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AMD reveals 2012-2013 roadmap, tablet APUs and 28nm chips en route

AMD reveals 2012-2013 roadmap, tablet APUs and 28nm chips en route

During AMD's 2012 financial analyst event today, the chip maker revealed its roadmap that promises a slew of next-gen chips to come in 2012 and 2013. The company is ready to dive into tablets with its first tablet-ready chip to arrive this year. It also plans to release next-gen accelerated processing units or APUs built on its most advanced 28-nm process by 2013.

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MSI unveils new AMD R7950 video cards

MSI unveils new AMD R7950 video cards

MSI has unveiled three new video cards that all use the AMD R7950 GPU inside. One of the three new cards also use the special MSI Twin Frozr cooling solution to help the GPU run up to 10°C cooler while producing 13.7 dB less noise than traditional cooling systems. Improved cooling allows for more overclocking potential.

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Alienware 2012 lineup tipped, M17X R4, M14X R2, and M18X R2

Alienware 2012 lineup tipped, M17X R4, M14X R2, and M18X R2

This year's lineup for the gaming side of Dell's computing body has been revealed with three new Alienware laptop monsters, M17X R4, M14X R2, and M18X R2. The R2 units will both have the option for a black or RED exterior, while the R4 appears to only have the classic black coat with three options for fabulous GPUs on the innards. The source we're getting this from is software engineer Eric G, a fellow who has certainly had reliable tipster information in the past on just such products as these.

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Xbox 720 tipped for fall 2013 with AMD 6000 series GPU

Xbox 720 tipped for fall 2013 with AMD 6000 series GPU

The next generation Microsoft Xbox 720 has been tipped to be shipping in late October or early November complete with six times the power in an AMD 6000 series GPU under the hood. There've been reports from several sources saying the same set of details, the most recent confirmation coming from IGN's source close to the project. Specifically it appears that the Xbox 720 will be using the AMD Radeon HD 6670 working with support for DirectX11, 3D and 1080p HD output, and multidisplay output.

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Radeon 28nm HD 7950 video card tipped for end of January

Radeon 28nm HD 7950 video card tipped for end of January

It looks like the video card wars are set to get hot again as AMD is rolling out its latest GPU by the end of the month called the HD 7950 reports DigiTimes. The new GPU uses 28nm process tech. It looks like for at least a few months; AMD will be the only major GPU firm offering 28nm process chips. DigiTimes sources claim that NVIDIA is holding out on offering 28nm parts until April.

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MSI shows off R7970 video card

MSI shows off R7970 video card

MSI is showing off a new video card that it says is the first to get the new AMD 28nm Radeon HD 7900 GPU called the R7970-2PMD3G5. The card uses the PCI Express Gen 3 standard. The series will pack 3GB of GDDR5 RAM inside and will use the MSI exclusive Afterburner overclocking utility. That utility has the ability to increase the core voltage for overclocking.

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AMD Radeon HD 7970: world’s first 28nm GPU

AMD Radeon HD 7970: world’s first 28nm GPU

AMD has revealed its newest video card at CES 2012, the AMD Radeon HD 7970, using the the world's first 28nm GPU and Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture. Packing 3GB of DDR5 video memory, two DVI outputs, two Mini-DisplayPorts and a single HDMI, the Radeon HD 7970 can be combined in up to quad-card CrossFireX setups for frankly ridiculous gaming performance.

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Lenovo IdeaPad S, Z, G and Y Series notebooks debut

Lenovo IdeaPad S, Z, G and Y Series notebooks debut

Lenovo's IdeaPad ultrabooks are probably its computing stars of CES, but they're certainly not the only consumer-focused notebooks the company has this year. In fact, Lenovo has everything from from "mini laptop" S Series - apparently slotting in-between netbooks and notebooks - through the mainstream Z Series models, budget-friendly G Series, and up to the Y Series multimedia machines. Check out all the details after the cut.

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