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Interview: AMD Talks 'Console-like' PC Brand

By Chris Faylor, May 18, 2008 10:20pm PDT

Earlier today, hardware manufacturer AMD pulled back the curtain on AMD Game!, a new branding program meant to help mainstream consumers identify...

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"I agree. This is the kind of thing that i've been screaming that PC hardware and software ..."

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AMD Launches 'Console-like' PC Hardware Label

By Nick Breckon and Chris Faylor, May 18, 2008 9:06pm PDT

Hardware manufacturer AMD today unveiled a new plan to simplify the process of determining PC gaming system requirements for mainstream consumers....

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"The index can go up, in fact if they were using it, it should be already, probably 10 max soon. ..."

- nutcrackr see all 104 comments

Radeon HD 2900 XT Released

By Maarten Goldstein, May 14, 2007 6:38am PDT

AMD is releasing its new Radeon flagship product today, the HD 2900 XT videocard. Only one thing is important, can it beat NVidia's GeForce 8800?...

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"This is the truth. I was hoping for this card but it looks like Nvidia in my future. I wonder if ..."

- baronzemo78 see all 32 comments

AMD Price Cuts

By Maarten Goldstein, Apr 09, 2007 8:33am PDT

Tech Report reports on the latest AMD CPU price cuts, which has almost all Athlon 64 X2 chips (the exception being the 6000+) under $200 now. There...

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"The high end GPUs are huge chips. There's no way a combined CPU/GPU could compete with that ..."

- tigeN see all 12 comments

Athlon65 X2 6000+ CPU Released

By Steve Gibson, Feb 21, 2007 7:22am PST

The new Athlon64 X2 6000+ CPU hits the review circuit over at TechReport, AnandTech and AMDZone. The new chip turns in some fairly good numbers but...

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"Athlon65! It's that extra 'bit' of performance that's going to take the lead back from Intel again."

- h0mew0rld see all 10 comments

AMD/ATI R600 2nd Quarter

By Steve Gibson, Feb 21, 2007 7:01am PST

Word around town for a little while has been that the new R600 chip from ATI was getting close and was looking impressive. Seems that we wont be...

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""To better align our strategy with current market opportunities, we've changed the launch plan ..."

- moneyshot see all 9 comments

AMD Announced 65nm Based CPUs

By Maarten Goldstein, Dec 05, 2006 6:15am PST

AMD today announced the introduction of Athlon 64 X2 CPUs based on 65nm process technology, allowing for more aggressive performance scaling and...

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"anyone know if this just AM2 or 939 as well? I'm guessing 939 is dead now isn't it? damn I'll ..."

- tunis5000 see all 5 comments

AMD Quad FX Reviews

By Maarten Goldstein, Dec 01, 2006 3:30am PST

Tech Report, HardOCP and AnandTech all have Quad FX reviews posted, checking out AMD's four core solution. For most intents and purposes it looks...

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"I hope K8L will be worth it. By the time I upgrade it should be out. "

- freshyk see all 4 comments

AMD Finishes ATI Acquisition

By Maarten Goldstein, Oct 25, 2006 7:58am PDT

Tech Report has a couple of press releases from AMD, announcing that it has completed its $5.4 billion acquisition of ATI. Wasting no time, the...

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"Actually, not really. They wish those drivers were. You can't miss a wagon that hasn't left ..."

- silverback1138 see all 22 comments

More On AMD's 4x4 Solution

By Maarten Goldstein, Jul 26, 2006 4:43am PDT

Tech Report has a story up with the latest on AMD's 4x4, their dual-socket solution for hardware enthusiasts. AMD hosted an event with Luxology,...

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"My head just *exploded*. Did the man say the dual sockets will be compatible with Quad Core? ..."

- ngsmack see all 5 comments

AMD Buys ATI

By Maarten Goldstein, Jul 24, 2006 2:49am PDT

It was rumored for a while now, and today it has become official: AMD is acquiring Canadian graphics chipset manufacturer ATI for $5.4 billion. The...

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"Not sure if you're joking or not, but "in cash" as opposed to "in stock options". Not actual ..."

- GreatGooglyMoogly see all 145 comments

AMD Price Cut Overview

By Maarten Goldstein, Jul 17, 2006 2:52pm PDT

DailyTech has this story up with a table showing planned price cuts for AMD processors. As expected, these cuts are massive, with a $649 Athlon 64...

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"oh, wait, it'll probably take a 3.4Ghz Pentium 4 Extreme Edition"

- Toraz Chryx see all 55 comments

AMD To Build Plant In New York State

By Maarten Goldstein, Jun 25, 2006 4:45pm PDT

According to this CNet story, AMD has entered into a nonbinding agreement with the state of New York that would have AMD build a $3.2 billion...

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"Silly AMD. Most businesses are trying to get the fuck OUT of NY."

- Wombat Woo see all 6 comments

AMD Kills Off Several Athlon CPUs

By Maarten Goldstein, Jun 14, 2006 1:53pm PDT

Tech Report has a story about AMD's plans for some of its older Athlon CPUs. Athlon 64 X2 4800+, 4400+, and 4000+ for Socket AM2 and model 4400+...

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"thats partly what it is, they remove the 1mb cache models from the consumer line so they can ..."

- mrjackson2000 see all 22 comments

AMD Also Slashing Prices

By Maarten Goldstein, Jun 09, 2006 9:40am PDT

We mentioned Intel slashing prices yesterday, and it looks like AMD will follow suit. According to The Inquirer, several top-line Athlon CPUs will...

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"Damn, I juts bought an AMD CPU from Newegg sometime ego. Could have got it for cheaper if I just ..."

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