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AMD beats out Nvidia and Intel for PlayStation 5 processor — and what that means for gamers

Advanced Micro Devices will provide the central processing unit (CPU) and graphics processing unit (GPU) that will become the heart of the Sony’s next PlayStation home gaming console, which could debut in 2020. In some ways, that’s no surprise, as Sony has worked with AMD for more than five years on the inner hardware for […]

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AMD debuts 2nd-gen AMD Ryzen Pro mobile processors

Advanced Micro Devices continues to launch new additions to its Zen-based processors, and today it is unveiling its second-generation AMD Ryzen Pro mobile processors and AMD Athlon Pro mobile processors, both with accompanying Radeon Vega graphics chips. The aim is to keep the pressure on rival Intel by adding faster, smaller, and cheaper chips based […]

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Synaptics CEO on how touch, AI, and sensors are giving us smart edge devices

Synaptics isn’t a household name, but it makes a lot of the underlying technology behind things like smartphone touchscreens, automotive displays, voice-enabled smart speakers, and virtual reality headsets. As we make our internet of things (IoT) devices smarter and smarter so that we can get dumber and dumber, or at least more relaxed, we’re creating […]

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Nvidia’s GTX 1660 Ti cracks AMD’s stranglehold on value

For the first time in a while, my go-to GPU recommendation for most people is not an AMD RX 580. That Radeon video card has dominated the value discussion when it comes to building and upgrading PCs for years. But Nvidia finally has a product that is disrupting that conversation with its GTX 1660 Ti. […]

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Nvidia and AMD are shipping fewer GPUs as retailers sit on inventory

Nvidia and AMD are still dealing with the fallout of the cryptocurrency fad of 2017. The video-card companies rushed to fulfill demand in early 2018 just as the market for crypto mining was about to collapse. And that has left the supply chain flooded with graphics cards, according to intelligence firm Jon Peddie Research. And […]

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Jensen Huang interview: Why Nvidia believes 2019 will be a big year for laptop gaming

Nvidia had a tough fourth quarter in 2018, but Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang is optimistic that growth will return to his business in 2019. He believes he has a great opportunity to grow PC laptop gaming thanks to the launch of mid-range Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics cards. In the previous quarter ended January 27, […]

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Radeon VII vs. RTX 2080 — which $700 GPU should you get?

The very high end of the video card market has had no real competition for Nvidia in years. AMD has put its efforts instead into beefing up its CPUs and providing some of the best mainstream graphics cards. This has enabled Nvidia to raise prices and focus on features like ray tracing that go beyond […]

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AMD CEO: Our CPUs gained market share over past 5 quarters

Advanced Micro Devices CEO Lisa Su said during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call that the company has gained market share in x86 central processing units (CPUs) for the past five quarters. Su said that Santa Clara, California-based AMD has gained share against its big rival Intel with its Zen-based architecture, which handle 52 percent more instructions per […]

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AMD’s Q4 earnings of $87 million didn’t crater as feared

Advanced Micro Devices met its reduced expectations for earnings and revenues in the fourth quarter, despite fears that it could be bad news. The Santa Clara, California-based maker of PC processors and graphics chips said revenue was up 6 percent from a year ago to $1.42 billion, slightly off from expectations, while earnings per share […]

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HP introduces 2 more AMD-based education and enterprise Chromebooks

A day after it unveiled two Intel-based Chromebooks, HP showed it is playing both sides, revealing two Chromebooks based on chips from Advanced Micro Devices. Starting in February, HP will introduce its HP Chromebook 11A G6 Education Edition, and in the spring the company will introduce the HP Chromebook 14A G5 for enterprises. More than 30 million students […]

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Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang unplugged — The blockchain bubble and car autopilots

Sitting in a press Q&A with Jensen Huang, the CEO of Nvidia, is like listening to a comedy routine. I appreciate that because so few tech CEOs are willing to engage in a dialogue and crack jokes with the media. Huang’s sessions are unique because he’s one of those billionaires who doesn’t muzzle himself in […]

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AMD’s speedy Radeon VII GPU is proving Nvidia’s point

AMD announced its new Radeon VII video card today. It’s a $700 GPU that may have similar performance to Nvidia’s RTX 2080, which ranges in price from $700 to $800. This finally makes AMD competitive with Nvidia again on the high-end (if you ignore that $1,200 RTX 2080 Ti). But the Radeon VII may actually […]

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Nvidia CEO: Rival AMD’s graphics chip performance is ‘underwhelming’

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang had a well-timed Q&A session at CES 2019, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas. It came on Wednesday morning, just after his rival, Lisa Su, CEO of Advanced Micro Devices, gave a keynote speech where she introduces the Ryzen VII graphics chip. Huang was not impressed. “It was kind […]

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AMD teases third-generation Rzyen desktop processors

Advanced Micro Devices CEO Lisa Su announced the third-generation Ryzen Desktop processor in a keynote speech at CES 2019, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. AMD showed that the new high-end consumer chip could run Microsoft’s Forza Horizon 4 at more than 100 frames per second at a high resolution. Su […]

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Google’s Project Stream cloud gaming will use AMD Radeon Graphics

Lisa Su, CEO of Advanced Micro Devices, announced that Google’s Project Stream cloud gaming project is using AMD’s Radeon graphics. Su announced AMD’s Radeon VII is coming in February, but she didn’t provide details on whether Google is using that. Late last year, Google announced that it was able to stream Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, […]

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AMD CEO Lisa Su unveils 7-nanometer Radeon VII GPU

Lisa Su, CEO of Advanced Micro Devices, announced the chip makers new graphics processing unit, the 7-nanometer AMD Radeon VII graphics chip. The second-generation Vega-based graphics chip uses a 7-nanometer manufacturing process to get a 27 percent to 62 percent boost on graphics-related benchmarks, Su said. It has one terabyte per second memory bandwidth, 25 […]

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AMD dives deep into mobile and Chromebooks with new Ryzen, Athlon, and A-Series processors

Advanced Micro Devices is kicking off the year with a refresh of its mobile processor portfolio. At CES 2019, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week, the company is introducing new Ryzen, Athlon, and A-Series processors. The latter gets AMD into Chromebooks for the first time. The chips are the latest to […]

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CES chief Gary Shapiro — How to navigate the tech industry of the future

Gary Shapiro is CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, the trade group that puts on tech’s biggest trade show, CES 2019. Another big show is coming in a couple of weeks, and for the third time, Shapiro is showing up with a new book, dubbed Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the New World of […]

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AMD’s Radeon Adrenalin promises 15% better performance on top games

Advanced Micro Devices announced that its latest AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition software will deliver 15 percent better performance on some of the top games this year, compared to a year ago. The the next generation of its software suite for AMD Radeon graphics processing units (GPUs), provides PC gamers, creators and enthusiasts with […]

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