Thin Clients Are Back—It's About Time
By Rob Enderle | Article Published April 04, 2013
All the pieces are in place for thin clients to take off.
Tags: processor, nVidia, tablet, thin client, gaming, AMD, Cloud, mainframe
Cray Launches 100-Petaflop XC30 Supercomputer
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 08, 2012
The "Cascade" system features Intel processors and the revolutionary Aries interconnect.
Tags: DARPA, AMD, supercomputer, Cray, Intel
AMD + ARM: Creating the Next Generation of Cloud Servers
By Rob Enderle | Article Published November 01, 2012
AMD's decision to launch servers that utilize ARM technology could radically change the industry landscape.
Tags: ARM, Intel, processors, AMD, servers, mobile, Microsoft, cloud computing, GPU
AMD to Put ARM Chips in Servers by 2014
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 30, 2012
The ARM-based chips consume much less power than x86 chips.
Tags: ARM, AMD, server, chips, processors
AMD Could Lay Off up to 30% of Workforce
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 15, 2012
The company announced disappointing results in its most recent quarterly report.
Tags: workforce, processor, layoffs, AMD, chip
BlueStacks: Run Android Apps on AMD Windows PCs
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published September 28, 2012
Startup teams with AMD to open up the Android app market to Windows PCs.
Tags: mobile, android apps, Windows, AMD, Android
Lenovo Says RT Tablets up to $300 Cheaper Than Win 8
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 17, 2012
Windows 8 tablets will be for corporations; Windows RT tablets will be priced for consumers.
Tags: Windows 8, Intel, tablets, Windows RT, Microsoft, Lenovo, ARM, AMD
AMD Adds ARM Processor as It Looks Beyond x86
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 13, 2012
The Intel competitor says it is interested in TrustZone security technology.
Tags: PC, x86, smartphone, processor, AMD, ARM, security, tablet
AMD Launches Trinity APUs to Compete With Intel Ivy Bridge Chips
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 15, 2012
The new processors could lead to lower cost systems to compete with ultrabooks.
Tags: chip, ultrabook, processor, AMD, Intel
HP Expands Ultrabook Line, Unveils 'Sleekbooks'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 09, 2012
The sleekbooks are a lot like ultrabooks, but they're cheaper because they use AMD processors.
Tags: ultrabook, HP, AMD, sleekbook, laptop
Intel Dominated, AMD Gained in Chip Market in 2011: IDC
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 16, 2012
Average selling prices for processors climbed 9 percent.
Tags: Intel, Via Technologies, chips, processors, AMD
AMD Revenues Hit by Supply and Demand Issues
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 25, 2012
Chip vendor AMD reported fourth quarter results showing a net Loss, but CEO pledges a bright future.
Tags: AMD, chips, processor
AMD Aiming to Undercut Ultrabooks with $500 Trinity Ultrathins
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 17, 2012
The competition could also lower prices for Intel-based ultrabooks.
Tags: chip, AMD, ultrathin, ultrabook
AMD to Lay Off 10% of Global Workforce
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 04, 2011
The restructuring plan is expected to cut $200 million in costs for next year.
Tags: AMD, layoffs
AMD Turns Profit, Grows Revenue Despite Manufacturing Issues
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 28, 2011
Strong sales of notebook chips helped the company grow revenues by four percent.
AMD Taking Microprocessor Market Share from Intel
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 29, 2011
Demand for lower-cost PCs has been good news for the number two chip maker.
Tags: AMD, processor
AMD Beats Analysts' Expectations for 2010
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 21, 2011
The number two chipmaker turned in 2010 financials that were flat year-to-year.
Tags: processors, Intel, earnings, Dirk Meyer, AMD
CEO Search: What AMD Needs
By Rob Enderle | Article Published January 12, 2011
With Dirk Meyer out as CEO, AMD needs someone who understands emerging opportunities in the smartphone-tablet market.
Tags: smartphone apps, tablet computer, Intel, AMD, Dirk Meyer
AMD Bombshell: Dirk Meyer Out as CEO
By David Needle | Article Published January 10, 2011
Chipmaker names CFO Thomas Seifert as interim CEO following Meyer's sudden resignation.
Tags: Intel, AMD, Enterprise IT, chips, Fusion
Intel Introduces Dual-Core Atom Processor for Netbooks
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published August 24, 2010
Seeking to give netbooks a performance boost, Intel unleashes the dual-core Intel Atom N550 microprocessor while a number of PC makers roll out new netbook models using the chip.
