News of the day (January 24, 2011)

 Report: AMD Radeon HD 6970 & 6950
  Posted on 1295883460 by Damien

After several weeks of delays, the Radeon HD 6900s are finally here and usher in Cayman, a development of the GPU used for the Radeon HD 5800s and designed to push the bar even higher in terms of performance. Will it give enough to challenge the GeForce GTX 500s?

> Report: AMD Radeon HD 6970 & 6950, single and in CrossFire X

 TV Panel Switching: findings from 2010 / DVersus
  Posted on 1295879125 by Vincent

Back in 2010, we investigated panel switching in TVs. Six months down the line, it's time to take a step back, take stock and see where things stand with LCD and plasma TVs.

Panel switching is when manufacturers deliberately use different types of screen panel (the bit that actually displays the picture) in a TV sold under a specific product name. In other words, the internal components of a given product can vary in relation to what stock is available from suppliers, or even what price the panels are being sold at.

Time for a quick recap of what we've found out so far.

> TV Panel Switching: Findings from 2010, Hopes for 2011

 AMD results 2010
  Posted on 1295859912 by Marc

Following Intel, it's over to AMD for their 2010 results. Turnover was up by 20.2%, going from USD 5.4 billion in 2009 to USD 6.49 billion last year. AMD posted net profits of USD 471 million, against USD 664 million last year.

The biggest growth is that recorded for the graphics division, at 42%, against 15.5% for CPUs and chipsets. The revenue from this division is however three times as small and profitability is 8.9%, against 11% for CPUs and chipsets. Over the year, AMD announced an overall gross margin of 46%.

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