Ready for a bevy of more exotic-sounding codenames from AMD? Well, have a seat, as the maker of everyone's favorite APUs just revealed its roadmap extending through 2013. And folks, it's quite the doozy. But before we delve into its technical intricacies (which you'll find tucked after the break), we'll begin with some general takeaways.
AMD's desktop glory days are long over , but the company still has a reputation for combining decent CPUs with good integrated GPUs to make desktop chips that can actually play games at reasonable settings.
A decade ago, AMD brought us the first dual-core x86 processor. Then, starting in 2008, the company came out with tri-core and quad-core designs in quick succession, leading up to octa-core chips in 2011'sFX rangeas well as in the latest AMD-poweredgame consoles.
The company known affectionately as Advanced Micro Delays has just confirmed something we already knew: the intriguingMantle update for Battlefield 4, which promises a "significant" frame rate bonus for PC gamers running AMD hardware, has been postponed. It didn't arrive in December like it was supposed to, but is now officially meant to be on track for release sometime in January.
This has been a year for failures. HealthCare.gov, the Facebook Phone, Microsoft’s bailout of Nokia, and the abortive sale of BlackBerry were just exclamation points on a year that saw the economy slowly turn around. Some companies succeeded wildly, and others…well, not so much.
Not every gamer has thedesiremeans to get the latest and greatest graphics hardware. Fret not budget-minded PC aficionados, for AMD's rolling out a new, more powerful low-end GPU that should suit your financial constraints. Called the Radeon R7 265, it brings twice the memory bandwidth of its predecessor, theR7 260x, which AMD claims translates into a 25 percent performance boost.
It's been a busy week for AMD news, what with the launch of theKaveri APUand then our first real evidence of how the newMantle driverscan impact on PC gaming. But now's the time to kick back and check out some full reviews of Kaveri over at the specialist sites.
The fact that the ARM architecture is finally breaking into other spaces beyond mobile devices is proven by this latest piece of news. AMD has just announced the Opteron A1100, an ARM-based system-on-chip designed exclusively for servers.
With enough time, even the best products start to feel stale. Take the original Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 : Thanks to a unique hinge that allowed the screen to fold all the way backward, it was the most versatile Windows 8 convertible on the market (and it had lots of competition, too).
It's been a year since Huawei's Richard Yu'steasedhis company's octa-core HiSilicon SoC, and according to the exec's recent Sina Weibo post (screenshot after the break), said product isfinallyready. In fact, Yu revealed that his company's launched two new 28nm HPM chips. The octa-core model (likely the K3V3) features the usual quad Cortex-A15 plus quad Cortex-A7 big.
Thatdeath knellAMD has been ringing for DirectX? Microsoft's having none of it. The software giant is now teasing thenext versionof the Windows graphics API, inviting developers to join it at GDC for the official reveal of DirectX 12.
When Pete Lauresigned as VPof Chineseelectronics maker Oppo, it was accompanied by rumors that he was going to build his own tech company. Well, whoever spread those rumors spoke the truth, because Lau has just announced a new venture called OnePlus that promises "to spare no expense" to build "the perfect smartphone.
Not interested in buying aSteam Machinethis year, but still want a tiny gaming PC? Never fear -- CyberPowerPC has just released theZeus Mini, its latest take on a conventional small computer with full-sized performance. The system is just 4.4 inches thick and 18 inches deep, but it has room for fast video cards like AMD's R9 290 or NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780.
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results iPhone Sales Grow 26% to Establish New September Quarter Record CUPERTINO, California-October 28, 2013-Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 fourth quarter ended September 28, 2013. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $37.5 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.5 billion, or $8.26 per diluted share.
reports Huang didn't mention when either version of K1 would be available in shipping devices, but AnandTech reports that the A15 version will ship in the first half of this year, and the Denver version will ship in the second half. It's a fair bet that we'll learn more at this year's GPU Technology Conference in March.