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GPU 14 Product Showcase Coverage Wednesday, 25 September 2013 13:16 And at 2:59 Central time we start the GPU 14 livestream from AMD out in Hawaii!      This is not a launch day, but a look at what is to come in the weeks ahead for AMD's R9 and R7 GPU 14 line up live from Hawaii.  
CoolerMaster CM Spawn Saturday, 22 January 2011 18:13   Earlier this year we took a look at CoolerMaster's Inferno MMORPG mouse and now we're looking at CoolerMaster's new product, Spawn, geared towards first-person shooters.
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. 4/9/2014
​AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced global availability of its new AM1 platform featuring quad-core and dual-core variants of the AMD APU codenamed “Kabini” into the component channel for system builders. The AM1 platform, branded with the AMD Athlon™ and AMD Sempron™ APU brands will deliver award-winning Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture and “Jaguar” CPU cores on motherboards from the leading manufacturers. AMD Athlon™ 5150/5350 and AMD Sempron ™ 2650/3850 APUs provide consumers a balanced computing experience on a socketed upgradable platform.

“AMD consistently builds on its industry leading technology by continuing to offer a diversified product stack which is proven today with the availability of the AM1 platform with ‘socketed’ AMD Sempron and AMD Athlon APUs designed for the mainstream market,” said Bernd Lienhard, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Business Unit, AMD. “With quad-core performance and AMD Radeon™ graphics the AM1 platform is an affordable solution that provides great flexibility due to an infrastructure built to deliver a multitude of options to our end users and system builders.”

AMD Athlon and AMD Sempron APUs deliver a quad-core solution to consumers that includes two SATA 6 Gbps ports, two USB 3.0 ports, eight USB 2.0 ports, PCIe 2.0 lanes for graphic card upgrades, and a trio of video outputs (DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA) starting at under $40 USD1. The AMD AM1 platform provides up to 3x more compute performance than its competitors, as well as balanced computing with DirectX® 11.2 and Windows 8.1 support to mainstream markets2.

“The new ‘socketed’ Sempron and Athlon products from AMD provide our customers outstanding value and performance at low power that was previously unavailable for buyers in emerging markets looking to build systems at home,” said Patrick Choy, Director of CPU Product Management, Newegg. “We’re thrilled to see the large number of motherboard manufacturers supporting the platform using the FS1b socket and the flexibility it provides with microATX and MiniITX motherboards for sleek and power-efficient small form factor PCs.”

Availability and Technical Details
APU Model TDP CPU Cores CPU Frequency Radeon™ Cores GPU Frequency Memory Frequency Total Cache
Price 3
(USD)
AMD Athlon™ 5350 25W 4 2.05 GHz 128 600 MHz 1600 MHz 2 MB $59
AMD Athlon™ 5150 25W 4 1.6 GHz 128 600 MHz 1600 MHz 2 MB $49
AMD Sempron™ 3850 25W 4 1.3 GHz 128 450 MHz 1600 MHz 2 MB $39
AMD Sempron™ 2650 25W 2 1.45 GHz 128 400 MHz 1333 MHz 1 MB $34

The new AMD AM1 platform will be available from the following e-tail and retails outlets in North America:
Amazon
NCIX
Newegg
TigerDirect


