Piledriver articles

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 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…