GDC: Gaming is back with a vengeance!

There are quite a few of us who once thought the GDC (Game Developer’s Conference) was becoming a joke, as the event seemed to be smaller and even less relevant in recent years. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case this year when GDC basically took over all three of San Francisco’s Moscone Center buildings. The result felt more like CES and the GDC of years ago than ever before.   

AMD's Richland is inside this Gigabyte Brix mini-PC



Two Gigabyte AMD-powered Brix systems are now available in the US with prices starting at $260, scaling up based on specs. 

The entry-level model (barebones) Gigabyte GB-BXA8-5545 is powered by AMD's A8-5545M Richland processor paired with Radeon HD 8510G graphics. 



$299 PC4 mini fanless PC is powered by AMD



Compulab has announced a mini fanless system (8 watts TDP) powered by AMD's 1 GHz A4-1250 dual-core processor paired with Radeon HD 8210 graphics. 


AMD’s Surround House imagines the future and trumps the now obsolete home theater

One of the more interesting presentations at CES 2014 was AMD’s Surround House 2.   This was a continuation of last year’s project which put viewers in a room with flat panel windows in the midst of a kidnapping gone wrong.  

Nano PC is powered by AMD’s Mullins SoC


AMD recently showcased its next-gen, quad-core Mullins processor powering an uber-mini PC known as the “Nano.”



Retail Radeon chips still go slower than review versions

Chimpzilla's Radeon R9 290 and 290X review copies appear to be performing better than retail versions.

AMD Kaveri leaked on the web

Hot Hardware has got its paws on leaked slides of AMD's next-generation Kaveri APU.

Is AMD building a gaming tablet?

Waiting for AMD to adjust itself to the consumer mobile market was a little like waiting for Godot, but now it seems that the chipmaker really wants to contribute something.

HP shoots for the moon with AMD

The maker of expensive printer ink, HP has been showing off its low power, ultra dense Moonshot server powered by AMD Opterons.

Intel netbooks: dead form factor resurrected?

Five years ago the market was abuzz with talk of cheap netbooks based on Intel’s Atom processors and AMD’s upcoming low-end APUs. Then Steve Jobs took to the stage with the first iPad in tow and the rest is history – netbooks died out faster than any PC form factor in recent history.

Report: AMD-ARM tablets due in 2014

Earlier this year, AMD confirmed it would begin producing ARM-powered chips for servers in 2014. Recent reports indicate that the company will also start churning out ARM-based processors for tablets and other consumer devices by next year.

AMD’s cross-platform gaming strategy: Finding a lever

Archimedes said something to the effect if you have a long enough lever you can move the world. Well, right now gaming is reallt in trouble. Gaming companies are struggling to stay alive, with interest appearing to have moved from both game consoles and PCs to lower performing tablets and phones.

New MSI Windows 8 tablet has AMD inside

MSI has debuted a new Windows 8 tablet powered by AMD's A4-1200 dual-core processor. Key specs include an 11.6 inch display (1366 x 768 pixel IPS), passive cooling,128GB SSD, 2GB of RAM and AMD Radeon HD 8180 graphics.

AMD gets a boost in supercomputing

The OpenACC API was developed to provide a vendor neutral platform for the fastest computers in the world. Now, it is supports AMD APUs and dGPUs.

Linux MintBox 2 priced at $600

CompuLab and Linux Mint are jointly prepping a new line of mini desktop computers designed to run a minty flavor of the popular operating system.

AMD is the common (silicon) denominator for consoles and PCs

AMD dominates all three next-gen consoles: the Nintendo Wii U, Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's Playstation 4.

Samsung’s ATIV Book 9 Lite has AMD under the hood

Samsung’s new ATIV Book 9 Lite is a thin and light notebook powered by an AMD A6 (Kabini) APU - pairing a 2 GHz quad-core processor with Radeon HD 8400 graphics.

ARM-based server chips are on the way for AMD

AMD has publicly disclosed its strategy and roadmap in an effort to recapture critical server market share.

AMD's FX-9590 CPU hits 5 GHz

AMD has debuted the first commercially available 5 GHz CPU processor, dubbed the FX-9590. These 8-core CPUs are targeted at gamers and high-end users looking to power their rigs with some of the fastest silicon available.

AMD eyes Chrome OS and Android

AMD has broadened its horizons and is looking beyond the myopic world of Windows exclusivity.