlobalFoundries will be wholly owned by Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Investment Company. AMD will be free to pursue [...]

March 1st, 2012, 11:03 AM

Intel Confirms then Redacts Details of Ivy Bridge Lineup

Intel posted details of its entire Ivy Bridge desktop lineup early this morning, in a PDF file. That file could be found online early this morning, but has since been redacted (it can be seen with a google cache). Below are excerpts from that file which should interest all of you: What do you think?

February 28th, 2012, 9:35 AM

Overclockers Push Core i7-3770K to 7GHz

While an exact release date for Intel’s Ivy Bridge – the 22nm successor to Sandy Bridge – has yet to be confirmed, reports coming from Bright Side of the News indicate the processor has massive overclocking potential. Intel’s soon-to-be-released quad core Core i7-3770K is clocked at 3.5 GHz with an L1 cache of 128 KB, [...]

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 [...]