All posts tagged "AMD"

  • AMD to launch new fastest Phenom II X3

    It’s been a long time coming, but AMD is finally going to add to the tri-core line-up (which is nothing but Phenom II X4 with one core disabled). The new product in question is Phenom II X3 740 – running at 3.0 GHz, with a total of 1.5 MB L2 + 6MB L3 cache.

  • More Details about ATI Eyefinity Technology

    ATI Eyefinity technology is something pretty cool that will be available the upcoming Radeon HD 5800 series. It allows you to extend your game view across 3 displays like the Matrox TripleHead2Go except that it gonna be much more powerful. That’s over 12 megapixels at 2560 x 1600 resolution for the ultimate gaming experience. It

  • Graphics AIBs show signs of recovery, ATI shines – JPR

    Jon Peddie Research reports that graphics AIBs (discrete graphic cards) are showing signs of recovery after bottoming out in Q4 ’08. In what is traditionally the weak quarter, Q2, 16.81 million units were sold, rising from 16.32 and 15.20 in Q1’09 and Q4’08 respectively. There was no major surprise, however, as sales are still down

  • AMD’s next generation CPU features multi-threading

    AMD’s next generation architecture, codenamed Bulldozer, will feature a multi-threading system, Xbitlabs reports. However, AMD claims that Bulldozer’s multi-threading is different from the simultaneous multi-threading (SMT) available with Intel’s HyperThreading. More details next page.

  • Athlon II CPUs coming soon – including X4 “Propus”

    AMD have a potential killer product at hand – the AMD Athlon II X4 quad core processors based on the L3 cache-less Propus core. It is launching early September, and is already available for sale in several e-tailers in the UK and Europe. The prices? Starting at an incredible <£65 excl. VAT. Yes, that puts

  • [Rumour] ATI DX11 “Evergreen” Cards Sum Up – Pics & Info

    Chiphell have got their hands on pictures of AMD/ATI’s much anticipated next-generation DX11 cards, codenamed “Evergreen”, releasing September 10th. ATI have done away with the numerical RV***/R*** nomenclature and are only calling them by codenames now. There will be four classes of the Evergreen range – performance “Cypress”, performance-mainstream “Juniper”, mainstream “Redwood” and entry-level “Cedar”.

  • Suggested System Requirements for Radeon HD 5870

    Seems like the power requirements for the upcoming DX11 aren’t too demanding. You will just need a 500W PSU with two 75W 6-pin power connectors for a single card and a 600W PSU for Crossfire setup. The photo leaked out earlier on the web seems to be right. The requirements are similiar to that of the

  • [Rumour] AMD DX11 Cypress is Radeon HD 5870 & HD 5850

    AMD has informed their partners that their upcoming DX11 Cypress cards will be known as Radeon HD 5800 series. Cypress XT is Radeon HD 5870 while Cypress PRO is Radeon HD 5850. The launch will take place in September and retail availability in October, same time as Windows 7 launch. More details later.

  • Inaugural Power Users Gathering!

    Together with AMD and ASUS, VR-Zone organized the inaugural Power Users Gathering (PUG). Meet the minds behind the screen. 

  • AMD Announces 2 New Dual-Core, 18W TDP Processor

    AMD has announced some time ago, with immediate availability of 2 new dual core processors. Targeted towards the highly-scalable ASB1 BGA embedded client platform, these processors are at a lovable 18W TDP. Read on to find out more

  • AMD Enthusiast Gaming PC Buying Guide

    Ever had that not-enough-dough feeling when shopping around for that enthusiast-level gaming rig of yours? Perhaps we can help you with our recommendations from the dark side in this special AMD-ASUS featured enthusiast-class DIY guide.

  • Biostar Releases a Cheap AMD 785G mATX Board

    BIOSTAR today announced T-Series “TA785GE 128M” TA785GE 128M based on AMD 785G chipset with ATI Radeon™ HD 4200 Graphics. The board comes with 4+1-phase VRM design with low RDS(on) Mosfet. Price : ~US$90

  • AMD Plans Price Cut For HD 4800 Series In Q3

    Starting from next month, AMD will cut the prices of their Radeon HD 4890, 4870, 4850 up to as much as US$50. This move is probably to lower the current inventory of their high end GPUs to make way for the RV870 series in September. Read more…

  • AMD DX11 RV8xx Card Exposed

    There is a DX11 gaming system lurking deep in Computex but we managed to hunt it down as usual. We can’t provide you a close up right now but judging from the looks of it, the card is about 8.5″ long, dual slot and requires a 6-pin power. This card probably belongs to the mainstream segment (RV840), part

  • AMD Presents First DX11 Demos @ Computex

    Rick Bergman, SVP Product Group AMD and Dr. John Wei, Sr Director of Advanced Technology Marketing Division TSMC gave us a sneak preview of their upcoming DX11 GPUs capabilities through some DX11 SDK demos, the 40nm readiness of TSMC as well as the confidence of being the first to deliver DX11 capable hardware later this year.

  • AMD debuts Athlon II X2 250 and Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition CPUs

    AMD debuts their new processors – Athlon II X2 250 and Phenom II X2 550, promising valued performance at an affordable price. Lets see what they have to offer

  • First Radeon HD 4730 Card To Hit Retail Soon

    The situation right now seems a little unfavorable for AMD as the Radeon HD 4770 stocks ran dry the moment the cards hit the market. Switching over to Radeon HD 4850 and HD 4830 might help a little but it seems HD 4830 stocks are running dry too. Read on to find out more about this card.

  • ATI Partners Unveiling 1GHz Radeon HD 4890 Cards

    It seems that more ATI AIB partners are jumping onto the fastest card bandwagon by bringing out their 1GHz+ clocked HD 4890 to the market with their own special designed cooler and PCB. Recently, Sapphire announced their ATOMIC Edition using Vapor-X Vapor Chamber Cooling technology that allows their card to clock at 1GHz core and 1050MHz for

  • AMD New Operation Model Announced

    (Impress, AMD) AMD has announced in their latest press release of their new operating model which see a reorganization around four specific areas: products, future techology, marketing, and customer relations. This new structure is designed to better optimize AMD’s operations to drive industry-leading performance graphics and microprocessors and further integrate the company’s x86 processor and graphics

  • Arctic Cooling Releases a Silent Cooler for AMD CPUs

    ARCTIC COOLING releases the Alpine 64 Pro for AMD AM3, AM2+, AM2, 939 CPUs. The 92mm fan comes with PWM function, which controls the fan speed, and thus, lowers the noise level to a minimum according to the CPU load. It will be available in May 2009 for US$10.9 and 7.60€ (excl. VAT).