Nvidia gives up on GTX 970MX and 980MX GPUs for notebooks
Published in Graphics


Waiting for Pascal

It has been rumoured for a while that Nvidia was working on new GTX 970MX and 980MX GPUs for notebooks and now a new rumour has come out claiming this is rubbish.

Polaris GPU series is AMD’s beginning of “journey into space”
Published in Graphics


Brighter stars, galaxy systems in future GPU codenames

Over the past few years, Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) has tread many uncharted waters near and far to gather enough "island" codenames for over five generations of graphics processing units. According to Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President and Chief Architect of the Radeon Technologies Group, all of that is about to change.

Zen not arriving until the end of the Year
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 10:49

Zen not arriving until the end of the Year


And only at the high end

While AMD fanboys expect Zen to arrive and cause Intel to immediately surrender its stonking market lead, it seems that it will not be saving the company’s bacon until next year.

AMD releases Q4 2015 and FY2015 earnings
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 00:20

AMD releases Q4 2015 and FY2015 earnings


Down 28 percent, partly from economic slowdown in China

Earlier today, we mentioned that AMD was expected to report revenues for Q4 2015 with at least a 10 percent revenue decline as the chip maker struggles to turn its profits around. This afternoon, the company reported its fourth quarter 2015 and fiscal year 2015 revenue earnings results, showing a 23 percent revenue decline from lower sales of CPUs, lower demand for GPUs used in game consoles, and an economic slowdown in China.

AMD profits still a long way off
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 12:11

AMD profits still a long way off


Revenue expected to be at least 10 per cent down

AMD is expected to tonight announce that its fourth quarter revenues are down 10 per cent as the outfit continues to try to turn its fortunes around.

AMD has YouTube hissy fit about Sysmark
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 09:41

AMD has YouTube hissy fit about Sysmark


Favours Intel

AMD has thrown its toys out of the pram about the Sysmark, benchmarking program claiming it unfairly favours its number one rival Intel.

AMD extends its Star Wars: Battlefront bundle deal
Published in Games


Bundled with Fury and Fury X and until March 31st

AMD has extended its already available Star Wars: Battlefront bundle to March 31st and has expanded it to Radeon R9 Fury X graphics cards.

AMD is being propped up by consoles
Published in Processors
Friday, 15 January 2016 14:56

AMD is being propped up by consoles


PS4 and Xbox One sold well over Christmas

AMD is expecting to see its bottom line boosted by good Xbox and PS4 sales over the recent holiday season. Both contain AMD's CPUs and GPUs.

AMD launches Opteron A1100 Seattle
Published in Processors
Thursday, 14 January 2016 20:43

AMD launches Opteron A1100 Seattle


First A57 chip after a year's delay

Miracles apparently can happen after AMD just announced its long delayed Cortex A57 based Opteron A1100 SoC. It took longer than many expected but the Opteron A1100 aka Seattle is finally out.

Update to High Bandwidth Memory DRAM posted
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 14 January 2016 14:18

Update to High Bandwidth Memory DRAM posted


Memory Stacking will go beyond Fuji

AMD’s Fuji was one of the first GPUs to use JEDEC’s High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) DRAM standard and now JEDEC has released an update which should attract others.