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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is an American multinational semiconductor company known for developing central processing units (CPUs) and graphics processing units (GPUs) for business and consumer markets.

History

Founded in 1969 in California, AMD manufactured a number of circuit components and RAMs in its early years. Four years after Intel released its first microprocessor, the 4004, AMD reverse-engineered the Intel 8080, the Am9080. In 1976, AMD entered into a cross-licensing agreement with AMD.
In the early 1980s, AMD started licensing the x86 processors from Intel. Successive CPUs made under this agreement as well as AMD's proprietary chips led to continued growth in the following decades.
In 2006, AMD acquired the graphics processor manufacturer ATI Technologies and began to market its own GPUs.
Two years later, AMD span off its manufacturing operations into GlobalFoundries Inc. and shifted its attention solely to chip design.

Current Products

AMD currently markets primarily its CPUs (incl. Accelerated Processing Units, APUs, which are CPUs with integrated graphics) and GPUs.
The 4th-generation Zen 3 architecture powers AMD's Ryzen 5000-series CPUs. The Radeon RX 5000-series GPUs are based on AMD's RDNA architecture. Both are manufactured using 7nm process.

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AMD Threadripper 3970X Review Rundown

The new AMD Threadripper processors are breathing new life into the high-end desktop market. AMD is now going after raw throughput, and combining that with almo...
11 Apr 2021
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AMD Threadripper 3960X Review Rundown

With Zen 2 for the Threadripper series today, AMD is now going after raw throughput, and combining that with almost double the number of cores that Intel can of...
11 Apr 2021
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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Review Rundown

The eight-core AMD Ryzen 7 5800X puts up a surprisingly powerful challenge to the Core i9-10900K in both gaming and productivity tasks. AMD's Zen 3 architec...
22 Mar 2021
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2021 Is the Year Laptops Embrace AMD

AMD Ryzen 5000-series CPUs, codename Cezanne, are widely adopted by major brands in their laptops: Why is AMD becoming popular? Which models have them?
16 Jan 2021

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