Last month AMD announced their Socketed AM1 Kabini platform to focus on the low-end desktop market where low cost, low power and upgradability are important factors for system integrators. The socketed Kabini APUs build on those released for mobile last year, and today is officially launch day for four APU models under the Athlon and Sempron ranges. AMD is aiming for an APU and motherboard system cost of $60-$90 with an APU TDP of 25W. We square the Athlon 5350 against the competition.

Computex 2011: ECS X79 and Llano Motherboards

I’ve been running around the Computex show floor all morning and finally managed to build enough of a lead ahead of my meetings to sit down and write up...

19 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/30/2011

The 27-inch Apple iMac Review (2011)

A couple of weeks ago, a big box showed up at my doorstep. Inside? The new 2011 high-end 27-inch iMac. More or less it's the 2011 MacBook Pro mated...

138 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/27/2011

The New 2011 iMacs: Specs and Details

Well, it’s happened again – Apple’s online store went down briefly this morning, meaning that the secretive company was stocking its virtual shelves with new product. As expected, when...

106 by Andrew Cunningham on 5/3/2011

AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Review

AMD has hardly kept quiet on the CPU front these past several months. At the beginning of the year AMD put the nail in Atom's netbook coffin with the...

89 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/2/2011

AMD Launches Radeon E6760: The Next Embedded Radeon

Lately we’ve been working on expanding our GPU coverage to include more GPUs that aren't directly sold to consumers discretely or as part of a package. Up until now...

27 by Ryan Smith on 5/2/2011

AMD’s Radeon HD 6770 & Radeon HD 6750: The Retail Radeon 5700 Rebadge

We haven’t talked about it beyond a passing comment, but AMD still has some Radeon 6000 series cards that are OEM-only. We are of course referring to the Radeon...

44 by Ryan Smith on 4/28/2011

Nettop and Mini-ITX Buyer’s Guide

Most of our Buyer's Guides focus on full desktop builds, but what about something a little smaller? Perhaps you're looking for an inexpensive yet sufficiently powerful system to function...

101 by Zach Throckmorton on 4/22/2011

AMD’s Radeon HD 6670 & Radeon HD 6570: Two’s Company, Sub-$100’s A Crowd

Two weeks ago we saw the paper launch of the Radeon HD 6450, the low-end member of AMD’s Northern Islands family of GPUs. It was a solid product for...

53 by Ryan Smith on 4/19/2011

AMD's Radeon HD 6450: UVD3 Meets The HTPC

AMD’s Northern Islands family is composed of four GPUs, roughly divided into two categories. At the top is the 6900 series powered by Cayman, AMD’s first VLIW4 GPU. Below...

47 by Ryan Smith on 4/7/2011

AMD's Radeon HD 6790: Coming Up Short At $150

The last couple of weeks after the recent GeForce GTX 550 Ti launch have been more eventful than I had initially been expecting. As you may recall the GTX...

69 by Ryan Smith on 4/5/2011

A Look At Triple-GPU Performance And Multi-GPU Scaling, Part 1

It’s been quite a while since we’ve looked at triple-GPU CrossFire and SLI performance – or for that matter looking at GPU scaling in-depth. While NVIDIA in particular likes...

97 by Ryan Smith on 4/3/2011

Gateway's New Notebooks for the Extreme Budget: 15.6" with AMD Fusion

Gateway announced this past Moday that they're releasing to the market a trio of value-oriented desktop (well, really nettop) replacement notebooks built around AMD's Fusion platform. Brazos has been...

37 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/25/2011

Eurocom Racer: Why the Radeon HD 6970M Rocks

When Eurocom offered to send us their latest Racer notebook, we were mildly intrigued. Then they upped the ante by giving us the chance to put AMD’s latest and...

48 by Jarred Walton on 3/17/2011

More of AMD’s Brazos E-350 with the MSI X370 and Sony VAIO YB

It may have taken some time for AMD’s Fusion to finally arrive, but now it’s here and we’re starting to see a decent number of Brazos laptops. We’ve already...

42 by Jarred Walton & Dustin Sklavos on 3/14/2011

Toshiba Satellite L645D: Mobile AMD at 3GHz

While the drought of Sandy Bridge notebook hardware is thankfully approaching its sweet, merciful end, there are still a healthy amount of AMD-based notebooks on the market at good...

61 by Dustin Sklavos on 3/9/2011

AMD's Radeon HD 6990: The New Single Card King

The AMD Radeon HD 6990, otherwise known as Antilles, is a card we have been expecting for some time now. In what’s become a normal AMD fashion, when they...

132 by Ryan Smith on 3/8/2011

Balancing Power, Price, and Performance in the Server CPU World

Our last comprehensive server and server CPU review focused on some of the best and fastest x86 servers on the market. This time, we focus on more humble servers...

40 by Johan De Gelas on 3/3/2011

HP's Business Notebook Hat Trick

It's fair to say the refreshes HP announced for their consumer computers earlier this month seemed fairly lackluster. While nobody can complain about improved notebook speakers and the triumphant...

47 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/23/2011

Sony EE34: Sony Makes Budget AMD Laptops?

You can't buy it from Sony's website. If you blinked you might have missed the news popping up on a couple of different sites about its existence. If you...

53 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/22/2011

HP dm1z: Taking Fusion on the Road

HP's been on board AMD's ultraportable bandwagon since the chipmaker first shipped the underwhelming Congo platform, and HP continued to produce reasonably compelling not-quite-netbooks with the Athlon/Turion II Neo-equipped...

108 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/21/2011

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