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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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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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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,...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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

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