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If AMD should decide to push on with its forays on mobile computing, I wonder how it fares against the likes of Qualcomm, Samsung, Nvidia and Texas Instruments.
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post #292 of 349
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Does ANYONE know what an elastic or inelastic good is?

Elastic good have high price responses. A slight change in price will drastically change demand. Inelastic have constant demand no matter what the price is.
 
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R.I.P. AMD
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Well looks like my new 1100T will be my finial Amd cpu. Im just hoping that Amd can rebound from all this.
post #295 of 349
Everyone realizes that Microsoft is amply behind the ARM movement and Windows 8 will be the first real "test" push to move away from x86 instructions. If ARM becomes the standard, competition will be AMPLE.
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Everyone realizes that Microsoft is amply behind the ARM movement and Windows 8 will be the first real "test" push to move away from x86 instructions. If ARM becomes the standard, competition will be AMPLE.

ARM has a good way to go before then. Unless they really focus on limited usage type CPUs. Perhaps in the future gaming as we know it on the PC will truly be dead because ARM needs some work to compare clock to clock with x86 and x64. No amount of cores or clocks will help if the instruction sets aren't there.

Again that's the same problem AMD had. They didn't have software support to the same level as Intel. They didn't even make their own compiler beat Intel's.
     
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Even with Intel's illegal tactics, AMD was still selling more products in the K7/K8 days than the early K6 days.
So, again, somehow they came up with the almighty Athlon 500 MHz that smashed Pentium III, from next to nothing. But, all of a sudden from a significant market base (2000 - 2005), they failed to come up with something that can beat Core 2 Duo?
I don't think we'll ever know for certain, but I believe / have read it's mostly to do with bad management. That, and while this is a rumour (at least I haven't found a confirmation), it makes sense that over-reliance on automated tools to lay out their chips would have a significant impact too. Back in the K7/K8 days they had a handful of people from DEC (the guys who made Alpha) working on the chip and while big, Intel wasn't the manufacturing giant it is today, IIRC it even lagged behind AMD in fabrication around the time first Athlons came out. Not to mention they were kind of busy trying to get NetBurst to be a decent architecture. So really, it's a combination of things.

Thats because the team that invented the Athlon series wasnt even AMD, it was NexGen, AMD acquired NexGen, and the NG team made Athlon.
Once Athlon was over the NexGen team pretty much quit from working at AMD due to management.

Read about it on macrumors, some guy called cmaier who worked for AMD posted the truth.
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Sadly I agree with you. I sure hope that this $100 per core business doesn't become a trend with Intel. I will only lay out $600 for a CPU if it is truly revolutionary. I refuse to lay out $600 for a CPU that has absolutely nothing revolutionary about it (SB-E).
Unless Ivy Bridge is appropriately priced for the performance and cores it gives you I will be sticking with my Q6600 for a couple more years.

The problem here isn't Intel's pricing. The problem here is you are keeping your eyes fixated on the high end portion of their product lineup only.
If you look at the big picture, their entire pricing structure hasn't really changed much.

You still have the Celerons for the <$60 market, the Pentiums for the <$100 market, the Core i3s for the <$150 market...etc
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Seriously though, this sucks for everyone. Intel won't progress nearly as fast anymore and their prices will go up. I sure hope someone rich like Bill Gates or whoever comes along and dumps a ton of money into AMD.

Everyone keeps saying chip prices will go up but intel is still pushing out 2500Ks for 219.99. 3500K will be around the same price as well

I imagine it will take a generation or so before it starts to take effect. Big sign that they will be doing it is prices wont decrease, that i5 will still be $250 a year+ from now. Will be interesting to see if the 3500k will actually be priced fairly.
    
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Just an update/FYI for those who can't think:

AMD did not say they are leaving the desktop market or giving up... they just said that their new strategy will mean that there wont be any AMD v. Intel only for processor competition, it just means that they will be competing with other companies in the ARM sector as well.
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