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AMD Kaveri Arrives

Way back in 2006, after the ATI ac Burberry Factory quisition, AMD laid out its Fusion initiative and future plans to integrate a CPU and GPU onto the same processor die. The ultimate goal of Fusion was to seamlessly combine CPU and GPU resources into a single, cohesive compute engine equally adept at handling serial and highly parallel workloads. At the time, the idea seemed ambitious, but history has shown that more and more external resources have consistently been brought onto the CPU die (memory controllers, IO hub, etc.) and graphics would be no different.

Since then, both Intel and AMD have quite successfully combined CPU and GPU engines onto single chips, but up to this point they have tended to work as autonomous islands. The CPU and GPU share some resources, Burberry Factory > Burberry Factory but not a single memory pool. That changes today though, with the official launch of AMD Kaveri based APUs, the first APUs to truly support heterogeneous computing.

We been talking about Kaveri for quite some time and have quite a bit of content available related to today launch. We suggest checking out this link for a list of all of the Kaveri related coverage we got available. In this piece, we finally be able to show you some hard numbers, using one of the more interesting SKUs in the initial AMD Kaveri based product line up the AMD A8 7600 APU.

AMD A Series APU In Socket FM2+ Flavor

Support for the latest ISA instructions including FMA4/3, AVX, AES, XOP

Up to 2MB L2 cache per dual core module (up to 4MB total)

Maximum Turbo Frequencies up to 4GHz

Up to 512 shaders

Up to 720MHz

8xAA and 16xAF Support

DirectX 11.2 SupportAMD Eyefinity Technology2 and 4K Ultra HD Support

DisplayPort 1.2 Support

hUMA Heterogeneous Unified Memory Architecture enables shared memory between CPU and GPU cores

hQ Heterogeneous Queuing allows both CPU and GPU cores to independently schedule tasks

Backwards compatible platform means support for other FM2+ APUs new and old

PCI Express Gen 3 support

AMD CrossFire support with AMD A88X motherboards and above

AMD Memory Profile (AMP) support for up to DDR3 2400MHz

AMD Dual Graphics support with AMD Radeon R7 graphics cards

Dedicated DSP for true to life audio with no performance compromise

Enable dynamic 3D sound processing effects across more audio channels

Programmable audio pipeline grants artistic freedom to game audio design

Unified Video Decoder and Compression Engine

Dedicated hardware to offload video encoding/decoding from CPU

AMD Picture Perfect support with HD Post Processing technologies

Before we get to the benchmarks, we got some features and specifications to share. As you can see in the table above (and as we detailed many times in the past), Kaveri combines AMD latest Steamroller CPU microarchitecture with a GCN based graphics engine, with up to 512 stream processors. Peak CPU clocks will vary depending on model, but the graphics clock maxes out at 720MHz. These AMD desktop targeted APUs will carry TDPs of 45W 95W.

AMD goal with Kaveri was to target virtually every market segment, from micro servers all the way on up to high end desktops. The architecture was designed with performance per watt in mind and some SKUs (like the A8 7600 we be showing you here) offer scalable TDPs. The A8 7600 can actual Burberry Factory ly be configured to operate with 45w or 65w TDPs.

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AMD Increases Microprocessor Unit Market Share in Q2

Advanced Micro Devices reclaimed the lost market share in the second quarter following substantial collapse in Q1 2007, according to recently released figures by Mercury Research. The analyst firm believes that AMD had managed to overcome its inventory issues and come up with competitive product mix during seasonally weak second quarter, which was the primary driver of its success.

Apparently, AMD managed to boost its x86 microprocessor unit market share by 4 percent points in Q2 2007 to 22.9% from 18.7% in Q1 2007. Intel Corp.’s market share is still dominant and is times higher compared to AMD’s, 76.3%. Meanwhile Via Technologies and Transmeta Corp. still command 0.8% of x86 microprocessor market without any signs of rebound.

“The market demand in general was pretty strong and to be honest, no one understands why this particular second quarter was this strong. All the indications were for a low forecast and this quarter just blew those forecasts away,” said Dean McCarron, the head of Mercury Research.

The PC segment of the market was up 12.2% compared to the first quarter of the year and climbed 15.2% compared to the second quarter of 2006, according to the report cited by eWeek web site.

