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Originally Posted by ultralord910 View Post

I read on SA that the hardest hit will be engineering department of AMD's graphics division. doh.gif If this goes through AMD is definitely finished.
That would be horrible.
Their graphics technology is largely what's keeping them afloat.
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post #32 of 86
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Originally Posted by Evil Penguin View Post

That would be horrible.
Their graphics technology is largely what's keeping them afloat.
This is not true. Only a relatively small percentage of AMD's revenue comes from their graphics division. Still, I don't want to see cuts made there, or anywhere for that matter.
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post #33 of 86
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This is not true. Only a relatively small percentage of AMD's revenue comes from their graphics division. Still, I don't want to see cuts made there, or anywhere for that matter.
I said their tech, not their discrete graphics cards (if that was implied).
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post #34 of 86
This is like a punch in the gut. AMD going down any further worries me on the future of desktop consumer tech, its presence is ironically required by Intel just to shed its anti trust suspicions.

And I thought all upcoming console designs would incorporate their graphics tech. I guess it isn't much of a boon as I thought? Either way, I hope they could leverage it as much as they can.
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SemiAccurate believes that incompetence of AMD's board is the problem and will eventually doom the company:
http://semiaccurate.com/2012/10/12/amds-layoffs-target-engineering/
 
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post #36 of 86
I really want AMD to survive. It would bad for a lot of peopple if AMD died out.
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The worst part is that those trash board members will be the few that walk away (relatively) cleanly.
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Let's hope ARM are designing 'desktop' architectures as we speak, if only to give competition to Intel if (when) AMD closes.
 
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Let's hope ARM are designing 'desktop' architectures as we speak, if only to give competition to Intel if (when) AMD closes.
If AMD closes I'd rather there be x86 patent exclusivity removal allowing all chip designers to work on the architecture.
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