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AMD Roadmap through 2016+ includes K12, a new x86 and ARM cores

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AMD hosted a “Core Innovation Update” conference today where we get a hint of what is coming for the company in the next couple of years. AMD’s future roadmap will still be focusing what it has done well in the past with x86, ie desktop, laptop, and servers. However, the company also will put a greater emphasize on the ARM architecture as it attacks in growth market through its “ambidextrous strategy”. The desktop market is shrinking which means the revenue from the X86 is also not as good as it used to be. According to AMD’s internal estimates, the revenue share for the x86 will continue to decline (although at slower rate) in the next few years. At the same time, the revenue from ARM is growing and is expecting to grow. While Intel has renew a push for the x86 on the desktop, AMD’s road map for the future ... Read More »

Hardware for Mobile Gaming

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Over the years mobile gaming has evolved, from the large dubiously heavy handheld devices that could be used more as a hammer than a communication device. Then fast forward a few years to the era of the near-invincible Nokia and other strange phone sub-species, like the side-kick, palm pilot and even the old Motorola flip out. Now we have the mainstream phones of the Androids and IOS, two tech giants that have become the best thing to happen to gaming since wireless controllers. A new generation of smartphones that can provide new games on a graphical par with the consoles of yesteryear. It’s truly phenomenal how the game development cycle in mobiles has exploded in the last ten years. No longer do we play just play Snake or Tetris, instead now games like Dead Trigger, Angry Birds and even the occasional bingo game. These recent advancements have had such an impact that according ... Read More »

AMD “Kabini” and “Temash” APU’s

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AMD has officially released its entire mobile platform for the year 2013. Today the company released the Kabini SoC for the ultrathin notebooks and the Temash SoC for tablets. Built on the 28nm process, Temash and the Kabini are expected to deliver up to 20% better CPU performance, 75% GPU performance and longer battery life.  No related posts. Read More »

AMD’s new heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access (hUMA)

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We still have to wait a couple of months until Kaveri—the successor to the Trinity APU—is released. However, AMD is ready to talk a little bit about the upcoming APU. While we do not have any specific information on the model and the clockspeed, we have a bit of information regarding one key feature in Kaveri: the heterogenous Uniform Memory Access or hUMA. No related posts. Read More »

Starcraft II Heart of The Swarm Launch Event 3/11/2013 – Irvine, CA

  Blizzard has a special was of not just launching a new game but making it an experience. After being at the Heart of the Swarm event mere years ago I can say this not only stepped up the game but blew it off the map as the new Starcraft II Heart of The Swarm midnight launch was more of a festival or celebration than your standard launch event. No related posts. Read More »

2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland)

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Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity APU. The company launched four mobile APUs with 35W TDP designed for performance notebook. Architecturally, Richland is identical to Trinity as both APUs are based on the Piledriver CPU cores and Southern Island GPU cores. With Richland, AMD has bumped the clockspeed on the CPU and the GPU and improved upon the Turbo Core technology. In addition, AMD has worked with software vendors to provide facial recognition and gesture support that leverage on their GPU computing power.  No related posts. Read More »

Cooler Master’s Latest Gaming Gear, Coolers, and Gadgets

Cooler Master came prepared for CES 2013. They brought plenty of new goodies to show us in almost every category of products they offer. From new gaming peripherals, new chassis, all the way to some new ultrabook and tablet accessories. Read on to find out if any of these products fit your needs. No related posts. Read More »

Bjorn3D Arrives at International CES 2013

Bjorn3D has arrived at CES 2013. Over the next few days, we’ll be bringing you detailed coverage of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. Keep reading for our live coverage of the NVIDIA press conference, and stay tuned for more! No related posts. Read More »

Gigabyte Aivia Osmium

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Gigabyte’s Aivia Osmium gaming keyboard is a very slick looking and attractive peripheral to have displayed as part of your entertainment setup. But is it worth it? No related posts. Read More »

