• Former Intel Engineer, McKinsey Partner Rajan Naik Joins AMD

    Former Intel Engineer, McKinsey Partner Rajan Naik Joins AMD

    Chip maker AMD this morning announced that it has recruited Rajan Naik to become part of its management team. Formerly a senior engineer at the company’s main rival, Intel, Naik was most recently a partner in McKinsey & Company‘s Technology practice, where he worked for the past 11 years. Naik, 40, will become senior vice president and chief strategy officer of AMD, where he… Read More

  • AMD’s Bulldozer Fails To Meet Expectations

    AMD’s Bulldozer Fails To Meet Expectations

    The Intel-AMD war has been going on a long time, and I hope it will be going on longer. The last few years have been hard on the underdog, however, with huge growth by Intel in both the low-power and high-performance sectors. The Core 2 Duos excelled, as did the Core i* series, and its most recent consumer series, the Sandy Bridge update to the i*s, is a monster. AMD has consistently… Read More

  • AMD’s New FX Processor Reaches World Record Clock Speed

    AMD’s New FX Processor Reaches World Record Clock Speed

    It’s amazing what people can do with one of AMD’s new eight-core FX processors, a specially built chassis, and a few tanks of liquid helium. In a pre-release stunt, AMD rounded up a small group of expert overclockers to take the new processor to world record speeds and beyond. Read More

  • Lenovo COO Jumps Ship To Become President And CEO At Chip Maker AMD

    Lenovo COO Jumps Ship To Become President And CEO At Chip Maker AMD

    Chip manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has named Rory P. Read its new president, CEO and board member, effective today. Read joins AMD from PC maker Lenovo, where he worked for five years and most recently served as president and COO. Thomas Seifert, who served as AMD’s interim CEO since January 2011, will return to his role as SVP, Chief Financial Officer. Read More

  • Chip Maker AMD Invests In Video Conferencing Startup ViVu

    Through its Fusion Fund program, chip maker AMD has injected an undisclosed amount of capital into ViVu, a startup that specializes in desktop videoconferencing solutions. Read More

  • AMD Adds USB 3.0 To Fusion APUs

    AMD will add USB 3.0 to its AMD Fusion line of APUs. Huzzah! That makes AMD the first chipmaker to support the interface (though it’s been available in higher end motherboards from the likes of Asus and Gigabyte for about a year now). Yes, yes, Intel invented the spec, but its newfangled Thunderbolt interface seems to be getting all the love. Why would you bother with USB 3.0, then? Read More

  • Report: Radeon 7000 Series Already Nearing Mass Production

    Tick tock, tick tock. What are we waiting for? No, not for Fernando Torres to finally score for Chelsea (although we are, in fact, waiting for that to happen), but for AMD to release its latest GPU, the Radeon HD 7000. Digi Times, which is about as solid as source as you can get, says mass production will begin in May. That should put retail availability at July 2011 at the earliest. Read More

  • Citing Consumer Awareness, AMD Officially Retires 25-Year-Old ATI Brand

    It’s officially the end of an era. AMD has confirmed what has been rumored for a few months now, that it plans to drop the ATI brand name. AMD says it’s doing so because consumers are more familiar with AMD, so it makes no sense to try to keep pushing the ATI brand. Pour one out for ATI when you have a moment. Read More

  • Yeah, I Could Rock That: AMD's 5×1 Eyefinity Setup Looks Sick

    Tom’s Hardware got up close and personal with a sweet-looking AMD Eyefinity spread at AMD’s Ontario office. It’s running off one of the new Radeon 6990s, and the 5×1 mode lets you use portrait orientation to minimize horizontal seams. But when are we going to get some of these bezel-less monitors I keep hearing about? I know LG’s working on it, but hurry up… Read More

  • AMD Belittles Thunderbolt, Says It's Unnecessary

    AMD certainly would benefit from minimizing Thunderbolt. If Thunderbolt were to catch on, AMD would likely have to purchase components from chief rival, Intel. AMD says that they support USB 3.0 and that Thunderbolt’s speed would be superfluous. Read More

  • AMD Hardware Acceleration Comes To Flash Player 10.2

    Adobe released version 10.2 of its Flash Player yesterday, but this bit of news may have flown under the radar. It seems that Adobe worked with AMD in order to bring hardware acceleration to Flash video—provided you’re using recent AMD hardware, of course. What could be better than hardware accelerated YouTube videos? Read More

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