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Wednesday tech deals: 120GB Vertex 3 $60, Phenom II X4 945 $70

Ending today, TigerDirect offers the OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD for $59.99 with free shipping via the directions below. That's $0.50/GB, tied with a deal from two weeks ago, and the lowest total price we could find by $21. Features include read speeds of up to 550MB/s and write speeds...

AMD preparing to lay off 20-30% of workforce

Chipmaker AMD is purportedly preparing to lay off up to one-third of its workforce, according to All Things D and its sources familiar with the company's plans. Amongst positions proposed for elimination are sales and engineering -- a category which…

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 intros its fastest quad-core, new Phenom II X6

Following the launch of the first Fusion chips for netbooks and entry-level notebooks AMD has turned its attention to desktops. Unfortunately, it will be a while before we see the company’s latest architecture in this space but at least they’ve…

MSI intros Phenom II-powered FX610 notebook

If you're tired of seeing notebooks with Intel chips, then feast your eyes on MSI's new Phenom-powered FX610. The 15.6-inch laptop sports AMD's Vision Ultimate platform, complete with a triple-core Phenom II processor and a 1GB Radeon HD 5470. Two…