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Originally Posted by Fatalrip View Post
Intel would give them money before that happened.
Why would they?
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I don't think so, not everyone buys high end computer, the average Joe that just surf the Internet/play flash game won't care if his CPU lag behind another CPU in gaming or whatever benchmark.
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post #23 of 55
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Originally Posted by justinjja View Post
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...
Hmm NVidia already has one... Project Denver anyone?
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post #24 of 55
Obvious troll is obvious.

Unfortunately the Intel-fan-tar...um... boys are forgetting one thing. Without any type of Competition intel will charge whatever the hell they want to for X86 Consumer CPU's because there will be no competitive products to drive down prices. They will stop caring about innovation and just keep feeding you the same chip. Sure ivy-bridge will probably be a great chip... however will it still be a great chip 10 years from now? Probably not. Without competition you would be able to find out.

Stop being lamers and use yer damn brains. AMD isn't Going anywhere, and there will soon be a new contender in the X86 market. That will bring in the Holy grail 3 WAY ORVR DAoC style competition to the plate. Chips will grow by leaps and bounds... Or the Giant GPU-with-4-general-purpose-ARM cores CPU that is project Denver will stomp everything into the dust and leave everyone slack jawed.
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post #25 of 55
Thread Starter 
^ Nobody is trolling, I'm presenting the topic for civil discussion. It's a legitimate question when people much more adept at business analysis than just myself are saying ominous things like:

AMD’s long-standing role as a second-source alternative to Intel “is rapidly becoming irrelevant due to the rise in ARM-based alternatives and the rise of tablets.”
(Link: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavi...it-irrelevant/)

Your use of internet memes in place of human language is indicative of your lack of ability to understand what is going on here. The only one displaying signs of brand name zealotry is yourself. But you'll grow out of it, don't worry.
Edited by lowfiwhiteguy - 10/14/11 at 2:04am
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post #26 of 55
It's very unlikely for AMD to pull out. They are still competitive in the server market, and llano is very powerful in the budget and compact (netbooks and nettops) market. Besides bulldozer is a new architecture, there's bound to be teething problems. Bulldozer also isn't the complete fail some are making it out to be. Multicore performance is fairly good and additional cores are an advantage in heavily multitasking/multithreaded environments.

I don't think bulldozer is great, but with what I am hearing regarding its performance in Windows 8, I think the followups will do just fine. I suspect it will fare similarly to the jumps from 16 bit to 32, 32 bit to 64 bit and single core to multi-core. The first generation is unimpressive for the most part without software that takes advantage of it.
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post #27 of 55
I appreciate where you're coming from, OP, but it's rather an overreaction. Don't make the mistake of thinking that the world reflects your own personal feelings about their new product line. AMD, as a much smaller company, targets mainstream markets. They're unlikely to offer flagship products that soundly beat Intel's own next year or even the year after. There's not enough money in it. If that's what you're demanding from them, you're better off not waiting.
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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.
Yeah, AMD doesn't fabricate CPUs now, they just design them.
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Nah, They ain't going anywhere soon, Plus, If Intel has a complete monopoly (which virtually they already have), The government will intervene.
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I would say there is a 100% chance that AMD will get out of CPU fabrication, because they stopped doing that years ago. They sub-contract the fabrication of their products. Glad I could clear that up for you.
    
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