AMD takeover rumors re-emerge
Published in News
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 16:39

AMD takeover rumors re-emerge


It’s the takeover tango - one more time

I can’t remember how many times in the last 20 years that I’ve written up rumors that AMD is ripe for a takeover but now it seems it’s time to do it one more time.

Moore’s Law ain’t dead claims AMD
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 06 September 2016 14:39

Moore’s Law ain’t dead claims AMD


It’s just resting

AMD CTO, Mark Papermaster, has told the world+dog that despite claims to the contrary Moore’s Law is not dead, it is getting better, and be going Vroom any day now.

Radeon challenges Pascal in new Alienware notebooks
Published in Graphics


Radeon RX 470 goes to notebooks

Alienware has just unveiled its updated notebook lineup and it seems that Tobii eye-tracking software and Nvidia Pascal GPUs aren't the only update as AMD has squeezed in with its Radeon RX 470 graphics card as well.

AMD rolls out Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.3 drivers
Published in Graphics


Optimizations for Battlefield 1 Open Beta and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

AMD has released its newest Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.3 drivers which should have all the optimizations for recently released Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and the EA/DICE Battlefield 1 Open Beta phase.

AMD inks a new deal with GloFlo
Published in Processors
Thursday, 01 September 2016 12:51

AMD inks a new deal with GloFlo


They are still friends

Dispite AMD's deals with other foundries, it seems the fabless chip maker is still a litte too contractly close with GlobalFoundries. AMD announced it is making another payment to GlobalFoundries, precisely because of those other deals.

New Intel and AMD chips will only support Windows 10
Published in Processors


Update or nothing new

Buried in the announcement of the new Kaby Lake (seventh-generation) processors and a rash of incoming notebooks set to use them is the confirmation that it will have a Windows 10 future.

AMD sees VR and AR as a good bet
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 11:54

AMD sees VR and AR as a good bet


Might pull its nadgers out of the fire

AMD is talking about how it is life might be becoming easier thanks to the rise of virtual reality (VR).

Leaked slides warn of Vega delays
Published in Graphics
Monday, 29 August 2016 14:30

Leaked slides warn of Vega delays


May not be here until the first half of 2017

A batch of slides from an AMD investor presentation suggests that the outfit has put the brakes on Vega cards for the enthusiast market.

AMD gets its 101st FreeSync customer
Published in Graphics
Friday, 26 August 2016 13:57

AMD gets its 101st FreeSync customer

Y27F curved monitor comes from Lenovo

AMD has announced that Lenovo has released the Y27F Curved gaming monitor based around FreeSync.

Samsung delays GDDR6
Published in Graphics
Friday, 26 August 2016 11:49

Samsung delays GDDR6


Two years away now

Samsung has put the brakes on its release of GDDR6 memory.