AMD's New Radeon Is a Preposterous Powerhouse You'll Wish You Needed

If you buy video cards, chances are you have a lust for power. No respectable PC builder doesn't at least covet insane high-end cards, even without ever really considering them. Well here's a new sucker to salivate at, the 11.5 teraflop, water-cooled AMD Radeon R9 295X2. The new coolest card you have no reason to own. » 4/08/14 8:00am 4/08/14 8:00am

This New Contact Lens Basically Turns Your Eye Into a Telescope

Contact lenses are great if your only issue is near or farsightedness, but for those struggling with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness among older adults, those flimsy little lenses ain't going to cut it—or at least not the kind of contact lenses you're used to. But soon,… » 6/27/13 1:11pm 6/27/13 1:11pm

Here's the First 5.0 GHz CPU You Can Actually Buy

AMD just one-upped its own series of eight-core FX processors, and the golden child of this newest lineup is unquestionably the FX-9590, which they claim to be the world's "first-ever 5 GHz processor." While technically that record was already beat—and by AMD themselves, no less—it is, in fact, the first commercially… » 6/11/13 10:43am 6/11/13 10:43am

These Brand New AMD Processors Could Be Your Next Laptop's Brain

Intel's new 4th-gen chips may be on the horizon, but AMD is taking the opportunity to strike first and get out there with its new family of third-generation A-Series processors ahead of time. Enter "Temash," "Kabini," and "Richland," which will make themselves at home in upcoming tablets, midrange notebooks, and powerhouse… » 5/23/13 12:01am 5/23/13 12:01am

Meet the PS4's Blazing AMD Guts

We don't know squat about what the PS4 will look like since it didn't make an appearance at Sony's two-hour long press event last night, but we've learned a lot about what it'll be like when it finally shows up. And now, we know it's going to have AMD innards. » 2/21/13 10:49am 2/21/13 10:49am

AMD's New Mobile Processor Plays Call of Duty on Your Windows 8 Tab

AMD has officially announced its new tablet-specific Z-60 processor, known as Hondo, and it promises rather a lot. In fact, the chip manufacturer claims it will allow you to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on your Windows 8 tablet, at 30 fps on a 1024 x 768 display. Sounds zippy. » 10/09/12 5:39am 10/09/12 5:39am

These Brand New AMD A-Series Processors Could Power Your Next Desktop

AMD just announced the processor that could power your next desktop: the second generation A-Series processor. It has more cores for more power, integrated graphics with the AMD Radeon HD 7000 for graphics and puts a high priority on power efficiency. » 9/27/12 12:01am 9/27/12 12:01am

This Tiny Telescope Implant Gives Eyesight to the Blind

Getting old isn't all it's cracked up to be. Sure, you get a hefty discount at the Country Kitchen Buffet. But you also suffer from stuff like age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a retinal disease that afflicts more than 10 million people a year in the US alone. There's hope for the eyes of America's elderly,… » 9/24/12 11:30am 9/24/12 11:30am

The Man Responsible for the iPhone and iPad CPU Just Left Apple for AMD

Apple's homegrown processors in their iOS devices are pretty awesome, able to outperform—and in some cases, blow away—other mobile chipsets. Jim Keller, one of the men largely responsible for that feat, is leaving. Where is he going? AMD. Ouch. » 8/01/12 9:38am 8/01/12 9:38am