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Wow. Big numbers out of the AMD camp, and we have to think that Intel is taking them seriously. Reportedly, AMD has sold through five million Fusion chips. For a company that just started shipping these things in volume at the start of this year, that's a mega milestone -- particularly in an economy where netbook sales are flagging. But with... Read more...
MSI's X-Slim lineup garnered industry-wide praise when launched a couple of years ago, and now the line-up is stepping up to Fusion. The X-Slim X370 is the company's newest ultraslim machine, and while it doesn't look too different than X-Slim machines of the past, the internals are definitely deserving of a closer look. The X370 is powered... Read more...
There was a period of time last year where it seemed like every other ultraportable was based on Intel's CULV platform. At the time, we figured that was just the way it was going to be for a while with ultralight notebooks. But then, AMD finally got around to shipping some Fusion based APUs. And since then, the mobile space... Read more...
When we published our analysis of JPR's Q1 2011 GPU market share yesterday, we noted that Nvidia's share of the entire market had dropped significantly due to declining sales in their integrated graphics business. We also discussed how the rise of 'Fusion' hardware from both AMD and Intel will inevitably squeeze NV's share of the lower-end... Read more...
Jon Peddie Research has released its Q1 2011 estimates, and the figures don't favor Nvidia. The research firm tracked strong gains for Intel and AMD (in terms of volume). AMD's total share of the GPU market rose to 24.8 percent, up from 21.5 percent a year ago (a gain of 24.8 percent total).  Intel came in at 54.4 percent, 9.7 percent... Read more...
More good stuff coming out of AMD this week. The chip company has just announced that embedded software provider Express Logic has brought its industry-leading ThreadX real-time operating system (RTOS) to the AMD Embedded G-Series platform. What's that mean? It means that the APU is spreading its wings. We've loved... Read more...
Earlier this year, we gave you a taste or two of what AMD's new Fusion APU-based Brazos platform has in store for notebooks and netbooks.  We've since then followed-up with a review of retail shipping product and as we reported, we were genuinely impressed yet at again at what AMD's budding Fusion line-up had to offer.  These low... Read more...
When you finally ship a product you've been teasing for years, you can brag a little. It's okay. No one will be upset. In fact, we're still pleased that AMD finally came through with Fusion, and if they now need to gloat a bit on how much everyone likes it, well...go ahead! After the Fusion APU found its way into a number of nettops and notebooks... Read more...
Sure, it's partially gloating, but it's also factual, and it speaks volumes about the bright future ahead for AMD's long-awaited Fusion platform. Consumers have literally waited years for Fusion to become a reality, and now that the Zacate APU is finally shipping in notebooks, it's still tough to believe this is all really happening. And now,... Read more...
MSI always seems to make a splash at CeBIT, and this year is no different. The company is using the trade show to launch a slew of new machines, including a handful of All-in-One PCs. The 24" AE 2410, the 22" AE 2210, AE 2211 and AE 2240, as well as the 20" AE 2050 and AE 2070 are the latest Wind Top AE models, and they all utilize Intel's... Read more...
By now most of you probably know that AMD’s Fusion technology bakes a CPU and GPU into one single piece of silicon.  And while we have already reviewed the E-350 APU by its lonesome, we've been patiently waiting for a system builder to integrate the chip into a retail-ready, ultra-portable notebook. Lenovo has become one of the... Read more...
It's good to see that AMD's Fusion technology is finally shipping. The convergence of the CPU and GPU has been looming for some time now, and while there have already been a few CPU / GPU hybrids available form the likes of Intel, the thought of having another low-power, economical to produce, cutting edge CPU / GPU combo on... Read more...
Recently, a smattering of products based on Zacate and its lower-power cousin, Ontario, have since begun trickling out to retail and we’ve gotten our hands on two of them for some in-house testing. Although they are based on the same AMD E-350 APU (Accelerated Processing Unit), the Gigabyte E350N-USB3 and Zotac Zbox Blu-Ray AD03 Plus... Read more...
We have been hearing about AMD’s Fusion initiative for what seems like an eternity. In fact, some of the very first posts regarding Fusion hit this site of ours way back in 2006. Many things have happened within AMD since those early announcements and rumors began swirling, most notably AMD’s acquisition of ATI.  However,... Read more...
We think J. Geils Band said it best, love stinks.  You know the deal; you love her, but she loves him, and he loves somebody else... you just can't win.  Well, our pals at AMD are there for us it appears.  We're the sensitive type here at Team HH and when the chips are down, apparently they've got our... Read more...
Both TSMC and GlobalFoundries have released new information on their respective plans for the next few years. TSMC has announced its intention to double its 2011 R&D capital expenditure to $700 million, while it simultaneously spends $7.8B over the next year in order to increase its manufacturing capacity by... Read more...
It's still January, and AMD is still focused on Fusion. There's no question that the APU is a huge step forward for the company, and in the never-ending battle with Intel, this kind of leap could be just what the doctor ordered. Today, AMD announced availability of the updated AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) Software Development... Read more...
AMD's Fusion APU launch was just huge for the company. It's a technology that they have been talking about for years now, and it has finally come to fruition. So it's okay if even weeks after launch, the company is still gloating about what their APUs are capable of. We'll cut 'em some slack -- it's a momentous month, and it's fair to bask... Read more...
Oh, the places Fusion will go. Or, the APU, at least. AMD's Fusion launch earlier this year has us more than eager to see companies embrace it. The Atom platform has needed real competition for years, and we're hoping that Fusion will be the product that finally offers it. But there's a much larger market out there than just the netbook and... Read more...
Microsoft's Surface has been an interesting technology platform ever since the company launched it back in 2007. The original Surface was built around a 30" LCD, ran at a resolution of 1024x768, could respond to up to 52 touches simultaneously, and was based on a 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 2GB of DDR2-1066. Despite these impressive... Read more...
VIA Technologies formally announced that its new dual-core, 40nm Nano X2 processors have been released. At present, processors are available to motherboards and OEMs, with systems available in Q1 of 2011. VIA will most likely have at least a few motherboards and notebooks/netbooks on display at CES, but the company... Read more...
We know it's hard to stay on the cutting edge of technology, particularly if you're trying not to go broke while doing it. But Zotac is definitely not waiting around for anyone with their latest release. It feels like just yesterday that we sat down and tested out a Blu-ray equipped HTPC from this very company, and now -- just months later... Read more...
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