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AMD aims to simplify GPGPU programming with HSA and hUMA

Combining the power of the CPU and GPU offers GPGPU solutions, but these are cumbersome for developers, since the CPU and GPU use different memory pools. AMD plans to eliminate this burden by using another acronym: hUMA.

April 30, 2013

Nvidia calls PS4 hardware 'low-end'

Nvidia compared Sony's upcoming PS4 games console to a PC with a low-end CPU and a low- to mid-range GPU. Should consumers be worried, or is Nvidia just smarting from losing the contract to rival AMD?

March 18, 2013

AMD 'committed' to CPU upgrade path

AMD makes it clear that it is committed to socketed CPUs and APUs and has no plans to move to BGA only 'soldered' CPU packaging.

December 5, 2012

AMD owns up to CPU bug

Confirming the bug involved writing a custom fully bootable version of the Dragonfly OS.

March 6, 2012

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

Intel readying Core i7-2700K CPU to spoil AMD Bulldozer launch?

It looks like Intel may have a two-pronged approach to combating the imminent debut of AMD's new Bulldozer desktop processors. Not only does the company plan to release its new Sandy Bridge-E "extreme" chips a few weeks after Bulldozer's launch, but it also appears to have another CPU up its sleeve to send out against AMD's new FX series.

September 12, 2011 by

Forget eight cores. AMD is planning a 10-core desktop CPU for 2012.

While time is running down on 2011 being the year of Bulldozer, AMD is looking to next year to be the year of Piledriver. A leaked roadmap shows the chip company's desktop plans for 2012, and these include a processor that features 10 Piledriver CPUs, which will be improved versions of the forthcoming Bulldozer CPU.

July 25, 2011 by

AMD debuts Llano with HP laptops

AMD has officially launched its next-generation of processors with HP announcing on the same day a range of laptops built around the blended CPU and GPU processors

June 14, 2011 by

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