Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Updates: Hawaii Graphics Cards, PS4 vs Xbox One, Price Cut & More

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Report: AMD Hawaii graphics cards to ‘mass ship’ in October (The Tech Report, LLC)
In about a month’s time, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) will gather journalists for a press conference in Hawaii and show us… something. The latest echoes from the rumor mill suggest this something will be a new high-end GPU code-named, oddly enough, Hawaii. Now, a story by DigiTimes has addressed the question of when Hawaii GPUs could ship. Quoting “sources from the upstream supply chain,” the site claims that Asus, MSI, and PowerColor are all “expected to start mass shipping related products in October.”

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PS4 Performance ‘Better Than Xbox One’ (NowGamer)
While both Xbox One and PS4 are making use of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) hardware in their next-gen offerings, AMD’s senior product marketing manager, Marc Diana, has stated that the way in which the PS4 is constructed means that the PS4’s performance will be even better than previously thought. According to Diana, Sony’s decision to use unified memory in the PS4 is a large benefit when it come to the console’s performance.

AMD slashes price on its FX-9590 by $500, bringing it down to $400 (TweakTown)
Generally known for their low-cost, high-performance CPUs, that $900 price tag shocked many Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD) enthusiasts. In the professional world, many reviewers and industry analysts cried foul saying that a $900 price tag would never work. AMD has apparently heard those statements and cries loud and clear and today slashed the price of the FX-9590 by $500, making it cost just a mere $400.

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AMD’s 45W TDP A10-6700T is expected to be launched shortly (HEXUS)
A couple of new APUs will be added to Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE:AMD)’s Richland lineup next week according to WCCF-Tech. AMD will release the A10-6700T and the A8-6500T, with the ‘T’ suffix denoting the energy efficient design with a 45W TDP, with no reduction in core-count compared with their similarly named but non ‘T’ suffixed brethren. These ‘T’ APUs with their lower TDPs should perform better in systems where cooling solutions have less room to do their job, in small living room friendly designed HTPC systems for example. Both the A10-6700T and the A8-6500T are quad-core ‘Piledriver’ processors based upon 32nm Richland silicon.