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As financial week rolls along this week, today AMD announced their second quarter 2015 financial results. Earlier this month ahead of today’s announcement the company issued a warning for their Q2 earnings, significantly revising down their projections for revenue and gross margin. As a result of AMD’s earlier warning today’s announcement doesn’t have too many surprises in it, but it’s none the less an important and unfortunately painful quarter for AMD. AMD Q2 2015 Financial Results (GAAP) Q2'2015 Q1'2015 Q2'2014 Revenue $942M $1.03B $1.44B Gross Margin 25% 32% 35% Operating Income -$137M -$137M $63M Net Income -$181M -$180M -$36M Earnings Per Share -$0.23 -$0.23 -$0.05 For the quarter AMD recorded $942 million in revenue. This marks the first time in quite a number of years that AMD’s quarterly revenue has dipped below $1 billion, indicating the challenges the company has faced as the PC market continues to be...

PCI Speed and Overclocking: A Closer Look at A64 and P4 Chipsets

One of the more contentious areas in Athlon 64 reviews is whether the PCI/AGP bus is really locked when you increase the CPU speed. This is also a...

26 by Wesley Fink on 2/16/2004

Intel 3.2E vs. 3.2EE vs. 3.2C: Comparing Baseline Performance

The 3.2E Prescott brings the number of Intel 3.2GHz processors to 3. We compare the performance of the three 3.2 CPUs on our reference Asus P4C800-E using our...

19 by Wesley Fink on 2/12/2004

SiS offers DDR2-800, PCI Express and no AGP in 2004

Unveiled: SiS' plans for 2004

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/6/2004

Intel's Pentium 4 E: Prescott Arrives with Luggage

Intel's first 90nm processor is here and after delays and much waiting, we're getting much more than we bargained for. If you thought this chip was just a...

104 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Derek Wilson on 2/1/2004

VIA Picks up the Pieces: AGP <b><i>and</b></i> PCI Express on 2004 Roadmap

VIA's 2004 chipset roadmap reveals plans to lengthen the PCI Express transition...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/31/2004

Intel Chipsets to Lack AGP Support?

Another look at Intel's roadmaps reveal that 925X and 915 (Alderwood and Grantsdale) may lack AGP support in an attempt to move to PCI Express right away.

37 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/30/2004

Intel 2004 CPU/Chipset Roadmap Update

Ask and you shall receive, we brought you information about AMD's 2004 Roadmap in a concise package and now after hearing your requests we've done the same for Intel's CPUs...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi, Kris Kubicki and Wesley Fink on 1/21/2004

AMD 2004 CPU Roadmap Update

AMD's roadmap can be a bit confusing, so we put together a quick one-pager to help clear things up...

60 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/13/2004

Athlon64 3400+: Part 2

AMD has been busy the last few weeks. First came the 3000+, which established a new lower price point for the Athlon64 family. Then, AMD announced their...

20 by Wesley Fink on 1/12/2004

Covert Ops in Taiwan - Intel Tejas & Socket 775 Unveiled

While we're off in Vegas a very good friend of ours got us some pictures and information about the successor to Intel's Prescott - codenamed Tejas and Intel's new...

27 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/9/2004

AMD's Athlon 64 3400+: Death of the FX-51

AMD's Athlon 64 FX-51 had a very short lived life, the final nail in its coffin being the Athlon 64 3400+ at around half its price and offering all...

38 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/6/2004

Athlon64 3000+: 64-bit at Half the Price

AMD gives us a Christmas present with the early release of the Athlon64 3000+. The operating speed is the same as the 3200+, but cache is reduced to 512kb...

74 by Wesley Fink on 12/22/2003

Budget CPU Shootout: Clash of the 'rons

Both AMD and Intel offer a large selection of budget CPUs. With the holiday season upon us, we take a look at 10 processors for less than $100. What...

97 by Derek Wilson on 12/4/2003

SiS755 Reference Board: Athlon64 from SiS

SiS introduces a new Athlon 64 chipset with both 800 HyperTransport speed and AGP/PCI lock. This combination of features is not available from either VIA or nForce3-150. ...

14 by Wesley Fink on 11/23/2003

AMD Athlon 64 & Athlon 64 FX - It's Judgment Day

Since February 2002 we've been waiting and today, AMD has finally given us the Athlon 64. How does it compare to the Pentium 4 and the new Extreme...

121 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/23/2003

Athlon64 Preview: nForce3 at 2.0GHz

With the Athlon64 launch just a few weeks away, we take a look at how Athlon64 will likely perform. Does AMD have another winner?

79 by Wesley Fink on 9/4/2003

Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz - The Real Slim Shady

Patiently waiting after AMD's launch of the Athlon XP 3200+, Intel responds with the 3.2GHz Pentium 4 to finish off the Northwood line...as well as AMD's Athlon XP line.

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/23/2003

Intel 865 (Springdale) Chipset: Mainstream Dual DDR

We were impressed with the feature set of the 875P chipset, but taken back by its price tag. Will the 865 family of chipsets be able to offer...

1 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/21/2003

AMD Opteron Coverage - Part 4: Desktop Performance

With NVIDIA's nForce3 Pro chipset on the way, you may be tempted to use AMD's Opteron in your personal machine. How does the Opteron perform in desktop environments...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/24/2003

AMD Opteron Coverage - Part 2: Enterprise Performance

You've read all about the architecture behind it in Part 1, now read about how Opteron performs in the Enterprise segment in Part 2...

0 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/23/2003

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