Today AMD is announcing the long anticipated upgrade to Kaveri, codenamed Carrizo. Carrizo is the natural successor to Kaveri, featuring x86 ‘Excavator’ cores alongside a Radeon-class GPU and promising an increase in performance all around. The second part of today’s announcement is for Carrizo-L, an SoC pairing “Puma+” (upgraded Beema) cores also with AMD’s R-series GCN GPUs and a FCH into a single package. Both Carrizo and Carrizo-L will feature ARM Trustzone, giving potential hardware-based built-in security when used by developers. The Excavator cores are an architectural improvement over Steamroller, but are fundamentally based on the original Bulldozer concept. Excavator will be AMD’s fourth iteration of the concept, following Bulldozer, Piledriver and Steamroller. This new generation of APUs are still set to be...

AMD Announces New Winter Video Game Bundle: Never Settle Reloaded

Although game bundles are nothing new for the video card industry, in the last couple of years they’ve come back into vogue in a way we haven’t seen in...

13 by Ryan Smith on 2/2/2013

AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta 3 Drivers Released

As promised alongside last week’s release of the Catalyst 13.1 WHQL drivers, AMD has shipped out the first public beta for the next version of their drivers this week...

6 by Ryan Smith on 1/29/2013

NVIDIA GeForce R313.95 Beta Drivers Available

It seems ironic that after years of their monthly releases when AMD/ATI has now switched to a "when it's necessary" release schedule--something NVIDIA has been doing via official beta...

2 by Jarred Walton on 1/28/2013

AMD Q4’12 and FY 2012 Earnings: Closing Out a Rough Year, Looking Towards the Next

Continuing the spate of earnings announcements this week we have both AMD’s Q4’12 and fiscal year 2012 earnings. The 4th quarter presents something of a culmination of several events...

34 by Ryan Smith on 1/23/2013

Addendum Regarding AMD’s Mobility Catalyst 13.1 Drivers

Late last week AMD release their first drivers for 2013, the Catalyst 13.1 drivers. The drivers as noted already are available for both desktops and laptops, but I did...

16 by Jarred Walton on 1/22/2013

AMD’s Mobility Catalyst 13.1 Update, Enduro Edition

We posted earlier today about the public availability of AMD’s latest Catalyst 13.1 WHQL drivers, but being available and installing properly and without problems on Enduro laptops are sadly...

20 by Jarred Walton on 1/18/2013

AMD Catalyst 13.1 WHQL Drivers Available

Having refined their 12.11 beta drivers, AMD has recently released their Catalyst Software Suite Version 13.1 update. This WHQL update includes all the performance improvements found in the previous...

43 by Chris Hansen on 1/18/2013

OpenCompute servers and AMD Open 3.0

Remember our review of Facebook's first OpenCompute Server? Facebook designed a server for their own purposes, but quickly released all the specs to the community. The result was a...

10 by Johan De Gelas on 1/16/2013

Vizio's AMD Z60 Hondo-based Windows 8 Tablet PC at CES 2013

Even with the comprehensive overhaul of their notebook lineup, the big news out of Vizio’s CES booth was definitely their new Windows 8 tablet. The Vizio Tablet PC is...

32 by Vivek Gowri on 1/15/2013

Lenovo’s Erazer X700 Gaming Desktop

Continuing our Lenovo coverage, we have another gaming-centric system from Lenovo, and I have to admit I never saw this one coming. The new Lenovo Erazer X700 is a...

2 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2013

AMD Releases Full Product Specifications For Radeon HD 8000M Series

Along with their announcement of their annual desktop GPU rebadge, AMD has also released the full product specifications for their new Radeon HD 8000M mobile GPUs. These GPUs were...

15 by Ryan Smith on 1/8/2013

AMD’s Annual GPU Rebadge: Radeon HD 8000 Series for OEMs

In an effort to mimic the model year nature of cars and other durable goods, in recent years PC OEMs have increasingly moved to updating their wares both on...

38 by Ryan Smith on 1/7/2013

AMD CES 2013 Press Event Live Blog

We're live at the AMD CES 2013 press event! Keep your browser parked here for live updates!

57 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/7/2013

Asus Announces ROG ARES II Video Card: Dual Radeon HD 7970GE On A Single Card

Dual GPU video cards are nothing new, but there are very few companies that do it with the level of flair (and dare we say overkill) of Asus. Along...

13 by Ryan Smith on 1/7/2013

HP EliteBook 8570w Notebook Review: The Other Side of the Coin

We recently reviewed Dell's top of the line Precision M6700 mobile workstation and found that the overall design left something to be desired compared to HP's high end EliteBooks...

54 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/18/2012

AMD Announces Their First 8000M GPUs

AMD held a press briefing today on their upcoming 8000M graphics chips, which they are calling the "second generation GCN architecture" parts. We’ll have more on that in a...

88 by Jarred Walton on 12/17/2012

AMD's Radeon HD 7970M: Ivy Bridge vs. Trinity Video

In one of the most "interesting" moves I've seen in the mobile market, MSI has equipped their GX60 gaming notebook with an HD 7970M...paired with an AMD A10-4600M APU...

85 by Jarred Walton on 12/14/2012

Holiday 2012 Workstation Buyer's Guide

Though mobile devices continue to consume more computing marketshare at the expense of traditional desktop PCs, phones and tablets, and to an extent even laptops, simply cannot compete with...

49 by Zach Throckmorton on 12/10/2012

Holiday 2012 Small Form Factor Buyer's Guide

There have been many interesting developments in the small form factor market segment since our last SFF buyer's guide. Specifically, current-generation Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs and AMD Trinity APUs...

74 by Zach Throckmorton on 12/5/2012

AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 11 Drivers Available

Continuing their work on the 12.11 drivers, AMD has recently released their 12.11 beta 11 driver update. This driver fixes several system hangs while including the previous improvements to...

23 by Chris Hansen on 12/4/2012

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