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AMD starts "Gaming Evolved" campaign

15 comments Carl Poirier - Jul 24, 10 4:55am (PST)
AMD's Gaming Evolved program has just launched, and is said to "help create the best possible gaming experience on the world's best gaming platform -- the PC." The program focuses on three main points:     * ...

AMD reports record second quarter revenue

0 comments Carl Poirier - Jul 15, 10 6:38pm (PST)
[image1 width=275 float=right] AMD held a conference today at 5:00 PM ET to announce its quarterly earnings for Q2 2010, which proved to be a very strong period. The record revenue is up 5% compared to last quarter, for a total of $1.65B. ...

Super Talent readies new USB 3.0 thumb drives

2 comments Carl Poirier - Jun 02, 10 6:34pm (PST)
Although Super Talent, a company specialized in memory, already has many USB 3.0 thumb drives available, none of them have that very small size that almost makes them easy to lose. The RAIDDrive and SuperCrypt USB 3.0 are both 95 x 34mm, which is ...

AMD launches next phase of VISION technology

0 comments Carl Poirier - May 11, 10 5:32pm (PST)
[image1 width=285 height=242 float=right]You should have heard about "AMD VISION Technology", meant to simplify the process of buying a computer. The VISION idea has been featured in almost all Staples, Best Buy or FutureShop pamphlets since ...

ATI to soon launch new IGP

2 comments Carl Poirier - Jan 05, 10 8:08pm (PST)
ATI has freshly lost its title of the best IGP manufacturer. The Core i5 661  IGP, clocked at 900MHz, proved to be superior to the HD 3300 and HD 4200 which previously were at the top of the performance crown. This is at stock settings though; ...

Gigabyte AMD '333' motherboards detailed

3 comments Carl Poirier - Nov 27, 09 4:18pm (PST)
On Monday, we learned Gigabyte is readying three new motherboards for the latest AMD platform, featuring '333' onboard acceleration. As it was said, the new tech consists of the latest connectivity: USB 3.0, SATA III (6Gbps). The other '3&# ...

Batman & Robin team up with ATI

0 comments Carl Poirier - Oct 12, 09 4:41pm (PST)
[image2 link=yes width=345 height=257] In an attempt to beat the green team and its leader the Green Goblin, ATI has got Batman & Robin onboard. They are now working on a proprietary machine that, if the rumors are true, will be called the Bat5870.If ...

AMD’s 2nd gen ultrathin notebook platform preview

2 comments Carl Poirier - Sep 14, 09 7:16am (PST)
[image1 width=124 height=104] A while ago we saw the HP Pavilion DV2 pop up on the market, featuring AMD's ultra-thin platform called "Congo". There are two versions of it; the first one sports the Athlon Neo 1.6GHz processor and an integrated ...

AMD Dragon platform bundle on sale

5 comments Carl Poirier - Aug 20, 09 7:11pm (PST)
Many manufacturers teamed up to offer customers a mega bundle deal on an AMD Dragon Platform computer, available on Newegg.com. It comprises eight, yes eight components. In other words, what you get is a complete PC. The only thing left to do is build ...

Enable SLI on your S775 motherboard

2 comments Carl Poirier - Aug 09, 09 5:37pm (PST)
NVIDIA has allowed SLI on X58 motherboards. If we do not consider the Intel Skulltrail platform and the HP Blackbird 002, it was the first time SLI was enabled on a non-NVIDIA motherboard. However, it is now possible to enable it on a few other chipsets ...

AMD Phenom II TWKR up for sale on Ebay

7 comments Carl Poirier - Jul 14, 09 7:46pm (PST)
It seems AMD has put one Phenom II TWKR Edition up for sale. The auction on Ebay started at $1.00 and is already up to $100.00 by the time I am writing this news. The auction has 5 days remaining, leaving it plenty of time to go up. [image1 link=yes ...

OCZ unveils new Vertex Turbo SSD

4 comments Carl Poirier - Jul 07, 09 9:05pm (PST)
OCZ, a leader in the flash memory market as well as other components, improved the already proven-to-be-performant Vertex solid state drives. A minor change, yet very significant, has allowed the drives to reach insane transfer speeds. The host clock- ...

Sapphire goes GREEN!

