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The AMD Fusion-based HP Pavilion dv6z Quad Edition, Now Available

Written on July 05, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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HP outs their newest dv6z Quad Edition with four-core AMD Llano features.

HP already started marketing their newest AMD Fusion-based Pavilion notebooks last Monday. The said device claims to be a dv6z Quad Edition, which features a four-core AMD Llano-based chips that could range from a 1.4GHz quad A6-3400M through to a 1.9GHz A8-3530MX.

The Pavilion dv6z Quad Edition, which has a speed of 2.3GHz to 2.6GHz, has a built-in Fusion Technology — a system that allows the device to play a 1080p zero-lag video. It can also save multiple games of high-quality by using some AMD Radeon chip sets. This 15.6-inch notebook, produced by HP, offers advanced specs that are not present in its predecessors. This includes a display of 1080p, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, Blu-ray feature, Beats audio, 3D-capable HDMI 1.4 video out, two USB 3.0 ports, and two 2.0 connectors.

The HP’s AMD Fusion-based Pavilion notebook is already available in the market for only $650, making it one of the cheapest devices produced by the company. Products that were ordered as of Monday will be shipped on July 15.

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Sony VAIO Z Laptop, Revealed in Europe

Written on June 28, 2011 by Lulu

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After leaked images of VAIO Z laptop spread on the Internet, Sony officially showed their new ultra-thin laptop to the European press group.

Sony officially unleashed their new VAIO Z to the European press yesterday.

However, VAIO Z features only Intel’s HD Graphic 3000 onboard while it surpasses other ultralight devices with its Power Media Dock. This contributes to the power of an AMD Radeon 6650M GPU – with 1GB of memory connected through a Light Peak – when more polygons must be pushed. Its dock also supports one USB 3.0 hookup and it also included USB, VGA and HDMI ports. The Sony VAIO Z has a slot for either a DVD or Blue-ray drives as well.

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Leaked Presentation Slide Reveals AMD Bulldozer CPU Details

Written on May 25, 2011 by Adam Eve

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A leaked slide presentation from ASUS reveals that AMD's upcoming Bulldozer CPUs will feature eight cores and revised TurboCore technology. But how true could that be?

An allegedly leaked slide presentation from ASUS details the specs of AMD’s upcoming Bulldozer CPUs, FX-8130P and FX-8110. Recently appeared from ZOL forums, the slide has some erased figures from it — including the clock speed. Apparently, it was carried out to keep the anonymity of the person who leaked the slide presentation.

However, some intrepid forum users tried to guess the scratched figures by looking at the remaining outlines of the numbers. The current numbers being bandied around indicates that the Bulldozer CPUs will have a stock speed of 3.8GHz (4.2GHz with Turbo Core) for FX-8130P, while the FX-8110 has 3.6GHz (4GHz with TurboCore). The leaked slide presentation also points out that AMD’s new processors will feature eight cores and will come with a revised TurboCore technology, enabling later Phenom X6 CPUs to increase their core speeds based on the workload.

But despite the figures and other information posted here, GADG advises that people should take this detail as a grain of salt. After all, they are coming from an alleged leaked slide presentation. More updates are sure to come, so just keep it posted here at GADG.

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AMD Launches Three Entry Level GPUs: Radeon HD 6450, 6570 and 6670

Written on April 20, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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AMD gives low-budget PC users some love with some below-$100 Radeon HD graphic cards.

Although AMD raises the standard of what graphic cards should be release after release, it never forgets to serve the needs of users who prefer an easy-going, non-hardcore graphic card that would just suit their needs of light gaming and basic to moderately advanced desktop operations. Introducing AMD’s new line of entry level cards that will tickle the fancy of the above-average computer Joe, the Radeon HD 6450, 6570 and 6670 cards.

The three entry-level graphic cards prices range below $100, with the Radeon HD 6450 running at $55, the 6570 for $79, and the 6670 for $99.

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New Radeon HD 6790 Leaves Reviewers Unimpressed

Written on April 05, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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It’s that time of the season again for AMD to sneak in another refresh to its graphic card lineup, as they unveil the Radeon HD 6790 which will break into the market this coming spring. And although the middle-ranged card retails at $149, reviewers across cyberspace are aching for more.

The AMD Radeon HD 6790 is equipped with a graphics and shader clock speed of 840MHz, along with 1GB of GDDR5 and a data rate of 4.2GHz. Apparently, AMD is not aiming to contend this one with its single-GPU flagship – HD 6970 – and, according to reviewers, it seems it can even stand on its own when pitted against the HD 6850.

