Information from Macau, China briefing arrives just before start of Q3
Over the past few days, a handful of staff writers, editors, analysts and industry professionals were fortunate enough to receive invitations to AMD’s 3-day Polaris event in Macau, China, including our very own editor-in-chief. The event is scheduled to take place between May 26th and May 29th, with a Polaris Tech Day that just took place behind a non-disclosure agreement for the press.
AMD prepares for IPC race with Intel
In May 2015, we reported that AMD’s first Zen CPUs, launching in Q4 2016, would most likely be quad-core chips based on a presentation slide showing the company’s Zen core units scaling up to four cores with shared L3 cache. According to new information released one year later, this may not be the case and, the company could be preparing to launch eight and six-core variants in a tight efficiency race against Intel's 'Kaby Lake' CPUs.
Midrange AMD GPU may feature $349 price point
If we look at the history of AMD's Radeon R9 GPU lineup, most of the midrange cards released between October 2013 and June 2015 have been priced between $299 (Radeon R9 280X) and $329 (Radeon R9 390) for the 28-nanometer bracket between 2048 and 2560 shaders and a 6GHz effective GDDR5 memory clock. Starting earlier this summer, AMD could be preparing to deliver Geforce GTX 980 Ti performance at an affordability ratio just above Radeon R9 390's launch price.
CEO says turnaround coming 2H 2016 with product design wins
AMD has just taken the wraps off its Q1 2016 earnings results, marking yet another revenue decline over 13 percent from the previous quarter and down 19 percent year-over-year from Q1 2015.
Company receives “neutral” stock rating to end 2015
According to a recent report from MKM Partners, chip manufacturing giant AMD has received a “neutral” stock rating to end 2015, citing “mild pricing trends.”The rating suggests that the stock is expected to perform in line with the expected returns of the market.
2nd-gen Graphics Core Next (GCN)
Terramar and Sepang cut from lineup