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During its annual Financial Analyst Day last evening, AMD shared its products and initiatives for the next two years. Along with pledging to better execute its ideas, the company said it would focus on system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs, low-power solutions and heterogeneous computing.

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I know this isn't exactly "new" news, but this particular article shows slides that I haven't seen before. This quote actually is interesting:
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Although it isn't exiting the desktop business, the company is less interested in being Intel's shadow and more interested in paving its own path.

I just hope that AMD can recover from what has been a lackluster few years. I love my little Phenom II x3 720, but it's showing its age and I'm definitely going to go Intel when I upgrade later this year.
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If that is the case, there are no clear competitors for Intel in the desktop market?
    
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Originally Posted by Cee View Post

If that is the case, there are no clear competitors for Intel in the desktop market?

The desktop market is shrinking....


ARM + partners are Intel's biggest competition now. thumb.gif
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Well yeah, they never did compete with Intel. They've always been in the shadow, but what can you expect when you have a 1/100th of the funds?
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Intel is plenty. Now my Next Laptop will be something with AMD GPU.
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Intel is plenty. Now my Next Laptop will be something with AMD GPU.

It is not about whether or not Intel is plenty or not. The problem is that without a real competitor anymore, Intel has full control over pricing. I hope this does not mean mark up on prices or stalled innovation on Intel's part.
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Prices are more likely to go down with this news than anything.
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AMD wasn't talking like this until after BD's release. Coincidence? With Ivy Bridge just around the corner AMD is in trouble and they know it.
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Originally Posted by OC'ing Noob View Post

It is not about whether or not Intel is plenty or not. The problem is that without a real competitor anymore, Intel has full control over pricing. I hope this does not mean mark up on prices or stalled innovation on Intel's part.

I really wouldn't worry too much...Intel will want to make money. So they will have to make a product to compete with their older products. If they start making their CPU's not perform much better and price them too high people will run their systems into the dirt and only upgrade when it is absolutely needed. Meaning less sales for Intel.

I suppose they could very, very gradually creep up prices over time, but it would have to be very slow
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