Tags: Atom, netbook, AMD, microprocessors, Intel
Chip Sales Rise Significantly
By Thor Olavsrud | Article Published August 23, 2010
IDC said Q2 global PC microprocessor shipments and revenues increased 3.6 percent and 6.2 percent, respectively.
Tags: microprocessors, Intel, AMD, chip, chip sales
AMD Expected to Gain with New Chips
By - Reuters | Article Published May 10, 2010
AMD chips will be included in 109 mainstream laptop models in the coming months, up sharply from last year's 40 laptop models.
Tags: Notebook, AMD, processor, netbook, chips
Microsoft, Nokia, Release New Mobile Software
By - Reuters | Article Published May 06, 2010
Nokia and Microsoft debuted a collaborative effort aimed at challenging the Blackberry's dominance in the enterprise.
Tags: mobile, Blackberry, AMD, Microsoft, Nokia
Will Apple Buy AMD?
By Rob Enderle | Article Published April 22, 2010
The smartphone and PC markets trend toward vertical integration could prompt Apple to snap up AMD.
Tags: smartphone, Intel, Apple, AMD
Resurgent Notebook, Server Demand Boosts AMD to Surprise Profit
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published April 15, 2010
Looks like Intel isn't the only chip vendor benefitting from the strengthening computer market.
Tags: ATI, Intel, earnings, AMD, Opteron
AMD's Positions Improve on Both Client and Server
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published April 01, 2010
New client and server processors and a return to delivering products on time are paying off for Intel's only real competitor.
Tags: client, Intel, server, Opteron, AMD
FTC Sues Intel for Anticompetitive Practices
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published December 16, 2009
Agency the latest to go after chip giant for alleged market abuses, though it's not seeking any money.
Tags: AMD, FTC, Intel, chips
AMD' s 2010 Roadmap: Aggressive
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published November 12, 2009
Chipmaker AMD's ambitions include its Fusion products as well as myriad new processor technologies.
Tags: integrated, desktops, workloads, AMD, chips
Tech Rebound: Chip Sales Up Sharply in Q3
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published November 10, 2009
PC microprocessor zoomed to all-time record levels in Q3, suggesting rosier times for the tech sector.
Tags: Intel, operating system, Microsoft, AMD, desktops
A Windows XP...Smartphone?
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published November 02, 2009
A Chinese firm is making claims of a smartphone running Windows XP, yet observers are skeptical.
Tags: iPhone, Microsoft, AMD, Windows XP, smartphone
Chip Vendors Leave '08 Wreck Behind
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published October 28, 2009
Chip makers are expected to see an increase in year-over-year sales in Q4.
Tags: consumer, Windows, AMD, Intel
Computer DRAM Vendors See Upturn
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 23, 2009
The DRAM industry saw strong sequential growth, with recovery likely to continue through 2010.
Tags: Intel, server, Windows, desktop, AMD
AMD's New Chips Target Desktop Trends
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published October 20, 2009
AMD's new Athlon II processors are designed for emerging form factors in the desktop PC market.
Tags: AMD, HP, Windows, chips, marketing
Gartner: Chip Sales Growth Will Return (Slowly)
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published October 16, 2009
While growth in chip sector is clearly on the way, the number won't be dramatic.
Tags: iPhone, AMD, nVidia, chips, Intel
nVidia's New 'Fermi': 'Supercomputing in a GPU'
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published October 01, 2009
nVidia is touting its next generation in graphics architecture, codenamed "Fermi," calling it "the soul of a supercomputer in the body of a GPU."
Tags: AMD, Fermi, nVidia, Intel, chips
USB 3.0 Debuts: 10 Times Faster than 2.0
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published September 25, 2009
The new USB protocol debuted at a major industry confab hosted by Intel.
Tags: AMD, Intel, chips, consumer, USB 3.0
Windows 7 Install Time Varies Wildly
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published September 15, 2009
While most users can upgrade within 30 minutes, the worst case scenario for a power user is 21 hours.
Tags: Vista, Intel, Microsoft, AMD, Windows 7
AMD Touts New Chip Branding Strategy
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published September 11, 2009
Consumers don't know hyperthreading from hyperbole and don't care about gigahertz anymore, AMD claims, as it move in a new direction.
Tags: AMD, Windows, nVidia, chips, Intel
Intel, AMD Prep Six-Core PC Chips
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published September 03, 2009
By the end of this year both major chipmakers are expected to releases six-core chips for desktop computers.
Tags: Intel, server, desktop, e-Mail, AMD
AMD's New Lower Power Server Chip Targets Web
By - Reuters | Article Published August 31, 2009
AMD's has begun a new lower power server chip that it expects to be popular for Web hosting companies, among others.
