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lol, this sounds like some ex government people started working in AMD's upper management.
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post #32 of 177
This isn't news...it's just everyone's 2 cents and blame game.
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Originally Posted by kora04 View Post
I'd rather hear from an OCer on OCN that some journalist.
Because hearing an opinion of someone who has many years of actual experience designing the actual CPU is less valuable than someone who knows how to increase the FSB.

Right.
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Because hearing an opinion of someone who has many years of actual experience designing the actual CPU is less valuable than someone who knows how to increase the FSB.

Right.
You take this all as truth? Where's the ex AMD employee's name and verified credentials? This is just gossip. For all we know it could be a janitor who worked at the plant.
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Thank you Hector Ruiz and Dirk Meyer for running AMD into the ground.
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You take this all as truth? Where's the ex AMD employee's name and verified credentials? This is just gossip. For all we know it could be a janitor who worked at the plant.
It mirrors what another "ex-employee said". It's not said in anger. It's just giving a little insight.

Maybe he doesn't care whether people believe him or not. If he gave credentials, would you call him up personally and ask if he actually said the things in the article? This guy has another job, is living comfortably, and decided, given recent events, that he would let some people know why he thinks AMD hasn't done so well in the performance CPU market lately.

Why do you get so mad?


Where are your verified credentials for questioning this? For all I know you could be a janitor that copy pasted cpu specs and knows nothing about computers.
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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.
I'm just hoping AMD has a decent CPU out by the time I am ready to upgrade from my Q6600. This little Intel chip has lasted me so long and it seams that if I went Intel again I would get the same time span out of a Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge CPU.
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from what i can see, the cpu sales are just fine, we as the enthusiast is a very small percentage of the conusmer population. most consumers could care less as to wether or not their cpu is a bottleneck for their GPUs, and even fewer know what we're talking about when we say "GPUs". i agree that their GPUs are price/performance kings right now, and that they also tend to scale much better than nvidia, but really they dont bring anything extra to the table, eyefinity(one GPU) vs nvidia surround(two GPUs) which you have the option of physx. in the end BD fails to outperform the 2500k/2600k in price/performance, but to the average consumer it means nothing. 8 cores @ 3.6ghz for $280 vs 4 cores @ 3.4ghz for $315 isnt a contest on paper. unfortunately AMD has dumbed down their setup to allow a 15% performance increase over the next few years to be reasonable, and we (on the enthusiast side of things) lose, bottom line.

i dont plan on being a fanboy of intel or AMD, my loyalty lies with the king of performance at the time of purchase. AMD's current plan is to sell "the world record holder" and "first 8 core" CPU until "our" percentage of sales increase. Which means there is no winning for us. we will continue to pay the price/performance king regardless, and thats what really sucks here. if you want the best, you have to turn to intel. if you want an eight core CPU, go to AMD. four cores with eight threads is still four cores, and AMD is the only one offering eight cores, so they win in the long run. regardless of the price/performance king, amd is currently stealing sales from intel, we can only hope that the prices become as competative as the marketing.

i dont see intels cpus out of stock anywhere, but then again, i dont see them lowering their prices... at least not until their Ivy Bridge CPUs are released.
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gotta love anonymous sources, they are so credible. cool story bro
You don't get information that is covered by a Non-Disclosure Agreement from a non-anonymous source, unless it's from a known source that is usually unwilling to disclose their source, in which case it might as well be anonymous.
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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.
THIS 100%.

Another story of a lazy, stuck-up "people manager" that do next to nothing to contribute to the company while not letting the real workers behind the success of the company do their job and under-valuing the staff he/she were supposed to "manage". These sorts of useless "managers" should be the first to get the sack from any company, not the workers which are usually blamed in situations like this and unfortunately, it's true that it happens everywhere in almost every major company at some time or another.

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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.
No not at all. In fact, after reading this article I'm glad it happened, so long as it will cause the shakedown within the company's management that's clearly been long overdue and they get their act together already.
    
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