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Weekend tech reading: AMD shares Steamroller details

Ever since the relatively disappointing debut of AMD's Bulldozer microarchitecture, we've been curious to find out what happens next. New architectures sometimes have their share of troubles, but they often bring with them quite a bit of headroom for improvement, especially once there's...

AMD chip owners to get 20% off GameFly's digital downloads

AMD and GameFly have announced a deal that promises discounted games for folks using AMD processors. Gamers with machines powered by "select" Athlon II, Phenom II, FX series and A series chips will receive a free 30-day GameFly membership as well as a 20% discount...

AMD to reduce its workforce by 10% in the coming months

Confirming industry speculation, AMD has announced that it will cut 10% of its workforce in an effort to save money -- or rather, "optimize cost structure to enhance competitiveness and accelerate growth." By trimming a little fat, the company expects…

AMD FX-8150, FX Series Review - Bulldozer makes debut

The Phenom II has had to deal with the Intel Core i7 on multiple platforms, as well as the Core i5 and Core i3 processors, for almost 3 years now. After all this time, is the pain finally coming to an end for AMD?

Today AMD is launching its new FX processor lineup comprised of the flagship FX-8150 along with the FX-8120, FX-6100 and FX-4170 processors. Keep reading as we explore the inner details of AMD's new FX series and we benchmark all four new processors being launched today.

AMD unveils Radeon E6460, roadmap reveals 2012 desktop plans

AMD has unveiled a new embedded discrete graphics processor with double the 3D graphics-crunching power as its E2400 GPU. The entry-level Radeon E6460 GPU "sets a new bar" for features and performance among its kind and AMD supposedly plans to…

Three AMD FX-Series CPUs get listed for pre-order

We're still waiting an official launch date for AMD's FX-Series processors, but over the weekend the first three models went up for pre-order at online retailer Shopblt.com. The chips in question include the six-core FX-6100 and two eight-core models, the…

AMD's Bulldozer-based FX-8130P benchmarked early

Last month at the E3 conference in Los Angeles AMD officially reintroduced the FX brand for their top performing processors aimed at PC enthusiasts and gaming aficionados. Although no actual products were launched, we already have a pretty good idea…

Asus AM3 motherboards get beta BIOS, Bulldozer support

Asus has been quick to announce they are the first manufacturer to offer beta BIOS updates for current AM3 motherboards, receiving instant support for AMD's upcoming Bulldozer processors. Although AMD's processor refresh is still a few months away, we have come…

More details about AMD's Bulldozer-based FX lineup emerge

More information is slowly starting to surface regarding AMD's upcoming Llano and Zambezi processors. Following last week's reveal of the expected initial lineup and ship dates, X-bit labs has apparently gotten hold of an AMD slide filled with model specifications…