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I really used to like amd, but it seems they have lost their ability to design anything anymore.

Is it true they didn't pay their chip designers enough and they all left?

Why can't they get the ati GPU guys to design the cpu?

This is getting depressing.

And why aren't they kicking out 12 core phenom II chips or something??
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post #2 of 70
They put a lot of money into Bulldozer which failed. They were putting all their hopes and dreams in that basket and it just didn't work. And they lost the respect of their customers by pricing it so high as if it were a good processor.
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Originally Posted by ASSEMbler View Post

I really used to like amd, but it seems they have lost their ability to design anything anymore.
Is it true they didn't pay their chip designers enough and they all left?
Why can't they get the ati GPU guys to design the cpu?
This is getting depressing.
And why aren't they kicking out 12 core phenom II chips or something??

cores mean nothing


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More cores doesn't mean more performance, this was a misconception slammed into the average consumers head. While high core count does have it's place, it isn't in the average users day to day.

As for why they can't compete? Financial situations are part of it, their products are profitable for them now but in the past it has been pretty touch and go. Not to mention Intel is EXTREMELY aggressive at taking engineers off the market.
    
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cores mean nothing
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This, just look at the i3 2100 dual core with HT keeps up with AMD's top chips.
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cores mean nothing

Depends on what they are used for. But for gaming they are not so important.

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I really used to like amd, but it seems they have lost their ability to design anything anymore.
Is it true they didn't pay their chip designers enough and they all left?
Why can't they get the ati GPU guys to design the cpu?
This is getting depressing.
And why aren't they kicking out 12 core phenom II chips or something??

 

More cores = absolutely squat. More cores no not mean they are better or faster.

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cores mean nothing

Their enterprise cpus are 12 core / 8 core. It would cost them almost nothing to have done it at the time.
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I dont know why they can't compete anymore but I do miss the days when my old single core athlon at 2.4 ghz ripped my brothers pentium 4 3.2ghz in half. I wish it was still that way, lack of research and based on that old truth is why I built what I have in my sig currently. But to be fair to amd, it does everything I ask it to without any real difficulty and I'm quite pleased with it in general.
 
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I really used to like amd, but it seems they have lost their ability to design anything anymore.
Is it true they didn't pay their chip designers enough and they all left?
Why can't they get the ati GPU guys to design the cpu?
This is getting depressing.
And why aren't they kicking out 12 core phenom II chips or something??

Can only do so much with sand man.

Last I read, they were focused on the future of computing, that's mobile computing.
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