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Dean McCarron, principal analyst at Mercury Research, said that AMD made and sold in too many chips in Q4 2006 in anticipation of a strong Q1, but due to the fact that its were unable to sell those products rapidly enough, its market share collapsed. But pr Burberry Factory oper inventory management, competitive product mix and relatively low prices helped AMD to rebound to the level of Q3 2006, which is a positive news for the chipmaker.

“Basically, AMD had an overstated share in the fourth quarter and an understated share of the market in the first quarter,” Mr. McCarron is reported to have said.

Apart from the long awaited quad core AMD Opteron roll out and the launch of Intel’s new multi processor Xeon platform, there will be no significant product introductions in the third quarter and it is hard to estimate whether AMD manages to stop Intel from gaining market share going forward. Back in the past new product introductions slowed down sales of AMD and caused mark Burberry Factory et share drops.

1. Memory Controller Thanks currently AMD’s ONLY real technology advantage over Intel.

Apart from a built in memory controller, which shows its advantage mainly in muti CPU situations, where Intel’s onboard mem controller does become a bottle neck and is much less scalable than the Opteron’s built in controller which is built into every core, and thus more scalable. BUT, keep in mind that Intel’s next gen CPUs (based on the 45nm process) are going to include a build in memory controller!

2. 45nm Process A clear technology advantage

XBitlabs has just posted that Intel is going to release its 45nm desktop CPUs in Q4 2007, while they also posted that AMD is probably the company that is going to be the one to order the 45nm CPU manufacturing from TSMC. They are clearly not able to follow this process race. Intel’s 65nm process is SO mature by now, while most of AMD’s CPUs are still based on the anci Burberry Factory ent 90nm process.

3. Power Consumption Since the release of the Core Duo family

Apart from specific low voltage CPUs, Intel is leaving AMD in the dust in this field.

Lets look at YOUR numbers. Someone that would buy a 120 platform from AMD is probably not flooded with money, and thus will probably stay with this solution for at least 2 3 years. Now the difference from this platform to Intel’s close one (according to you) is 90. How much do you think the difference in electricity bills would account for during these 3 years??????? Open your mind.

4. “outdated CPU designs” have you heard of the Core Duo family by Intel? When was the last time AMD has renovated its CPU design in such a way??? AMD’s design is the outdated one. Only with the release of Barcelona they will have a new design, but till then this comment of your’s is just completely wrong. The Performance leap compared to the older CPUs (the 8xx and 9xx families) totally prove that this is a new design (they practically threw away their Pentium 4 Net Burst architecture in favor of the clearly superior Pentium M).

5. AMD making a joke of itself with the 4×4 platform

Do you have a power plant in your back yard? Do you like to be laughed at by people with a single Quad Core CPU? What a pathetic try to offer a quad CPU desktop design.

6. Performance Intel in a CLEAR advantage (yeah yeah yeah, AMD rUleeeszzzZZzzzzZZZzzz so lame being a blind fanboy)

7. Overclockability making the comparison between a 120 AMD platform and a 210 or a 240 Intel platform a none valid one. The difference between these computers would be like there’re 2 3 years of advancement between them.

Please try to open your eyes and let my words sink in.

AMD uses the transistors space for IMC, Intel uses it for more cache.

2. Well if penryn is a native quad core design then the 45nm advantage is clear. Wait it isn’t, still gluing CPUs. Dang.

3. Not much if the AMD 90nm and 65nm CPUs still consume less.

Maybe you have to replace the comparing CPUs, try Conroe VS Netburst they are all from Intel.

4. Compared to Netburst was a quantum leap; the problem is that K8 was already a quantum leap VS Netburst. Remember Core 2 only now bring 64 bits and native dual core, AMD has this since 2003.

5. That is a special mobo/platform in case you didn’t notice. Show me one Intel 300 that can do all that.

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AMD Hires Two Senior Chip Designers From Apple and Qualcomm

The business world isn all that different from the world of sports. In either case, if your team isn performing at a high enough level, you go out and hire better tal Burberry Factory ent. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) just did that Burberry Factory , adding a pair of experienced chip engineers, one of which previously worked for Qualcomm and the other for Apple.

