AMD claims that the delay in transitioning from 28nm to 20nm highlights the beginning of the end for Moore's Law.
AMD was one of the first consumer semiconductor vendors to make use of TSMC's 28nm process node with its Radeon HD 7000 series graphics cards, but like every chip vendor it is looking to future process nodes to help it increase performance. The firm told The INQUIRER the time taken to transition to 20nm signals the beginning of the end for Moore's Law.
Yesterday, Sony gave a sneak-peek at its next-generation PlayStation®4 (PS4™) game console coming later this year and, here at AMD, we couldn’t be more excited. Bringing a supercharged PC architecture that combines next-gen hardware, software, and the fastest game network in the world. Oh, and this is all powered by a semi-custom designed AMD accelerated processing unit (APU) jointly developed in coordination with Sony!
On the same day AMD announced it snagged two new executives, it also announced its fourth-quarter earnings. And as anyone who’s followed the company in recent months has come to expect—the report hasn't been pretty.
The company said Tuesday its annual revenue came in at $5.4 billion, down 17 percent when compared to 2011. AMD ended 2012 with a net loss of $1.18 billion.
This month we discuss two new CPUs, Intel's Core i7-3970X and AMD's Athlon II X4 651K, neither of which gamers are going to get particularly excited about. We also discuss the disappearance of the Pentium G2120, along with a handful of price changes.
If you don’t have the time to research benchmarks, or if you don’t feel confident enough in your ability to pick the right processor for your next gaming machine, fear not. We at Tom’s Hardware have come to your aid with a simple list of the best gaming CPUs offered for the money.
The job cuts that AMD CEO Rory Read promised a few weeks back have now begun. AMD has closed its Operating System Research Centre (OSRC) in Dresden, Germany. The programmers at the OSRC were responsible for a number of code improvements to Linux, as well as for supporting features like PowerNow and Turbo Core. AMD was 17th on the Top 20 list of Linux kernel contributors through version 3.2, with 2,510 accepted changes or roughly 1 per cent of the total. The OSRC was also apparently working on virtualisation support in Linux 3.6.