Save for a stint during the socket 939 era when Athlon 64 X2 chips carried premium price tags, AMD has mostly been about delivering competitive pricing compared to Intel. In keeping with that trend, AMD is reportedly getting ready to slash prices of its FX-9000 "Centurion" processors, as well as trim prices less aggressively on select FX Series parts and discontinue certain older models.
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel learned the hard way that there are certain things you shouldn't upload to the cloud. And then there's Uncle Sam to worry about, not to mention hackers and data center disasters. What's a user to do? If it's a backup for your backups you're after, a portable storage device can do the trick. Looking for options? Check out today's top deal for a WD Elements 2TB Portable USB 3.0 HDD for $90 with free shipping (normally $100 - use coupon code: [EMCPBWA225]). That's a decent amount of capacity in a relatively small device.
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It's about damn time a manufacturer blinged out a solid state drive with a skull! Why? Uh, that's a good question. But forget about the 'why' and ask instead, "Why not?" Then look at your own storage device -- is it marked with anything worthy of a case window? Want one that is? Then check out today's top deal for an Intel 730 Series 2.5-inch 480GB SSD for $360 with free shipping (normally $400 - use coupon code: [EMCHRDC42]). This more to this drive than just a sweet design -- it combines data center DNA for rock solid reliability with performance tuning to deliver sequential read and write speeds of up to 550MB/s and 470MB/s, respectively. It's also backed by a 5-year warranty.
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Six entry-level graphics cards battle for budget-board bragging rights
The video-card game is a lot like Hollywood. Movies like My Left Foot and The Artist take home the Oscars every year, but movies like Grown Ups 2 and Transformers 3 pull in all the cash. It's the same with GPUs, in that everyone loves to talk about $1,000 cards, but the actual bread-and-butter of the market is made up of models that cost between $100 and $150. These are not GPUs for 4K gaming, obviously, but they can provide a surprisingly pleasant 1080p gaming experience, and run cool and quiet, too.
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Bitcoin and other virtual coin miners crashed the Radeon R7 and R9 Series party in a big way, but now that things have settled down, you can grab a modern generation AMD graphics card without paying an inflated price tag. There are even bargains to be had, such as today's top deal for an Asus DirecCU II Radeon R9 280 Graphics Card for $199 with free shipping (normally $230 - use coupon code: [EMCPBPC227]). This thing boasts 1,792 stream processors, 3GB of GDDR5 memory on a 384-bit bus, and a custom cooling solution.
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It appears that AMD might not be satisfied with just manufacturing GPUs, CPUs, RAM, and APUs. According to KitGuru.com, and a couple of leaked slides, AMD will sell Radeon R7-branded SSDs that will compete with other manufacturers such as Kingston, Samsung, and OCZ.
How much would you pay for a quality power supply? A million dollars? Ten million dollars? One hundred million dollars? As if! Sure, we're exaggerating on the cost of a reliable PSU, but wait until you see today's top deal -- it's for a Corsair CX Series CX600 600W Power Supply for $35 with free shipping (normally $65 - use coupon code: [EMCPBPC24]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). In additon to a low price tag, this PSU sports 80 Plus Bronze certification, long cables, and low noise operation.
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When you see the Republic of Gamers (ROG) tag on an Asus product, you know the company has it done it up right, and that's certainly true of the division's first ever AMD FM2+ motherboard. Asus ROG makes it debut into FM2+ territory with the Crossblade Ranger, a high end motherboard packed with features and technologies designed to give gamers an edge on the virtual battlefield.
AMD on Wednesday let loose its FirePro S9150 server card, supposedly the most powerful server GPU ever built for High Performance Computing (HPC) and the first to support double precision and break the 2.0 TFLOPS double precision barrier. Based on AMD's Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, the FirePro S9150 is specifically designed for compute workloads and is aided by 16GB of GDDR5 memory on a 512-bit memory interface for up to 320GB/s of memory bandwidth.
You want to build a new system, but school is about to start, and books aren't cheap. Neither is tuition, and let's not forget about a little fund for beer money. What's a budding PC builder to do? Build a bang-for-buck machine, of course! One possible route starts with today's top deal for an AMD A8-5600K Quad-Core Desktop APU for $90 with free shipping (normally $100 - use coupon code: [EMCPBPE24]). This 32nm Trinity chip sports an integrated Radeon HD 7560D GPU, so you can put off a dedicated graphics card purchase until next semester.
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