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Let me get this straight. Are they entirely QUITTING desktop markets or are they just shifting their focus? If it's a shift in focus, it might not be that bad for us. For example, Apple shifted their focus from computers to iDevices, and Macs are a MUCH better buy today than they were a few years ago.

They are just shifting their focus. People are going to the extreme on this one. This could be the greatest thing to ever happen to AMD and the consumers.
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So does this now mean that Intel can charge as much as they want for desktop CPUs?

Well, obviously they are not going to charge ridiculous amount. Intel will scare away customers if that happens. Do expect price increase if AMD can't keep up with Intel.

Two main problems with AMD CPU are computation performance and power draw.
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post #243 of 349
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So does this now mean that Intel can charge as much as they want for desktop CPUs?

They are not completely getting out of the CPU desktop market, just focusing more on the mobile market like tablets and phones and such. doh.gif
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My estimation is that Intel CPU prices won't rise much if at all, AMD will be a player in the mobile market and bleeding edge CPUs will be slower in arrival than what we are used to.
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post #245 of 349
So does this mean no PD or Exc??
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People need to quit only reading the title of the article and read the entire thing, then use their thinking caps. rolleyes.gif
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Very disappointing. We need Intel to compete with AMD!!!
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post #248 of 349
I guess intels tick/tock is too much for AMD. but honestly this will destroy AMD if they do this, or they will just sell off their CPU division or something if they can even do that with the x86 licensing legalities. I personally dont want to see them go because they would screw up the market.
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End game.
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post #250 of 349
probably the best move they could have made at this point. theres no way they can catch up with intels x86 performance but maybe they dont need to. with windows 8 supporting arm processors AMD could get an ARM license and have some pretty wicked fusion products in the mobile segment. intels x86 performance wont matter much if ARM becomes dominant 5-10 years down the line. and then of course theres the anti trust issues intel might have to deal with... if AMDs goal is to cause intel grief this is definitely one way to do it.
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