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  • Tomorrow is AMD's 40th birthday!

    Tomorrow is AMD's 40th birthday!

    Please join me in a celebration of one of the hardware world’s biggest movers on their 40th birthday. The last few years have been pretty rough on AMD, but they’re still rocking out and competing convincingly with their arch-rivals, Intel and NVIDIA. To celebrate their middle-age debut, they’re doing a couple contests, so if you want to win a new processor or video card, step… Read More

  • What can we blame for AMD's recent lackluster performance?

    What can we blame for AMD's recent lackluster performance?

    What's the matter with AMD? The number two chip maker in the whole world just posted some numbers that don't reflect too kindly on its performance over the last few months. The big, bad Sunnyvale, Calif.-based corp lost $416 million last quarter; about $195 million of that was related to a corporate spinoff (see: GlobalFoundries). When put into scary percentages, AMD's sales fell off 21 percent. Read More

  • AMD Launches 3D Media Browser: Does Anyone Care?

    AMD Launches 3D Media Browser: Does Anyone Care?

    For whatever reason this week's launch of the beta version of AMD's Fusion Media Explorer, the company's first forray in the social media hub / browser space, isn't being met with a mountain of buzz. For a 40-year old giant of a tech company that's mostly known for its micro-processors and related technologies, that's quite surprising, especially because the product actually appears to be quite… Read More

  • How do NVIDIA and AMD's latest graphics cards stack up vs. each other?

    How do NVIDIA and AMD's latest graphics cards stack up vs. each other?

    The eternal quandary for system builders has been much less quandarious (to coin a term) for the last year or so. Intel processor, AMD video card — anything else would be uncivilized. AMD's 48xx series has been the only choice for a while, but the latest products from AMD and NVIDIA are a little less starkly separated. For around $250 (the mid-high sweet spot), the 4890 and GTX 275 are Read More

  • Top-shelf Radeon 4890 spotted, examined

    Top-shelf Radeon 4890 spotted, examined

    As much as we like the giant-killing 4870 graphics cards from AMD, they have been around for quite a while now. It's past time when more needs to be done than tape two together and call it "X2." Luckily, they've had the successor to the 4870 in the pipe for a while now, and someone's just gotten their dirty hands on one. Read More

  • AMD's partners refuse to lower price on 4870 – it would be too good of a deal

    AMD's partners refuse to lower price on 4870 – it would be too good of a deal

    If you didn't already have enough reasons to buy a Radeon 4870 in one of its many forms, well, here's another one. AMD's been trying to push sales of its graphics cards, hoping to lower inventory and get a little dough, maybe to offset the enormous loss they posted this last quarter. Their strategy was to lower the 512MB 4850 to ~$120, and its big brother the giant-killer 4870 to an incredible… Read More

  • Seagate and AMD showing off SATA 3.0 and 6Gbps hard drives

    Seagate and AMD showing off SATA 3.0 and 6Gbps hard drives

    SATA 3.0 is about to bring the goods - and fast. Seagate and AMD partnered together to demo just what the hopeful revision will be capable of with a prototype Barracuda drive and AMD chipset. If Seagate gets its way. - you see, not all manufacturers are signed on just yet including Western Digital - SATA 3.0 will be a full 200% faster than the current generation while still being backwards… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Sapphire Radeon 4870 512MB, $150 shipped

    CrunchDeals: Sapphire Radeon 4870 512MB, $150 shipped

    It wasn’t so very long ago that the 4870 was the king of the hill. They offer it all the way up to 2GB right now, but 512MB should suit anybody shopping in the mid range. And $150 (with the $15 mail-in rebate) is an absolutely excellent price for this card. If I weren’t completely broke right now, I’d buy one myself. Maybe one of you guys could buy two and I’ll pay you back… Read More

  • Sapphire launching Radeon HD 4870 with 2GB of memory

    Sapphire launching Radeon HD 4870 with 2GB of memory

    Video card technology seems to compete with CPU technology, both of them continuing to obey Moore's law, and becoming faster and faster with each iteration. Many manufacturers have also taken to increasing the amount of memory on their existing cards to make them run better. Most the time, this results in at least noticeably better performance, as we've seen. Read More

  • What's next for netbooks?

    What's next for netbooks?

    Currently, if you want a netbook, you're going to get an Intel atom chipset. This is just understood. They are fast, have low heat and power consumption, and are the defacto standard. But AMD is looking to get in on some of that action, and they could be a serious threat to Intel. Read More