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AMD Radeon R9 290X released for real, details and all

AMD Radeon R9 290X released for real, details and all

Though the AMD Radeon R9 290X was teased last month, details have not been shared in full until this morning. Along with the release of these details comes confirmation in full of the power of the device, along with the fact that AMD aims for this graphics card to be their headline unit, top to bottom. This card works with a mighty 2,816 stream processor, 4GB VRAM, AMD-integrated TrueAudio, and a fat 512-bit memory bus - and it's prepared for 4K output, of course.

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Steam Machines to sport AMD Graphics Next Year

Steam Machines to sport AMD Graphics Next Year

When Valve revealed the specs for its Steam Machine prototypes last week, the name of one major chip manufacturer was absent, which undoubtedly led to many a speculation and discussion over the Internet. It seems, however, that such musings may have been premature as Valve is now confirming that come 2014, Steam Machines will also be running on chips from AMD.

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Asus AMD R9 and R7 200 graphics cards feature exclusive cooling tech

Asus AMD R9 and R7 200 graphics cards feature exclusive cooling tech

Back in late September AMD went official with its new Radeon R9 and R7 video cards. Yesterday AMD offered up specifications on several R7 GPUs including pricing and more. Since AMD has multiple card partners and most partners use the same basic hardware, a lot of companies try to set themselves apart with various clock speeds and custom cooling solutions. Asus has announced its own AMD Radeon R9 and R7 200 series graphics cards.

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AMD Radeon R7 240, R7 250, and R7 260X GPUs released

AMD Radeon R7 240, R7 250, and R7 260X GPUs released

Late last month AMD officially announced two new Radeon GPU series including the R9 and R7. At the time AMD didn't offer a lot of details on its new R7 series of GPUs, but AMD has now come clean with all the details for several new R7 products. AMD says that this new series is ideal for everyday gamers looking for better graphics performance from their computers.

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AMD Radeon R9 and R7 series graphics support UltraHD gaming

AMD Radeon R9 and R7 series graphics support UltraHD gaming

It's always an exciting day for computer gamers when AMD unveils new video cards. Today AMD has unveiled two new graphics card families for computer gamers called the AMD Radeon R9 and AMD Radeon R7 series. Both of these graphics card families are designed specifically to allow gaming on UltraHD displays.

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AMD Gaming Evolved app aims to make gaming PCs as easy to use as consoles

AMD Gaming Evolved app aims to make gaming PCs as easy to use as consoles

Computer chipmaker AMD and a company called Raptr have announced that they have teamed up to build a new application for computer gamers called AMD Gaming Evolved. The goal of the application is to make PC gaming as easy as console gaming. The app will allow AMD hardware users get the most performance out of their games by suggesting customized optimal game settings for their specific PC.

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HP ZBook 15 and 17 hands-on: Thunderbolt arrives with Haswell

HP ZBook 15 and 17 hands-on: Thunderbolt arrives with Haswell

Along with the ZBook 14 - the world's first workstation Ultrabook - the ZBook family has arrived with the ZBook 15 and the ZBook 17. The larger two devices work with much of the same technology as the smaller, but each brings on its own unique blend of high-powered features that makes the price jump worth the cash. Each of these units is also thinner and lighter than previous generations of mobile workstations from HP, bringing with them a new industrial design that doesn't just scream "I'm at work."

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Xbox One “red ring of death” chip heat precautions detailed

Xbox One “red ring of death” chip heat precautions detailed

Microsoft has loosed a few extra details on the Xbox One's core architecture, outlining the ambitious 5bn component chip at the heart of the next-gen console, and explaining the ways it aims to avoid a repeat of the "red ring of death" plague that affected the Xbox 360. Speaking today at Stanford University, Microsoft chip architect John Sell described the multiple redundancies that had been factored into the AMD-powered Xbox One brain, VentureBeat reports, and how those redundancies will help avoid not only bricked consoles but wastage on the production line.

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AMD FX-9560 5GHz CPU hits shelves in gaming PCs

AMD FX-9560 5GHz CPU hits shelves in gaming PCs

AMD's flagship 5.0 GHz processor, the AMD FX-9560, has gone on sale, though the chip won't be available as a standalone part for some time. The company will instead offer the new processor through various PC builders, including iBUYPOWER and Maingear, for those who want to be able to tell their friends they have the first commercially-available 5GHz chip.

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite gets priced and dated for imminent US launch

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite gets priced and dated for imminent US launch

Samsung's ATIV Book 9 Lite will hit US stores on July 28, Samsung has confirmed, with the new touchscreen Windows 8 ultraportable up for preorder today. Announced at Samsung's Premiere event last month, the 13.3-inch notebook is priced from $799.99 with AMD's quadcore 1.4GHz A6 chipset inside, and a 10-finger multitouch display.

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AMD Seattle chips ditch x86 for ARM to undermine Intel’s server market

AMD Seattle chips ditch x86 for ARM to undermine Intel’s server market

AMD has revealed its new "Seattle" chips, processors headed to power-dense servers, and using for the first time ARM architecture as commonly found in smartphones and tablets, rather than x86. AMD Seattle, which is expected to show up in systems from the second half of 2014, will initially offer eight ARM Cortex-A57 cores running at at least 2GHz, with 16-core versions headed to market after that. According to AMD, there'll be big advantages over traditional server chips.

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AMD FX-9590 processor hits 5GHz (but is speed everything?)

AMD FX-9590 processor hits 5GHz (but is speed everything?)

AMD has outed its latest FX processors, and its broken the 5GHz barrier in the process, with the new AMD FX-9590 8-core. Revealed at E3 this week alongside its 4.7GHz FX-9370 sibling, the chips use eight of AMD's Piledriver cores - already seen in the Trinity and Opteron 6300 Series - and come unlocked for easier overclocking, should owners so wish.

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