Citing “sources close to the chip maker,” Reuters rep Burberry Factory orts that Charles Matar was brought on board to serve as AMD VP of System on Chip (SoC) Development. Mater, who most recently held a job at mobile powerhouse Qualcomm, brings experience with low power and embedded chip designs to AMD.

The other hire is Wayne Meretsky, a former Apple employee who helped design processors for the iPad and iPhone. At AMD, he be in charge of software developments for the company chips.

These are interesting hires for AMD, as it signals a clear intent to diversify its talent portfolio as the market shifts from traditional desktops to mobile devices, including tablets, smartphones, Burberry Factory and hybrid notebooks. Hiring high level talent also shows that AMD still has its scrappy attitude, something that would have been easy to lose after what seemed like a constant exodus of veteran employees over the past couple of years.

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AMD graphics card pricing skyrockets due to cryptocurrency mining

Cryptocurrency fueled demand has driven the price of AMD Radeon cards through the roof in recent weeks, and consumers are feeling the pinch. This is a trend we remarked on several times in the past, but rocketing prices have hit new heights in recent days, with the price of the R9 290X briefly breaking $900 over the weekend. Considering the card carries an official $550 MSRP, that a massive 64% over premium. (Oops: When I started writing this story, Newegg had a handful of cards in stock for $700. Now, it doesn insanity, however, isn confined to the highest end cards. Here a comparison of the official AMD MSRPs and the current selling prices.

Even the R9 270 cards are selling for 30 40% over MSRP, while the R9 280X a GPU that supposed to cost $300 is actually selling for $489. We can zoom in on one particular card thanks to website price tracker CamelEgg, and see the greater problem.

Save for a brief period in late November and immediately after Christmas, the gap between official selling price and street price on the R9 290 has been enormous. It also corresponds exactly with the rise of alternative cryptocurrency mining(Litecoin, Dogecoin, et al.) as Bitcoin became too difficult to work with.

This might sound like a great deal for AMD. Huge demand for video cards lifts prices, prices drive profits. E Burberry Factory verybody wins, right?

Maybe. Unfortunately it not that simple. AMD hasn changed its MSRPs, which means much of this price gouging is likely dropping into the pockets of Newegg and Amazon resellers, not Sunnyvale itself. Just because AMD hasn cha Burberry Factory nged its MSRPs, of course, doesn mean it isn quietly charging higher wholesale prices, but its ability to claim some of the bubble earnings for itself is likely limited by previously agreed upon contract prices as well as the volatile nature of the market. Add in board partners (AIBs) won pay huge premiums for chips when they know the market for those processors depends on something as volatile as the cryptocurrency markets.

Downstream complicationsBeyond making life fun for reviewers, who have to take practical cost considerations into account when evaluating different GPUs, there another problem here. AMD entire GPU strategy since October of 2013 has relied on steep price cuts to fuel sales. The Radeon R9 290 and R9 290X were killer cards partly because they equaled or bettered Nvidia GTX 780 or GTX Titan, but at far lower price points.

At $400, the Burberry Factory R9 290 was faster than the GTX 780 and the GTX 780 is $100 more expensive. When the R9 290 is selling for $600, the entire value equation around AMD MSRP falls apart. An R9 280X for $489 is an absolutely terrible investment; the Nvidia GTX 780 will demolish that price performance ratio but that where things sit today.

These price trends are particularly worrisome given that AMD has just launched its new Mantle API. It essential that AMD illustrates strong demand for its graphics cards in gaming. GPUs sold into the cryptocurrency market at huge prime premiums could wind up driving gamers away from AMD at the very time Sunnyvale needs to win them over.

That not to say we see companies dropping Mantle it just makes the way forward that much harder for AMD. When it comes to Mantle, a GPU sold to a gamer and a GPU sold to a miner aren fungible. The modest positive impact on AMD graphics revenue may not be worth the long term complications or potential loss of market share.

Tagged InLitecoin (and many others) use a different algorithm which is very hard to parallelise on FPGAs (in short because of how much memory it needs). This was deliberately done to stop the whole FPGA/ASIC thing from happening again.

As a result FPGA miners do exist (possibly ASICs as well) but it generally not really been better value for money to try using those than it is normal GPUs.

Factor in how long it can take to get hold of these FPGAs/ASICs once ordered compared to just visiting any online PC component store, and you can see for most miners it hasn been worth their while to bother.

