Nano Meter Banner-L

On AMD’s Do or Die 2016

JUNE 23, 2016 • This is a critical year for Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Not only has the technology firm just released its 14nm Polaris GPUs, but it will also be introducing its much more competitive Zen Summit Ridge processors later this year including eight-core FX enthusiast CPUs. It is not easy competing directly […]

view
RX 480 Banner-L

AMD Clears Up Polaris Strategy

JUNE 7, 2016 • Last week at the Computex Taipei show in Taiwan, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. introduced its first 14nm Polaris GPU, the Radeon RX 480. Arriving at retail on June 29 in $199 4GB and $229 8GB models, the RX 480 is the first salvo in AMD’s “water drop” strategy that seeks to […]

view
GTX-1080-Banner-L

Nvidia’s Pascal Doesn’t Disappoint

MAY 9, 2016 • Nvidia Corp.’s first GPUs based on its new Pascal architecture were unveiled on May 6 and the firm demonstrated performance specifications that exceeded its $1,000 top of the line TITAN X from last year. GTX 1080-based GPUs are slated to arrive at retail late this month, with the more affordable $379 […]

view
Radeon Graphics-L

Radeon Gets Own Group

SEPT. 11, 2015 • This week, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. created a separate Radeon Technologies Group for its graphics business. The chipmaker is promoting Raja Koduri to lead the new group as senior vice president and chief architect. Koduri was director of advance technology development at ATI Technologies Inc. when it was acquired by AMD in […]

view
Nvidia Audi Infotainment-L

Nvidia Rides in 6M Cars

AUG. 21, 2014 • Nvidia Corp.’s In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) processors are now running in more than 6 million automobiles worldwide. The technology is used by carmakers such as Audi, BMW and Tesla to provide drivers with navigation systems, vehicle information, media management, personal contacts and phone services. Nvidia has leveraged its GPU experience with video […]

view
xbox-one-soc-L

AMD Profits on Consoles

JAN. 22, 2014 • With more than 7 million PlayStation 4s and Xbox Ones sold in 2013 one of the biggest benefactors is Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). The system-on-a-chip (SoC) processors that are powering both of the new consoles are produced by AMD. For the fourth quarter ending December 31, the company’s Graphics and Visual […]

view
atigraphics-L

ATI Brand retired

AUG. 29, 2010 • AMD is preparing to retire the ATI Technologies name regardless of 25 years of brand equity. The move is being driven by upcoming products that will combine the CPU and GPU on the same chip. AMD believes that it has “permission” to make the change following internal surveys that suggest consumers […]

view
A Geforce 6600 GT.

Nvidia’s Roy Taylor On PC Gaming

APRIL 23, 2008 • What’s next for the PC as a gaming platform? That question is on the mind of many executives, especially when a publisher the size of Electronic Arts decides to cancel the PC version of Madden NFL 2009 – EA Sports primary franchise. So DFC turned to industry veteran Roy Taylor for his […]

view