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  • Radeons now DisplayPort-certified, for what it's worth


    It’s not exactly world-shattering news, but it is nice to know what in the future I’m not going to be saddled with triple-DVI connections for my 2K monitor. Radeon’s 3000 series and their 780G integrated graphics chipset are the first to be fully DisplayPort-certified.The DisplayPort interface pushes twice as much information as DVI, so not only could that open doors for… Read More

  • AMD says, "Hey, we're going to 45nm too!"

    [photopress:amdsp.jpg,full,center] Intel’s not the only processor manufacturer on the block switching from 65nm to 45nm technology this month. AMD held a press event today to let us know that, yes, it too would adopt the 45nm process for its new procs. This makes for lower-power and cooler-running processors, and speed is improved as well. The smaller the “pitch” between… Read More

  • Intel, MS, Dell, AMD join forces to fight forces of darkness, forced to play through tutorial and kill 50 rats


    Dress Barn? Make a left turn at the Soul Reaver. It’s right on the corner there, next to the Taco Bell. In ancient times a sword was forged called MS/Intel, a sword that channeled gamers into a standard platform for games that, like it or not, forced a massive and lucrative upgrade cycle almost every six months. Now the Necromancers from within Microsoft and Sony (Nintendo wants to be… Read More

  • AMD-based computers departing from Dell.com

    [photopress:dell_amd_1.gif,full,left]Ah, it seems like just yesterday AMD and Dell were in some sort of honeymoon phase, finally together after years of teasing and blushing and double entendres. But things are not rosy in paradise, it seems, as there are rumors buzzing around the country club that Dell will shortly call it off. At least online. Those wanting an AMD machine will have to suffer… Read More

  • ATI's Radeon HD 3800 series hits; HD 3870 X2 slays NVIDIA 8800 Ultra


    Looks like Radeons are competitive again. For a whole year, ATI and their owner/partner AMD have lagged behind the industry leaders NVIDIA and Intel in GPU and CPU performance. Well, it looks like ATI has finally managed to come out on top (again), although it’s entirely possible that their competitors will drop something hot in the next few weeks as well. The 3800 series is their… Read More

  • ATI's HD 3400: DirectX 10.1 and hardware HD playback for $50


    Just don’t try to play any games with it. I thought this was worth mentioning since people have complained of the cost of DX10 cards. Well, now you can get one for 50 clams. Of course, for that amount of cash you’re probably getting 64 megs of RAM (they don’t specify), which is almost enough to run Daikatana. But if you’ve got it set up right, you’ll be… Read More

  • Toshiba joins 32-nanometer chip development group

    An industry group comprised of IBM, AMD, Samsung, and a few various semiconductor companies has just initiated Toshiba into their club, which has been formed to "work through 2010 to design, develop and produce chips using tiny circuitry." Toshiba had to drink a gallon of beer in under a minute and then do the elephant walk with all the other companies. Other secret initiation… Read More

  • Iran builds supercomputer with illegal AMD chips

    Oh, wonderful. Apparently Iran has used 216 AMD processors to build the largest supercomputer in the country. AMD immediately responded by saying that it’s never shipped anything to Iran due to the big fat embargo the US has that prohibits exports to Iran. The computer system will be used for weather research and forecasting, according to Iranian scientists. Iranian Scientists… Read More

  • AMD 'FireStream' GPU chipset rocks the float

    AMD’s newly-announced FireStream technology was announced earlier today and is being touted as the first of its kind to contain a double-precision floating point. The technology is based on ATI’s Radeon graphics card line and the new chips will cost $2000 a pop. The floating point, as you’ll remember from gradeschool, “is a numerical-representation system in which a… Read More

  • AMD Cries Foul Over Intel's Monopoly Profits

    According to a recent economic study, Intel has taken in some $60 billion in monopoly profits between 1996 and 2006. Guess who’s a little brassed off? AMD. The condensed version of the study is that AMD and other microprocesser companies aren’t allowed to fully compete within the marketplace thanks to a predominance of the x86 architecture and existing exclusivity agreements… Read More

  • High-Def GPU Showdown: nVidia or ATI/AMD?