Tags: chips, Intel, e-Mail, AMD
Windows 7 Influenced by AMD
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 10, 2009
Though not the giant in the chip field, AMD's influence on Windows 7 is considerable.
Tags: AMD, chips, Windows 7, Microsoft, virtualization
Ultra-Thin Laptops: AMD's Big Hope
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published August 05, 2009
AMD sees major potential in ultra-thin laptops, citing the weight as an attractive factor.
Tags: Intel, AMD, HP, Storage, marketing
Kick Start Your Asus Notebook: 64-bit Kubuntu
By Rob Reilly | Article Published June 25, 2009
Vroom, vroom! Your humble Asus laptop can move faster with an open source OS, juiced to perfection.
Tags: HP, Ubuntu, Firefox, nVidia, AMD
Research Firm: Tech Stalled Until Next Year
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published June 12, 2009
The year 2010 is the soonest that the tech sector will see a recovery, according to Gartner.
Tags: services, iPhone, AMD, consumer, Intel
Netbooks: Okay, Ten Inches is Final
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published June 10, 2009
The size of netbooks has inched larger over time yet seems to be settling in at 10 inches.
Tags: Intel, Verizon, Dell, Windows, AMD
Intel Slammed with $1.45 Billion Antitrust Fine
By - Reuters | Article Published May 13, 2009
The European Commission fined Intel Corp a record 1.06 billion euros ($1.45 billion), ordering it to halt illegal rebates and other practices used to squeeze out rival AMD.
Tags: chips, Intel, AMD, Microsoft
Will Windows 7 Include 'XP Mode'?
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 27, 2009
A longtime industry observer indicates that Windows 7 may ship with a feature that allows users to backpedal to good old XP if desired.
Tags: Windows, AMD, Intel, Microsoft, virtualization
Buying a Cheap PC With 8 GB RAM: Shopping Tips
By David Strom | Article Published April 22, 2009
Buying a PC with 8 GB of RAM doesn't mean you have to part with the family fortune.
Tags: AMD, virtualization, RAM upgrade, Dell, VMware
Sun Debuts x86 Blades Geared for Network
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published April 14, 2009
While Sun Microsystems runs behind HP and IBM in the blade sector, this release show it's eyeing market growth.
Tags: virtualization, nVidia, HP, AMD, chips
Why IT Managers Are Devouring Spiceworks
By James Maguire | Article Published March 24, 2009
IT managers at small and medium-sized firms are enthused about this free network monitoring application.
Tags: AMD, Microsoft, Dell, network monitoring, IT
Insider's Guide to Business Laptops
By Jamie Bsales | Article Published March 05, 2009
Buyers of business laptops are faced with a blizzard of options. Here's how to select the best laptop for your needs.
Tags: HP, AMD, laptop, Notebook, Intel
Tech Sales Slump: Myth vs. Fact
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published February 17, 2009
There appears to be a major disconnect between the slowdown in consumer sales and the dire numbers that some tech companies are reporting.
Tags: AMD, chips, nVidia, Intel, Dell
Intel and nVidia Tout Mobile Plans at GSMA
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published February 16, 2009
The titans of chips aren't allowing the downturn to discourage them they're planning the next chapter in handhelds.
Tags: Qualcomm, AMD, chips, Google, Intel
Acer Aspire X3200: USB Heaven
By Eric Grevstad | Article Published February 09, 2009
The Aspire 3200 desktop PC will expand your connection collection by no fewer than nine USB 2.0 ports, five up front plus four at the rear.
Tags: USB, wireless, Acer, Dell, AMD
Gartner: Too Many Chips Spoil the Server Broth
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published January 30, 2009
Is it possible to have too many brains? Gartner finds multicore chips are outpacing the growth skill of parallel programmers.
Tags: virtualization, chips, AMD, Intel, Dell
Lessons from CES: How Palm Beat Apple and Other Stories
By Rob Enderle | Article Published January 13, 2009
AMD, Intel, Dell, HP all the companies and trends at this years Computer Electronic Show. Plus: Linux in stealth mode.
Tags: CES, AMD, Dell, Intel, virtualization
Netbooks: Permanently Shaking the Laptop Market
By Vince Freeman | Article Published January 13, 2009
Netbooks they're now everywhere. Vendors are busily working on netbook product lines, promoting their current editions and quickly adding newer revisions.
