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AMD: 16-cores and a search for server relevance

AMD's new Opterons, which have up to 16 cores, hit the market with good support from HP, Cray, AMAX, IBM and Dell. Is that enough to give AMD more than 5 percent of the x86 server market?

November 13, 2011

Dell delivers Inspiron One 2320 all-in-one desktop PC

Days after Samsung released its first all-in-one PC, Dell has countered with yet another one for its Inspiron lineup. The Inspiron One 2320 uses Intel Core i5 and i7 processors -- unlike the AMD-based Inspiron One 2305 -- built into a 23-inch 1,920x1080-resolution display.

October 6, 2011 by

CES 2011: Alienware updates Aurora gaming desktop, M17x gaming laptop with latest hardware, 3D support

As part of its CES press event, Dell announced refreshes of two Alienware lines that include new hardware from Intel and Nvidia and 3D capabilities.The latest member of the Aurora family of gaming desktops, the first in a MicroATX form factor, will feature new Intel Core i5 and i7 Sandy Bridge processors that will be overclocked and liquid-cooled and can support dual graphics cards (whether in AMD CrossFireX or Nvidia SLI flavor).

January 6, 2011 by

Dell chooses AMD CPUs for Inspiron M501R, M5030 laptops

AMD has been trying to claw its way back into the laptop processor game -- it's had better luck with its mobile GPUs -- and it's found a willing partner in Dell, which has been slowly adding AMD-powered notebooks to its Inspiron lineup. Tally up two more in the Inspiron M501R and M5030 models, both of which come with starting prices below $1,000.

September 19, 2010 by

Dell rolls out Studio XPS 7100 with six-core AMD Phenom II CPU for $749

AMD officially (and finally) unleashed its 2010 processor lineup yesterday, and Dell took the opportunity to launch its first desktop packing six-core Phenom II X6 processors—the Studio XPS 7100, starting at just $749.For that price, you currently get a choice of CPU/GPU combination: Phenom II X6 1035T and ATI Radeon HD 5450 graphics; 1035T and Radeon HD 5670; or the Phenom II X6 1055T and Radeon HD 5450.

May 12, 2010 by

AMD readies tri-core, quad-core Phenom mobile CPUs for Acer, Dell laptops

AMD has done itself no favors in the mobile market by taking so long to introduce some next-generation processors to compete with Intel's Core offerings. But it appears that the second-place chip company is ready to rumble in the laptop space, readying tri-core and quad-core Phenom II CPUs that could provide serious competition and recoup some market share.

May 4, 2010 by

Okoro OMS-BX300 home theater PC delivers high performance, high price

While companies like Dell and Lenovo are trying to enter the home theater PC market at the low end, with unassuming processors and nary a Blu-ray drive to brag about, Okoro is heading in the opposite direction with its new OMS-BX300 "Blu-ray Digital Entertainment System." Forget an Intel Atom or AMD Athlon CPU—Intel's high-performance Core i7 920 2.

August 23, 2009 by

AMD launches more energy efficient server chips

AMD on Monday delivered latest installment of its 45 nanometer quad-core Opteron line--a high efficiency extension of its flagship server chips.The company said that five Opteron HE processors are available in servers from HP and Rackable with Dell, Sun and others due later in the first quarter (statement, Techmeme).

January 25, 2009 by

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