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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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Compal Trinity APU reference design surfaces looking thin and sexy

Compal Trinity APU reference design surfaces looking thin and sexy

AMD held a financial analyst day this week, and it had a slick and sexy little notebook in a demo area for the geeks to check out while they were there. The thin, glossy little notebook packs in the new AMD Trinity APU the little beastie looks as thin as a MacBook Air in photos. According to Engadget, the reference design unit on display is one of the several proof of concepts that are being used to show off the powerful and thin machines packing the new Trinity APU.

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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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