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AMD Stacked HBM Promises Lower Power and Higher Bandwidth

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We all know that AMD will release their next generation GPU soon. While the company has not yet disclosed the full details of their upcoming GPUs, it has announced that the upcoming GPU will feature a new memory chip type called High Bandwidth Memory or HBM. AMD made this announcement during their 2015 ...

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AMD Roadmap for 2016+: Zen CPU Core, Optimized GCN with HBM 2.0, and K12 SoC

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AMD has revealed its plan for the next couple of years at this year’s financial analyst day. One of the biggest news about the upcoming product is the highly anticipated, brand new x86 Zen core that the company will launch in 2016. AMD shared some news about the upcoming processor and ...

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AMD’s 2016+ CPU/APU “Zen” Core Offers 40% IPC Improvement and DDR4 support

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2016 will be an exciting year for AMD as the company will finally release the highly anticipated, brand-new, next gen x86 microarchitecture codenamed “Zen”. While AMD is not yet to fully disclose the new CPU architecture, it has released some detail about the next gen CPU at the 2015 financial analyst ...

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AMD 2015 Product Lineup: Carizzo APU and new GPU with HBM

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At the 2015 financial analyst day, AMD has released some detail about the company’s plan for 2015. This year is not going to be the most exciting year for AMD as the products that will be launching are mostly incremental upgrades. On the desktop side, we are still looking at ...

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MSI Released 8 AMD FM2+/FM Motherboards

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MSI has launched not one but a whopping 8 new motherboards for the AMD FM2+/FM2 socket. The boards are available in a wide range of form factors such as ATX, micro-ATX, and mini-ITX. They are compatible with the FM2 processors (Kaveri, Richland, Trinity 6000 and 5000 series). In addition, they ...

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Gigabyte X99-UD4P

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Introduction When it comes time for us to upgrade our computer, one of the first things we need to ask ourselves is what are we going to be using our computer for? Am I going to be playing games, uploading videos to my favorite video-sharing website, using it as an ...

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CyberpowerPC SYBER GAMING VAPOR A

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Introduction PC Gaming may be strong and growing but so are consoles and that is due to the simplicity of plug and play. A console you plug it in, maybe wait for a few updates and you are off to the races. PCs require installing of games, updates navigating windows and ...

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QNAP Launches TVS-x63+ NAS with AMD G-Series quad-core processor and 10 GbE port

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QNAP has partnered with AMD to launch the TVS series NAS .The latest addition to the NAS family will be powered by AMD G-Series quad-core SoC clocked at 2.4 GHz. The system will be equipped with either 4GB or 8GB of DDR3L RAM that is upgradable to 16GB. It will ...

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AMD Releases New CodeXL Tool Suite (v1.6) and APP SKD 3.0 Beta

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AMD released the CodeXL version 1.6 and the beta version of AMD APP SDK 3.0 for the software developers. The latest edition brings some significant updates where it brings new tools to take advantage of the AMD’s CPUs, GPUs, and APUs. More specifically, the update allows the software developers to ...

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ASUS RAMPAGE V Extreme – The Extreme Enthusiasts X99 Board From ASUS Is Here!

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Introduction – ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREME X99 has been around a bit now and the next board to hit our bench is what we have here today and it is no joke as it is the Rampage V Extreme or what many hold as the benchmark for every other board in ...

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AMD Announces Carrizo APU and Carrizo-L SoC

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AMD announced Carrizo APU, the successor to the Kaveri APU. The Carrizo integrates the new x86 Excavator CPU core with the next generation AMD Radeon graphics. In addition, AMD also announced the Carrizo-L, an SoC that uses “Puma+” (upgraded Beema) CPU core with AMD R-series GCN based GPU and a ...

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AMD Appoints Dr. Lisa Su as President and CEO

AMD has announced that Rory Read is stepping down as the CEO of the company. Taking his place would be Dr. Lisa Su, which previously serve as the COO of the company, would be the president and the CEO.

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Return of the Athlon: AMD Brings Kabini to the desktop

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Introduction The Athlon brand holds a very special place in the tech industry, as it was the first processor to reach 1 GHz. Back in its days, the Athlon CPUs give the Intel Pentium processors some serious competitions. AMD has kept the Athlon brand for almost a decade where it has gone through ...