Wouldn Nvidia cards also do well as the same as the AMDs . Mean same cards at same price point . Past tense. Is it something with the Mantle API moreso than Nvidia, or is that moot.

I really dont want to see this happen. Heard there was a Chinese new year. Where things were not exactly shipping. Then we here,have Presidents Day weekend. Still I don do the quantity buying. Supplies should show their own relevance.

Hope doesn turn like gas supplies do. Would seem that a price at a given seller,would stay the same. They would simply be of stock Wouldn be as is being told. Don know though. Didn assume retailers where on to E bay type products selling the same.

1). NV and AMD GPUs are typically extremely competitive at MSRP. Inflating MSRPs d Burberry Factory rastically (of either company) creates a situation in which gamers will substitute. AMD GPUs are being sucked up for use in an area where they are not fungible, and that hurts the market where they are.

2). Fewer gamers buying AMD GPUs (due to significantly higher prices) translates into smaller gaming market share. Normally this wouldn matter much. With Mantle having just launched, AMD has a vested interest in pushing its market share as high as possible to encourage developers to support the API.

3). Consumers who would otherwise buy AMD will instead buy Nvidia or delay purchase. GPU demand is elastic. This does not necessarily hurt the customer, who can buy a different product, but it does hurt AMD (see Point 2 regarding Mantle).

I am spinning nothing. This is a complex problem with long term knock on effects that blunt the positive impact of high demand.

But isn there a reasonable chance that the market share for AMD video cards will increase dramatically once the demand for cryptocurrency mining drops off (assuming it will soon)?

All of those video cards that have been snatched up for mining will most likely be sold off at a fraction of retail price and thus make them a very attractive option for a gamer on a budget.

AMD cards are already priced very competitively, but if used mining cards suddenly began to flood the market, things could start to look very good for both gamers and AMD.

I have. But I also had a conversation with the chief architect of Mantle, who told me, and I quote, that Mantle is only closer to what consoles already use for development.

I didn say Mantle wasn important. I said encouraging developers to use Mantle will depend significantly on the number of gamers with AMD hardware in their PCs.

The fact that a game ported from the Xbox One or PS4 might run better on GCN has nothing to do with whether or not the developer sinks time and money into using Mantle on top of GCN.

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AMD Enlists TSMC for 28nm Temash and Kabini APUs

The last thing Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) needs right now is to have to deal with continued supplier issues as the year reboots. It’s been a tumultuous year for the Sunnyvale chip designer, and to ensure things on the supply side run smoothly, AMD has reportedly tapped Taiwan Burberry Factory Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to build its upcoming 28nm Temash and Kabini APUs that were unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlie Burberry Factory r this week.It’s another big win for TSMC, which reportedly scored a contract to build A6X chips for Apple just last week. AMD will still lean on Globalfoundries as well, but will no longer Burberry Factory put all its chips in one bag, so to speak. According to Fudzilla, Globalfoundries is still having some manufacturing issues despite a major effort to ramp up to 28nm.A 12 inch wafer produced at TSMC’s Fab 14. Source: TSMC”We met several AMD executives at CES and they told us that with 32nm Richland, 28nm Temash, and Kabini, things should st Burberry Factory art to look better for the company,” Fudzilla reports.”Basically, it looks like 2013 will be a much better year for AMD.”AMD’s move to TSMC doesn’t come as a surprise. The writing was on the wall when AMD renegotiated its contract with Globalfoundries at the end of last year, slashing the number of wafers it would have to buy. Instead of being on the hook for $500 million worth of wafers from Globalfoundries, the new contract reduces AMD commitment to $115 million, plus a $320 million penalty payment, effectively saving AMD $65 million.

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AMD claims it can offer the benefits of Nvidia

At CES this week, AMD made an unusual announcement about Nvidia new G Sync technology. According to the company senior engineers, they can replicate much of the advantages of Nvidia G Sync tech through the use of what are called dynamic refresh rates. Multiple generations of AMD video cards have the ability to alter refresh rates on the fly, with the goal of saving power on mobile displays. Some panel makers offer support for this option, though the implementation isn standardized. AMD engineers demoed their own implementation, dubbed on a laptop at the show.

