October 23, 2013 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of Nvidia was suddenly and deliberately attacked by GPU and FUD forces of the Empire of AMD.
Nvidia was at peace with that nation, and, at the solicitation of AMD, was still in conversation with its management and its Emperor Raja Koduri looking toward the maintenance of peace in the high-end GPU market.
AMD seems to be putting out more embedded designs faster that it can write press releases for them.
This week it has released a new dual core APU which it says offers high performance at approximately 3W average power. It is selling for $74.00
AMD continues to soldier forward in the PC market, but CEO Rory Read wants the company to get at least 20 percent of its revenue from other sources by the end of this year. Some of this money will come in from next-generation game consoles like the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One. And some of it, according to a report from PC World, will soon be coming from Android tablets and Chromebooks.
AMD has topped off its OEM-only Radeon HD 8000M series with the Radeon HD 8970M chip intended for gaming laptops.
AMD's Radeon HD 8000M broke cover at CES with the firm opting to rebrand its successful Graphics Core Next (GCN) GPU architecture for laptops. Now the firm has completed its mobile product range with the Radeon HD 8970M that will debut in MSI's GX70 laptop.
AMD wants to talk about HSA, Heterogeneous Systems Architecture (HSA), its vision for the future of system architectures. To that end, it held a press conference last week to discuss what it's calling "heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access" (hUMA). The company outlined what it was doing, and why, both confirming and reaffirming the things it has been saying for the last couple of years.