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MSI Z97 XPOWER AC – Extreme Overclocking for the new Haswell

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Introduction – MSI Z97 Xpower Oh Overclocking, it seems to be whats makes the world go round some days and something that many motherboard manufacturers have really started to embrace as easier ways were found to do it. It used to be back in the old days (not that long ...

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Gigabyte F2A88XN-WIFI: Mini-ITX Board for Kaveri (FM2+)

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Gigabyte’s F2A85XN-WIFI was one of the best mini-ITX board for the FM2 socket. With the release of the Kaveri (FM2+) APU, Gigabyte has updated their mini-ITX board with the latest A88X chipset. With the F2A88XN-WIFI, Gigabyte essentially retained the same overall design and the layout as the older board except ...

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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 ...

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Sapphire R9 280X VaporX Graphics Card

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Sapphire Radeon R9-280X VaporX Sapphire as we all know is AMDs premier partner so we always see cool stuff coming from them, but honestly we had already seen a VaporX 280X so we have all simply been waiting for what would come next such as the much rumored 295X or ...

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Sapphire R7 240 Dual HDMI Graphics Card

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Sapphire Radeon R7-240 Dual HDMI Sapphire being the premier partner for AMD its only natural that they offer every one of AMDs offerings and maybe even some special tweaks to the lower end or more mainstream models available. The card we are reviewing today happens to be one of those ...

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AMD demonstrates full support for DX12 at GDC

As many expected Microsoft showed off the next version of DirectX, DX12, at this years GDC. The new version offers the developers to program even close to the “metall” allowing them to squeeze out even more performance for their games. Among the companies pledging support for DX12 was not only ...

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MSI Radeon R9 290X Gaming

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MSI Radeon R9-290X Gaming We have seen many MSI custom PCB or fully custom PCB or even just custom cooled cards and they always impress with some very nice temps along with looking pretty awesome as well. The gaming series carries the Red/Black theme with a custom Twin Frozr model ...

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Gigabyte Packs AMD APU and Radeon R9 M275X Into BRIX

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Gigabyte BRIX is an ultra compact PC that is not much bigger than a CD casing. Previously, Gigabyte has released BRIX that uses Intel processor but the company is expanding the line up with the introduction of the AMD APU. The latest entry into the family (model GB-BXA8G-8890) comes with ...

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Zotax Zbox Nano AQ01 Plus

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While Zotac maybe is most knows for their graphics cards they also are specialized on small motherboards and small desktop systems. Today we are reviewing one of those tiny small desktop PC’s: the Zotax Zbox Nano AQ01 Plus. This is a very small PC that even comes with a VESA-mount ...

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Powercolor Radeon R9-290X

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Powercolor Radeon R9-290X OC Powercolor has been a long time AMD partner and like the Devil card we looked at recently they have made a name for themselves with many special edition including high end liquid cooled cards. Today I have their OC version of the 290X which has a ...

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Powercolor Radeon R9-270X Devil

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Powercolor Radeon R9-270X Devil Powercolor is one of the AMD partners that you see from time to time and they are really known for such designs as the Devil series cards which really shot them into the limelight for the AMD camp about a year or so back now. Well ...

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AMD 2014 Mobile Product: Kaveri, Beema, and Mullins

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AMD is releasing bits of information regarding to the upcoming products. First the company set the launch date for the upcoming Kaveri desktop APU on January 14, 2014. Now, we got more information regarding to the plan for the upcoming mobile products.  In 2014, AMD’s plan is essentially the same ...

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AMD Kaveri Will Launch on January 14, 2014

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Today at the APU13, AMD has officially put a date on the availability of the Kaveri APU. The initial availability is set for January 14th, 2014, which is right after CES. AMD is expected to have more detail at CES 2014. The initial launch will be the desktop chip with ...

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AMD Announced Unified SDK 2.9 and Media SDK 1.0

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The upcoming “Kaveri” APU is one of the most anticipated product from AMD as it finally brings exciting new technology such as heterogenous queing (hQ) and heterogenous uniform memory access (hUMA). Today at the AMD developer conference, the APU13, AMD has announced a new unified SDK that is aimed to ...

