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Chipzilla has long been atop the PC chip manufacturing mountain, with AMD running a rather distant second. That's why AMD's new top man, Rory Read, plans to move the company in a more mobile direction. Speaking at the company's analyst day, Read stated that the chipmaker will focus on outflanking Intel in the tablet space and by growing its business in cloud computing and emerging markets like China (read: entry-level PCs and devices). As to whether AMD would venture into the smartphone space, Read was quite clear in stating that there were no plans to do so. But, he did make mention of being flexible when it came to chip architecture, including using 3rd party IP in developing new silicon -- so a switch to ARM may not be out of the question.

Source - http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/02/amds-new-plan-focus-on-tablets-cloud-computing-and-developing/
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post #2 of 13
They're doing good in laptops so I'm interested.
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post #3 of 13
More competition is always a good thing. I hope they do well and drive the prices down. The poor foxxconn workers need a raise haha.



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post #4 of 13
Why do I always see news that AMD has a new plan, new goal and forgetting about the Desktop side of things? :/ meh
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I would like to see companies forgetting about this 'cloud' garbage.
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"The Cloud" thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
 
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Given the amount of latency in cloud computing, the only benefit it has is seen in hardware pre-atom era or massive workstations. Average folk, where most of the money is made for AMD, cloud computing is not the answer.
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They're doing good in laptops so I'm interested.

AMD? Really?
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I would like to see companies forgetting about this 'cloud' garbage and make more desktop chips

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AMD? Really?

Llano and Brazos are doing pretty well. Intel has the CPU power and AMD has the iGPU power. There was also this thing in the news here where people used software and some silicon (I think) to make it so you can use (people are guessing trinity since it has L3 cache and is a AMD chip) the iGPU cores for CPU processes.
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Llano and Brazos are doing pretty well. Intel has the CPU power and AMD has the iGPU power. There was also this thing in the news here where people used software and some silicon (I think) to make it so you can use (people are guessing trinity since it has L3 cache and is a AMD chip) the iGPU cores for CPU processes.

This what you are talking about?

http://www.overclock.net/t/1211966/ext-engineers-boost-amd-cpu-performance-by-20-without-overclocking/0_20
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