Tags: Linux, AMD, Intel, HP, netbooks
AMD Offers Supercomputing Via GPUs
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published January 10, 2009
One CPU, four video cards, and one petaflop of power that can fit under your desk.
Tags: e-Mail, iPhone, wireless, marketing, AMD
Linux in 2009: Recession vs. GNU
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published December 24, 2008
Advocates predict continued growth for open source in the coming year, yet nagging security worries may play a role.
Tags: virtualization, search, Google, AMD, Dell
2008 Tech Trends Worth Watching
By Drew Robb | Article Published December 22, 2008
Hard-Core Hardware: Virtualization and SSDs have taken hold amid doom and gloom. What will the coming year and beyond look like?
Tags: server, Dell, virtualization, AMD, Intel
Rackable Offers Datacenter on Wheels
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published December 19, 2008
The MobiRack is about the size of a TV but can hold 12 dense servers and can be wheeled anywhere you need to go.
Tags: server, Storage, AMD, Intel, datacenter
HP Finally Offers Pre-Installed Desktop Linux
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | Article Published December 12, 2008
For years now, HP has been slowly edging towards releasing a pre-installed Linux for general users. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols reports that this week, HP finally took the big plunge.
Tags: nVidia, Linux, AMD, HP, Novell
Windows Ekes Out a Presence in Supercomputing
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published November 26, 2008
Only five of the top 500 supercomputers in the world run Windows, but it's a start. Microsoft lays out its strategy for the high-performance computing market.
Tags: Microsoft, HP, AMD, Intel, chips
Virtual Memory Management
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 20, 2008
In a virtualized environment, persuading an OS to believe it has a machine all to itself takes some doing.
Tags: AMD, virtualization, Intel, VMware, Linux
Is Virtualization the Future of Supercomputing?
By Amy Newman | Article Published November 20, 2008
Virtually Speaking: SC08 kicks off, and the virtual presence is strong.
Tags: AMD, HP, Dell, Intel, virtualization
Performance or Power: Which Will Nehalem Use?
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published November 19, 2008
Intel obsessed over power efficiency in the Nehalem line. So what's it doing with all the power savings? Increasing performance of course.
Tags: desktop, Intel, chips, AMD, server
What's Next for Sun?
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published November 17, 2008
Can the company cut its way to profitability and prominence, or is it just looking for a graceful exit and friendly buyer -- at this point.
Tags: Intel, Sun Microsystems, open source, AMD, HP
AMD's Ambitious Platform Designs
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published November 15, 2008
Undaunted by the economy and warnings from industry leader Intel, AMD introduces new platforms for desktop and mobile.
Tags: AMD, Intel, virtualization, services, nVidia
Windows Server 2008's Enterprise Ambitions
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published November 10, 2008
Not content with Web and app serving, Microsoft wants to make Windows compete for enterprise-level, mission critical jobs.
Tags: AMD, Microsoft, services, Windows, Intel
Windows 7 May Trigger 64-bit OS Adoption
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published November 02, 2008
The key to the PC's future may be the upcoming 64-bit edition of Windows 7.
Tags: Intel, AMD, search, Microsoft, Dell
AMD, HP, and Presidential Innovation in Financial Crisis
By Rob Enderle | Article Published October 08, 2008
The parallels between how AMD, HP and the presidential candidates handle challenges reveal that crisis can be an opportunity to move forward.
Tags: Intel, AMD, HP
Gamer's Hardware Guide, Fall '08
By Vince Freeman | Article Published October 06, 2008
If you're looking for the best combination of parts available for a little less than than top dollar, check out this guide to extreme gaming PCs.
Tags: Intel, AMD, video, gaming PC, nVidia
Lessons Learned From AMD's Barcelona Mess
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published October 05, 2008
Shanghai will see more testing, improved internal communication and early exposure to OEM partners in hopes of avoiding another disastrous launch.
Tags: AMD, software, Intel, server, virtualization
PC Hardware Trends: AMD's Most Affordable R700s
By Vince Freeman | Article Published October 01, 2008
AMD unveils more bad news for Nvidia by bringing the R700 graphics processor architecture to the under-$100 segment -- and a mix of price, performance, and power consumption that surpasses anything yet seen.
Tags: AMD, nVidia, Intel, marketing, desktop
Platform Trends: Budget GPUs Galore
By Vince Freeman | Article Published September 12, 2008
Sure, AMD and Nvidia have fast, fire-breathing graphics cards, but the rivals are now tempting bargain hunters. How do these strategies stack up against each other -- or against price cuts on last year's cards?
Tags: Specification, programming, nVidia, SEC, AMD