7 comments Carl Poirier - Jul 06, 09 3:24pm (PST)
No one can deny that the conservation of our environment has become even more important in today's society. On an individual basis, people can take a few actions to reduce waste and power consumption, but companies should be encouraged to do so also. ...

Samsung N510 Ion netbook sighted

1 comments Carl Poirier - Jul 03, 09 9:47am (PST)
Two European retailers posted the product pages of the Samsung N510 Ion netbook -- a small yet performative device -- on their websites this past weekend, noting the version featuring NVIDIA's GeForce 9400M chipset would launch in the next few days.[ ...

Phenom II will get a new bump in frequency

2 comments Carl Poirier - Jun 27, 09 4:50pm (PST)
3.4GHz will be the stock clock of the new X4 965, making it the fastest quad-core on the market, along with the Xeon X5492 from Intel, which is a 150W part, though. The 965 will keep the 125W TDP, as is mentioned on ASRock's website. It will feature the ...

Potential new flagship from AMD makes appearance

4 comments Carl Poirier - Jun 13, 09 2:25am (PST)
While I thought we would not see another processor launch from AMD very soon, this information appears on the Internet. Apparently, an early sample has been provided to Wallace Santos, Maingear PC founder and CEO. [image1 link=yes width=345 height=230] ...

Word scramble game on MSI motherboard

6 comments Carl Poirier - Jun 02, 09 12:21pm (PST)
This morning I was tinkering with computer hardware when I grabbed the MSI 790FX-GD70 I had reviewed a while ago. All of a sudden, something I had never noticed in two months just popped out on me:[image1 link=yes width=345 height=259]Can you guess the ...

New dual-core CPUs from AMD will show up on June 2nd

2 comments Carl Poirier - May 19, 09 10:20am (PST)
The Athlon II X2 250 codenamed Regor will sport a core multiplier of x15 for a final clock of 3.0GHz. Unfortunately it will not have L3 cache like the previous Athlons based on the Kuma core. It will have 2MB of L2 cache, though. The thermal design ...

ATI next-gen cards may come earlier than we think

3 comments Carl Poirier - May 07, 09 8:10pm (PST)
We have read not so long ago rumors about the upcoming ATI graphics card generation and are now able to put numbers on what was said in the previous news. Is it still speculation or pure truth? Let's hope the latter as we take a look at these rumoured ...

2nd facility for Global Foundries

0 comments Carl Poirier - May 06, 09 6:53pm (PST)
Global Foundries was created from AMD's existing fabrication infrastructures last year. It already has partnerships with IBM, ST, Chartered, Samsung and Toshiba, just to name a few. It did not officially became Global Foundries until March 2 of this ...

HD4890 X2 planned

3 comments Carl Poirier - Apr 09, 09 7:59am (PST)
A while ago, the ATI Radeon HD4870X2 got its crown stolen by the NVIDIA GTX295. ATI might as well take the lead back with a X2 version of its HD4890 that got released a week ago. [image1 link=yes width=345 height=234] Saša Marinkovic from the ...

Parallels Workstation Extreme boosts 3D rendering in virtualization

0 comments Carl Poirier - Apr 07, 09 5:33am (PST)
The virtualization software called Workstation Extreme allows dedicating graphics cards to virtual machines; this means the workload of an operating system can be isolated from the others. Doing so will enable the guest operating system to run 3D ...

Nehalem-based servers launch, AMD has no concerns

0 comments Carl Poirier - Apr 01, 09 2:57pm (PST)
Having the fastest processor on the market is by no means a sign of victory, according to Nigel Dessau. With the recent launch of the Nehalem-based processors targeted at the servers market, Intel can now claim it has achieved it. However, the main ...

Intel Atom: faster than ever

3 comments Carl Poirier - Mar 21, 09 7:13pm (PST)
You will soon find netbooks and entry-level computers equipped of a 2GHz Atom on the market, which is set to launch this month.[image1 link=yes width=139 height=172] Following the Z540 which is currently the fastest Atom, the Z550 will feature the same ...

Batteries recharging in a matter of seconds

25 comments Carl Poirier - Mar 13, 09 11:36am (PST)
"Oh well guys we will have to continue our lab report later because my laptop is running out of juice." [image1 width=98 height=100] Did such a situation ever happen to you? If you use any battery-powered device, then the answer is most ...
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