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Some time ago, we have published an article, which gave you an insight on why Bulldozer failed.

As it turns out, we have missed few things that are far more interesting and as you will see by the end of this article, it’s the management who’s to blame.
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I'd rather hear from an OCer on OCN that some journalist.
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Isn't it usually management that's to blame?

I see this type of situation all too often. Armies of less skilled juniors brought in with the hopes that they get the same work done as the highly paid seniors for less money. In the end all that happens is the budget is blown, deadlines are long shot and the product is far inferior. I literally can't name a time where this hasn't been the result.
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Anyone feel bad for AMD? I messed around with my buddy about how much of a fail BD is. Now...I'm starting to feel bad for AMD. I'm not a fanboy of AMD nor Intel, I like both, but it seems AMD might not be around in a few years if they keep going like this.
    
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Wow I didn't know Dirk was such a DB
Well I hope the New guy goes in the Right direction.
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Anyone feel bad for AMD? I messed around with my buddy about how much of a fail BD is. Now...I'm starting to feel bad for AMD. I'm not a fanboy of AMD nor Intel, I like both, but it seems AMD might not be around in a few years if they keep going like this.
nah, they are doing bad in CPU´s

but in GPU they are owning Nvidia
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Yikes, heres hoping they hire some competent people to make better processors in the future.
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At least he got an house in Silicon Valley and a Porsche xD
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Anyone feel bad for AMD? I messed around with my buddy about how much of a fail BD is. Now...I'm starting to feel bad for AMD. I'm not a fanboy of AMD nor Intel, I like both, but it seems AMD might not be around in a few years if they keep going like this.
Nah, dont feel bad for them, they are fine. Feel bad for us, the consumers. Rather you prefer Intel or AMD, we lose when chips dont succeed.
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nah, they are doing bad in CPU´s

but in GPU they are owning Nvidia

True, but CPUs are essential for them too. It's not good if you're selling well in one department and bad in the other. I guess you can say GPUs are a niche market. Not every consumer really needs a good GPU let alone know what a GPU is.
    
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