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 2011 in Review:  APU Debut, Fastest GPU1, First 16-Core CPU…Much More  
A 'First' in January: AMD unveiled the world's first Accelerated Processing Units—the AMD E-350 APU Platform—redefining low-power, small PC possibilities with an HD experience at an affordable price.
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A 'Fastest' in March: AMD released the world's fastest discrete graphics card—the AMD Radeon™ HD 6990 GPU—armed with two DirectX® 11-capable GPUs and an unlocking switch to push performance even higher.¹, ²
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An 'Only' in July: AMD took its APU to a whole new level with the AMD Quad-Core A8 Series APU—enabling stunning HD visuals, blistering AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics power and killer Direct X® 11 gaming capabilities.³
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A Year of Making History
FPP Portal - A Year of Making History As 2011 comes to an end, we look back on a momentous 12 months for AMD and what seemed like a non-stop run of innovative products launched and performance records shattered.

Beginning with the dawn of the APU era and concluding with the launch of the world's first 16-core x86 processor, AMD kept the throttle open and the technology milestones flying by…all year long!

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AMD recognized by CRN as a 'Best Company to Partner With' for 20114
FPP Portal - A Year of Making History Join the AMD Fusion Partner Program and discover why AMD was chosen - based on our ability to help solution providers adapt and succeed in today's rapidly changing business environment.

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HIS Unveils the HIS 6970 IceQ Mix - Set Up Your graphics card in a User-Friendly Way with AMD Eyefinity Technology
Diagram showing CPU and GPU forming an APU HIS just launched HIS 6970 IceQ Mix, providing an easier way for gamers to run AMD GPUs and enable AMD Eyefinity via HDMI output.

What's more? Each card comes with a complementary Dirt 3 game coupons and 4 cables: mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable, HDMI to DVI-D Cable, HDMI Cable and DVI to VGA Adapter are also included in this model to deliver you serious high-definition gaming frame rates with AMD Eyefinity technology in a more user-friendly way.

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» AMD Announces Fusion12 Developer Summit- call for proposals
» AMD Memory Brand Introduced for Entertainment, Performance and Enthusiast Desktop Computers

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  ¹. As of July 25, 2011, the AMD Radeon™ HD 6990 scores in excess of X3400 in 3DMark® 11, the highest single graphics card score achieved to date.

². AMD's product warranty does not cover damages caused by overclocking, even when overclocking is enabled via AMD hardware or software

³. AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics requires an AMD "A" series APU plus an AMD Radeon™ discrete graphics configuration and is available on Windows® 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows® 7 Home Premium, and/or Windows® 7 Home Basic OS. Linux OS supports manual switching which requires restart of X-Server to engage and/or disengage the discrete graphics processor for dual graphics capabilities. With AMD Radeon™ Dual Graphics, full enablement of all discrete graphics video and display features may not be supported on all systems and may depend on the master device to which the display is connected. Check with your component or system manufacturer for specific mode capabilities and supported technologies


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