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So, given this week's Bulldozer fiasco and the fact that for several years, AMD has dogged behind Intel by a considerable margin in their CPU game, do you think that there is a risk that they may quit producing desktop CPUs altogether?

I saw an article the other day online (Google it, I'm tired) dated from 2007, I believe, that was talking about how AMD was considering such a move.CLARIFICATION: Disregard that, it was something else. I'm talking about them discontinuing their desktop CPU production, period. With such a tremendous blow to their credibility from the waves of disappointed reviews being lapped up by consumers, do you think that AMD might throw in the towel? Their current market share is only meagre next to Intel, and with the huge amounts of publicity that get dumped onto hyped up failings like Bulldozer, they just can't afford anything short of a true "AMD renaissance"- and it's going to have to happen soon or I couldn't blame them for pulling the plug.

It's somewhat depressing. I remember when I started gaming back in 2003, my very first rig had an Athlon64 3400+ in it and it was awesome. It ran F.E.A.R and all those big title games like nobody's business, I just feel like their time is drawing near and it'll be sad to see them go, if they do.

Sigh. What do you think?
Edited by lowfiwhiteguy - 10/14/11 at 2:12am
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I honestly do not think that AMD will withdraw from building CPU's because that would mean everyone would have to buy Intel or someone will have to build a new company from the ground up...plus with ATI and AMD being hand and hand it would be hard for AMD to just "quit" given that they are generally in the shadows of Intel processors they won't just stop doing what they are doing for the fact that what they have built already is very known and that it's quality for the more low budget builders or AMD fanatics.
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Llano has been pretty well received, actually.
And we don't know the server side of BD's story yet.
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I doubt it. Even though bulldozer is pretty terrible. They still have Llano which is a great chip for its market position. I think they'll focus more on the cpu/apu combos and invest heavily in things like tablets. I doubt we'll ever see AMD on top of enthusiasts chips ever again. I don't know if its how the CEO's run the company, or a lack of funds to give to the research side of the company or what. But I just don't see them coming out with a monster chip anytime soon.
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Bulldozer will be a great server chip due to it's ability to handle huge amounts of individual threads at a time (server chips are running 16 cores). Core count is huge in virtualization these days, and Intel has not released a dual-socket SB Xeon to date. At this rate, I'm not sure that they will (perhaps Ivy?).

Llano is a fantastic platform as well.

AMD will be around for a while. However, their target audience might shift away from what we've seen in the past.
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The government would prevent Intel from gaining a complete monopoly.
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