AMD windmill application FreeSync demo. Unfortunately, it impossible to find video demos on YouTube that don ruin the G Sync or FreeSync effect.

Dynamic refresh rates would theoretically wor Burberry Factory k like G Sync by specifying how long the display remained blank on a frame by frame basis, providing for smoother total movement. AMD has stated that the reason the feature didn catch on was a lack of demand but if gamers want to see G Sync like technology, AMD believes it can offer an equivalent. AMD also told Tech Report that it believes triple buffering can offer a solution to many of the same problems G Sync addresses. AMD theory as to why Nvidia built an expensive hardware solution for this problem is that Nvidia wasn capable of supporting G Sync in any other fashion.

Nvidia rebutsNvidia, unsurprisingly, has a different view of the situation. Tech Report spoke to Tom Peterson, who stated the difference between a laptop and a desktop running a software equivalent to G Sync is that laptop displays are typically connected using embedded DisplayPort or the older LVDS standard. Standalone monitors, in contrast, have their own internal scaling solutions and these chips typically don support a variable refresh rate.

I think Nvidia is probably being honest on that score. The G Sync FPGA is fairly hefty, with 768MB of onboard memory and a limi Burberry Factory ted number of compatible monitors. Nvidia has a long interest in keeping its technology proprietary, but it also has reasons to extend G Sync as widely as possible for as little up front cost as possible. A G Sync upgrade kit for $50 that fits any modern monitor would sell more units than a $100 or $150 kit that only fits a limited number of displays or that requires a new LCD purchase.

Nvidia G Sync includes a 768MB buffer combined with a custom FPGA.

It entirely possible that both companies are telling the truth on this one. AMD may be able to implement a G Sync like technology on supported panels, and it could work with the manufacturers of scalar ASICs if G Sync starts catching on for Nvidia. Nvidia, meanwhile, is probably telling the truth when it says it had to build its own hardware solution because existing chips for desktop displays weren doing the job.

Whether this works out to a significant halo for Nvidia in the long run or not will come down to price and time to market. In the past, Nvidia took the lead on computing initiatives like PhysX and CUDA, getting out in front on technical capability, while industry wide standards followed along at a slower pace. The impact on the consumer market has been mixed PhysX definitely delivered some special effects that AMD didn match, but CUDA impact on the consumer space has been small (its HPC success is another story altogether).

The difference between these technologies and G Sync is that monitors are fairly long lived. Buy a G Sync monitor today, and you have the benefits for five years or more. Some games benefit from G Sync more than others, but once Nvidia smoothes out the development pipeline, we should see a consistent stream of titles that run better in that mode. It not like hardware PhysX, which was never supported by more than a handful of major games in any given year. In the long run, if panel makers start building variable refresh rates into their own displays, than the need for Nvidia specific G Sync technology may fade out but that doesn mean the company can make a pretty penny off the concept while it lasts. And since it take time for panel manufacturers to adopt the capability if they choose to do so, it means Nvidia has a definite window of opportunity on the technology.

Tagged InWell, in this case, the opinion section is the impact of G Sync on the monitor market and I don think we know enough yet to predict whether customers will or won go for it. The benefit has to be significant, easy to demonstrate, and broad.

When it comes to the technical capabilities of the respective products, there no reason to doubt AMD claim that it can drive a monitor display using variable refresh rates in the GCN chip and no reason to doubt NV claim that it built its own scalar solution because existing chips in desktop monitors can offer the capability. We know that desktop monitors have their own scalars, and if they could offer the capability, Nvidia wouldn have needed its own chip.

V sync On eliminates tearing but can introduce stutter and a tiny bit of input lag. V sync Off eliminates stutter but introduces tearing.

Monitors Burberry Factory typically operate at a constant refresh rate, refreshing the frame presented by the video source every (for example) 1/60th of a second. With V sync on, the video driver will wait to present a new frame until the monitor has finished drawing the last one. If the source rendered the next frame extremely quickly, it will have to wait almost an entire refresh before showing the next frame, which introduces a tiny bit of lag between user input and the visual feedback.

If frame render time varies while still falling within 1/60th of a second, the user may notice their input occasionally lagging slightly. Stutter comes when the next frame isn quite ready by the time the next refresh comes around, which results in the video card presenting the same frame for two refreshes, which is visible as a stutter.

