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Tue
20
Jul
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'AMD Overdrive 3.2.3.0457', and 'Slim Browser 5.00.049'

AMD Overdrive 3.2.3.0457 Systems based on the platform technology codenamed "Dragon" may be tuned to deliver added system performance. The AMD Phenom II CPU and the AMD 7-series chipset motherboards offer an exciting amount of performance tuning ... options, including potential overclocking headroom. Note that each processor and chipset is different, and may result in lower or no overclocking margin. http://game.amd.com Slim Browser 5.00.049 Slim Browser is a multiple-site browser based on tab-page interface. It incorporates a large collection of wonderful features like recoverable ... (view more)

Thu
17
Sep
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AMD Readies for Win7 with $99 Processor

Industry experts are praising a new quad-core processor from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), priced at just $99. The new chip could help reverse AMD's fortunes of late by giving consumers a cheaper alternative when looking to build a Windows 7-capable ... machine. AMD is targeting do-it-yourself "system builders" with the new chip, dubbed the Athlon II X4 quad-core processor. Priced at less than a hundred bucks, the chip, AMD says, blends cost efficiency with performance. (Source: informationweek.com ) Microsoft Impressed Microsoft is also understandably impressed with AMD's attempt to bring ... (view more)

Thu
14
May
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EU Slaps Intel with $1.43B Antitrust Fine, AMD Reprieved

The European Union (EU) has finally laid down its much-anticipated antitrust fine against microprocessor firm Intel. Almost a decade after rival Advanced Micro Devices first complained about Intel's business practices, the EU has slapped the latter ... with a massive 1.06 billion euro fine. The complaint was first lodged in 2001. The gist: eight years ago AMD claimed that competitor Intel had violated antitrust laws by pressuring retailers to push its own microprocessors over those of its rivals through retroactive rebates. Such practices made buying a processor cost-effective for everyone but ... (view more)

Mon
11
May
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Intel EU Antitrust Fines Could be Huge, Rumored This Week

Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices' (AMD) complaint to the European Commission (EC) about its competitor's practice of encouraging retailers to sell their own processors has ended with a significant fine against defendant Intel. The ruling is expected ... later this week. Back in 2001, AMD filed complaint against Intel, claiming that its rival in the x86 microprocessor market had violated antitrust law by pushing retailers to sell its own hardware over AMD-based computers. Intel did so through retroactive rebates that ultimately saved retailers and customers cash -- but according to AMD, it came at ... (view more)

Mon
27
Apr
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Virtual Machines and x86 Virtualization

In computer science, a virtual machine (VM) is a software implementation of a machine (computer) that executes programs like a real machine. System Virtual Machine vs Process Virtual Machine A virtual machine was originally defined by Popek and ... Goldberg as "an efficient, isolated duplicate of a real machine". Current use includes virtual machines which have no direct correspondence to any real hardware. Virtual machines are separated into two major categories, based on their use and degree of correspondence to any real machine: a System Virtual Machine and a Process Virtual Machine. A system ... (view more)

Fri
23
Nov
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Abu Dhabi Invests in AMD

Last Friday, the Mubadala Development Company announced that it was purchasing an 8% ownership of chip maker Advanced Micro Devices for $622 million. Mubdala is a corporation of the government of Abu Dhabi, and serves as a vehicle for the capital of ... the United Arab Emirates to invest directly in publicly traded companies. (Source: nytimes.com ) This is the second deal that Mubdala has brokered; it recently purchased 7.5% interest in the Carlyle Group. Both the Carlyle and AMD moves are part of Abu Dhabi's plan to diversify its oil revenue with technology investments. (Source: cnetnews.com ) ... (view more)

Fri
05
Oct
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AMD Puts the Brakes on NASCAR

I guess AMD just felt like making a right turn for once. The chip maker recently announced it was ending its deal with NASCAR, citing new marketing strategies. Advanced Micro Devices, or AMD, is the primary competitor of Intel. Last year it acquired ... ATI Technologies, a move that led to a complete re-evaluation of company marketing tactics and, subsequently, partnerships. According to spokesman for AMD Travis Bullard, that re-evaluation left no room for Jeff, Tony, and the boys from NASCAR. "When we acquired ATI, we about doubled in size and it brought on a whole new series of products and ... (view more)

Fri
21
Sep
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Quad-Core Power from Intel on the Way

There are few tech battles as heated as that between chipmakers AMD and Intel. Granted, video game fans getting pretty hot under the collar when defending their Xbox, Wii, or PS3, but just about everyone needs a computer, and these days that means ... just about everyone has to choose between AMD and Intel. Now, Intel is stepping things up with the introduction of a whole new generation of processors that will significantly boost performance without demanding inordinate amounts of power. The company is expected to finish the new family of chips by this time next year, a plan that's all a part of ... (view more)

Wed
11
Apr
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AMD Improves, Not Out-of-Woods, Yet

Recently, I reported on the boom 2006 represented for semiconductor manufacturer AMD. The chipmaker, responsible for the mega popular Athlon line, reportedly increased its revenue by a staggering 86.1% from 2005. However, the numbers don't tell the ... whole story. AMD is still struggling to establish a stable existence in the chip market, strongly evidenced by its announcement that it will fail to meet sales expectations for this quarter. (Source: theinquirer.net ) Early predictions for AMD's first quarter placed revenue at an impressive $1.55 billion. This lofty goal may have been set when it ... (view more)

Tue
10
Apr
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AMD Finishes 2006 Strong, Chip Industry Future Bright

During the summer of 2006, the fortunes of major computer chip manufacturers Intel and AMD looked anything but promising. Both posted major losses for the period, with AMD desperately branching out into the graphics card market in order to gain ... some, or any, momentum. Although it resembled a captain frantically trying to right a sinking ship, it appears AMD knew what it was doing all along. The company posted impressive -- if not incredible -- year-end profits, with the entire industry's future looking bright thanks to the Far East. By glancing at the chipmaking industry's revenue for ... (view more)

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