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Typical new CEO bs cut jobs for short term profit which will later be used to justify their existence. "I increased profits." Which is really " I added to the already growing unemployment rates making sure there are even more people who cant afford our products long term."
Or typical CEO restructuring a poorly managed company with bloated salary expense.
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Do you have a better suggestion?
almost any suggestion would be better than that
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Before faildozer came on the scene, I could clearly see AMD had some issues that needed to be attended to. I came up with the idea to revamp there company in a interesting way:
I thought AMD could change the way gaming computers are... Not only they make great GPU's, they also have the ability to create good cheap gaming chips. So WHY not put all this together to create the first ever company to fully commercialize & produce a PC GAMING COMPUTER??
With making a complete final gaming pc, they could undercut all the competitors & you have to remember most gamers that buy consoles etc.. only want an easy all in one purchase that work right from the BOX!!
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I highly doubt bulldozer had much of anything to do with this.

enthusiast market us such a small percent of revenue.
Umm... you think only enthusiasts buy desktop computers? Laptops may have surpassed desktop sales but desktop sales are still pretty close to half of all computer sales. Shipping units with their cpu's and their chipsets is AMD's bread and butter, this certainly is a result of Bulldozer's poor performance.

AMD has been on the ropes for a while now. They need to pull it together and find a way to compete or they may not be around in 10 years.
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Hmm.. The 1,400 people who made BD?
 
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Before faildozer came on the scene,... So WHY not put all this together to create the first ever company to fully commercialize & produce a PC GAMING COMPUTER??
With making a complete final gaming pc, they could undercut all the competitors & you have to remember most gamers that buy consoles etc.. only want an easy all in one purchase that work right from the BOX!!
That is probably the worst thing they could do. Try as they might they are not going to move more computers than Dell or HP and yet you would have them compete with their own customers?

You don't compete with your customers in this industry, for AMD to sell an AMD branded computer would mean they would be going head to head with the very people who buy their core products, cpu's and chipsets and gpu's.
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Good, I hope their current driver development team is fired
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Shame to hear people are losing their jobs. However after seeing AMD's performance with their "New" bulldozer I kind of expected it. I know lots of people that just said "to hell with AMD and built Intel/Nvidia PC's. It also seems like AMD is dropping off the competitive side of CPU's. If they focus on making energy efficint chips then Intel will rule the roost with power house CPU's, that will be a sad day, price's will jump for sure! I hope AMD figure's this mess out soon.
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AMD original plans were to purchase Nvidia but Jen-Hsun Huang wouldn't allow it. They already took out a loan and everything. Their next option was to buy ATI, which they did and clearly they have had some benefit from doing so.
amd didnt plan to buy nvidia at all
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Bad move, IMO. AMD is basically giving up, and going mobile. We still need high-end desktops!!!
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