Jim Keller, lead CPU architect, leaves AMD
Published in Processors
Friday, 18 September 2015 19:45

Jim Keller, lead CPU architect, leaves AMD


Zen still sampling in 2016

AMD has not been doing that great and there are still a lot of changes happening to the company. 

AMD tells us about its carbon footprint
Published in News
Friday, 18 September 2015 14:24

AMD tells us about its carbon footprint


Something nice to say about the A-series

Results of an AMD carbon footprint analysis of its 6th Generation A-Series APU, codenamed "Carrizo", show that using the new processor can result in a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to the previous generation.

Linux Vulkan will be closed source
Published in Graphics
Friday, 18 September 2015 12:47

Linux Vulkan will be closed source


At least for now 

AMD has confirmed that although it has a Linux driver for its Vulkan card it will initially be closed source.

AMD Radeon R9 380X comes in late October
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 15:08

AMD Radeon R9 380X comes in late October


With 256-bit memory interface

AMD's Radeon R9 380X will come in late October and will pack 4GB of GDDR5 memory with 256-bit memory interface.

AMD Radeon R9 380X with Tonga XT GPU spotted
Published in Graphics
Monday, 14 September 2015 16:28

AMD Radeon R9 380X with Tonga XT GPU spotted


Coming with fully enabled Tonga GPU

We already talked about a possible fully-enabled Tonga GPU back when Radeon R9 285 was launched, and now it appears that AMD has finally decided to launch such GPU which will be a part of Radeon R9 380X graphics card.

Microsoft interested in acquiring AMD
Published in Graphics
Friday, 11 September 2015 08:28

Microsoft interested in acquiring AMD


Exclusive: Talks taking place

Our industry sources claim that Microsoft is seriously talking to AMD about buying the chipmaker. The pair have been in talks for a while, but we are unsure if the deal is happening or when something will be announced. 

AMD Radeon R9 Nano hits retail/e-tail, gets reviewed
Published in Graphics


For US $649/€699

Although officially launched in late August, the AMD Fiji GPU-based mini-ITX Radeon R9 Nano has now started to show up in retail/e-tail, priced at US $649 in the US and around €699 in Europe. The first reviews are coming in.

AMD expands FM2+ chip lineup
Published in Processors
Thursday, 10 September 2015 12:35

AMD expands FM2+ chip lineup


Three new parts


AMD will expand its socket FM2+ chip lineup with three new parts – the A10-7890K and A8-7690K APUs, and the Athlon X4 880K CPU.

AMD's Raja Koduri promoted to Radeon SVP
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 18:09

AMD's Raja Koduri promoted to Radeon SVP


Runs all graphics and reports to Lisa

AMD has announced that our old friend Raja Koduri has been promoted to Radeon technologies' Senior Vice president and chief architect.

Private equity to buy  20 per cent of AMD
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 09:26

Private equity to buy 20 per cent of AMD


EXCLUSIVE: Silver Lake also owns a chunk of Dell

Our well informed industry sources have told us that AMD is about to sell 20 percent of its stake to a private equity outfit called Silver Lake.