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profit margins are probably razer thin on the entire Raedon HD 7000 series trying to undercut Nvidia Kepler the last few months

I'm glad they have console business soon

They better stick around for a long time...because competition always benefits end users.
     
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The possibility of powering all 3 MAJOR eighth generation consoles is surely going to provide a lot of proffit for AMD over the next few years.
Lets hope those profits are put to good use for PC users, because I (and many others) don't give a gnat's fart for consoles thumb.gif
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Lets hope those profits are put to good use for PC users, because I (and many others) don't give a gnat's fart for consoles thumb.gif
That's a big concern I have as well. I recall articles back in the days of Bulldozer's launch stating AMD was going to shift focus away from desktop CPUs going forward. From the sound of this article they'll be bringing in money from consoles and mobile devices, but that doesn't mean it will be put back into their desktop products.

If AMD is going to keep a presence in the desktop market Steamroller needs to be a commercial success.
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I don't think they'll abandon PC users anytime soon. They need all the money can get! tongue.gif
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I knew I was sitting on my shares for a reason.
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AMD console domination; on top of that, HSA, which will be kind of like AMD's next x86-64
Yeah, I really think this is going to happen.

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I don't think they'll abandon PC users anytime soon. They need all the money can get! tongue.gif
Don't be sure, AMD have no obligation to "stay true to PC" or whatever. Every company can sway in whichever direction they feel suits them best. AMD was already showing huge signs of moving away from desktop and into mobile/console processors a while ago, they proved themselves to be damn good in that department.

Hopefully their Radeon department (or whatever it's called) will remain intact and strong....if nVidia has no competition, consumers as a whole will be screwed. As much as I love nVidia, they need to be kept on a leash or we'll be paying $1000+ for GPU's before too long like the 8800GTX days.
Edited by Tippy - 1/23/13 at 9:25pm
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Don't be sure, AMD have no obligation to "stay true to PC" or whatever. Every company can sway in whichever direction they feel suits them best. AMD was already showing huge signs of moving away from desktop and into mobile/console processors a while ago, they proved themselves to be damn good in that department.

Hopefully their Radeon department (or whatever it's called) will remain intact and strong....if nVidia has no competition, consumers as a whole will be screwed. As much as I love nVidia, they need to be kept on a leash or we'll be paying $1000+ for GPU's before too long like the 8800GTX days.

Have no fear, AMD's gpu section isn't going anywhere. It's one of the most profitable sections of AMD and they're currently beating Nvidia. Sadly AMD has little to no foothold in the GPU compute areas that Nvidia is currently dominating.
 
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Don't be sure, AMD have no obligation to "stay true to PC" or whatever. Every company can sway in whichever direction they feel suits them best. AMD was already showing huge signs of moving away from desktop and into mobile/console processors a while ago, they proved themselves to be damn good in that department.

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AMD should be good shape in the console market based on the Next Gen console leaks so far, but I still have reservations of them matching Intel in performance per watt on battery powered form factors(tablet/laptop/phones?) due to being 0.5-1 node behind, not to mention Intel engineer mentioned in Reddit AMA that Broadwell will have features that are impossible to have without owning your own fab.
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Dear AMD,

To help you get back to profitability I shall purchase an FX CPU the moment I have money.

Yours sincerily,

Someone who's been dreaming of getting PD since launch.
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