AMD today laid out its plans for the next couple of years at its Financial Analyst Day. The plans are a mix of familiar and logical extensions of the company's current products, but contained some more surprising elements: specifically, AMD opened the door to future processors that include ARM CPUs.
Chip outfit AMD sems to have dropped a bit of a clanger with its latest promotional ruse to flog some of its graphics cards.
Buyers have been wooed with the promise of the free game to play on their Radeon cards and, in many cases, the ride 'em up Dirt 3 proves a popular choice.
Traditionally AMD supplies an unlock key to give the graphics card purchaser the opportunity to play the bundled game. Unfortunately, the outfit has contrived to make some 1.7 million promotional keys for Codemasters’ DiRT 3 available by employing shonky security on its site.
High-end retail versions of AMD's upcoming desktop processor code named 'Bulldozer' make come equipped with liquid-cooling components according to an Xbit Labs report.
The liquid cooling solution (LCS) will apparently enhance the degree of stable overclocking and will appear in boxed version of the FX-series of processors as AMD revives the well-regarded enthusiast FX brand.
AMD's hardware chum Gateway has accidentally told the world and its dog the clock-speeds for AMD's new Opteron chips, code-named Interlagos and Valencia.
X-Bit labs has been looking closely at Gateway's coming attractions and worked out that the clockspeeds will be a bit slower than many are expecting.
AMD's Bulldozer processor architecture still hasn't formally launched, but Donanim Haber got a hold of a recent engineering sample with benchmarked speeds that come close to Intel's current Sandy Bridge CPUs. With the ability to run limited cores at up to 4.2GHz, it could potentially outperform comparable Intel hardware at certain workloads.