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AMD FirePro W9000 GPU churns out 4 TFLOPS for $4k

AMD FirePro W9000 GPU churns out 4 TFLOPS for $4k

Top of the line gaming GPUs from the likes of AMD and NVIDIA may cost a pretty penny, but the price of the professional solutions that the companies offer will really make your eyes water. AMD has introduced the new $3,999 FirePro W9000 graphics card, with the company calling it the “world’s most powerful.” The GPU comes with 6GB of GDDR5 memory, can take advantage of 4 TFLOPS of single precision and a single TFLOP of double precision, and can shift a whopping 1.95 billion triangles per second.

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AMD snatches Apple processor expert

AMD snatches Apple processor expert

AMD has snapped up ex-Apple mobile processor expert Jim Keller, hoping the engineer can bring some Cupertino-style magic to its future performance and low-power processors. Keller worked at Apple-acquired P.A. Semi as VP of design, moving to take up the reins as Apple's director of platform architecture, where he was responsible for the Apple Ax series of chips powering the iPad, iPhone and Apple TV.

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Apple grabs AMD Trinity genius John Bruno

Apple grabs AMD Trinity genius John Bruno

Apple has quietly hired ex-AMD engineer John Bruno, the man responsible in no small part for the Trinity APU. Bruno is now "System Architect at Apple" according to a recent update to his LinkedIn profile, though the exact nature of his role at the Cupertino company has not been detailed. Still, there's no shortage of potential speculation as to what the chip expert could be doing.

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AMD Trinity desktop launch reportedly delayed until October

AMD Trinity desktop launch reportedly delayed until October

Intel continues to dominate the desktop processor market, and it looks like its reign may continue for a while if the latest report from Digitimes is to be believed. The publication reports that AMD will be delaying the launch of its new Trinitydesktop processors from August to October in order to make changes to the platform. Motherboard manufacturers will also be affected by the sudden change, with companies scrambling to accommodate the new designs in time for a launch in the second half of the year.

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AMD predicts 11% drop in revenue for Q2 2012

AMD predicts 11% drop in revenue for Q2 2012

Another day, another financial result. This time it’s AMD's turn, although the company is only offering up preliminary numbers until the actual results go out on July 19th. Things aren’t looking so good for the chip maker, with AMD predicting an 11% drop in revenue from last quarter. The company had previously thought that revenue would increase by 3%, but has had to adjust its expectations.

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Where have all the iMacs gone? Refresh incoming!

Where have all the iMacs gone? Refresh incoming!

Dwindling supplies of Apple's 27-inch iMac have kickstarted expectations of an imminent refresh, with the company predicted not only to inject some 3rd-gen Core i7 processors but Retina Display too. Availability at big-name US stores - including Best Buy and J&R - has dried up, leading to chatter that a new model with significantly boosted specifications is waiting in the wings.

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Samsung Series 7 AiO gets Ivy Bridge refresh in South Korea

Samsung Series 7 AiO gets Ivy Bridge refresh in South Korea

Samsung has announced that it’s releasing an update to its existing Series 7 All-In-One PC that will bump the Intel processors up to Ivy Bridge and also add discrete graphics from AMD. The new version of the Series 7 will add one of Intel’s Ivy Bridge Core i5 CPUs, and graphics will be handled by an AMD Radeon 6470M GPU. A 1TB hard drive is also onboard for all your storage needs.

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Panasonic updates Toughbooks with Ivy Bridge

Panasonic updates Toughbooks with Ivy Bridge

Panasonic has announced an update to its line of Toughbooks to include Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors. The Toughbook CF-31 will be available in two configurations, Standard and Performance. The Performance model will come with a Core i5 3360M processor clocked at 2.8Ghz as well as AMD’s Radeon HD 7750M discrete GPU. The notebook can switch between the discrete graphics and Intel’s integrated HD 4000 GPU to balance power versus performance.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X131e specs detailed

Lenovo ThinkPad X131e specs detailed

Netbooks may have had their five minutes of fame, but it looks like Lenovo still thinks life left in the category. Netbook News has spotted specs for the upcoming Lenovo X131e, the successor to the X130e that was running AMD’s Zacate platform. The X131e looks to have the new Brazos 2.0 APU, featuring either a E1-1200 or E2-1800 CPU, plus boosted Radeon HD 73xx graphics. Just like the X130e, there will be an optical ULV Core i3 option too.

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AMD Embedded G-Series APU targets low-power x86 markets

AMD Embedded G-Series APU targets low-power x86 markets

AMD may be struggling to keep up with Intel in terms of raw performance, but the company continues to push ahead with its APU solutions. The latest come in the form of the Embedded G-Series, designed for low-power and small form factors. AMD say that the TDP of the new chips is 4.5W, but average draw is just 2.3W. That makes it ideal for use in embedded point-of-sale, transportation, and medical markets.

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AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition squeezes more out of 28nm

AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition squeezes more out of 28nm

AMDIs has launched a super-speed variant of its top-spec graphics card, the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, boosting core clock speed to 1GHz and introducing Boost overclocking. Based on the AMD Radeon HD 7970 from back in January, the HD 7970 GHz Edition rounds up that card's 925MHz core clock, raises the memory clock from 1.375GHz to 1.5GHz, and increases data rates and memory bandwidth to 6Gbps and 288GBps respectively.

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AMD and ARM partner on chip security

AMD and ARM partner on chip security

AMD and ARM have announced a partnership that would see AMD making use of an ARM-based Cortex A5 chip on future processors in order to use TrustZone technology. The move is designed to make use of the security features on offer with the ARM chip, so don’t worry about some dramatic shift away from x86 architecture. AMD will build the new security chip into future APUs in 2013, with a wider device rollout planned for 2014.

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