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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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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...


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

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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+...


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

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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...


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

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AMD Launches Socket AM2

By Maarten Goldstein, May 23, 2006 8:14am PDT

AMD today announced the launch of the Athlon 64 FX-62 and Athlon 64 X2 5000+ CPUs, which are compatible with the new socket AM2 platform. With AM2,...


"I know, but my buddy has an FX-60 so I'll have something better. It will be easier to say my ..."

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AMD Price Cuts

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 24, 2006 6:32am PST

Tech Report reports on AMD's most recent price cuts, which discount the Athlon 64 X2 lineup by up to 20%. Linked in the story is this bit from The...


"Nice, I'm just gonna buy a new CPU when I get the money. This P4 2,4GHz just sucks with new games."

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Athlon 64 FX-60 Announced

By Maarten Goldstein, Jan 10, 2006 7:06am PST

AMD today announced the release of the Athlon 64 FX-60, their latest dual core processor now available for anyone who has a spare thousand bucks....


"yea no shit. what's the point of upgrading right now anyway. Nothing is coming out with new ..."

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AMD's Quad Core Plans

By Maarten Goldstein, Nov 16, 2005 5:52am PST

EETimes.com reports on the most recent AMD analyst conference call, during which it was revealed that the chip manufacturer plans to release...


"Intel's latest chips run hotter and consume more juice when unplugged than AMDs latest running ..."

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AMD Price Drop

By Maarten Goldstein, Oct 25, 2005 6:15am PDT

DigiTimes reports that AMD has lowered the prices for its CPUs. The biggest changes are for the AMD Turion 64 Mobile CPUs, but Athlon 64 X2s have...


"I just bought an X2-4400 yesterday from newegg..... oh well, it's only $30..."

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