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AMD sets out its plans for 2013, hints at a possible ARM future

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AMD today laid out its plans for the next couple of years at its Financial Analyst Day. The plans are a mix of familiar and logical extensions of the company's current products, but contained some more surprising elements: specifically, AMD opened the door to future processors that include ARM...
AMD sets out its plans for 2013, hints at a possible ARM future

AMD's Trinity combo processors aimed at do-it-yourself PC builders and gamers

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Advanced Micro Devices’ new family of combination graphics-microprocessor chips is available today for do-it-yourself PC builders and gamers. As we noted earlier, the chips, code-named Trinity, are accelerated processing units (APUs) that combine graphics and computing functions on a single chip. Now the second-largest maker of PC processors is announcing prices...
AMD's Trinity combo processors aimed at do-it-yourself PC builders and gamers
AMD points to APU momentum at CES 2013

HP beefs up Windows 8 gear with stylish laptops and business PCs

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Hewlett-Packard adds ultraportables, stylish notebooks, and two desktop PC to its Windows 8 lineup. The new gear, announced Wednesday, adds to HP's growing family of Windows 8 hardware first announced in August that included a tablet-laptop hybrid device. HP is tight lipped when it comes to specifics on its...
HP beefs up Windows 8 gear with stylish laptops and business PCs
More details shake loose on Apple's A6 chip, including a $500M development effort
AMD rolls out new chips, graphics processors for mobile and desktop

Nvidia updates laptop GPU line to Kepler-based 700 series

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Nvidia today updated its line of notebook graphic processing units (GPU) -- the 700M series. The new Kepler-based lineup includes the mainstream 720M, and 735M coupled with the performance-oriented 740M, 745M, and 750M. All five of the new chipsets include three technologies to balance performance with battery life -- Nvidia...
Nvidia updates laptop GPU line to Kepler-based 700 series
Promising new PC experiences, AMD launches its Richland combo graphics-microprocessor chips

Apple increases focus on processor technology with appointment of former AMD system architect

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Apple appears to be increasing its focus on its custom line of processors, appointing former AMD chip expert John Bruno as its new System Architect, more than 7 months after he was cut from the processor giant in a major reshuffle in November 2011. As SemiAccurate points out (via Slashgear), Bruno...
Apple increases focus on processor technology with appointment of former AMD system architect

Why AMD’s ultrathin notebooks are doomed to fail

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Thin is in, just in case you haven’t noticed. It’s hard not to, with Apple pushing its newly refreshed MacBook Air models to the masses and Intel counter-punching with an ultrabook form factor for Windows-based PCs (all the while serving both sides, just like a boxing promoter). Wondering where Advanced...
Why AMD’s ultrathin notebooks are doomed to fail

AMD announces availability of its Elite A-Series APUs for notebook PCs

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AMD today announced the availability of its AMD Elite A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), formerly codenamed Richland. These processors, designed for use in notebook PCs, combine either two or four x86 CPU cores with a graphics engine derived from AMD's Radeon HD 8000 series of discrete GPUs on the...
AMD announces availability of its Elite A-Series APUs for notebook PCs
AMD invests in novel video communications startup Nuvixa
AMD E-Series Brazos 2.0 coming soon to power $599 ultra-thin laptops
AMD will integrate ARM processors in its 2013 x86 APUs
Nvidia launches two new Kepler-based graphics chips
AMD CEO acknowledges disappointing quarter and PC market share losses

AMD announces Radeon HD 7000M series with Enduro graphics-switching technology

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AMD kicked off 2012 by refreshing its desktop graphics, and now it's back, giving its mobile GPUs the same treatment. The company just announced its third generation of DirectX 11 mobile chips, the Radeon HD 7000 family. All told, the collection includes three 28nm GPUs: the high-end 7900M, the...
AMD announces Radeon HD 7000M series with Enduro graphics-switching technology
AMD launches series of chips that get it into low-power laptops and tablets

Jetway Reveals Two Mini-ITX Motherboards Bearing Atom CPUs

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It looks like mini-ITX motherboards are still getting built, with Jetway being, this time, the company eager to reveal its latest creations powered by the Cedar Trail CPU platform. If anyone thought the Atom series of CPUs (central processing units) from Intel was in dire straits, they may be...
Jetway Reveals Two Mini-ITX Motherboards Bearing Atom CPUs

