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Apple Looses Lead CPU Architect to AMD

AMD is making moves with the announcement that they have hired Jim Keller as corporate VP and chief architect.  It is particularly interesting since Keller’s previous position was as director of the platform architecture group at Apple. He was in charge of several generations of…

AMD Likely to Present New Jaguar Core Mobile CPU’s End of August

AMD refuses to stagnate. As PC sales decrease slightly and the Intel continues to reap impressive gains, AMD knows they need a comeback. Just today, AMD announced that sales have declined in the second quarter  by 11 percent to $ 1.4 billion compared to last…

AMD Brazos 2.0 Benchmarked – Looking Good

AMD is Intel on its toes in the low power, low cost notebook game with their Brazos 2.0 platform.  Brad over at Liliputing just got his hands on the HP Pavilion DM1… and ran its 1.7 GHz AMD E2-1800 processor with Radeon HD 7340 graphics

HSA Foundation’s motto should be “The enemy of Intel is my friend”

The phrase “the enemy of Intel is my friend.” seems to hold true today as ARM, Imagination Technologies, MediaTek and Texas Instruments have joined forces in the form of the HSA Foundation,which is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the dark arts of Heterogeneous System…

Compal Trinity A6 Ultra Thin Prototype Running 3 Monitors *Video* (Computex 2012)

Today at Computex Nicole discovered an Ultra… thin prototype from Compal featuring the Trinity A6 CPU. The Trinity A6 clocks in at  2.1 GHz  and the ultra thin comes with 8 GB RAM, 2 USB 3.0′s, one USB 2.0 and a SD card slot. It

AMD Shows of Compal Windows 8 Hybrid Tablet *Hands-On Video* Computex 2012

Hybrids are the trend at this year’s Computex in Taipei. While we are familiar with the idea of hybrids thanks to the ASUS Transformer, the new wave of hybrids with Windows 8 that we’re seeing now are very exciting. Intel has distinguished itself above all…

AMD A Series vs. Intel Ivy Bridge *Video* (Computex)

To demonstrate the superiority of the new APU over the competition from Intel, AMD showed a direct comparison of gaming performance against the current Ivy Bridge Core I7. The performance on the AMD system is significantly better than the Intel system: more graphic detail, smoother…

LifeBox Windows 8 Nettop Hands On – Computex 2012

AMD isn’t staying out of he nettop game, at their booth at Computex 2012 they showed off an extremely small Nettop that had the tag line of smallest X86 nettop running Windows 8 in the world. We couldn’t find exact dimensions but we were impressed…

HP DM1 Gets AMD Brazos Update

HP has upgraded its 11.6 inch DM1 Netbook with an new AMD processor, the E1-1200 dual-core processor running at 1.4 GHz along side a Radeon HD 7310 graphics card. Apart from the addition of a 2.0 Brazos processor not much else has changed, there are…

What an Intel Ivy Bridge Processors Delay Would Mean

If you’re thinking about buying a new laptop this year you’ve probably been told to wait for Intel’s next generation processor, Ivy Bridge and of course the release of Windows 8. Ivy Bridge is slatted to be released in the Spring, current speculation is that…

Intel & AMD Mobile Offerings Can’t Compete with ARM’s Pricing

ARM has emerged the big chip player on the block as they’re sitting pretty heading into 2012 with market share in smartphones and tablets.  According to a notebook maker close to Digitimes things aren’t going to change as Intel and AMD aren’t able to compete…

AMD’s Next Generation Road Map – Reveals Intent to Execute

In case you missed it AMD is turning over a new leaf with CEO Rory P. Read and with him a road map focused on delivering on promises and bringing products to market.  Lisa Su Senior VP and General Manager of Global Business Units gave…

AMD Looking to Trinity to Boost Sales in Q4 2012

AMD released its sales numbers in a call on Tuesday and there were defiantly mixed signals.  AMD has always played second fiddle to Intel and this quarter was no different AMD boasted $1.7 billion in revenues, while Intel had $13.9… billion.
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Android 4.0 runs on AMD Tablets, Thanks to Intel

Looks like AMD is reaping the rewards of Intel’s hard work getting Android up and running on X86. The Android-x86 project has recently released a test Android 4.0 ISO for AMD Brazos-based tablets. If you happen to have an MSI Wind Tablet hanging around you…

AMD’s Trinity APU Offers Direct X11 Support for Ultraportables

AMD quietly showed their Trinity Platform which they hope will compete in Intel’s Ultrabook… category.  In a back room at CES AMD demo’ed what looked like a beefy desktop processor in a large gaming rig, playing a DirectX 11 game on one screen and transcoding