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On the other hand, they're probably regretting the money they spent shaking hands with Dataram just to put their logo on an old ramdisk program.
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I hope another company steps in buys the graphics division before the ship sinks completely.
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The 15% should come from support, since no one is buying their wares anyway.
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I am most worried for them for the fact that they are the only thing standing between the consumer and Wintel monopoly.
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Quote:
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Your plan would probably fix the rest of the economy as well.

zing

too bad it won't happen redface.gif
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AMD is one of the best companies in the field...
Ppl keep smacking them for not being the best etc etc, when most of the ideas of modern CPUs (and current GPUs) were pioneered by AMD.
Without them we would still have P4 architecture...not that intel was incapable of doing AMD's x86-64, they just were too stubborn to take risks - as all wanna-be monopolies are (see Apple).
At the same time we have intel repeatedly penalizing them for decades now, hitting them under the belt, extorting the vendors not to buy their CPUs, not to build mobos with their chipsets, to focus on SSE that they would refuse to licence etc etc...all that, so that less than a couple of years after AMD got a real break with the Athlon 64, intel would get to play with it too.

It is too bad that they are getting hammered again - I want to believe that they've pulled harder ones and made it through.
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If anything happens (hope not). ATI shouldn't go with AMD, they compete pretty well with Nvidia, and we will see horrendous price inflation because of that matter, even now after the GTX 680 got beaten by the 7970GE it is still hovering around $500+.
At least Intel priced the i5 3570k reasonably even with no competition.
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I am most worried for them for the fact that they are the only thing standing between the consumer and Wintel monopoly.

I'm not too worried, every year ARM devices gain more and more desktop functionality. IMO it's inevitable that they will someday compete in the same space. It seems to me that Intel is already running as though ARM is their main competitor.
And since Windows doesn't run on ARM (and Win RT is going to flop) that pretty much takes care of both the CPU and OS front at the same time.

The big downside (if AMD crashes and leaves nothing of value) is that video game graphics would stall until they can get something better than a 680 to run in your cell phone.
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Releasing x86 CPUs that did worse than the previous generation, while they're competitors were setting the bar higher...

Asking for it? rolleyes.gif

I was a AMD Fanboi waiting for the much anticipated Bulldozer. I had a ROG Crosshair V just waiting for it.
I sold it after BD's release and bought a 2500k setup and never looked back... They made a very poor choice and now are paying for it.
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I thought Intel and Nvidia are collaborating
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