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AMD says ‘yes’ to socketed, user-replaceable CPUs in 2013 and 2014

Dec 5 2012 add comment

A recent rumor about Intel considering a ball-grid array (BGA) layout for their Broadwell processors (due in 2014 as the successor to 2013’s Haswell processors) has prompted unrest in the PC industry, especially enthusiasts, PC builders and consumers with the know-how to do their own repairs/upgrades. The BGA packaging points to CPUs getting soldered directly onto the motherboard, making it impossible to replace without swapping out the motherboard too (we’re already seeing soldered RAM in Apple’s Retina MacBook Pros and […]

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AMD shows off Radeon 6990M on YouTube

Jul 12 2011 add comment

Remember this thing from last night’s announcement? You know, world’s fastest mobile graphics card? At least for the time being… AMD has just posted a video of their Radeon 6990M featuring the Alienware M18x (or from watching the video, should it be the other way around?).
Well, it’s yet another video with yet another Alienware laptop. Still waiting for the day an Envy appears in one of these kind of videos. Personally, I would sacrifice one of the two hard […]

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AMD announces Radeon 6990M graphics card, HP take note?

Jul 11 2011 add comment

AMD Radeon 6990M
AMD has just announced their Radeon 6990M mobile graphics card, which they proudly tout to be the latest fastest mobile GPU in the market at the moment… yup, faster than Nvidia’s flagship GeForce GTX580M. The AMD Mobility Radeon 6990M is a DirectX 11 card that boasts HD 3D support, Eyefinity (of course!) and will come in at least a 2 GB GDDR5 256-bit flavor, with a huge bandwidth pipeline of 115.2 GB/s.
Well, as usual, we’ve all got […]

HP updates Pavilion and ProBook models with AMD Llano APUs
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HP updates Pavilion and ProBook models with AMD Llano APUs


The news is out, HP has just announced the addition of AMD’s brand new APUs (a combination of a traditional CPU and graphics processing unit) in some of their existing notebook models.
First a little about AMD Llano chips: they’re made as an answer to Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors. Made using the 32 nm process, they are available in dual and quad core variants that the system can dynamically and automatically scale and overclock when needed, what AMD calls Turbo […]

Features, Interesting

AMD FirePro M3900, M5950 and M8900: Radeon counterparts revealed

, Apr 13 2011 1 Comment

ATI's 2011 FirePro workstation-class graphics cards detailed
So now that we have the notebooks, let’s talk about the graphics cards. While Nvidia has a bunch of information published on their website about their new Quadro 1000M, 2000M, 3000M, 4000M and 5010M workstation-class graphics cards, AMD has been fairly quiet about their FirePro M3900 and FirePro M5950 found in the EliteBook 8460w and EliteBook 8560w/8760w models respectively, and of course that mythical top-end FirePro M8900 that’s slated to appear in […]

ATI FirePro M5800 to be based off ATI Mobility Radeon 5850?
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ATI FirePro M5800 to be based off ATI Mobility Radeon 5850?

I’m a curious person who likes doing a lot of thinking and analysis of things. And after yesterday’s revelation of an unannounced ATI FirePro M5800 card, I’ve been thinking… which consumer ATI card would be the mysterious workstation-class FirePro M5800 be based on? The answer, I suspect, lies with HP and their Elitebook 8540w. See, their current Elitebook 8540w makes available two Nvidia Quadro graphics options: the 512 MB Quadro FX880M and 1 GB Quadro FX1800M. Both are 40 […]

ATI FirePro M5800 graphics leaked; coming to HP Elitebook 8540w!
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ATI FirePro M5800 graphics leaked; coming to HP Elitebook 8540w!

ATI FirePro M5800 listed in a HP Elitebook 8540w document
Big, big, BIG new folks! In the specifications/overview section of a PDF document (PDF reader required! ATI FirePro M5800 is listed on Page 9) posted on the HP Elitebook 8540w support page. Initially said to use “exclusively Nvidia Quadro” cards (though I did beg to differ), looks like HP had a change of heart over choice of graphics on the new Elitebooks (after reading my […]

Earth to HP: ATI Mobility Radeon 5000 series in Elitebooks please
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Earth to HP: ATI Mobility Radeon 5000 series in Elitebooks please

Hey HP (yes, you, Hewlett Packard), guess what? Your new Elitebook 8440 and 8540 notebooks are already awesome. But you know what would put a smile on the faces of consumers, gamers and even some CAD/graphics professionals alike? Well, here’s a hint, AnandTech have got a set of benchmark numbers for the ATI’s new Mobility Radeon 5650 and 5870 graphics cards for notebooks. And well, if you make at least one of ATI’s latest 5000-series mobile graphics an […]