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 Posts Catalyst 14.4 Release Candidate Drivers

Coinciding with this week’s launch of the Radeon R9 295X2, AMD has posted their latest Catalyst drivers, now at version 14.4. Catalyst 14.4 is the first driver set for...

19 by Ryan Smith on 4/21/2014

AMD Announces Refresh of Never Settle Forever Program

After letting their Never Settle Forever gaming bundle program slowly lapse over the past few months, AMD sends word this morning that they’re going to be significantly refreshing the...

11 by Ryan Smith on 4/21/2014

The AM1 Kabini Motherboard Preview: Analyzing the Hardware

One of AMD’s primary feature points for the AM1 Kabini platform was the introduction of low-cost motherboards. The promotional material provided gave a suggested AM1 combined price of $60...

63 by Ian Cutress on 4/19/2014

AMD Q1 2014 Quarterly Earnings Analysis

AMD hosted their quarterly earnings conference call this afternoon to announce their financial results for the quarter ending March 2014. While they still reported a GAAP loss of $20...

37 by Brett Howse on 4/17/2014

The Desktop Kabini Review Part 1: AMD Athlon 5350 (AM1) Tested

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...

124 by Ian Cutress on 4/9/2014

The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Review

Launching today is AMD's Radeon R9 295X2. After much consumer speculation and more than a few teasers, AMD is releasing their long-awaited Hawaii-powered entry to their dual-GPU series of...

129 by Ryan Smith on 4/8/2014

AMD Launches FirePro W9100

Kicking off this week is the 2014 NAB Show, the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual trade show for broadcast content and technology. The NAB Show is often a launch...

20 by Ryan Smith on 4/7/2014

MSI A88XM-E35 Motherboard Review: Micro-A88X for $68

While the desktop PC industry has been reported as shrinking these last few quarters, the dichotomy rests in a drive towards the smaller form factors while the large under-the-desk...

26 by Ian Cutress on 4/3/2014

AMD’s Next Teaser: The Mystery Briefcase

After taking a week off, AMD is back once more with another teaser for their forthcoming dual-GPU product. This should, we assume, be the final such teaser, meaning we’re...

47 by Ryan Smith on 4/2/2014

AMD Announces FirePro W9100

In what’s proving to be a busy week for GPU news, AMD has just wrapped up their webcast announcing their next flagship FirePro product. Dubbed the FirePro W9100, AMD’s...

31 by Ryan Smith on 3/26/2014

Return of the DirectX vs. OpenGL Debates

With the announcement of DirectX 12 features like low-level programming, it appears we're having a revival of the DirectX vs. OpenGL debates—and we can toss AMD's Mantle into the...

104 by Jarred Walton on 3/24/2014

GIGABYTE F2A88X-UP4 Review

In terms of motherboard output, there seems a clear dichotomy between AMD based motherboards and Intel motherboards. Innovation starts on the higher selling Intel ATX products, whereas AMD is...

18 by Ian Cutress on 3/24/2014

PowerColor Radeon R7 250 - AMD Center Giveaway

The month of Radeon R7 250 giveaways continues! Last week we chose three winners for a stack of MSI Radeon R7 250s, and this week AMD is giving us...

1106 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/21/2014

GDC 2014: NVIDIA, AMD Announce New Game Dev Partnerships - Crytek, Epic, & More

With GDC 2014 taking place this week in San Francisco, there are a number of gaming related announcements occurring over the next couple of days. These announcements in turn...

13 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2014

AMD Teases Dual-GPU Video Card Once Again

Following last week’s dual-GPU teaser, AMD’s marketing department is back with another teaser for their forthcoming product. This time they’ve sent along a bottle of water and two cans of...

22 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2014

ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+ Review

For the AMD Kaveri launch, a number of review publications received the FM2A88X Extreme6+ from ASRock. This is a motherboard that was released several months before the Kaveri processors...

43 by Ian Cutress on 3/19/2014

ASRock’s AM1 Kabini Motherboards Announced, including 19V DC-In Model

With the socketed version of Kabini formally announced by AMD, motherboard manufacturers are in full swing in announcing their line up to AMD’s budget range. AMD’s goal is...

31 by Ian Cutress on 3/18/2014

Evaluating AMD's TrueAudio and Mantle Technologies with Thief

Scheduled for release today is the 1.3/AMD patch for Thief, Square Enix’s recently released stealth action game. Following last month’s Battlefield 4 patch, Thief is the second big push...

75 by Ryan Smith on 3/18/2014

AMD Teases Forthcoming Dual-GPU Video Card

It looks like AMD is starting up another one of their tongue-in-cheek video card marketing campaigns, if the latest package to arrive on my doorstep is any indication. In an...

35 by Ryan Smith on 3/13/2014

Dell introduces the Precision M2800, Entry Level ISV-Certified Mobile Workstation

“Mobile Workstation” always triggers an ambivalent feeling in my brain. Workstation means performance and reliability, whereas a mobile part suggests compromise for the added benefit of portability. Both of...

31 by Ian Cutress on 3/8/2014

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