Advanced Micro Devices unveiled a refresh of its Kaveri desktop processors designed for online gaming and Windows 10. The upgraded A8-7670K system-on-a-chip has four CPU cores running at up to 3.9 GHz and six 757 MHz GPU cores with AMD's graphics core.
Advanced Micro Devices has unveiled its Z-series chips, the company's first for the tablet market. The Z-series, which includes a graphics core that supports Microsoft's DirectX 11 technology, will be looking to play catch-up with the two dominant players in the field: ARM and Intel.
Intel still might be the dominant player in the chip market, with an 80.6% share, but AMD is making serious inroads in chipping away at that lead. AMD grew its
worldwide microprocessor revenue share by 1.6 percentage points to 12.1% in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to research firm iSuppli.
Advanced Micro Devices told analysts gathered at the company's headquarters this week it plans to reduce debt and anticipates it will profit from increased chip demand in the coming year. The company also outlined plans to further integrate computing and graphics in its designs ahead of several product launches in 2011, including the launch of its Fusion accelerated processor.