Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) News Reports: Competition with NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA), Radeon HD 8970M in Eurocom, Asus VivoBook X102BA & More

Editor’s Note: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA)

NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) the envy of AMD (GSPInsider)
It is a widely-known fact that the tablet and smartphone market is overtaking the PC market by leaps and bounds. However, the one bright spot for NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) has been the fact that the gaming PC market has gone untouched. As a matter of fact, it has also managed to grow a shade stronger. In addition to this, though the company does not enjoy a monopoly in the market, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) is the only competitor it has in this space. The latter has been consistently losing market share due to the fact that it is unable to dedicate resources to its GPU business. In this space, it has pretty much been fighting a losing battle against Intel.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD)Eurocom adds AMD Radeon HD 8970M to Ivy Bridge based Racer 2.0 High Performance, Upgradeable Notebook (Legit Reviews)
Eurocom has added the Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) Radeon HD 8970M to the Ivy Bridge based Racer 2.0 VGA upgradeable laptop. The addition of the MXM 3.0b spec AMD Radeon HD 8970M offers gamers and enthusiasts a new level of ultra high performance graphics to upgrade their existing Racer 2.0 or configure into their new system. Eurocom is always striving to allow upgradeability of legacy systems to allow customers the opportunity to upgrade their system to improve performance and life span. Eurocom engineers have recently finished stress testing and verifying the performance and operation of the 8970M in the Racer 2.0.

Asus VivoBook X102BA: 10 inch mini-laptop with AMD Temash (Liliputing)
Asus is one of the few major PC companies that still makes inexpensive laptops with 10 inch screens. Earlier this year the company released the Asus 1015E Windows 8 laptop with a 10 inch display and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) Celeron dual-core processor. Now it looks like the company may be preparing a new model with an Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) Temash processor. Swedish site SweClockers have posted details about a new mini-laptop called the Asus VivoBook X102BA. It sports a 10.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, a 1 GHz AMD A4-1200 dual-core processor, and AMD RAdeon 8180 graphics.

AMD lowers G-Series energy consumption (Electronics News)
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) has announced a low-power Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) in the AMD G-Series SOC family with the GX-210JA, further reducing x86 power requirements for embedded designs. The GX-210JA APU, a full System-on-Chip (SoC) design, uses one-third less energy than the previous low-power Embedded G-Series SOC product while providing industry-leading graphics capabilities. At 6 watts maximum thermal design power (TDP), and approximately 3 watts expected average power, this new member of the G-Series SOC family will enable additional fanless designs for a variety of applications ranging from industrial controls and automation, digital gaming, communications infrastructure and visual embedded products including thin client, digital signage and medical imaging.

Discrete GPU Shipments Down, AMD Takes Share From Nvidia (Benchmark Reviews)
According to Jon Peddie of Jon Peddie Research and his quarterly GPU marketshare reports that in the second quarter of this year ending June 30th, the entire add-in board market has actually shrunken by 5.4% when compared to the previous quarter and 5.2% when compared to the same quarter a year ago. This is actually less than the shrinkage seen by the entire PC market, indicating that GPU shipments are not declining with the speed of PC shipments. The entire AIB market is specifically discrete GPUs made by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). Discrete cards that are counted range from $100 gaming cards all the way up to $4,000 compute cards. Every single discrete GPU sold counts towards market share and sales.

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