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AMD Reveals Cloud Supercomputer, Plans to Stream 'Next-Gen' Video Games via Server-side Rendering

By Chris Faylor, Jan 09, 2009 9:00am PST

During a presentation at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, computer hardware manufacturer AMD and middleware developer OTOY unveiled plans for...

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"That's bandwidth though, he's talking about latency. At the end of the day the best you can hope ..."

- uncleanmonkey see all 188 comments

AMD Lists DirectX 10.1 Compatible PC Games: Stormrise, BattleForge, Cloud 9

By Chris Faylor, Aug 25, 2008 7:27am PDT

The Creative Assembly's futuristic military RTS game Stormrise, EA Phenomic's RTS-CCG hybrid BattleForge and NHN's RPG Cloud 9 will all support...

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"^^^ i can vouch for halo 2 being dx9 only. none (of the very limited graphical options) mention ..."

- abovedefault see all 28 comments

AMD Unveils Cinema 2.0 Rendering Technology, Photo-realistic Humans Run in Real-time

By Nick Breckon, Aug 12, 2008 1:02pm PDT

During a recent press event, AMD introduced a new rendering technology capable of producing photo-realistic humans, as a handful of game developers...

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"They already do. This technology was used to capture faces and relight them in Spiderman 3. The ..."

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AMD, Intel Team to Improve Game Physics

By Chris Faylor, Jun 12, 2008 7:29am PDT

Hardware maker AMD and physics technology provider Havok, a subsidiary of AMD competitor Intel, have begun working together to optimize the...

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"Powerhouse AGEIA? seriously? maybe if they had 50 million units sold in a year with products ..."

- bored see all 14 comments

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 ..."

- trevis see all 37 comments

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