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Report: Orbis (PS4) to use eight-core AMD CPU, Radeon GPU

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 18, 2013 12:30pm PST

Details surrounding the next PlayStation, codenamed Orbis, have reportedly leaked. "PS4" will have an eight-core AMD CPU, running at 1.6GHz, and a custom Radeon GPU, with 18 compute units at 800MHz.


"i dont know of any 7 year old games that wouldnt be considered obsolete and somehow games come ..."

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AMD launches 'Never Settle' promo, offers Far Cry 3 and Hitman for free

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 22, 2012 4:30pm PDT

So long as you pick up an AMD HD 7770 GHz Edition card or better, you'll get a free copy of Far Cry 3, along with a 20% discount coupon for Medal of Honor: Warfighter. Shelling out more dough will unlock more games.


"Off topic: FYI, the 12.11's are out and I've heard they've done wonders for the 7k series cards."

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Battlefield 3-tuned graphics drivers launched

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 24, 2011 7:30am PDT

The PC edition of Battlefield 3 certainly seems the version to play, so, to prepare for its launch on Tuesday, you may well want to install the beta graphics card drivers Nvidia and AMD have tuned for DICE's war game.


"Grabbed the nvidia beta drivers for the BF3 beta, they ran smoothly (other than the game ..."

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Report: 1.7M Steam keys for Dirt 3 compromised

By Jeff Mattas, Sep 06, 2011 6:15pm PDT

Lists containing at least 1.7 million Steam promotional codes for the off-road racer Dirt 3 were compromised over the weekend.


"Yeah the wife and I thought we were special until we found out we were just 2 out of 1.7 million."

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AMD and Valve Partner for Driver Updates via Steam

By Brian Leahy, Sep 15, 2010 10:20am PDT

Having just complained about this very issue two nights ago, I'm happy to see that AMD and Valve have partnered to deliver ATI Catalyst driver...


"I have to go through that, even for newer games. 10.5 is the only driver that works for me ..."

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AMD Axing More Jobs, Cutting Pay

By Chris Faylor, Jan 19, 2009 8:27am PST

Computer hardware manufacturer AMD will eliminate 1,100 jobs and temporarily reduce pay for all remaining employees, reports the Associated Press....


"AMD bought ATI for $5.4 Billion. Today, AMD+ATI is worth $1.4 Billion. Whoops."

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


"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...


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

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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...


"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....


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

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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?...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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