With G sync and its equivalents, that last scenario would allow the monitor to wait up to an entire refresh cycle for the next frame to become available before refreshing. Because, in most cases, the frame will only need a small fraction of the next 1/60th of a second to finish being rendered, the delay is much less noticeable than if it were to have to wait an entire frame refresh.

Put another way, the variation between frame times under V sync is normally either invisible (always rendering above 60 FPS) or clearly visible as ugly stuttering if the frame rate drops below 60 for even a single frame render. With G sync, the frames are displayed by the monitor as quickly as they can be rendered, up to the monitor maximum refresh rate, which means the variation of the time between two frames will always be very small, even unnoticeable.

It essentially the benefits of both V sync on and off without the shortcomings of either. You be able to turn your settings up to operate in an optimal range without worrying as much about the frame rate. 120 Hz monitors are looking quite attractive now, eh?

It never stated that NVIDIA invented PhysX It simply stated they took the initiative with it meaning they used it stronger then the competition and eventually buying the company, etc. So I not sure what that statement is doing in your retort used AMD for many many years but gave away my pair of 7970 for 690 for multiple reasons. Mostly though they have issues going above 60Hz effectively. Constantly got the crash. Never a problem with the NVIDIA card. But also the frame delay in the multi card setups got me. So my last few systems have been NVIDIA focused until AMD cleans that up which they seem to be doing on the multi card issue anyhow.

Not sure they mean the same thing. They can keep the tech proprietary and still give it out, Like Blu Ray. Sony gets a cut of every blu ray setup. NVIDIA could simply get a cut of every monitor that uses their setup (and this cut is tiny, but pays off in bulk bigtime). They could also license it to AMD for a fee. If AMD will pay for it is the question. And it actually does make a nice difference so AMD might pick it up for their best cards, perhaps. That is the possibility while still keeping it proprietary.

There nothing intrinsically wrong with proprietary standards. CUDA has done great things for NV in the HPC space. PhysX didn really catch on as a major driver of the GPU market, but it offered its own advantages.

Rambus didn turn itself into a hated cariacture of a company because it had proprietary tech. It turned into a punching bag because it attended JEDEC meetings while secretly filing patents on the improvements discussed therein.

I did a great deal of research on that situation back in the day. Intel absolutely wanted to corner a new high speed memory market for itself, but it made no secret of that fact. Even the preferential stock deal was the icing on the cake, not a secret revelation of intent. The irony was, the major DRAM manufacturers actively worked against Rambus and kept right on using its IP even after they knew about the patents. Rambus actively worked against the DRAM manufacturers, threatening terrible licensing deals if cases went to court. The only company that actually seemed to be working in good faith (albeit towards its own self interest) was Intel.

Nvidia hasn really done anything like this. And as for Sony, they persistently created great tech standards, then attempted to charge ludicrous amounts of money for them, or made them very user hostile. PhysX is Burberry Factory n user hostile. Neither is CUDA.

But how does it benefit the OEMs? I mean, every little cost adds up eventually and sounds like AMD solution is going to be cheaper for them unless nVidia steps up their game and brings an integrated solution rather than an expansion slot (which I wouldn be surprised it happens in the future.) I guess it gonna be up to the early adopters and see if the option floats or sinks. But my bet is going to be with the but free solution that AMD is offering.

I find it laughable whenever there news about Rambus showing off new RAM technology that promises superior performance than what is out there on the market, but it always ends up as NO ONE wants to manufacture it. I mean Nintendo has burned a lot of bridges but the people at Rambus has burned the bridges, slaughtered the horses, poisoned the well, and spread salt all over the fields.

I don think this helps or hurts the OEMs. It like saying that 4K hurts OEMs because it more expensive. If an OEM bets the farm on 4K, and 4K flops, then yeah, hey, 4K flops and that OEM goes out of business. That why you don bet the farm.

Nvidia built the ASIC to support this capability. If the cost of supporting that ASIC is relatively low, then the risk to OEMs in doing so will be correspondingly low. Sure, it always possible that the OEMs will put int he effort and get no reward, but that could happen even with an open standard. If AMD works with Broadcom to create a TV ASIC that variable refresh, and then Broadcom doesn sell the numbers it expected to make, then that still hurts them, too.