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— AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card, engineered for ultimate speed and performance, enables 4K gaming at max settings for extreme PC gaming —
SUNNYVALE, Calif. 4/8/2014
​AMD (NYSE: AMD) today launched the world’s fastest and most powerful graphics card1, AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2, designed for ultra-enthusiasts at the apex of PC gaming. Joining two AMD Radeon™ R9 Series GPUs in one card design, AMD Radeon R9 295X2 manhandles today’s and tomorrow’s games in maximum settings at 4K resolution2.
“AMD is thrilled to launch the AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2 graphics card, built on the same award-winning Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture that powers the gaming industry,” said Matt Skynner, corporate vice president and general manager, Graphics Business Unit, AMD. “This record-shattering dual-GPU card will enable industry-leading audio and visually stunning 4K gaming, proving once again that Radeon™ is gaming.”
Heralding an industry first, the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card comes equipped with an advanced closed-loop, pre-assembled and maintenance-free liquid cooling system. Developed jointly with Asetek, a leading provider and designer of PC liquid cooling solutions, users can expect cool temperatures, quiet operation and consistent performance from the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card right out of the box.
“Asetek is proud to collaborate with AMD to provide an outstanding cooling solution for a truly cutting-edge and groundbreaking graphics card,” said Andre Eriksen, CEO and founder, Asetek. “With our custom fitted liquid cooling technology, the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card delivers quiet powerful performance.”
Thanks to its Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card offers the ultimate opportunity to experience high-performance gaming with Mantle3. With Mantle, gamers have access to the world’s only currently available and proven low-overhead API.
A new level of audio immersion is made possible by AMD TrueAudio technology4, which brings surround sound to any stereo headset. With a dedicated audio processor on the GPUs, the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card delivers a richer and deeply immersive soundscape for an unparalleled PC gaming experience.
Along with sound, the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card sets the bar for visual experiences on current and upcoming PC titles, effortlessly handling high-resolution, multi-monitor configurations with AMD Eyefinity technology5.
The AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card will be available later this month at a starting price of $1499 USD and €1099 (excluding VAT)6.
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AMD (NYSE: AMD) designs and integrates technology that powers millions of intelligent devices, including personal computers, tablets, game consoles and cloud servers that define the new era of surround computing. AMD solutions enable people everywhere to realize the full potential of their favorite devices and applications to push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information, visit www.amd.com.

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What happens when you take two R9 290X and put it on one board?  You get the watercooled Radeon R9 295 X2.  Reviews are below.

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Techpowerup

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Tweaktown

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Coin mining will pay dividends for AMD says Seeking Alpha.

 

It is sad that AMD failed to take into consideration the altcoin mining customers when they made their production runs for R9 Radeon cards last year. The shortage and bloated prices of the R9 series could have been prevented. AMD would have profited more if the company produced double the number of the R9 Radeon cards that miners covet.

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Eteknix-AMD XFX Radeon R7 240 Core Edition Passive 2GB DDR3 Graphics Card Review

Bjorn3D-Sapphire R7 240 Dual HDMI Graphics Card

Tweaktown-Sapphire Radeon R9 270 Dual-X 2GB OC Overclocked Video Card Review

PCGameware-MSI Radeon R9 270X GAMING (OC Edition) Graphics Card Review

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Over at Real World Tech David Kanter takes a look at AMD's Jaguar microarchitecture. 

 

Jaguar is AMD’s first 28nm processor. It is a compact 3.1mm2 core that targets 2-25W devices, in particular tablets, microservers, and consoles. It is a clear derivative of the earlier 40nm Bobcat design, with significant improvements in instruction set architecture and implementation. Some of the highlights include support for AVX, wider 128-bit datapaths, and a higher performance L2 cache. The basic pipeline for Jaguar is shown below, in Figure 1, and clocks in at one cycle longer than Bobcat.

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DICE has patched Battlefield 4 with the availability of Naval Strike on PC, and it includes fixes for Mantle as well as optimizations.  You can grab the latest Catalyst 14.3 beta driver here.

MANTLE
-Mantle now requires Catalyst 14.2 or later drivers.
-Fixed multiple crashes.
-Fixed memory leak when switching between windowed and full screen.
-Optimized memory management which can reduce amount of performance stalls when video memory is overcommitted.
-Improved performance when vsync is used.
-Fixed bug with offset mouse cursor when using full screen and horizontal windows taskbar.
-Multi-GPU: Added initial support for frame pacing for smoother frame rate in full screen mode, enabled by default. Can be disabled in console / User.cfg with “RenderDevice.FramePacingMethod 0”.
-Multi-GPU: Fixed black screen when starting on machine with multiple GPUs where the weakest GPU has the display attached to it.
-Multi-GPU: Fixed intermittent crash when switching between windowed and full screen mode when having multiple GPUs

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ZDNet reports that in a cost saving move they are moving from 18 data centers to 2.

 

In practical terms, AMD was able to replace four racks of 4-year-old equipment with one single state-of-the-art and up-to-date server rack, which the company says reduces maintenance and facility infrastructure costs. Taking that knowledge of compressing technology, AMD shrunk 289 racks in its Austin datacenter to just 160 racks in Suwanee. That also cut power requirements by more than half, while reducing the environmental impact of its operations at the same time.

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Techspot-AMD Mantle Performance: Thief & Battlefield 4

Techware Labs-Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X Edition

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