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post #61 of 86
Can we please stop with all the horse poop doomsday FUD...
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Guys at the end of the day AMD have said for a long time they are focussing on APU if you are committed to that it's all the more likely they will cut staff because putting everything on to one chip means you don't need as much resources in each departmeny, hsa from my understanding is supposed to streamline software which should mean that small improvements each year will yield a good step forward. If they only need to make small steps forward they don't need a big research and engineering department
Actually I think we need to consider this.
The advent of HSA could mean the effective end of CPU-only parts from AMD, the need for any significant levels of R&D investment and staffing, and thus the need for a lot of these positions altogether. HSA as a standard has been designed to enable higher productivity with lower R&D and program development time.
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Government bail out anyone?
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AMD isn't dead, they're making necessary cuts to survive. IMO they'll just have to drop the CPU segment, I'm afraid.

APUs are more lucrative, GPUs too until the majority of the desktop market poops out.

Survival of the fittest, lets hope AMD is fit.
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QUICKLY!! Everyone go build a new folding rig(s) with a Bulldozer(s) and 7970s!!

I love my 7970s and everything, but they fold like crap. BD does a poor job in that department as well.
    
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AMD isn't dead, they're making necessary cuts to survive. IMO they'll just have to drop the CPU segment, I'm afraid.
APUs are more lucrative, GPUs too until the majority of the desktop market poops out.
Survival of the fittest, lets hope AMD is fit.

This,
AMD will probably drop the x86 desktop line..
I reckon they'll keep the APU line as they're rather successful, same with the Radeons. I see them being rather successful if AMD do an nVidia and optimize games for their cards.
 
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post #67 of 86
Instead of companies like Apple or Google buying AMD, how about a company with its own Fab->Samsung buying up AMD?
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post #68 of 86
Well thats a good plan if its true. Fire third of your engineering department and hope that you catch up with Intel by some miracle.
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You all realize this is in the rumors category, right?
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You all realize this is in the rumors category, right?

Yes, and that the title of the thread says "COULD"
 
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