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HIS R9 280X IceQX2 Turbo

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HIS is one of the companies that have been partner with AMD for a long time and always released new interesting cards as new GPU’s are released. With the release of the new fall-GPU’s from AMD we get a full spread of products and today we are testing the HIS ...

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti – Nvidia takes GK110 to the Next Level

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti Nvidia launched the 700 series and really took the market by storm with the capability to offer exceptional power savings and super strong performance per watt, along with cool running cards which makes for a great gaming package. However nothing ever is safe for very ...

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AMD Introduces heterogeneous Queuing (hQ)

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AMD today brings the latest implementation of the heterogeneous computing with the introduction of the heterogeneous queuing (hQ). As you may recall, AMD founded the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation with other chipmakers and industry giants such as ARM, Qualcomm, and Samsung to promote a great utilization of various computing ...

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Sapphire Radeon R9-280X Toxic

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Sapphire Radeon R9-280X Toxic Sapphire Has been AMDs premier partner for a long time now so it was only natural that when the new AMD R Series cards launched that we would have one with Sapphires special touches in hand rather quickly. The model we have in hand is a ...

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MSI Radeon R9-280X 3GB Graphics Card

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MSI Radeon R9-280X Gaming MSI as always dresses to impress with its non reference designs and well with the Radeon R series of cards there is no mistaking a MSI card from the rest as they carry very distinctive cooler designs and honestly when first seeing this card I was ...

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AMD Announces Radeon R9 and R7 Graphic Cards

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AMD has announced the latest generation of the GPUs. The new product series have gotten a new branding that forgo the HD branding. Instead, the upcoming cards will be branded as Radeon R7 for mainstream and budget models and the R9 for the performance and enthusiasts models. The R9 series ...

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Valve announces SteamOS

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Valve have been hinting about some big Linux Steam-news this week and today the first of three announcements (the rest coming on Wednesday and possibly on Friday) was unleashed: the birth of SteamOS, their own Linux-based OS that is supposed to support game streaming from a Windows or Mac PC.

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AMD and Mixamo Brings Face Plus that Revolutionize Character Art

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AMD collaborate with Mixamo to launch Face Plus, an advanced real-time motion capture and 3D facial animation technology for the Unity game engine (v4.3). Face Plus leverages Unity’s blendshape technology and Mixamo’s rigging and animation algorithms where it is able to render expression captured with a webcam to 3D character ...

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GIGABYTE announces 7 FM2+ Motherboards for the Upcoming Kaveri

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While AMD has yet officially announced the release date for the Kaveri, the successor to the Richland/Trinity APU, we are expecting it to arrive before the year ends. The motherboard vendors, like GIGABYTE, are gearing up for the upcoming APU and have announced list of boards supporting the forthcoming Kaveri. ...

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Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI (A85X Mini-ITX) Motherboard

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Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI (A85X Mini-ITX) Motherboard   With only 17cm x 17 cm of area to work with, available real estate limits what manufacturers can put on a mini-ITX motherboard. However, for the Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI, Gigabyte has done a very good job at offering what users need the most. The F2A85XN-WIFI ...

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AMD releases Catalyst 13.8 beta, promises to fix Crossfire micro stutter

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AMD has released a beta of their latest Catalyst-drivers: Catalyst 13.8 Beta. One of the big fixes in this driver is that AMD has added frame-pacing to help get rid of or at least minimize the micro-stuttering a lot of people have experienced when running more than one GPU.

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AMD Richland A10-6800K AND A10-6700 Review

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Not letting Intel grab all of the spotlight, AMD has officially released the desktop version of the upgraded Trinity APU codenamed Richland. While Richland does not bring any architectural change over the Trinity, AMD is able to deliver a decent amount of performance improvements by tuning the existing chip. We ...

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Gigabyte HD 7790 2GB (GV-R779OC-2GD)

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The Gigabyte HD 7790 (GV-R779OC-2GD) comes with Gigabyte’s own custom designed WINDFORCE x2 cooler, factory overclocked to 1075 MHz, and 2 GB of GDDR5. Does it worth your hard-earn money with the retailed price of $169.99, let’s find out.  The Gigabyte HD 7790 (GV-R779OC-2GD) comes with Gigabyte's own custom designed ...

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