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AMD Opteron 3200 Series targets low-power servers

AMD Opteron 3200 Series targets low-power servers

AMD may not have a particularly large market share in the chip market, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t nipping away at Intel’s heels. One area they’re hoping to gain more ground in is the server and dedicated hosting market. Today AMD announced a new chip series specifically aimed for those applications, the Opteron 3200.

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28nm production halt could delay Snapdragon S4 products

28nm production halt could delay Snapdragon S4 products

Qualcomm have so far avoided chasing cores, saying that Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core chip is “overkill”. Instead the company is hoping that the latest version of its Snapdragon chip, the S4 “Krait”, will provide enough performance with just two cores. While development platforms have gone out to various publications and developers for testing, the 28nm chip could be facing production delays, which would have a knock-on effect on phones like the HTC One X and One S.

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iPad 3 redefines PCs, not kills them

iPad 3 redefines PCs, not kills them

Apple's iPad 3 launch later this week has dragged the "PC killer" speculation back out into the open, with the third-gen iOS tablet expected to further trounce traditional computing as shoppers vote for fingers not mice. It arrives to an increasingly crowded market, however, with not only Android tablets mustering for a second wave, but Windows 8 waiting in the wings. Both platforms will bring potent hardware to take on the iPad, too. As PC manufacturers - especially those of Windows-based tablets - have discovered, though, there's more to challenging the iPad than throwing specs at it.

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AMD buys SeaMicro to enter cloud server business

AMD buys SeaMicro to enter cloud server business

Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices has announced today that it is buying server startup SeaMicro for $334 million in a bold and surprising move to bolster its server business against long-time rival Intel. AMD has failed to secure a spot in the mobile space and now hopes to double down on its server business with SeaMicro, which specializes in highly dense and power-efficient servers for large-scale cloud computing.

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AMD beefs up FX line of CPUs with quad and six-core options

AMD beefs up FX line of CPUs with quad and six-core options

The whole world might be going nuts for mobile at the moment, but believe it or not, people are still making - and buying! - full-sized desktop computers. Based on that startling fact, AMD has revealed the latest and greatest in its FX line of desktop-class processors, the FX-6200 and FX-4170. The former beefs up capability with six cores, while the latter makes due with "only" four. An AMD representative also said that they're reducing prices on the eight-core FX-8120, but by how much will depend upon what market you're in.

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Faulty AMD Llano chips kept it out of MacBook Air

Faulty AMD Llano chips kept it out of MacBook Air

AppleInsider reports that a former AMD employee has come forward to reveal that Apple seriously looked at AMD Llano chips to power the MacBook Air. The alleged former employee says that Apple passed on the AMD parts because the chip had too many samples that were faulty. These Llano parts are known as the Fusion processors from AMD.

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New AMD and Nvidia GPUs coming, Intel postpones Ivy Bridge

New AMD and Nvidia GPUs coming, Intel postpones Ivy Bridge

DigiTimes is reporting that both AMD and Nvidia are set to launch new GPUs in the next couple months. AMD will be launching new Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 GPU's in the first few weeks of March. AMD rival Nvidia is expected to launch its next GPU architecture, the 28 nm Kepler in April. AMD also has a new high-end GPU set to launch this year called HD 7990, but no firm launch date has been offered.

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AMD unveils new HD 7770 GHz Edition and HD 7750 graphics cards

AMD unveils new HD 7770 GHz Edition and HD 7750 graphics cards

AMD has unveiled its latest video cards both running Radeon HD 7700 series GPUs. The new video cards include the HD 7770 and HD 7750. Certainly, the most interesting of the new video cards is the HD 7770 GHz edition, promising best in-class entertainment experiences for gamers. The most interesting feature of the HD 7770 GHz edition is that AMD claims it to be the first GPU to operate at 1 GHz reference clock speeds.

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Sapphire Edge-HD3 Mini PC revealed with AMD Fusion

Sapphire Edge-HD3 Mini PC revealed with AMD Fusion

There's a brand new Sapphire Technology computer coming out soon, and its full up with AMD Fusion to keep your party pumping. Up until now we've seen Sapphire Edge-HD devices coming out with Intel Atom processors and NVIDIA ION graphics, now this beast is popping up with a feature unique to its line: AMD Fusion under the hood. This PC line is know for its ultra tiny footprint and its ability to look rather inconspicuous while it jams out the graphics and the computing power - is AMD the key to your heart?

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