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AMD Opteron 6300 Series slots a 16-core Piledriver in your server rack

AMD Opteron 6300 Series slots a 16-core Piledriver in your server rack

AMD has launched its latest next-gen Opteron 6300 Series processors, aiming to power the server you buy tomorrow, and the more mainstream branch of its twin enterprise chip strategy. The new chips - which promise up to 24-percent higher performance versus the Opteron 6200 processors the new range replaces - use AMD's Piledriver core technology for reduced power consumption: that means cooler, faster servers that are cheaper to run.

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Sony PS4 “Orbis” based on tweaked AMD A10 tip devs

Sony PS4 “Orbis” based on tweaked AMD A10 tip devs

Sony is shipping a new version of its PlayStation 4 development kit, insiders claim, codenamed "Orbis" and  based on AMD's A10 Accelerated Processing Units. Described as "a modified PC" by VG247's sources, the APUs at the heart of the console-analog is supposedly a "derivative" of the A10 combined CPU and GPU Trinity chips AMD launched back in March, and is paired with "either 8GB or 16GB of RAM."

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AMD to develop 64-bit ARM processors for servers

AMD to develop 64-bit ARM processors for servers

AMD has unveiled its plans to produce 64-bit ARM-based processors for servers, stating that it will be the first company providing x86 and 64-bit ARM solutions. This move aims to satisfy the ever-increasing demand for more energy-efficient 64-bit server processors. The first 64-bit ARM-based processor will be an AMD Opteron, and is slated for production in 2014.

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Titan supercomputer goes live with potent CPU/GPU tag team

Titan supercomputer goes live with potent CPU/GPU tag team

The Titan supercomputer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been upgraded, tackling complex climate change calculations with 20 petaflops worth of new processors. Under the (considerable) hood its NVIDIA's "Kepler" GPUs and AMD Opetron 6274 processors doing the heavy lifting, though NVIDIA can't resist pointing out that its graphics chips are in fact carrying 90-percent of the overall load. The GPUs, more commonly found powering gaming rigs, help make Titan "the world's fastest supercomputer for open scientific research."

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AMD unveils 4GHz+ FX Series Vishera processors

AMD unveils 4GHz+ FX Series Vishera processors

AMD has revealed the latest in its FX Series of processors: the Piledriver Vishera chips. Aimed at computer users with demanding hardware needs, the new series comes in 4, 6, and 8-core variants with a "default" speed of 4GHz. The chips feature a variety of enhancements and improvements over previous offerings.

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AMD bundles free video games with its new HD 7900 video card

AMD bundles free video games with its new HD 7900 video card

The practice of bundling video games with video cards has been around for a long time. Often PC gamers looking for a new video card to increase the performance of their gaming machine choose between very similar cards from different card brands depending on the video game bundled with the hardware. AMD is going to be offering one of the best video game bundles ever with its new Radeon 7900 graphics card.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 18, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 18, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening, everyone. This afternoon we had a bunch of quarterly reports hit, and some were better than others. Google posted its quarterly report a little prematurely, a blunder that had a hand in driving down the price of the company's stock. Later on in the day, we heard from Microsoft, which managed to do pretty good in its first quarter. Sadly, AMD posted its results for quarter 3 just a little while ago, and things aren't looking too good for the company - in fact, it says that it will have to layoff around 15% of its workforce in an attempt to save some money.

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