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AMD Embedded G-Series APU targets low-power x86 markets

AMD Embedded G-Series APU targets low-power x86 markets

AMD may be struggling to keep up with Intel in terms of raw performance, but the company continues to push ahead with its APU solutions. The latest come in the form of the Embedded G-Series, designed for low-power and small form factors. AMD say that the TDP of the new chips is 4.5W, but average draw is just 2.3W. That makes it ideal for use in embedded point-of-sale, transportation, and medical markets.

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AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition squeezes more out of 28nm

AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition squeezes more out of 28nm

AMDIs has launched a super-speed variant of its top-spec graphics card, the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, boosting core clock speed to 1GHz and introducing Boost overclocking. Based on the AMD Radeon HD 7970 from back in January, the HD 7970 GHz Edition rounds up that card's 925MHz core clock, raises the memory clock from 1.375GHz to 1.5GHz, and increases data rates and memory bandwidth to 6Gbps and 288GBps respectively.

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AMD and ARM partner on chip security

AMD and ARM partner on chip security

AMD and ARM have announced a partnership that would see AMD making use of an ARM-based Cortex A5 chip on future processors in order to use TrustZone technology. The move is designed to make use of the security features on offer with the ARM chip, so don’t worry about some dramatic shift away from x86 architecture. AMD will build the new security chip into future APUs in 2013, with a wider device rollout planned for 2014.

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2012 MacBook Pro “classic” and Mac Pro specs reportedly leak [Updated]

2012 MacBook Pro “classic” and Mac Pro specs reportedly leak [Updated]

Specifications for Apple's 2012 MacBook Pro and Mac Pro models have reportedly been leaked ahead of the company's big reveal later today, with talk of two high-end notebook ranges that would introduce a new design language. Two new 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and two 15.4-inch MacBook Pro models using the existing unibody styling are tipped by 9to5Mac's sources, kicking off with 2.5GHz dual-core processors and keeping their integrated optical drives but not getting Retina Display graphics. Those new panels are tipped to be reserved for the new breed of MacBook Pro.

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Acer’s Trinity-powered ICONIA Tab hands-on

Acer’s Trinity-powered ICONIA Tab hands-on

Acer granted AMD its wish: a hybrid docking tablet running the chip company's new 2nd-gen Trinity APU that borrows the form-factor of the company's previous ICONIA Tab Android and Windows 7 models. The new Acer ICONIA Tab Windows 8 version doesn't have an official name yet - its predecessor, which ran the old OS on an AMD C-Series processor, was the W500 - but functionally doesn't leave many gaps.

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AMD Trinity Windows 8 hybrid hands-on

AMD Trinity Windows 8 hybrid hands-on

AMD brought along its latest 2nd-gen Trinity reference design along to Computex 2012 today, and we grabbed some hands-on time with the Compal-made tablet/notebook hybrid after the keynote. An 11.6-inch slate which docks into a well-spaced keyboard with trackpad and extra ports, the unnamed prototype is unlikely to reach the market in its current form, but AMD hopes will provide some inspiration to its OEM partners considering APUs.

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AMD Trinity APU prototypes get Computex outing

AMD Trinity APU prototypes get Computex outing

AMD has already waxed lyrical about the benefits of its 2nd-gen Trinity APUs, but the company brought along some more prototypes to Computex 2012 including a Transformer-aping tablet and dock. The Compal-made reference design is built around an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 touchscreen and runs Windows 8, with AMD claiming its several years of collaboration with Microsoft on the next-gen OS means significant performance advantages over Intel- and ARM-based alternatives.

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HP Z220 and EliteBook Mobile Workstations get Ivy Bridge and prices

HP Z220 and EliteBook Mobile Workstations get Ivy Bridge and prices

We had our eyes and hands on several of the models we're getting official information on today last month, now it's time to see what HP will be pressenting to the world in final form. First we've got the HP Z220 Workstations, then the HP EliteBook Mobile Workstations as well, both of these lineups bringing you no less than next-level Intel core and Intel Xeon processors.

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Console-quality Flash gaming in 12 months says AMD

Console-quality Flash gaming in 12 months says AMD

Flash may have fallen out of favor in recent years, but AMD is betting on a resurgence of the technology with the prediction that Flash games will equal their console counterparts in quality within the twelve months. The chip manufacturer made the ambitious prediction at the launch of the new AMD Trinity, the company's latest APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) that delivers, among other things, hardware-accelerated Flash support.

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AMD Trinity official: Hands-on

AMD Trinity official: Hands-on

AMD is back, and the company isn't willing to take a back seat to Intel any longer. Trinity, AMD's second-generation APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) is official, and it's the mainstream platform the company expects to challenge Intel's Ivy Bridge in everything from ultrabook-rivaling ultrathins, though notebooks and into desktops and all-in-ones. SlashGear caught up with AMD earlier this month to find out what makes Trinity so special.

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