Jim Keller was not a big fan of K12
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Exclusive: Zen drive more important

Legendary, now ex AMD chief engineer Jim Keller was not a fan of the ARM-based K12 and sidelined it in favour of Zen development.

AMD Zen silicon might be in good shape
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At least a bloke who knows ex AMD chap claims

A website based its article on one forum post claims that AMD Zen meets all expectations because he knows someone who works in AMD. So it must be true. 

AMD announces new Radeon Software Crimson
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Rebranding of AMD graphics drivers and replacement for Catalyst

AMD has announced its newest Radeon Software Crimson Edition graphics driver that will mark the rebranding of AMD's graphics drivers as well as replace the aging Catalyst Control Center with new design.

AMD preparing new Catalyst Omega-like drivers update for November
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Major drivers update incoming

According to a new report, AMD is preparing a new major Catalyst drivers update for November, similar to Catalyst Omega drivers released last year.

AMD brings out the Magnum Force
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Mystery product

It would appear that AMD has a mystery product called Magnum which seems to have something to do FPGA and DTV.

DirectX 12 sports an impressive  multi-GPU feature
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Provides a decent performance boost

Microsoft's upcoming DirectX 12 API will bring plenty of performance improvements but one the most impressive is its ability to mix GPUs and combine Radeon and Geforce graphics cards for some extra performance.

"Custom" white Asus R9 Nano seen
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Unclear what is under the bonnet

The AMD Radeon R9 Nano graphics card, based on Fiji GPU and HBM, has been on the market for a while and it appears that Asus has decided to make a pimped up version with a white cooler shroud. 

AMD's Zen man Keller defects to Samsung
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That was Zen but this is now

The brains behind some key CPU designs in AMD and Apple has defected to Samsung.

Can SoC save AMD's bacon
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AMD Embedded R-Series details 

The troubled chipmaker AMD thinks it is onto a winner with its new AMD Embedded R-Series SOC processors.

AMD's 2016 GPU doubles performance per watt
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CEO confirms spec

Troubled AMD's CEO has been attempting to rally the troops with further promises about how good things are going to be next year.