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Originally Posted by Jared2608 View Post

My question is does this mean that they will not be making chips for the PC at all, or does it mean that they are simply going to focus on the mobile market??
I mean, surely the won't stop PC chips all together will they?

They never said one way or the other, but I am assuming they will stay in the lowend and midrange desktop market...that is pretty much what a laptop CPU is.

Mobile doesn't mean only tablets and phones...but also laptops. Honestly I am not expecting to see AMD in a cell phone any time soon. i think they are going to focus on tablets and laptops.
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I suppose, they might even still produce desk top chips, but not spend so much money trying to out do Intel. Rather just concentrate on getting better performance from each generation. I find it hard to believe that they would cancel desktop chips out right!!
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Because AMD has so much money lying around to build alternatives technology to Intels without infringing and getting sued. Right.....that was sarcasm by the way.

I'm not sure I follow you - I was saying that was the safest approach and it wouldn't cost much to implement it. They already have the base architecture, just add the new instructions they already added in Bulldozer, implement Turbo Core 2.0, which they also already implemented, add more L3 cache, and a few architectural improvements.

How in earth is this:

a) alternative technology ? It's just a refinement of what they already have. Intel did the same thing with the Core 2 Duo - they turned to their Israeli team that was in charge of the mobile CPUs, and asked them for a desktop version.

b) How on earth would AMD be infringing on Intel's technology whatsoever ? Not to mention AMD and Intel have a cross-licensing agreement.
Edited by tpi2007 - 11/29/11 at 6:37am
 
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This. You guys brought it upon yourselves.

I love how you blame the consumer for a sloppy power hungry cpu and not the manufacturer, are you braindead?
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Bah...
Lack of competition, everyone loses.

I did my part running the bd, even though I like intel chips a lot.

Let's see how it goes.
    
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Nothing about this is on their site under news...You think it would be if it was public knowledge already? The last update is yesterday.
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A sad day. frown.gif

I hope it's a smart move, competition in the ARM market looks even tougher. There's less license restriction so everyone designs their own CPU's.
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What about servers??????????party.gif
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AMD did mess it up several times. But dang....
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I think this is getting taken a little too literal. AMD aren't going anywhere, they're just reshifting their focus to recuperate their losses (and who honestly didn't expect them too). Seems they have just bought into their own brand of RAM and have competitive GPU's running in full swing I doubt they will be leaving the Desktop PC market anytime soon (plus they still have to support what they have released). They're just focusing on what will make them more money. At the moment Intel are so far ahead it's pointless to put a ton of time and money into CPU development for a war they will just never win. That time, money, and resources, is better put into other things that they have a stronger foothold in. That includes mobile technology, consoles, and GPU's.

 

Now let's hope they sort their Catalyst team out. This is something that needs to be included in their refocus for definite as their drivers have been far from stellar and will surely drive alot of people away from their GPU products aswell.

 

I think it's a solid, and bold, restructuring move on AMD's part, and also a much needed one considering the troubles that have plagued the company over the past year or so. Good luck AMD.


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