Reviewers agreed that it’s a delayed answer to NVIDIA’s already aging GTX 460. Though the HD 6790 may pick up some momentum as the GTX 460 makes an exit for the less powerful GTX 550 Ti. The AMD card may prove to be a better choice when pitted against the newer NVIDIA card.

Hit the break to see the comparison chart of the Radeon HD 6790 against other available mid-range cards.

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AMD Unveils Fastest GPU Yet, the AMD Radeon HD 6990

Written on March 08, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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From AMD Radeon HD 5970 to AMD Radeon HD 6990. There's a new speed-demon that's ruling the roads of the graphic card highway.

AMD is showing no signs of slowing down. Even though their Radeon HD 5970 holds the title for the world’s fastest graphics card, here they are at it again as they dethrone their own brood with the AMD Radeon HD 6990 (Antilles), a speed-demon packed with massive features including a 4GB of GDDR5 and an 830MHz core clock speed. And with a dual-BIOS to boot, you can rev up the clock speed up to 880MHz, which in turn raises your electricity bills to a whole new level.

Despite being the fastest, crictics don’t particularly revere the AMD Radeon HD 6990 due to its power consumption (375W TDP), the noise it emits while running, plus the ridiculous price tag of $699. There’s also the bane of the practicality of the card as most games, even at high settings, don’t particularly need that much graphic fire power.

Hit the break to check the complete specs of the AMD Radeon HD 6990!

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AMD Unleashes FirePro 2270

Written on February 01, 2011 by Adam Eve

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AMD has announced the first GPU in its professional-grade FirePro series that won't bear the ATI brand: the AMD FirePro 2270.

AMD has announced its first GPU that will not bear the ATI brand in its FirePro series — the AMD FirePro2270.

Especially designed for CAD, multi-monitor workstations, trading floors and medical imaging systems, the FirePro 2270 card has a low-profile design and passive cooler. Simply put, it is intended to replace the actively cooled FirePro 2250.

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Maingear Launches eX-15 Laptop with Sandy Bridge and GTX 485; Sony Unveils VAIO SA and SB Laptop Series

Written on January 26, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Speed is everything these days, especially when it comes to laptops. Maingear and Sony have stepped up to the plate with their newest creations.

It’s the battle of the laptops everyone as Maingear and Sony unveils their latest brood in their roster. Maingear shows off their super buffed eX-L 15 laptop, while Sony isn’t falling behind with their new SA and SB series. Both are promising to have processing speed unlike any other as they’re equipped with Core i7s and powerful NVIDIA and AMD graphic cards, but will they make the cut and charm the consumers even with a jaw-dropping price tag?

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AMD’s New Quad-Core and Six-Core Processors Unveiled

Written on January 05, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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With the rise of high-definition videos and 3D media content has certainly challenged chipmakers in making the best processors that will quench the thirst of their followers.

AMD has definitely risen to answer the call as it recently unleashes its stellar CPU line-up, including the so called “fastest quad-core desktop processor” and an impressive six-core processor that’ll leave the competition behind. Introducing the AMD Phenom II X4 975 and the AMD Phenom II X6 1065T.

The AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition, the fastest quad-core processor, is a dream come true as it unlocks clock multipliers under the tough and reliable capabilities of a quad-core.The AMD Phenom II X6 1065T on the other hand, is AMD’s latest six-core processor that provides high-quality performance along with the AMD Turbo Core technology and low 95W TDP.

Click the link to see the official press release.

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Hello to Phenom-II X6 1100T: AMD’s Fastest Processor to Date

Written on December 08, 2010 by Kristoff Jones

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AMD's fastest desktop processor to date, the Phenom II X6 1100T ups the ante in the company's line of hexa-cores.

Just in time for the holiday season, AMD releases the next incarnation of the X6 series, the Phenom II X6 1100T. AMD shows off the 1100T as the fastest processor to date that boasts a improved and flexible overclocking.

But despite all the hype we’ve been getting, the performance still falls short against Intel’s impressive (and more expensive) hexa-core line. Reception has been pretty cold from people at TechSpot and HotHardware as they dub the 1100T a “little improvement” from the X6 1090T.

The only good thing that we can root out from 1100T’s release is the price cut of 1090T. 1100T sells for $265 which was the previous price of 1090T before they cut it down to $230. 1100T nonetheless is very cheap for a high quality CPU. But if you’re a bargain-hunter, then 1090T might be a better choice over 1100T.

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