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AMD Releases Its ‘Fastest Notebook GPU’ Too: AMD Radeon HD 6990M

AMD has finally announced the release of its much anticipated Radeon HD6990M laptop in the market.  The AMD Radeon HD6990M is the fastest notebook GPU available today.  The Radeon HD6990M is expected to give 25% superior performance than the Nvidia’s GeForce 580M.  The entry of Radeon HD6990M has opened a new arena of competition the market.  The release of Radeon HD 6990M has made the AMD the leader in notebook GPU section. AMD has said its latest release is the fastest notebook GPU in the market and it can be said the crown of being the fastest notebook GPU no longer remains with Nvidia.  If you compare head to head performance benchmarks of AMD Radeon HD6990M and yet to arrive GeForce GTX 580M, then it clearly shows that  Radeon HD6990M is  25% faster than the Nvidia’s yet to arrive latest notebook GPU.

Leading laptop manufacturers have already announced their new configurations with AMD Radeon   HD6990M and Nvidia’s GeForce 580M. This is a great opportunity for users to test these two equivalents; Radeon HD6990M and GeForce 580M side by side and see the results by themselves.  The Alienware M18X is expected to offer configuration that will either have Radeon HD6990M or GeForce 580M in single or dual GPU configurations.  AMD has also announced that besides Alienware M18X, EuroCom and Clevo will also be using the Radeon HD6990M in their latest configurations.  Clevo will include the Radeon HD6990M in its P170HM, X7200 and P150HM lines of notebooks.

The performance of laptops that are equipped with the Radeon HD6990M will be quite impressive. The new GPU supports Eyefinity multiple monitors that allow the user to have complete control of the action and experience undefined realism in games. The user will be able view the content from all angles which will take the user to a new level of ultra-immersive game experience.  The Radeon HD6990M will also support DirectX11 that will present user with unmatched realism and superior performance in terms of graphics.

The GPU will also enhance the performance of GPU accelerated apps. But not all is good about the Radeon HD6990M. The new Radeon HD6990M   will not support the automatic graphic switching that is supported by Nvidia latest GPU. Also the AMD’s HD3D technology is bit different from the popular Nvidia 3D Vision that is used for 3D gaming.

There is also a market speculation that Apple may use AMD’s new offering Radeon HD6990M in its new line of iMacs. The new Radeon HD6990M is an ideal notebook GPU for hardcore gamers.  The new Radeon HD6990M will not disappoint hardcore gamers when it comes to pushing up clock rates, increasing frame rates or extending the quality settings to get superior performance. The AMD Radeon HD6990M   is capable of providing enough juice to demanding games such as Dirt 3, Dragon Age and Shotgun2 that use DirectX11 technology.

AMD® Launches Fusion Chips In India

AMD India has launched Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) with the Fusion technology. The fusion of a Central Processing Unit (CPU) and a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) is known as fusion technology on a single chip. The launch of the G-series chips by AMD is for embedded systems. A fusion chip consists of multi-core CPUs with powerful discrete level graphics. This is the kind of technology that is being established by AMD. There is an open GL and CL constituted support in the integrated device.

The Fusion chips of AMD deliver high quality graphics performance. The AMD G series processor is the first APU in the world, which combines both the technologies on a single chip. It offers excellent computing efficiency than any other. The applications of  these chips include digital signage, set top boxes with Internet base, point of sale (POS) terminals, gaming devices, thin clients, and a lot more.

AMD has a supportive design team for the manufacturing of various products. The eco-system for the AMD G series platform includes supportive options for Microsoft Windows, Linux, as well as real time operating systems. It also includes a developer’s portal for embedded applications with customer based details of boards and complete systems. A small and flexible platform is available for the APU where designers and developers can make products relating to the technology of the embedded series. According to a recent carbon footprint study, the APU is designed to curtail carbon emissions.

AMD® launches ad campaign targeted at Intel®

The flaw in the Sandy Bridge chipset, if you remember, was discovered and reported sometime in January. The flaw as it is called Cougar Point chipset flaw was discovered and Intel withdrew the chipset from the market. The chipset flaw relates to how the chipset communicates with SATA devices be it SATA hard disk drive or optical device.

AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) is all set to hold an ad campaign based on the Intel Chipset flaw and try to attract partners into dealing with their products after the Cougar Point flaw. The ad campaign is going to kick off with a global advertising program and an online marketing campaign.  A Twitter based contest is also expected to run along with, over the next 8 to 10 weeks.

The ad campaign will take off on websites as hothardware.com and legitReviews.com. This will be matched with an online campaign for marketing the products that will also direct to the AMD website. The web page contains suggestive alternatives to Sandy Bridges parts, leading to a list of AMD processors and prices at online stores like Amazon.com, Best Buy etc. AMD will also engage end customers through their Twitter feed.

The Cougar Point chipsets were found to be defective in the month of January and repairs to the same have been made and Intel has begun sending replacements from February 12. However, the ad campaign is also a mode to make good some losses that Intel has allowed to its distributors.

With the launch of the ad campaign called ‘Ready, Willing and Stable’ is complimentary to AMD in that it promoted its products to replace the Cougar Point chipsets.

The global channel program of AMD reaches probable clients with their computer components. This campaign includes regional display advertising purchases on leading PC enthusiast sites and to generate customer awareness about the products that AMD specializes in.

