Intel, AMD battle it out over APUs

An interview with AMD last week shed light on the latest battleground between Intel and AMD which underlies future changes in computing. 

Notebook shipments to slump in second quarter

Increasing demand for tablets, coupled with weak demand from China, is expected to hit notebook shipments in the second quarter.

AMD makes APU offer you can't refuse

AMD’s Never Settle game bundles seem to have been quite successful in the past, so it’s hardly surprising that AMD has decided to extend the programme to select APUs. So far the Never Settle promotion was limited to discrete graphics cards.

Nvidia "bitter" about the PS4

AMD claims that Nvidia's attacks on the Sony's PS4 are just sour grapes because it did not get the graphics chip contract.

AMD's Steamroller rumbles into view

AMD has released a presentation in which it hinted that Steamroller might come out nearly a year early.

ARM badgers Intel over licenses

Intel needs to stop mucking about and get itself an ARM license so that it can push into the mobile market, claims, er, a co-founder of ARM.

AMD enters the Cloud of Gaming

AMD thinks that gamers will move to the cloud and it can save its bacon by getting in first.

Console architect says Sony's Playstation 4 will be dev friendly

Mark Cerny - lead system architect of Sony's Playstation 4 (PS4) - says the Japanese-based corporation adopted a "very developer-centric approach" to the next-gen console.

AMD builds a game console monopoly

AMD has quietly gained control of the game consoles currently shipping (with the exception of the PS3), and the company recently confirmed it will be providing the core technology for Sony's upcoming PS4.

Intel to slash prices on Ultrabooks

Chipmaker Intel is still struggling to market sleek and pricey Ultrabooks, which are facing more competition than ever from high-end tablets and hybrids. However, it could finally be about to make them a bit more appealing to cash strapped consumers who won't have their savings taxed by the Cypriot government.

Cray bites the bullet on mother of all computers

The roll out of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory's "Titan" super computer is being delayed because the Cray motherboards have too much gold in them. According to Slashdot, the boards have to be sent back to Cray because the gold connectors have prevented it from working.

AMD wins big time with Wells Fargo

While many in the known universe have written off AMD, it seems the fabless chipmaker has been given the thumbs up by the former pony express courier Wells Fargo. Now turned bankers and analysts, Wells Fargo have claimed that there is gold in them thar AMD hills and have claimed the outfit will outperform expectations this year.

AMD readies component to beat up Nvidia

Distributor sources close to AMD Germany say that the company will launch a new graphics product next month.

Chip inventories slump

Although the semiconductor market is hurting and it is not expected to rebound until the latter half of the year, IHS iSuppli is reporting an unexpected decline in inventory, led by Intel. Inventory reached record highs late last year, so the turnaround is a surprise.

AMD unveils new Richland AMD Elite A-Series APUs

AMD has officially launched its Richland APU (accelerated processing unit), an SoC which is powerful enough to support features like facial-based logins and precise gesture recognition.

AMD takes aim at Intel dominance

While many believed that AMD had gone the way of the black knight in Monty Python's Holy Grail, it seems that Chimpzilla is still provoking Intel's wrath.

Claim: Xbox 720 lacks a Blu-ray player

Microsoft remains on track to reveal its long-awaited Xbox 720 (Next) console this June at E3 2013 in Los Angeles.

AMD to sell altered PS4 APUs

AMD says it will be selling a modded version of the custom chip it designed for Sony's upcoming Playstation 4 console.

AMD showcases Temash-powered tablets

The tablet market is currently dominated by ARM RISC-based chips designed by industry heavyweights such as Qualcomm, Apple, Samsung and Nvidia.

Fanless mini AMD-powered desktop priced at $250

Foxconn's fanless AMD-powered mini computer is now available for purchase at a $250 price point in the United States.