Complete AMD 2012 APU Line Up

Mobile Trinity kicks off 2012 for AMD by incorporating the Piledriver CPU core (an enhanced version of the Bulldozer) and the updated GPU core based on the VLIW4 design derived from AMD’s Northern Island discreet GPU from the HD 6970. With the mobile APU out of the way, AMD also launched the budget APU codenamed the Brazos 2.0 and has revealed the desktop SKUs. No related posts. Read More »

AMD E-Series APU “Brazos 2.0″

A glance over AMD’s plan shows that 2012 will see a greater push for APUs. From high performance systems all the way down to everyday performance and productivity systems, AMD has APUs designed to meet users’ computing needs. After introducing the second generation mobile A-Series APU (codenamed Trinity) in May, AMD today brings us the low power E-Series edition of the APU, codenamed Brazos 2.0, and designed for very basic computing needs. No related posts. Read More »

Thecus® Leading Trends at Computex 2012

Thecus is showing off their latest products at Computex 2012 that includes the TopTower Series, Microsoft Windows Storage Servers W Series, V Sereis, Vision Series, and NVR Visoguard. The company will also shows the ThecusOS 5.0 that brings system monitoring with live feedback on error, maintenance issue and activity. The neat feature with the new OS is that you can plug in a DVD to a USB port on the NAS and data can be copied from the NAS to DVD.   No related posts. Read More »

AMD presents 2012 A-Series APU (Trinity)

AMD today unveiled the next generation APUs for notebooks: Trinity. With more performance, Eyefinity-support and more improvements it looks like the perfect companion for those new Ultrathin laptops. No related posts. Read More »

Kingston latest gadgets at CES 2012

Kingston shows off their latest red Hyper Limited Edition memory modules, next concept T1 modules, a 64GB system running a high demanding composition, and latest Ultrabook Flash Drives. No related posts. Read More »

Razer at CES 2012

Razer at CES 2012 showed off two of their latest products, the Naga Hex gaming mouse, and their latest on-the-go Project Fiona Gaming PC Tablet with game controllers on the side. No related posts. Read More »

Llano vs. Sandy Bridge: HTPC Performance

The AMD A3850 APU is a capable APU for the mainstream user. It has a lot of potential as part of an HTPC. We’ve compared it to an Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3-2100T/H67 combo to see who can make the best HTPC. No related posts. Read More »

ZOTAC Factory Tour in Dongguan

What does it take to build a video card or a motherboard? ZOTAC was kind enough to take us through their factory to show how it is done. Read along as we discover how everything is assembled and qualified through stress tests. No related posts. Read More »

Post Computex 2011 – Part 2

To wrap up Computex 2011, we went ahead and wrapped up some of the latest motherboards, video cards, tablets, and memory products from MSI, GIGABYTE, and Kingston. No related posts. Read More »

Post Computex 2011 – Part 1

Computex 2011 just finished and we are ready to show off some of the latest products coming out this year. In this article we’ll take a look at Thermaltake, Noctua, ZOTAC, Zalman and Silverstone. No related posts. Read More »

Nvidia 3D Vision for YouTube

NVIDIA 3D Vision for YouTube is finally here. Users can enjoy sharing their favorite family moments and stream 3D Movies straight from YouTube with Nvidia’s 3D Vision glasses. No related posts. Read More »

NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti (GF 114)

NVIDIA’s release of the GeForce GTX 560 Ti comes with a new chip (the GF114). The card is intended to replace the old GTX 460 (GF104), and fill the lowest high-end slot for the GeForce 500 family. No related posts. Read More »

PowerColor @ CES 2011

Day 2 at CES2011 we visited PowerColor to get a view on some of their upcoming products including a passively cooled HD6850 and a water cooled HD6970. No related posts. Read More »

CoolerMaster @ CES 2011

Cooler Master showed us some of their new products at CES 2011, including a new CM Storm case and a couple of new CPU coolers. No related posts. Read More »

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