Intel® six-core i7-990X processor

Intel six-core i7-990X Extreme, the successor to its previous version Core i7-980X running on 3.33 GHz of raw speed, is the latest chip from Intel. The Intel Core i7-990X  promises 3.73 GHz speed running on Intel Turbo Boost Technology also featuring six-cores and a mind boggling 12 processing threads with Intel Hyper-Threading technology. Even while boasting a clock speed of 3.46GHz, it also has over clocking features that allow users to manipulate and increase speeds according to their requirements and multitasking requirements. The chip features 12MB of Intel’s famous L2 Intel Smart Cache, with supporting 3 Channel DDR3 10266 RAM all together drawing 130 Watts of power. This raw unstoppable power is for hard core multi taskers with enough juice to simultaneously run 3D games media editors and HD movies.

The Core i7-990X is Intel’s best foot forward in the long ensuing battle with AMD for the fastest and best performance in computer processors. The components behind this awe inspiring performance include Intel Turbo Boost Technology to maximize speed and performance for applications that demand more, automatically accelerating speed and computer performance to match your needs, Intel HT Technology enabling applications requiring multiple threads to get the job done with the threads running parallel. It offers a total of 8 threads to the operating system, Intel Smart Cache, Intel QuickPath interconnect designed to provide higher bandwidth and lower latency providing data transfer speeds reaching up to 25.6 GB per seconds. Intel HD boost provides considerable improvement in multimedia and highly computer intensive programs. The six-core i7-990X extreme chip is derived from old Westmere architecture utilizing the 32nm fabrication technology and is free from the recent chipset flaw that Intel had announced.

According to the information on Intel’s webpage the Core i7-990X would provide the user the option to wield the ultimate in gaming technology for a enchanting 3D experience, revel in the experience of smoother and more realistic gaming using Intel’s revolutionary technique of distributing AI, Physics, and rendering across its 6 cores and 12 threads bringing 3D to real life. This is the ultimate in a total 3D experience bringing never before speed and performance to a desktop.

Intel hasn’t currently released an official price quotation on there new Core i7-990X chips however a retailer NewEgg has priced the chip at $1049, the same price for which previous flagship processing chip called Core i7-980X was being sold.

NVIDIA® Readies Dual GPU GTX 590 launch

The race between ATI and NVIDIA continues with NVIDIA announcing release of the Dual-GPU GTX 590. There was rumor in the market that NVIDIA might delay introduction of its Dual GPU to gain an advantage over ATI. NVIDIA had already confirmed that it would be soon introducing a dual GPU. It has named its latest processor as George GTX 590. NVIDIA has made an intelligent move by timing its dual GPU George GTC 590 at the same time when ATI is expected to release its much anticipated dual GPU Radeon HD 6990 “Antilles”. The NVIDIA launch is intended to catch AMD off-guard similarly as it did during launch of the predecessor GeForce GTX 580. AMD had earlier announced that it would be introducing “Antilles” in February 2011.  NVIDIA’s recent announcement was a big surprise for AMD as the dual GPU GeForce GTC 590 will directly compete against its dual GPU Radeon HD 6990 “Antilles”.

The NVIDIA GeForce GTC 590 has its foundation on the 40 nm fabrication process. NVIDIA has announced in its press release that the GeForce GTX 590 will be equipped with 2 GF110 GPUs each having a 512 CUDA core of its own. The card will also have 3 GB of GDDR5 memory, 2 x 384 bit memory interface and enhanced support for DirectX 11.

NVIDIA has made significant changes in the design process of its dual GPU GeForce GTX 590. It has also increased GPU frequencies, thus providing more effective solution. NVIDIA has confirmed that the dual GPU GeForce GTC 590 clock frequencies are set at lower level than its predecessor GeForce GTX 580, which has only one GF110 GPU. NVIDIA has not mentioned how much power the dual GPU GeForce GTX 590 will consume. Experts say that such things will only be known when the dual GPU from NVIDIA hits the market. Experts also have an opinion the power consumption of the new dual GPU will be far greater than its predecessor GeForce GTX 580. The reason given for this is the new dual GPU features two GF110 GPUs, while the GeForce GTX 580 has only one GF110 GPU.

Experts believe that NVIDIA has already decided the design and unnamed sources tell that the dual GPU will have a big 90-mm radial fan fixed in the center of the full cover cooler. The size of the GeForce GTX 590 will be closer to GeForce GTX 295 model. However, the dual GPU will be bit longer than its predecessor.

The GF110 cores used in GeForce GTX 590 are manufactured at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC). The dual GPU board is packed with 128 texturing units, 1024 stream processors and 96 ROPs (Render Output Units). NVIDIA has said that it has brought the dual GPU in market to capture the demand of performance market as the sales of entry level GPU is dwindling.

AMD® launches embedded Fusion chips

Advanced Micro Devices or AMD as it is called, is a company providing innovative processors and other computer-related devices. The fusion of a CPU and a GPU is known as fusion technology on a single chip. The launch of the G-series platform is aimed at embedded systems.

An Accelerated Processing Unit is the fusion of a GPU with a CPU. A GPU is the Graphic Processing Unit and its fusion is with a traditional x86 CPU. A fusion chip incorporates the multi-core CPU with powerful discrete level graphics. This is the kind of technology that is being established by AMD. There is an open GL and CL constituted support in the integrated device. There is unparalleled graphics performance. The AMD G series processor is the world’s first APU that combines both the technologies on a single chip. It contains more computation power than any other enabling the computation of products like digital signage, set top boxes with Internet base, point of sale outlets, gaming machines for casinos, thin clients etc.

AMD helps to create products along with a supportive design team. The eco-system for the AMD G series platform includes supportive options for Microsoft Windows, Linux, as well as real time operating systems. It also includes a developer’s portal for embedded applications with customer based details of boards and complete systems. A small and flexible platform is available from the APU where designers and developers can develop products relating to the technology of the embedded series. According to a recent carbon footprint study, the APU is designed to curtail carbon emissions.

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