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Today we have the leaked pictures of the upcoming ATi HD5870 and also information about ATi HD 5750 and HD5770. Both ATi HD5750 and HD5770 will feature 1Gb of GDDR5 memory and have a memory bandwith of 128bit.

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NEC, Hitachi, Toshiba, Canon, Panasonic,, Fujitsu and Renesas companies from Japan have entered an alliance to develop a new CPU. The CPU currently under development will not support the x86 instruction set however.

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AMD today unveiled 2 new server class, low power consuming processors – Opteron 2373EE and Opteron 2377EE. Both the 6-core processors are based on the 45nm fabrication process and feature a ACP of only 40W.

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AMD is all set to fight with Intel by releasing as many as 10 new microprocessors during the month of September. AMD is not looking to gain the performance crown here as all the 10 processors which AMD is going to launch will be quite cheap.

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Today more details about AMD’s Dx11 cards have surfaced along with a couple of pictures. According to the preliminary information available the card in the picture is going to be a replace HD4770. The card is based on the RV870 core and has a 6 pin molex power connector slot.

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AMD is all set to launch their Dx11 based graphics card next month. The company has decided to publicly announce about the “Evergreen” cards on September 10th.

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AMD recently launched the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition processor which is based on the Deneb core and runs at 3.4Ghz and features an Unlocked Multiplier. The processor is based on the 45nm fabrication and costs merely 245$.

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It seems that the effect of recession is finally fading away. CPU shipments have increased in Q2 of 2009. Intel reported a 12% increase in shipments compared to Q1 while AMD reported 1.8% increase in its Processor Shipments. In Q2, the demand for CPU grew by 10% but surprisingly there was no increase in the demand for computers

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With the back to school season approaching soon, Computer manufactures have started launching new products so as to lure buyers. AMD also in a bid to lure buyers launched a new Intergrated chipset targeted towards the masses, 785G which features DirectX10.1 and AM3 socket bassed processor compatibility.

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The Chairman of TSMC, Morris Chang today in a news conference said that the yield from 40nm manufacturing process has now increased considerable to 60% which will thus help the company in delivering goods in high quantity to its clients. A 60% yield means that out of every 100 chips produced by TSMC, only 60 of them are free from any manufacturing defects.

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ATi had demonstrated their Dx11 based Graphics Card during the Computex Show in Taipei in early June this year. After that ATi has been keeping mum on their Dx11 supporting, RV8xx core based graphics card.

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The back to school season is coming in the U.S and ATi looks all set to take full advantage of it with the Radeon HD4680. The HD4680 graphics card is based on the RV790 core and uses 512MB of GDDR5 memory and is equipped with 640 stream processors and the memory bus bandwith is limited to 256bits.

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AMD today posted their financial results for the Q2 of the year 2009 and this time again they have faced loss, though this time the figures are more encouraging. AMD reported a loss of 330 Million $ and had a total revenue of $1.18 billion, better than the total revenue of $1.13 billion which the analysts at Wall Street had predicted.

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Facebook has been complaining about how their latest racks of server from AMD and Intel have been unable to provide them the performance improvement which both the companies have been claiming. Facebook Vice President Jonathan Heiliger said that the engineers at Facebook have hardly seen any performance improvement and energy saving from the new processors from Intel and AMD which both the companies tout. Jonathan Heiliger said, “The biggest thing that surprised us … is the less-than-anticipated performance gains from new micro architectures. The performance gains they are touting in the press, we are not seeing in our applications.”

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All the high-end processors of Intel came with Virtualization support but Intel never really equipped there lower end processors with virtualization whereas AMD on the other hand had added virtualization support to most of their processors in their line-up. Virtualization allows a user to run an operating system from within an operating system. Processors that supported Virtualization at hardware level provide better performance when/if a user runs an virtualized Operating system. Most of the users did not care for Virtualization since not many people require it and since the lower end Intel Chips were terrific overclocker, most of the people used to grab Intel’s lower end CPU’s, but all this is going to change with Windows 7.

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