What you can expect from Windows 8 on ARM


Microsoft exec Steven Sinofsky explains what devs and end-users can expect from Windows 8 on ARM (WOA) devices as Redmond preps the first RISC-friendly versions of its flagship OS.



2013 will be better for AMD

AMD has been in a flux as of late, with the company building an almost entirely new management team headed by CEO Rory Read, CTO Mark Papermaster, CSO Rajan Naik and Lisa Su as VP of the company's Global Business Unit.



The hype of a post-PC era

Many analysts and journalists believe the industry is poised to cross over into a brave new post-PC era, with the PC ultimately relegated to little more than niche market status.

AMD fires up its Radeon HD 7970

AMD has rolled out its 28nm Radeon HD 7970 graphics card for desktop PCs. The new card offers gamers an improvement of over 150% in performance (sq mm) compared to prior-gen GPUs.



Indie devs code an x86 Android Ice Cream Sandwich



Indie devs are currently coding an x86 iteration of Google's popular Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4) operating system for mobile devices powered by AMD and Intel chips.

Pachter: No Xbox 720 in 2012

A prominent industry analyst believes Microsoft has little interest in replacing its flagship Xbox 360 with a newer console in 2012.



How AMD almost had a Llano MacBook Air

Apple's MacBook Air lineup is currently powered by Intel x86 processors. But AMD could have been a real contender with its LLano chip, or so the story goes.

AMD rolls out new Opteron processors

AMD is rolling out its Opteron 6200 and 4200 Series processors, formerly code-named "Interlagos" and "Valencia."

AMD APUs are going HPC

Penguin Computing recently installed the world's first HPC cluster powered by AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) at Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

AMD layoffs reverberate across Silicon Valley

AMD is implementing a massive "restructuring plan" in an effort to improve its competitive positioning.

Microprocessor revenue rises as economy stagnates

The global economy may be stagnating, but worldwide PC microprocessor revenues in the third calendar quarter of 2011 (3Q11) rose to $10.7 billion, up 12.2% compared to 2Q11 and up 16.1% compared to 3Q10.

AMD launches FirePro V4900

AMD has rolled out its FirePro V4900 - a graphics card targeted at the Digital Content Creation (DCC) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) markets.

Industry cautious over 28nm discrete GPUs

The graphics industry has reportedly adopted a "conservative attitude" towards next-gen GPUs manufactured on TSMC’s 28nm technology. 



AMD wants Android on x86 APUs

Google's popular Android operating system is typically associated with RISC-powered ARM devices such as smartphones and tablets.

AMD’s FX chip and the autobahns of Windows 8

I was looking at the benchmarks of AMD’s new FX chip - which generally place performance between Intel’s I5 and I7 - when something immediately jumped out at me. 

How to run Android apps on Windows with BlueStacks

BlueStacks has rolled out the alpha version of its App Player for Windows. The software allows users to run their favorite Android apps on Windows-based PCs or tablets.

Cray plans massive supercomputer upgrade

Cray has clinched a lucrative deal to upgrade the XT5 supercomputer - aka "Jaguar" - located at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

AMD has a GlobalFoundries problem

Two prominent analysts have confirmed that AMD is being negatively affected by GlobalFoundries supply issues.

Sandy Bridge bolsters Intel's market share

Intel expanded its already considerable lead in the global microprocessor market during the second quarter of 2011.

AMD's FX CPU shatters overclocking records

AMD has managed to shatter a previous Guinness World Record for the "highest frequency of a computer processor" by massively overclocking its upcoming 8-core FX chip.