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AMD claims between six and 10 Hondo design wins

When AMD unveiled its tablet optimized Z 60 APU earlier this month, it didn’t get specific about design wins but did claim the chip would show up in multiple systems by the time Windows 8 launched. Well, Windows 8 is officially upon us, and we’ve seen only one system based Burberry Factory on the Z 60: Fujitsu’s Stylistic Q572, a business oriented machine with a hefty price tag. More Z 60 tablets are coming, though a lot more. AMD marketing director John Taylor says six to 10 tablets based on the Z 60 are due out “in the year ahead.”

This CIO article claimed Taylor said six to 19 Z 60 tablets were coming before the Consumer Electronics Show in January. That information is incorrect, according to Taylor, who we reached out to after publishi Burberry Factory ng our initial story.

At least five more Hondo based systems are on the way, and that’s good Burberry Factory news for folks who want USB 3.0 Burberry Factory on their tablets; the Z 60 is the only tablet platform with native support for the faster USB standard. It also sports a proper Serial ATA interface, which should allow for faster storage than the eMMC interfaces typical of tablet SoCs. Those two attributes, combined with the integrated Radeon, could make the Z 60 particularly appealing for convertible tablets that double as Windows 8 notebooks.

AMD is set to provide more details on its new “ambidextrous” strategy on Monday. I suspect we’ll hear about an ARM based SoC with Radeon graphics, a chip that could dampen enthusiasm for the Z 60. Of course, any ARM based processor is going to be limited to running Android or Windows RT. The Z 60’s x86 compatible cores work with the full version of Windows 8, which is considerably more appealing for convertible systems.

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AMD Announces The AMD Virtual IT Experience

Sun Burberry Factory nyvale, Calif. Sept. 12, 2006 AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unveiled the AMD Virtual IT Experience, a revolutionary online event that offers a new way to approach audiences seeking access to information about AMD and its partners. The AMD Virtual IT Experience is an interactive, content rich venue to help customers quickly locate information, tools and advice to combat IT problems and advance their business whether it’s finding new ways to solve issues concerning power and cooling within the datacenter or the latest trends in server virtualization. AMD collaborated with fellow IT industry leaders, including Accenture, CDW, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle and Sun Microsystems, to provide comprehensive, compelling information which will now be accessible from this new online platform.

By using the latest interactive technology Burberry Factory , the AMD Virtual IT Experience revolutionizes the approach to traditional marketing to be more customer centric, targeting high level business users with a one of a kind experience. Its three dimensional (3D), first person experience brings users into a simulated trade show environment through which attendees will navigate, interact and gather valuable information. Because it is an online resource, all attendees are empowered to steer their own course, choose information of interest, participate in demos, and observe the keynotes at any time they wish 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Participating vendors are able to connect effectively with interested customers and generate sales leads that both help satisfy sales managers and do not irritate customers.

“The AMD Virtual IT Experience is an important step forward in providing customers with rich and useful content in an accessible format. We live in a world where time is money, thus executives want to access the latest information without any delay in order to stay competitive,” said Henri Richard, executive vice president and Chief Marketing Officer at AMD. “Mirroring the physical world where meaningful transactions are now being conducted online, this virtual site leverages the benefits of the Internet to create a new, cost efficient vehicle for communicating a company’s value proposition. This innovative customer centric approach is a great marketing tool that brings great value to customers, and is another reason partners are selecting AMD as the smarter choice. While nothing can replace face to face interaction, we believe this will augment physical events and meetings to help facilitate the exchange of critical information, any time, any place.”

Attendees can expect to have a more rewarding experience obtaining information through the AMD Virtual IT Experience than they would through more conventional online avenues, such as multiple vendor Web sites. Accessible over the Internet on a standard system, the online site features rich, interactive 3D audio and video components, as well as access to relevant information that maps to specific industry issues. Specifically, the AMD Virtual IT Experience includes:

An interactive walk through of individual vendor booths, allowing attendees the option to view demos, obtai Burberry Factory n information, as well as engage in live chat with participating representatives

3D visual representation of new partner products

Keynotes speeches

Virtual event bag: a virtual bag for attendees to collect key information collateral and contacts and then download with one click rather than dozens

Gifts and giveaways: since AMD understands that half the fun of a tradeshow is snagging the “coolest” shirt or novelty item, attendees can still add their favorite giveaways.

