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AMD launches 6th generation Excavator-based Pro APUs

AMD has today launched their new range of 6th generation 'Pro' APUs, which are based on the company's mobile consumer Carrizo APUs announced earlier this year. While the Pro line is similar to the consumer line from an architecture perspective,…

AMD launches another desktop APU, the A8-7670K

While Intel has dominated the high-performance CPU market for years, AMD continues to provide value to those on a budget with their reasonably attractive range of APUs. Today, the company has announced a new APU, the A8-7670K, that slots into…

Some Amazon UK buyers were shipped counterfeit AMD APUs

Amazon – and in turn, some of its shoppers – have apparently fallen victim to a scam involving counterfeit AMD Kaveri APUs. Overclock3D, which was the first to pick up on the matter, noticed that multiple shoppers have left feedback on...

AMD reportedly readying mid-year Kaveri family refresh

AMD's officially announced processor line-up for 2015 includes two product categories at this stage: Carizzo, and Carrizo-L. Designed for mid- and low-power laptops, as well as other portable devices, Carizzo won't venture across to desktop-class devices.

AMD FX-8350 & FX-6300 Overclocked: Real world power to performance testing

Intel has been beating AMD on every front but price for a couple of generations now as the Bulldozer microarchitecture and its descendants have had an unpleasant uphill climb. Power consumption, performance per clock, it all takes its toll. However, we took a couple of AMD’s most popular chips for a test drive and found that things aren’t anywhere near as bad as benchmarks might lead you to believe. Quite the opposite, actually.

AMD A10-7800 Kaveri APU Review: 4 CPU + 8 GPU

AMD promised many new APUs when unveiling its Kaveri architecture in January but until now was only able to deliver two, the $160 A10-7700K and $170 A10-7850K. Today we'll be looking at the $155 A10-7800, which comes in 45W or 65W TDP modes and has a full-blown R7 GPU featuring 8 CUs with 512 SPUs and 32 TAUs like the unlocked A10-7850K.

Op-ed: The future will be measured in performance per watt

Earlier this year Nvidia launched their GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 graphics cards. Based on the latest Maxwell microarchitecture,  the release garnered a surprising amount of attention. Normally cards in this price and performance bracket are unexciting workhorses; they’re the…

AMD Beema & Mullins Preview: Low Power, High Performance Mobile APUs

Intel's Bay Trail platform and low-power Haswell offerings may be the go-to choice when it comes to mainstream Windows tablets and laptops, but AMD believes that their next generation chips will be the best. A refinement of their work on APUs in the past few years, the new chips, ‘Beema’ and ‘Mullins’, are set to be strong contenders in this segment. Both products make use of AMD’s new Puma+ CPU cores and a GCN GPU with 128 compute cores at varying frequencies.