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AMD FX-8350 and FX-6300 Review: Desktop Flagship Series Refresh

About this time last year, AMD's new Bulldozer-based FX series launched to bright-eyed system builders who expected the new architecture to challenge Intel's increasingly comfortable position in the upper-end processor market. Unfortunately, Bulldozer wasn't all it was cracked up to be.

Now, the company is refreshing its desktop processors with Piledriver, an enhanced version of Bulldozer that focuses on improving instructions per clock and frequency. In other words, instead of a major overhaul, Piledriver picks up where Bulldozer left off, which may disappoint those who wanted AMD to abandon the architecture.

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 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…