ASRock has been one of the few motherboard vendors to focus on mini-PCs targeting the HTPC and portable gaming markets. Starting from the ION-based nettop days, they have consistently refreshed the mini-PC lineup in sync with Intel's product cycle. We have been reviewing members of their CoreHT lineup (rechristened as VisionHT last year) since the Arrandale days, but today, we are focusing on their gamer-targeted mini-PCs. The VisionX lineup marked the departure from NVIDIA to AMD for the discrete GPU component, and their Haswell version, the VisionX 420D combines a Core i5-4200M with an AMD Radeon R9 M270X. Read on to see how the mini-PC fares under both gaming and HTPC workloads.

AMD's Godfrey Cheng Joins Rick Bergman at Synaptics

A couple of weeks ago one of my oldest friends in the industry, Godfrey Cheng, announced his resignation from AMD. Godfrey came over from the ATI side of the...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/17/2012

Radeon HD 7000 Series Price Cuts & Promos Announced

For those of you in the market for a new video card, some price relief is on its way. Earlier today AMD sent out an announcement that they’ll be...

53 by Ryan Smith on 4/16/2012

AMD Partners With PTC for Creo Parametric 2.0

A few months ago during the Radeon HD 7970 launch we discussed how AMD would be revising their Independent Software Vendor (ISV) relations. While their efforts with ISVs in...

9 by Ryan Smith on 4/13/2012

Toshiba Satellite P755D: Nearing the End of the Road for Llano

While the launch of Trinity isn't too far away, it's important to remember there are still plenty of Llano notebooks available today with a lot to offer on their...

34 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/11/2012

Sony VAIO SE: An IPS Laptop for Under a Grand

Yes, folks, we finally managed to get someone to send us a mainstream laptop with an IPS display. Not that there are many choices; besides the Sony SE reviewed...

58 by Jarred Walton on 4/3/2012

AMD Releases Catalyst 12.3 Drivers, Adds 7800 Series Support

AMD has released the latest version of its Catalyst graphics driver package for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista, and 7. This version of the drivers introduces...

25 by Andrew Cunningham on 3/29/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7870 Launch Recap

It has been a couple of weeks since we reviewed the Radeon HD 7800 series, but as we mentioned earlier this week and in our 7850 recap, that was...

7 by Andrew Cunningham on 3/24/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7850 Launch Recap

It has been weeks since we reviewed AMD's Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 cards, but unlike the 7900 and 7700 series cards, the 7800 series was given the typical...

14 by Andrew Cunningham on 3/24/2012

Puget Systems Echo: Intel and AMD Showdown at 65 Watts

Just about anyone can put together a solid computer using a decent midtower and the right parts. What we don't see as often is just how fast a computer...

62 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/21/2012

The Retail Radeon HD 7870 Review: HIS 7870 IceQ Turbo & PowerColor PCS+ HD7870

Two weeks ago AMD officially unveiled the Radeon HD 7800 series. Composed of the Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition and Radeon HD 7850, AMD broke from their earlier protocol...

57 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2012

This Just In: PowerColor PCS+ HD7870

Though AMD announced the Radeon HD 7800 series nearly two weeks ago, it won’t be until Monday that the cards officially go on sale. While we’re still at work...

27 by Ryan Smith on 3/18/2012

AMD Releases Catalyst 12.2 Drivers, Supports Radeon HD 7000 Series

AMD has released the WHQL-certified version of its Catalyst 12.2 driver package for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista, and 7. In addition to the fixes and...

13 by Andrew Cunningham on 3/12/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition & Radeon HD 7850 Review: Rounding Out Southern Islands

In 2009-2010, AMD launched the entire 4 chip Evergreen series in 6 months. By previous standards this was a quick pace for a new design, especially since AMD had...

173 by Ryan Smith on 3/5/2012

GlobalFoundries Granted Independence, Acquires Remaining Stake from AMD

When AMD originally spun off its foundry business in 2008, the resulting Foundry Company (as it was called back then) was 55.6% ATIC owned and 44.4% AMD owned. Since...

34 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/4/2012

AMD Executes on Promise of Agility, Intends to Acquire SeaMicro for $334M

At its 2012 Financial Analyst Day, AMD mentioned a conscious shift towards being a more agile company. Wanting a bigger piece of the high margin server market, AMD is...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/2/2012

AMD Releases Video Driver for Windows 8 Consumer Preview

In conjunction with today’s release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, AMD has released a new set of drivers specifically for Windows 8. Dubbed the AMD Catalyst driver for...

18 by Ryan Smith on 2/29/2012

AMD Releases FX-6200 and FX-4170 Processors; FX-8120 Gets a Price Cut

AMD sent word this morning that they’re doing some shuffling of their Bulldozer based FX processor lineup. Altogether in the near future AMD will be releasing a new CPU...

23 by Ryan Smith on 2/27/2012

AMD Radeon 7770 Launch Recap

We got off pretty easily with our 7750 launch recap earlier today - with only three cards, it was pretty simple to compare and contrast them and be done...

9 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/20/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7750 Launch Recap

Unlike some of our launch recaps (including the 7770 recap article, which covers a whopping ten cards and should come later today), we have only a handful of cards...

20 by Andrew Cunningham on 2/20/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7750 & Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition Review: Evading The Price/Performance Curve

With the launch of Tahiti behind them, AMD is now firing on all cylinders to get the rest of their Southern Islands lineup out the door. Typically we’d see...

155 by Ryan Smith & Ganesh T S on 2/15/2012

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