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 has demonstrated its Seattle ARM-based 64-bit server chips for the first time, insisting that the days of x86 dominating the data center are numbered as it outlined "Project Skybridge" on the 2015 roadmap and beyond.
NVIDIA's GameWorks has been used with several game titles, the most notable of which being Watch Dogs . While NVIDIA boasts GameWorks as offering many advantages, rival AMD has a far different opinion of it, with the company's Robert Hallock recently calling it a "clear and present threat to gamers.
Typically, you can't reuse many parts when you switch processor technologies; if you change chips, you change the entire motherboard at the same time. That won't be true for AMD in the future, though. It's working on a common chip framework,Project Skybridge, that will let 2015-era ARM and x86 system-on-chip processors share the same pin layout.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HP announced Thursday it has named Meg Whitman, the company's CEO, the new chairman of the board. HP's last chairman, Ralph Whitworth, stepped down from the position on Tuesday , citing health reasons. He had been on the board since 2011 and chairman since 2013.
It's already March, dear readers, which means with the exception of this post right here, you're not going to find many laptop reviews on this site. Why? Because Intel's just three months away from launching its next-generation chips and besides, we've reviewed most of the current-gen models anyway. But not HP's. We haven't reviewed a Hewlett-Packard Ultrabook inmore than a year.
Undertone CEO Michael Cassidy will become chairman of the premium ad network's board and COO Corey Ferengul will succeed him as CEO, the company said. Undertone's employees — about 300 of them worldwide — were told the news at midday today. The move is not a total shock: Cassidy has been at the helm of the company since 2001.
It's pretty clear that Lenovo made a mistake with itsoriginal Yoga laptop. Don't get us wrong, we liked -- no, loved -- it, but we could never get over how awkward it was to use in tablet mode: Every time you folded the screen over, you had your fingers pressed against the loose keys on the back.
What comes after Fermi, Kepler andMaxwell? Pascal, according to NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. That's the name of the company's next-generation GPU, and Huang says it'll be smaller, faster and more efficient, naturally. "As we compute more, we have to move more data around," he said, speaking at NVIDIA's GPU technology conference in San Jose today. "It's the data bottleneck.
Steve Ballmer couldn't change Microsoft fast enough. During his 13-year stint as CEO, the company failed to get in front of major technological developments. It struggled to keep pace with the likes of Apple and Google in mobile and search and saw lackluster adoption of its first round of tablets.
But Google gives the Chrome operating system away for free. So all this success isn't really impacting Google bottom line much, at least not yet.As Google CFO Patrick Pichette explained on the call:The growing popularity of Google Chromebooks doesn't directly translate into more revenue for Google.
If you get offered a high-level position with HTC,run. At least, that's the reputation the Taiwan-based manufacturer has unfortunately built over the last two years. Since 2012, no fewer than 22 members of its senior management have left the company. Some took off for personal reasons; others faced criminal charges; and still others moved on to different companies.
We've grown accustomed to Googlemaking piles of money, and the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013 continues the trend . How big's the pile this time? $16.86 billion in revenue and almost $4 billion in income for Q4. Google's own sites accounted for around two-thirds of its inbound cash overall, and its international properties continue to be strong performers, with $8.