AMD Launches New Graphics Card For Gaming Market: What You Need to Know

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD), which has been riding on its product momentum in recent years, announced Wednesday a new graphics card. What Happened: Santa Clara, California-based AMD officially launched its Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card in a bid to capitalize on the strong demand from the gaming market. The new video card is designed to provide exceptional performance, stunningly vivid visuals and advanced software features to redefine 1440p resolution gaming, the company said in a statement. “The AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card hits the sweet spot for 1440p gaming. For most gamers still playing on three-to-four-year-old graphics cards, it is the perfect upgrade solution designed to deliver incredible visuals and no-compromises, high-refresh 1440p gaming performance at maximum settings, said Scott Herkelman, a Graphics Business Unit executive at AMD. Related Link: AMD Analyst Projects Strong Start To 2021 For Chipmaker The Specs: The RX 6700 XT is based on the RDNA 2 gaming architecture, and it has 96MB of high-performance AMD Infinity Cache, 12GB high-speed GDDR6 memory, AMD Smart Access Memory, among other elements. The new graphics card can deliver up to two times higher gaming performance in select tiles compared to the current installed base of older-generation cards, AMD said. The company said Radeon RX 6700 XT cards will be available for purchase from its website, its board partners and e-tailers/retailers, beginning March 18. It is priced at $479. HP Inc.’s (NASDAQ: HPQ) refreshed OMEN 25L and 30L desktop gaming systems are expected to be available this spring, AMD said. Additional pre-built systems from OEM and SI partners are expected to become available in the coming months. AMD Price Action: At last check, AMD shares were sliding 2.02% to $82.11. Related Link: Mizuho’s Top Semiconductor Stocks For 2021: Do You Own Them? (Photo: AMD) See more from BenzingaClick here for options trades from BenzingaNvidia’s New Ethereum Mining Chip: What You Need To Know© 2021 Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.

Coronavirus Update: Expert ‘mortified and disgusted’ by Texas reopening plan; it ‘will kill Texans,’ says top Democrat

Expert ‘mortified and disgusted’ by Texas reopening plan; it ‘will kill Texans,’ says top DemocratNews that the governor of Texas, Republican Greg Abbott, will lift the state’s face mask mandate and allow businesses to fully reopen on March 10 was met with a wave of alarm on Wednesday, as health officials warned the U.S. is not out of the woods yet, even as the vaccine program looked set to get a needed boost.

ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 117,000 Jobs in February

Private sector employment increased by 117,000 jobs from January to February according to the February ADP® National Employment ReportTM. Broadly distributed to the public each month, free of charge, the ADP National Employment Report is produced by the ADP Research Institute® in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics. The report, which is derived from ADP’s actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.

170 students awarded $900,000 in scholarships by the Horatio Alger Association of Canada

MONTREAL, March 2, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ – The Horatio Alger Association of Canada, a charitable organization dedicated to the simple but powerful belief that hard work, honesty and determination can conquer all obstacles, today unveiled the 170 students chosen to receive its post-secondary scholarships this year.The winners include 10 recipients of the $10,000 Horatio Alger National Entrepreneurial Scholarships, awarded to students who demonstrate a desire and ability to be entrepreneurial in a chosen field, and 160 Horatio Alger Canadian Scholarships valued at $5,000 each.