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 A History of Innovation: 2010 – Present

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We’re committed to innovation that's truly useful to our customers

More than 40 years ago, AMD was founded on the core value of respect for people. From our employees around the world, to our customers and partners, to the communities where we operate—people come first and foremost.

We’ve demonstrated this throughout our history by putting the real needs of people ahead of technical one-upmanship. 

2014
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Introduced 2014 mobile APUs​, delivering leaps in pe​rformance and battery life in tablets, 2-in-1s and notebooks
2014
Launched the AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2 graphics card, the world’s fastest and most advanced GPU​1​​​
2014

Brought immersive graphics to embedded applications with the AMD Embedded Radeon™ E8860 GPU, driving a new era of embedded systems

2014
Created the ultimate 4K experience for next-generation workstations with AMD FirePro™ W9100 professional graphics, delivering industry-first 16 GB GDDR5 on-board memory
2014
Released a new AM1 platform for high-performance, low-power workloads
2014
Reached another milestone for the Mantle graphics API with the addition of Crytek and its game development engine, CRYENGINE
2014
Broke the size barrier with our “nano PC” reference design; a full PC that fits in your pocket
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Demonstrated our incredible surround-computing capabilities with the breakthrough audio and visual experience of “Surround House 2: Monsters in the Orchestra”
2014
Announced that we will enable embedded systems developers to gain new options for open-source development with Mentor Embedded Linux and Sourcery™ CodeBench
2013

Teens playing video game 

Announced our graphics technology is inside every major next-gen gaming console and home entertainment system: Microsoft® Xbox® One, Sony® PS4™ and Nintendo® Wii U™
2013

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Launched the Mantle API to enable better, faster games by making it easy for developers to apply programming techniques and optimizations written for consoles to PCs built with GCN architecture
2013
Introduced AMD TrueAudio, GPU-enabled technology designed to improve in-game acoustic realism
2013
Apple® Mac Pro® features dual AMD FirePro™ graphics cards, providing the visual performance and computing power needed for demanding digital content creation
2013
Launched AMD Opteron™ X-Series processors (codenamed “Jaguar”), the industry's highest performance small core x86 server processors1
2013
Introduced the world’s fastest desktop and laptop graphics solutions designed to take PC gaming to the next level2,3
2012
Introduced elite software for AMD-based PCs, allowing users to physically interact with their home computer in never-before-seen ways
2012

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Became a founding member of the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation, whose mission is to make it easy for developers to program for parallel computing
2012
Launched the world's fastest and most versatile graphics card at the time, the AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 GHz Edition
2012

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Announced plans to design 64-bit ARM® technology-based processors in addition to x86 processors for cloud and data center markets
2012
Unveiled a new generation of APUs and the industry's first quad-core x86 SoCs designed to deliver low-power mobility and long battery life with exceptional compute and graphics performance
2012
Launched a full range of Graphics Core Next architecture-enabled workstation- and server-class GPUs
2012
Announced an industry-first collaboration to extend ARM TrustZone® security technology into x86-based AMD offerings
2011
Launched the AMD Fusion Family of APUs (codenamed “Llano”) which combines a CPU and powerful GPU on a single die—an incredible advancement in processing since the introduction of the x86 architecture
2011
Introduced our next-gen mobile graphics technology, the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000M series, designed to deliver workstation graphics performance for professionals on the go
2011
Unveiled the AMD FirePro™ 2270 and ATI FirePro™ V5800 DVI graphics cards designed for professionals in the medical, financial, design and engineering fields
2011

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Shipped the world’s first Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), featuring both a CPU and GPU on a single piece of silicon
 
2011
Launched a new line of high-performance energy-efficient x86-64 server and desktop processors built on the “Bulldozer” platform
 
2010

AMD Opteron 6000 Chipshot 

Introduced the AMD Opteron™ 6000 Series platform (codenamed “Bulldozer”), the world’s first 8- and 12-core x86 processors designed to tackle specific workloads with multithreaded compute performance​​

2010
Announced the AMD Opteron™ 4000 Series platform (codenamed “Bobcat”), the first true server platform designed with unprecedented energy efficiencies for cloud, hyperscale and SMB data center workloads
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