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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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AMD will follow Intel into Android: just you wait

AMD will follow Intel into Android: just you wait

Why in the world would it make sense for AMD to let loose an announcement about their willingness to work with groups to bring their processor architecture to Android and Chrome-toting machines here in the spring of 2013? Because of Intel.

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AMD wants to make chips for Android and Chrome OS

AMD wants to make chips for Android and Chrome OS

Be prepared to see mobile devices and laptops running Android and Chrome OS using AMD chips under the hood. It's reported that the chip maker is open to designing and developing chips that are catered to support Android and Chrome OS. AMD will still be committed to Windows machines, but they hope to expand more into mobile territory in the future.

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AMD “Elite” A-Series desktop APUs official with up to 4.4GHz quadcore

AMD “Elite” A-Series desktop APUs official with up to 4.4GHz quadcore

AMD has taken the wraps off of its 2013 A-Series "Elite" APUs for desktop, hoping to show Intel that 4th-gen Haswell won't get all the chip attention this year. Building on AMD's integrated CPU/GPU architecture, the new Elite platform consists of a cluster of new quadcore chips, ranging from the relatively power-frugal A8-6500 through to the top-spec A10-6800K running at up to 4.4GHz.

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Xbox One AMD deal worth over $3 billion

Xbox One AMD deal worth over $3 billion

Microsoft didn't give a lot of attention to AMD during the Xbox One reveal last week, but the new console is indeed running an AMD 8-core APU, and Microsoft paid a pretty penny to make that happen. It's said that the deal between AMD and Microsoft to have the new chips in the Xbox One costs the Redmond-based company $3 billion.

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AMD Temash official: iPad smoothness and x86 grunt for tablets and hybrids

AMD Temash official: iPad smoothness and x86 grunt for tablets and hybrids

AMD wants to knock Intel and ARM off their mobility perch in 2013, and the new Temash APU is how it expects to do it. Targeting media and performance tablets, as well as keyboard-dockable hybrids and 10- to 13-inch touchscreen ultraportable notebooks, the new A-series of Temash APUs feature Jaguar cores - boasting a 20-percent performance jump over Bobcat - for consumer Windows machines with the perky performance usually associated with an iPad.

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