Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) News Highlights: Verdict On A8-6600K APU, PS4’s Sense of HUMA, Boosting Sales & More!

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The Verdict On AMD’s A8-6600K, And Surprising Revelations Testing An A10-6800K With Dual Graphics (Forbes)
Last week I ran some gaming benchmarks on AMD’s A8-6600K APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) and found that it was surprisingly competent at rendering advanced graphics — provided you’re willing to make significant compromises like dropping down to 720p and reducing overall quality. When Crysis 3 drove me into the performance wall, I decided to put AMD’s highly touted “Dual Graphics” solution (previously called “Hybrid Crossfire”) to the test, followed by a revealing experience with AMD’s newer A10-6800K APU.

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PS4 is better because it has a sense of huma, says AMD (Fudzilla)
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD), which has provided the chip behind the Xbox-one and the PS4 has been explaining why it thinks that the PS4 is a better deal. In a move that Vole probably wishes had not happened, AMD’s Senior Product Marketing Manager Marc Diana said that the PS4 had shipped with a sense of Huma [Heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access] from AMD. Diana said that this gives the PS4 the edge on 3D performance. Talking to Heise he said that the heterogeneous uniform memory access is the key to the tremendous increase in performance of composite processors. PS4 does not have a distinction between CPU partition and GPU partition. Both processors can use the same pieces of data at the same time.

PS4 Vs Xbox One: AMD Retracts Performance Comparison (Now Gamer)
Speaking at Gamescom, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD)s senior product marketing manager, Marc Diana, recently stated that the way in which the PS4 is constructed would allow the console to outperform the Xbox One. AMD have now moved to retract those comments, releasing the following statement.

Retailer Slashes Pricing of AMD FX-9000 Microprocessors to Boost Sales. (Xbit)
At least one retailer in the United Kingdom has dramatically slashed pricing of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD)’ flagship microprocessor – the AMD FX-9590. Once available at the price-point comparable to Intel Corp.’s Extreme chips, the fastest central processing unit that AMD has to offer can now be obtained at around the cost of Intel Core i7-4770K, a performance mainstream CPU.

Is AMD A Good Pick? (Seeking Alpha)
With revenues of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) falling 18% year-on-year in its quarter two release, it appears that investors are concerned on what matters least. Of course, operating income fell 63% on a year-on-year basis. The company’s computing solutions segment revenues fell 20% year-on-year. The microprocessor sector decreased both sequentially and year-on-year. However, AMD’s computing segment revenues improved sequentially due to higher notebook server and desktop unit shipments. The segment’s operating income was $2 million, compared with an operating loss of $39 million in quarter one. The company’s gross margin was 40%, compared with 22% for the same period a year earlier.