Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) this week entered in an agreement to sell and lease back its Lone Star Campus located in Austin, Texas. The new owner will be 7171 Southwest Parkway Holdings, LP, an affiliate of real estate investment company Spear Street Capital. AMD says the sale is expected to generate $164 million in cash, the proceeds of which will be reflected in the chip designer's Q1 financial statement.
Richand comes at just the right time for mobile users.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) today announced the availability of its new Elite A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), otherwise known as "Richland." The new APUs not only offer faster graphics performance and longer battery life via enhanced power management capabilities all on a single chip, they also deliver user experiences like facial log-in and gesture recognition, AMD says.
Tomb Raider features the world's first real-time hair rendering technology.
AMD, in partnership with Square Enix studio Crystal Dynamics, is determined to end the era of "totally unrealistic hair" in video games. Yes, we're serious. As AMD explains, we've all been duped in the 3D era by short haircuts, updos, and even non-removable helmets, all of which are attempts to disguise the problem of unrealistic hair. Oh, the outrage! Fear not, fellow gamers, AMD's "TressFX Hair" technology signals an end to those hideous hair days.
The FirePro R5000 can remote up to four 1920x1200 resolution displays per user.
Amid the blitz of mobile products that will be announced this week, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) today introduced its FirePro R5000 remote graphics card. AMD's pitching its latest GPU offering as a flexible, manageable solution designed and engineered to power remote 3D graphics workflows and full computing experiences over IP networks. It does this by combining AMD's Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture with Teradici's PCoIP technology.
Today’s PlayStation Meeting 2013 event at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom was, as expected, all about the future of Sony’s home console franchise. While the company did make the long-overdue Playstation 4 official, it somehow managed to wrap up the two-hour event — during which it outlined the console’s specs, detailed key features and showcased a raft of games — without giving attendees a glimpse of the actual console. To be honest, though, what it can do matters more than the way it looks. So what exactly can it do?
The Maximum PC staff has assembled once again in the podcast test chamber to record our thoughts on the latest technology, to field a few questions from our eager listeners, and to be Gordon’s at-work support group for his advanced delusionary schizophrenia with involuntary narcissistic rage. Gathered at the round table were Editor in Chief Katherine Stevenson, Deputy Editor Gordon Mah Ung, Senior Editor Josh Norem and FNG editor Tom McNamara. We merrily discussed the following topics:
With six beta releases under its belt, certified Catalyst 13.2 drivers can't be far behind.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) this week released its Catalyst 13.2 Beta 6 driver for Radeon graphics cards. The latest build resolves minor anti-aliasing corruption seen in Crysis 3, improves Hitmat Absolution Crossfire scaling, and fixes graphical corruption on objects and textures in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. It also includes all the fixes and enhancements found in the previous beta releases.
Discrete graphics shipments dipped 16 percent sequentially in Q4, according to data by Jon Peddie Research.
Intel increased its share of the graphics market by 3.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 to claim nearly two thirds of the market at 63.4 percent, the latest data by Jon Peddie Research (JPR) reveals. AMD, meanwhile, dropped from 21 percent in Q3 to 19.7 percent in Q4, and Nvidia gave up nearly 2 percent and remains in third place with a 16.9 percent share of the market. All three vendors saw graphics shipments decline last quarter.
From anti-competitive lawsuits to the Globalfoundries deal, Hector Ruiz tells all in his book.
Hector Ruiz served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) from 2002 until the summer of 2008, resigning from his position after AMD reported its seventh consecutive quarterly loss. He oversaw the company's acquisition of ATI, as well as several other major events, like the $1.25 billion settlement with Intel and the spinoff of AMD's manufacturing arm, without which Ruiz claims the company wouldn't have survived, just one of many tidbits revealed in his new book "Slingshot: AMD's Fight To Free An Industry From The Ruthless Grip Of Intel."
The Radeon 7000 series will be sticking around a bit longer than we expected.
The GPU nuclear arm’s race between AMD and Nvidia over the last several years has been amazing for consumers, however the R&D costs associated with this competition must have been astronomical. Both companies have been trading blows at different price points for the last few generations, and AMD is finally throwing up the white flag. According to AMD Product Manager Devon Nekechuk, the company will be sticking with its HD 7000 series for the bulk of 2013, and will use promos and software bundles to remain competitive against the green team.