“We live in a world that has been vastly changed by the Internet and this means that the industry is looking for greater choice when it comes to how they access information, beyond relying simply on physical events,” said Rob Enderle, principal analyst of the Enderle Group. “Forward looking companies are looking for new ways to use the Web to address the purchasing needs of IT buyers while eliminating the lost time that physical events create. The AMD Virtual IT Experience is one of the most advanced examples of this change and showcases how AMD is leading the technology industry into this new world of more efficient, and more convenient, technology showcases.”

As the site was being created, AMD commissioned a study with leading market research firm, Russell Research, to determine what benefits and learnings could be derived from physical events and redrawn in an online experience and what elements were redundant or inefficient. While respondents find clear benefits in attending tradeshows, several drawbacks were identified in the survey, mostly related to cost and time involved in attendance. In fact, AMD discovered that approximately 44 percent of tradeshow attendees attest that they do not get their money’s worth; that is a significant group of people who are not reaping the benefits of what a tradeshow can potentially offer.

Top level results include:

Of the total number surveyed who attended a trade show, cost and time were cited as the two large Burberry Factory st drawbacks by 33 percent and 32 percent respectively. As a trade show season gets underway, many organizations may seek to leverage multiple resources outside of trade shows to get the largest return on investment.

Traditional trade shows offer organizations the option of in person interaction, but, according to the survey, a leading reason for attending trade shows was the ability to get information from vendors with 84 percent citing that aspect as extremely or very important. The second most popular reason was learning from industry experts.

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AMD Announces Preliminary Third Quarter Results

SUNNYVALE, CA (Marketwire 09/28/11) AMD (NYSE: AMD News) today announced that revenue for the third quarter ending Oct. 1, 2011 is expected to increase four to six percent as compared to the second quarter of 2011. The c Burberry Factory ompany previously forecasted third quarter 2011 revenue to increase 10 percent, plus or minus two percent, from the second quarter of 2011.

In addition, AMD expects third quarter gross margin to be approximately 44 to 45 percent. The company previously forecasted third quarter 2011 gross m Burberry Factory argin to be approximately 47 percent.

The less than forecasted preliminary third quarter 2011 revenue results are primarily due to 32 nanometer (nm) yield, ramp and manufacturing issues at GLOBALFOUNDRIES in its Dresden, Germany factory that limited supply of “Llano”. Additionally, 45nm supply was less than expected due to complexities related to the use of common tools across both Burberry Factory technology nodes. 27, 2011. ET) that day to discuss third quarter financial res Burberry Factory ults and to provide information regarding expected fourth quarter results. The webcast will be available for 10 days after the conference call.

About AMD

AMD (NYSE: AMD News) is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its groundbreaking AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of computing devices. AMD’s server computing products are focused on driving industry leading cloud computing and virtualization environments. AMD’s superior graphics technologies are found in a variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to supercomputers.

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AMD adds a couple of IGP

Little known fact: AMD sells a handful of Socket FM1 processors based on its Llano design but without integrated graphics. Those chips are branded as Athlon II parts, and they’ve be Burberry Factory en available fo Burberry Factory r some time now. According to CPU World, AMD recently expanded that small lineup with a couple of new offerings.

The Athlon II X4 641 is the faster of the two, with a 2.8GHz clock speed and 100W TDP. It’s joined by the Athlon II X4 638, which runs at 2.7GHz but features a slimmer 65W thermal envelope. Both processors have quad cores, 4MB of L2 cache, Socket FM1 packages, and $81 price tags. AMD makes it clear on this page that both models are fabbed on a 32 nm process, so they’re not simply previous gen Athlon II chips re tooled to fit the new socket.

It’s just too bad that, after all this time, AMD still hasn’t introduced an entirely worthy repl Burberry Factory acement for the defunct Athlon II X4 840. That CPU was once the cornerstone of ou Burberry Factory r system guide’s Econobox build, thanks to its four cores, 3.2GHz clock speed, and $100 price tag. The closest Socket FM1 offering, the Athlon II X4 651, runs 200MHz slower, 5W hotter, doesn’t have the upgrade path of Socket AM3+, and doesn’t cost a whole lot less. The full blown A series offerings with integrated graphics all fetch a premium.