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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post

Meaning less revenue for Intel...so I don't think they'd get out of control anyway. Would you rather sell 1 million at $50 profit or 100,000 at a $100 profit.
Unless they start to purposely botch up the quality so that now CPUs might actually die or wear out more often...they will not be making much money.

Exactly. They compete with themselves. CPUs are not an inelastic good, and older products don't just cease to exist when new ones come out.
    
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I have a feeling that with the direction AMD wants to go that I might be switching my AM3+ board from my main rig to my LAN one, and moving the FM1 from that to my main some day. In other words, I think over time the FM1 socket will be important to AMD than the AM3+ one.

That won't be happening, but now I want to kick myself for buying an FM1 board. mad.gif
Edited by TheRockMonsi - 2/4/12 at 7:54am
 
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post #53 of 107
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That doesn't mean that AMD will necessarily decrease focus on desktop CPUs (as AMD it can be maintained at the present level of price-performance while AMD takes their mobile solutions to a new level).  The article is based on this mere quote it seems and that is a misconception.
It is possible for AMD to pave its own path and still be competitive with Intel's solutions.  For example: Programs that are not moving to GPU acceleration are moving to efficient multi-core optimization.

I completely agree with you as far as AMD still being competitive. The mobile (laptop) segment has been steadily growing over the years and if AMD can continue to improve upon their current APUs, then their really is nothing to worry about. As I stated in my last post, the increased revenue from their focus on mobile APUs should allow them to sink more money into R&D.
post #54 of 107
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I have a feeling that with the direction AMD wants to go that I might be switching my AM3+ board from my main rig to my LAN one, and moving the FM1 from that to my main some day. In other words, I think over time the FM1 socket will be important to AMD than the AM3+ one.

FM1 has hit a dead end already, I believe.
    
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If people extend their upgrading cycle due to high price of CPU, software developers will have to start optimizing their code more to get more performance out of the existing hardware. For the heavy number crunching, GPGPU will probably take over. So in the short term this might be bad, but there are substitutes in the market that are not used yet.
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What roadmap are you looking at?

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The second picture in the source.
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Thank God I won't be upgrading my 2500k anytime soon biggrin.gif But I'd like to see where this is heading.
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FM1 has hit a dead end already, I believe.
This would totally suck if it were true. So you're telling me the new Trinity APU's won't be compatible with FM1?
 
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This would totally suck if it were true. So you're telling me the new Trinity APU's won't be compatible with FM1?

It was announced awhile ago that Trinity will be FM2.
 
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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.

The prices already went up...but the stalled innovation part is subjective. To me we already have the signs that Intel has since they're releasing crippled 2600ks as a new product with the same TDP for (IIRC) near the same price. It's sad because they already have a CPU similar to the 2600k without a GPU in it that has a lower TDP and price called the E3-2130. But do I think they'll become completely unreasonable...doubtful. I think people would hold onto CPUs much longer then and Intel would have problems then.
     
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