AMD teams up with IO Interactive for Hitman
Published in Games
Friday, 12 February 2016 17:29

AMD teams up with IO Interactive for Hitman


To implement asynchronous compute engines

AMD has partnered up with IO Interactive and its upcoming Hitman game which will be the newest member of the AMD Gaming Evolved program and feature performance optimizations as well as unique DirectX 12 hardware features.

AMD details CPUs and APUs for VR
Published in Processors
Friday, 12 February 2016 11:34

AMD details CPUs and APUs for VR


Quad core at least

AMD detailed eight of its CPUs and APUs can power a VR headset like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

AMD gives HP laptops a FreeSync
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:37

AMD gives HP laptops a FreeSync


Envy 15z laptops now have it all

Maker of expensive printer ink HP will be releasing two new Envy 15z laptops that will feature AMD's FreeSync technology.

AMD raises notebook clock-speed by 1Ghz
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 09:54

AMD raises notebook clock-speed by 1Ghz


No increase in power

AMD’s type Bristol Ridge SOC looks certain to speed up notebook chips by a 1 GHz without raising power consumption – if the OEMs had not stuffed it up for them.

OEMs appear to kill AMD’s Carrizo
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 09:42

OEMs appear to kill AMD’s Carrizo


Shackled, overpriced by OEM ball and chain

AMD’s hopes that its Carrizo might boost performance are being stuffed up by its OEM partners crippling the chip and over-pricing products made with it.

Leaked map shows more faster clocked AMD Bristol Ridge APUs
Published in Processors


More than a nice pair of Bristols

A new leaked roadmap shows that AMD is adding more to its upcoming Bristol Ridge family of APUs

ASRock announces new A88M-ITX/ac motherboard
Published in Motherboards
Friday, 05 February 2016 15:52

ASRock announces new A88M-ITX/ac motherboard


New ASRock motherboard for FM2+ APUs and CPUs 

ASRock has rather silently announced its new motherboard based on AMD's A88X chipset for AMD socket FM2+ APUs and CPU, the ASRock A88M-ITX/ac.

AMD releases new Radeon Software Crimson driver update
Published in Graphics


Radeon Software Crimson 16.1.1 Hotfix

AMD has releases a new hotfix update for its Radeon Software Crimson drivers, the version 16.1.1 Hotfix which brings optimizations and Crossfire profiles for Rise of the Tomb Raider and Fallout 4.

AMD might call Zen chips "Zeppelin"
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 14:18

AMD might call Zen chips "Zeppelin"


Nothing to suggest that Zen will crash and burn

Leaks are starting to emerge about an AMD Zen part which has the unfortunate name of Zeppelin.

AMD also announces new Athlon X4 845 US $70 CPU
Published in Processors


Excavator-based quad-core CPU

In addition to the new Kaveri Refresh APUs and new coolers, AMD also launched the new AMD Athlon X4 845 FM2+ CPU, a quad-core CPU based on the new Excavator CPU architecture.