    Now that GPU manufacturers are touting their ability to tackle high-def content, it’s a good idea to investigate exactly which GPUs you should spend your money on. The two main camps, nVidia and ATI/AMD, both have several GPUs on the market, at several different price points, so choosing one is quite a hassle. Thankfully, AnandTech put several GPUs to the test, seeing how they fared… Read More

  • AMD's Two TV-tuning Wonder Dongles

    AMD is going to turn your world upside down by transforming your PC into a home theater bursting with features. The introduction of two ATI TV Wonder USB dongles will convert your PC or laptop into a DVR for your HD content. The TV Wonder 650 Combo PCIe gives you the ability to record your cable and local broadcasting while also boasting the ability to record QAM stations via ClearQAM tuning… Read More

  • Microsoft Attempts Another Low-Cost PC Solution for India

    AMD and Microsoft, two great tastes that taste great together, are teaming up to sell a new PC, the IQ, in Bangalore and Pune, India for about $513. The PCs run Windows Vista Basic — no flying windows for you, kids — and Works along with some test prep and English learning programs as well as an MSN IQ Education Channel. The PCs will be distributed by Zenith… Read More

  • Four-card ATI Crossfire Array Liquid Cooled In Taipei


    Lots of reference designs coming out of Taipei this week at Computex. Adding to that list is CoolIT Systems‘ factory-sealed, maintenance-free liquid-cooling system for AMD’s ATI Crossfire (no, not that Crossfire) configuration for the new high-performance Radeon HD 2900 XT graphic card. The assembly uses “micro-channel technology in a closed loop liquid-cooling… Read More

  • Toshiba to Use AMD Chips, Old El Paso Salsa

    Laptop mid-giant, Toshiba, will start using AMD chips in their laptops, a move that essentially dumps their long-standing relationship with large-giant Intel. They expect to put AMD chips into 20 percent of their new models. Reuters points out that Dell recently took up AMD as a supplier after being Intel-only for twenty years. The new Toshiba models should sell at about $100 less than… Read More

  • AMD Preps Its Own Notebook Chipset, Due Mid-2008

    All the Santa Rosa news must have annoyed AMD and now it’s coming out a notebook chip platform of its own, code named Puma. The platform will consist of processors, GPUs and technologies, all of which are being configured to optimize battery and video performance. Puma’s still a ways away, with the first notebooks that use it coming out in mid-2008. Read More

  • The Xboy Could Be A Reality (Updated)

    AMD’s next-generation of mobile graphics parts will be pretty badass thanks to the suite of tools that were announced today. Rendermonkey 1.7 is the most notable tool as it’s a shader tool that allows developers to write graphics code for a variety of devices that support OpenVG 1.0, OpenGL 2.0 and Unified Shader Architecture technologies. Unified Shader Architecture is a big… Read More

  • Samsung Aura To Rival Black Macbook?


    Samsung isn’t a big dog in the notebook PC market in the U.S., but the Aura series sure does a great job of making its presence known. First in the line is the Aura R20 packing a one-two punch of AMD and Intel chips. The 14.1-inch glossy LCD is juiced by the AMD ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 HyperMemory chipset, in case you enjoy the occasional WoW session. You have the option to pick from… Read More

  • Love Will Tear Us Apart: Microsoft Wants Its Laptops Back

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/"review&quot; over the holiday as a way to astroturf the magic of Vista to the world at large. Now, however, they're saying that these were "review laptops" and that they want all of them back. Neener neener neener. Apparently — and I suppose we could check but who really cares? —… Read More

  • AMD: Two Chips Are Better Than One. No Really. They Are. We're Serious.


    Well, AMD officially launched its 4×4 platform and three new FX-series processors: 2.6GHz FX-70, 2.8GHz FX-72 and 3GHz FX-74. Or is that six processors? Each one is a set of two, dual-core CPUs. And according to Tom’s Hardware Guide, the platform and processors add up to a whole lotta “meh.” Which, by the way, took them 13 pages to get to. It’s not that the… Read More