Advanced Micro Devices on Wednesday announced new mobile processors as it tries to bridge the power and performance gap with Intel, while trying to lower laptop prices.
The company's new processors include its first triple-core and quad-core laptop processors as part of a new Phenom II line, which will boost application performance while reducing power consumption, AMD officials said. Mainstream laptops mostly come with dual-core chips, and adding cores brings more performance to users at lower prices.
AMD Vision goes to Cannes Film Festival
In addition to its success on the graphics card market, AMD has apparently decided to go into the movie business as well, in order to promote its AMD Vision technology. We must say that we are pretty excited to see what AMD has made, as the trailer looks quite good and charismatic European film star Miki Manojlovic is definitely a pleasant surprise.
45W duals, quads and a tri-core
A few weeks ago we wrote about AMD's upcoming 45W desktop parts, but we were not sure when they would be introduced. It now appears that AMD will start shipping the new processors next week, so let's take a look at some of the specs and prices.
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April 20, 2010 The Taiwan based PC thermal solution expert, Tuniq, has announced a new addition to their Tower 120 Extreme series of ultra performance CPU coolers, the Ą§Tower 120 Extreme Silver.
Stays in the green
In Q4 2009 AMD reported its first profitable quarter in years, and, according to Q1 earnings data released on Thursday, the company is staying in the green.
AMD reported revenues of $1.57 billion and profits of $257 million in the first quarter of 2010. A year ago, the outfit posted a $416 million loss and $1.18 billion of revenues. AMD also managed to beat its Q4 2009 results, but the company expects the upcoming quarter to be slightly down due to seasonal trends.
In less than two quarters
AMD announced that it has managed to ship in excess of 6 million DirectX 11 capable GPUs in the past two quarters.
The company introduced the HD 5800 series in late September and the cards started shipping in volume in early October. A month later AMD launched the HD 5700 series, which was followed by entry level parts and mobile GPUs.
The Apple rumor du jour is that everyone's favorite tablet maker is considering AMD for a spot in the Mac lineup. AppleInsider alleges that AMD execs have been pitching Apple on the chipmaker's upcoming product roadmap, and that the two parties are in "advanced discussions" about putting AMD inside some Apple products.
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