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post #11 of 55
I honestly think that AMD will be pulling from the CPU market for consumers and it will be replaced by a pure APU marketing model. They will continue to innovate and produce CPUs for the server market. They will gain tremendous ground with their APU market for entry to entry-mid level multimedia entertainment, both on the desktop side as well as their mobile side. What AMD really needs right now is a few HUGE contracts with OEMs for their APU solutions.
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post #12 of 55
Preliminary reports of BD performance in Windows 8 indicate that that AMD's new baby is actually quite competitive when code is optimized for it. No way they're going to withdraw anytime soon.
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post #13 of 55
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Originally Posted by lowfiwhiteguy View Post
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 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. 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?
Maybe the article was refering to the move AMD did in 2008 when they invest with Middle East people to found Global Foundries. Because technically speaking, AMD don't make CPU, they design it and they are made by Global Foundries.

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The government would prevent Intel from gaining a complete monopoly.
I really doubt that
post #14 of 55
Not going to happen,

but it might be cool if they did, Intel would be forced to give another company an x86 licence to aviod being a complete monoply, Mabye Samsung would buy it?

I wouldn't mind a samsung cpu...
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post #15 of 55
Highly unlikely that that would even happen.

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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.
I miss the days of Athon X2 vs Pentium D.
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Intel would give them money before that happened.
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post #17 of 55
Quote:
AMD withdrawing from CPU fabrication likely?
In the desktop segment? Possibly, its not unrealistic imo, I can imagine AMD pulling out soon if they dont change something. Bulldozer sales are going to be a huge fail and I even doubt they'll be able to compensate the costs that they wasted for R&D. So many people, even AMD adorers are now jumping over to the Intel bandwagon, its really looking bad for them.

On the server and APU side however, they're competitive though and will remain doing their thing although the very high power consumption of BD might hurt them in the server segment too.
Edited by toX0rz - 10/14/11 at 12:20am
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post #18 of 55
AMD doesn't need to rule the market, it's doing just fine as it is. If anything, their graphics and mobile chips are looking to be very good. Eventually, I'm sure they will rise to compete with Intel in the higher-end market once they have more for R & D.
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post #19 of 55
Short Answer: No.

Long Answer: No, no.. no you see, the answer is no plus a bit of no on top of a pile of no and sprinkled with carefully placed (but sprinkled) no's. In between those layers the answer is still no, will be no for the foreseeable future, and will probably continue to be no.
    
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post #20 of 55
AMD spun off its fabrication plants in 2008. Read the title of this thread, then lolololololol at the scarcity of reading comprehension rearing its ugly head once again.
    
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