AMD loses top brain to Nvidia
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 10:30

AMD loses top brain to Nvidia


Phil Rogers defects

AMD is reeling after the high profile exit of one its top CPU brains Phil to rival Nvidia.

Could Samsung be the new Intel?
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 14:09

Could Samsung be the new Intel?


Better than being the new Apple

Samsung is not doing that well in smartphones. To be fair, no one is, but Samsung has the ability to become something much more interesting – it could replace AMD as Intel's rival.

AMD flogs Intel friendly DDR4 memory
Published in News
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 12:41

AMD flogs Intel friendly DDR4 memory


They don't work on AMD platforms of course

AMD has started selling Radeon DDR4 memory modules which only work on Intel Z170 chipsets and derivatives.

AMD Fiji-based dual-GPU could be called Radeon R9 Gemini
Published in Graphics


Spotted in shipping manifest

While we already knew that AMD is working on a Fiji-based dual-GPU flagship graphics card, the newest leak from a shipping manifest suggest that AMD might name it as the Radeon R9 Gemini.

More AMD PRO APUs details
Published in Processors
Monday, 05 October 2015 10:24

More AMD PRO APUs details


Consumer desktop and mobile products

Last week AMD announced its next generation PRO series APUs for business desktop and notebook PCs and now some more details have come to light.

AMD FirePro mobile chips go into Dell's new Precision workstations
Published in Notebooks


In new Dell Precision 3510, 7510 and 7710

AMD was quite keen to announce that Dell has chosen AMD's new FirePro mobile workstation graphics cards for its new Dell Precision 3510, 7510 and 7710 series mobile workstation notebooks, including the FirePro W7170M, FirePro W5170M and the AMD FirePro W5130M.

AMD releases Catalyst 15.9.1 Beta drivers
Published in Graphics
Friday, 02 October 2015 14:56

AMD releases Catalyst 15.9.1 Beta drivers


Fixes Catalyst 15.9 memory leak issue

AMD has released its new Catalyst 15.9.1 Beta drivers which are mostly an updated Catalyst 15.9 Beta drivers with a fix for a major video memory leak bug.

Rumours confirm GloFlo will develop its own 10nm
Published in Processors


More rumours – this time from the Orient

We wrote a story a while back claiming that GloFlo was going to develop its own 7nm 10nm free from the licencing constraints of its partner Samsung. This was greeted by much mirth at the time, but it is looking like we were right.

AMD sheds 500 more staff
Published in News
Friday, 02 October 2015 08:50

AMD sheds 500 more staff


We warned you 

While we want AMD to do well to balance the Intel and Nvidia empires, it does seem that the outfit cannot get a break.  Today it announced that it is letting 500 staff go and will begin another wave of restructuring.

AMD releases Pro APU
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 12:17

AMD releases Pro APU


Based on Godaveri and Carrizo


Troubled chipmaker AMD's has launched its Pro APUs quietly with just one major customer so far, the maker of expensive printer ink HP.