Metaio partners with ST-Ericsson to create world's first augmented reality chipset for smartphones

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Augmented Reality (AR) specialist Metaio has announced a new partnership today with chip maker ST-Ericsson, which will see its AR reality hardware IP integrated into an upcoming line of smartphone processing units. The collaboration marks the first time that a processor has been used specifically to accelerate and improve the...
Metaio partners with ST-Ericsson to create world's first augmented reality chipset for smartphones

AMD launches Trinity APUs, says it trumps Intel

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AMD has formally launched its next-generation Trinity Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). The company says that the improvements in architecture and Piledriver core has resulted in a chip that is twice as efficient per watt as its predecessor the Llano, despite sticking with a 32nm fabrication process. AMD says that based...
AMD launches Trinity APUs, says it trumps Intel
Globalfoundries goes independent, buying out AMD ownership

AMD aims to undercut Intel Ultrabook chips on price and shred them on performance

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Intel will be a formidable competitor this year as it launches new processors and a huge marketing campaign aimed at driving the adoption of thin and powerful compuers known as Ultrabooks. Advanced Micro Devices aims to compete with the world’s biggest chip maker by coming out with high-performance laptop chips...
AMD aims to undercut Intel Ultrabook chips on price and shred them on performance

New Mac Pro Won't Be Much Faster For Most Users (AAPL)

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On Wednesday, MacRumors reported on the leaked results of a performance test conducted on Apple's high-end Mac Pro line of desktops. Conducted with a tool called Geekbench, the benchmark reveals that Intel's top-of-the-line CPUs really haven't improved all that much in the last three years. Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper...
New Mac Pro Won't Be Much Faster For Most Users (AAPL)

Xbox 720 rumours: Blu-ray drive and always-on internet?

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Reports say Microsoft is to adopt the Sony-backed Blu-ray tech in its next games machine, currently codenamed DurangoJust in case you missed this on Monday, news site VG247 has learned from "multiple sources" that the next Xbox console, apparently codenamed Durango, will feature a Blu-ray drive and is set to...
Xbox 720 rumours: Blu-ray drive and always-on internet?

Microsoft Opens C++ Extension for Other Compilers

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Microsoft has opened its C++ AMP specification so it can also be used by non-Microsoft compilers to harness the power of GPUs (graphics processing units)....
Microsoft Opens C++ Extension for Other Compilers

HP unveils Envy Spectre XT Ultrabook, other thin-and-lights in various sizes

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What's that? You're hungry for more HP laptops? Good! Because we're not nearly done yet! The company just expanded its line of Ultrabooks from two to five, and that's not even counting this guy. And, the company also plans to sell so-called Sleekbooks -- essentially, thin-and-light laptops that don't...
HP unveils Envy Spectre XT Ultrabook, other thin-and-lights in various sizes

Amazon Web Services accommodates big data storage

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Eyeing the growing market for big data analysis, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has introduced a storage package, called High Storage, that can offer fast access to large amounts of data. High Storage, an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) package, is designed to run data intensive analysis jobs, such as...
Amazon Web Services accommodates big data storage

Nvidia introduces its own Grid-based server, the Visual Computing Appliance

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                   Sept. 9 - 10, 2013       San Francisco, CA           Early Bird Tickets on Sale Source: NvidiaNvidia Grid VCA Nvidia has become a big advocate of cloud computing via a huge grid of processors (with graphics chips included) in data centers. And today, the world’s biggest...
Nvidia introduces its own Grid-based server, the Visual Computing Appliance

Get ready for great games on a thin laptop as AMD preps new mobile graphics chips

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Advanced Micro Devices said today it plans to launch new Radeon mobile graphics chips in January. AMD says the new chips will fit well with trends developing in 2013, such as the launch of “ultrathin” notebooks and new machines with Microsoft’s graphics-intensive Windows 8 operating system. The chips are...
Get ready for great games on a thin laptop as AMD preps new mobile graphics chips
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