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TSMC starts 28nm production: NVIDIA & AMD in but Apple absent

TSMC starts 28nm production: NVIDIA & AMD in but Apple absent

TSMC, tipped to be biting into Samsung's supply contract with Apple, has announced that it has begun volume production of 28nm chips and has products already shipping to customers, though the company did not confirm Apple was one of them. Instead, AMD, NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Altera all get name-checked, with AMD and NVIDIA saying they will be using the 28nm process silicon in their next-gen graphics products.

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AMD future roadmap surfaces with processors for ultrabook-style machines

AMD future roadmap surfaces with processors for ultrabook-style machines

AMD is always the bridesmaid and never the bride in the computer industry with about 20% of the global CPU market while Intel sucks up almost all of what is left. AMD is looking for ways to get back to the top of the heap and take some of Intel's market share. One of the ways it looks like AMD is hoping to do that is with processors that are for ultrabook-style products. Some details on the future roadmap for these chips and others have now surfaced.

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AMD invests in BlueStacks for Android apps on Fusion slates

AMD invests in BlueStacks for Android apps on Fusion slates

AMD has joined a $5.6m investment round in BlueStacks, the software specialist that enables Android apps to run on x86-based Windows computers. The investment, made with Citrix, will see AMD leverage BlueStacks virtualization with its tablet and notebook/netbook processors; BlueStacks intends to use the extra cash to accelerate development, with a beta and Pro version - capable of running paid Android apps - both expected by the end of 2011.

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AMD FX available for retail now, first ever eight-core desktop CPU

AMD FX available for retail now, first ever eight-core desktop CPU

Today AMD has launched the AMD FX family of CPUs for sale today, this including the very first eight-core desktop CPU, one that last month set the Guinness World Record for "Highest Frequency of a Computer Processor." Retail availability starts here for processors that use AMD's newest multi-core architecture known as "Bulldozer", this included in AMD's upcoming server CPU known as "Interlagos" and the next generation of AMD Accelerated Processing Units. The top-end eight-core AMD FX CPU will be selling for $245 USA Suggested Retail Price, and we've got the lowdown!

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AMD Radeon E6400 GPU gets multiple monitor support

AMD Radeon E6400 GPU gets multiple monitor support

AMD has an ever growing line of GPUs for all sorts of needs ranging for the high-end gaming GPU down to the power sipping integrated GPU for computers of all sorts. AMD has announced that its entry-level embedded discrete GPU will support multiple monitors. The GPU supports up to four displays at one time. The GPU has some very nice features with an advanced 3D graphics engine and programmable shader architecture.

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HP Pavilion dm1 ultraportable gets official price and launch date

HP Pavilion dm1 ultraportable gets official price and launch date

Back in January at CES, we laid hands and eyes briefly on the HP Pavilion dm1. It's been a long time since CES, but we are finally getting the official launch date and price on the little notebook computer. The little notebook is aimed at the consumer and has some nice features. The dm1 gets the HP Soft-touch imprint design, Beats audio tech, and the HP Premiere Experience. That last bit is some sort of exclusive innovation to improve the Windows experience.

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AMD Fusion APU Lineup Expanded with A4-3300 and A4-3400

AMD Fusion APU Lineup Expanded with A4-3300 and A4-3400

Today the fine folks at AMD have announced availability of their brand new AMD A-Series APUs, the A4-330 and A4-3400 desktop processors in a move that brings the entry-level desktop APU price down to an unbelievable $70 (U.S. suggested retail price.) This will allow custom home desktop builders to bring what AMD describes as "brilliant HD graphics, advanced performance, and fast application and connectivity speeds" to their masterpiece machines for rock bottom prices. These APUs offer competitive power and graphics supporting Steady Video, Dual Graphics, USB 3.0, and AMD VISION Engine Software, amongst many other features right out of the box.

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HP TouchSmart and Omni all-in-one PCs get mighty refresh

HP TouchSmart and Omni all-in-one PCs get mighty refresh

HP may be looking to spin off its hardware business but it looks like the PC team wants to go out with a bang: a full five new all-in-ones for home users, along with a further two new models for businesses. The HP Omni series kick things off, with the 20-inch Omni 120 and 21.5-inch Omni 220 priced from $399.99 and $799.99 respectively, but there's also the HP TouchSmart range with the 20-inch HP TouchSmart 320, 21.5-inch HP TouchSmart 420 and the 23-inch HP TouchSmart 520 priced from $599.99, $699.99 and $899.99 respectively.

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AMD updates Fusion C and E series APU processors

AMD updates Fusion C and E series APU processors

AMD announced today that it's releasing updated versions of its award-winning C and E series APUs (Accelerated Processing Units). These APUs are advanced hybrids of CPUs and GPUs that packs in plenty of graphics and processing power into an efficient and space-saving chip to power mobile computing devices such as laptops and netbooks.

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AMD Introduces New Triple-Core A6-3500 APU

AMD Introduces New Triple-Core A6-3500 APU

AMD today announced the availability of a new APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) called the A6-3500 that extends the company's lineup of A-Series processors, delivering brilliant HD graphics and high-speed performance. Unlike the A8-3800 and A6-3600 processors in the series, this new A6-3500 will not be quad-core. Instead, it is the first triple-core Llano APU and has a sub-$100 price tag that make it ideal for starter or budget gaming systems.

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AMD admits it’s ignoring smartphones

AMD admits it’s ignoring smartphones

AMD has admitted that it ceded the smartphone processor space to rivals, arguing that the company's strengths in graphics don't lend themselves to the handset segment. Instead, SVP and product group manager Rick Bergman suggests, tablets are where AMD's future lies, with the company's Z-series APUs delivering a balance of video performance and battery life. Speaking in Colorado this week, PC World reports, Bergman also reiterated earlier denials of ARM-based chipset plans.

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