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Why all the doom and gloom? Samsung, HP, Lenovo, IBM and many others have sold certain pieces of their real estate and moved to leasing agreements.

None of the companies you listed were on the brink of bankruptcy.
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They're shuffling assets around to make their payments. It's like getting a home equity line of credit to pay the power bill while times are tough. No, it's not ideal and means you're in a bit of trouble, but it's not all gloom and doom.
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In the long term that's going to make everything worse.
Sony are using AMD CPUs in the PS4 and it's rumoured the next XBOX is doing the same thing. AMD aren't going anywhere lol
AMD will make very little money from each of those sales. Maybe 3 to 4 cents above cost and will lose most of that in final production.


Sony and microsoft sales their products at a lost. When you do that, everyone in the supply chain has to sell at cost.
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AMD will make very little money from each of those sales. Maybe 3 to 4 cents above cost and will lose most of that in final production.


Sony and microsoft sales their products at a lost. When you do that, everyone in the supply chain has to sell at cost.

This is not true...
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Isn't the whole AMD doom and gloom played out? they are going to be fine and will end 2013 with Q4 in the black.
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I have seen completely non techie people come into a store and proclaim that they hate AMD because they are so slow. I ask them what they need their computer for: "Email and Internet"

There is no difference.
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AMD is not dying... relax people, their next generation of APUs will generate them a lot of revenue
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All of you who think this is bad news should be happily mistaken. Company is actively seeking ways to cut needless expenditures. This should be seen as a good thing so long as it does not impede their ability to produce the same yields.

This is what it sounds like to me.

I don't think AMD are going anywhere. Although it would be nice if they produced a processor that at least gave intel something to think about.
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Hopefully AMD can put this money in the right places, and pull out a better year than the last.
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Yout hink faster slow ram is their problem?

The reality of this is, No matter what amd does in the gpu or cpu area there sales will always be low.


The number of people that will never buy a component made by amd is very high.

If they should make a processor faster than intel another argument will be created as to why it shouldnt be purchased.

Same for the GPU department. Even though a 7970 is faster and cost $100 less than a gtx 680. Look what has and is happening.

Yes, people who bought an Intel product at some point in life have switched forever and will never turn back. That's quite the blanket statement. Brand allegiance is the stupidest topic to ever grace these forums. Very few, if any of use here, have anything against AMD or Intel, or Nvidia, or...we buy what gives us the performance we desire. Just because you see more Nvidia/Intel builds, and that ties your panties in a knot, does not make your blanket statement any more accurate. Last purchase I made was an AMD A10 lappy, by the way...Fan-boys of all kinds suck, but die-hard AMD-boys are among the whiniest groups I have ever encountered.
Edited by Aaron_Henderson - 3/12/13 at 10:21am
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Yout hink faster slow ram is their problem?

The reality of this is, No matter what amd does in the gpu or cpu area there sales will always be low.


The number of people that will never buy a component made by amd is very high.

If they should make a processor faster than intel another argument will be created as to why it shouldnt be purchased.

Same for the GPU department. Even though a 7970 is faster and cost $100 less than a gtx 680. Look what has and is happening.

This. Brand loyalty + marketing = everything.

Look at Apple laptops and desktops. They cost much more for mid-range components but because of advertisements and the name, they sell a lot.
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Yes, people who bought an Intel product at some point in life have switched forever and will never turn back. That's quite the blanket statement. Brand allegiance is the stupidest topic to ever grace these forums. Very few, if any of use here, have anything against AMD or Intel, or Nvidia, or...we buy what gives us the performance we desire. Just because you see more Nvidia/Intel builds, and that ties your panties in a knot, does not make your blanket statement any more accurate. Last purchase I made was an AMD A10 lappy, by the way...

Most people aren't people on OCN. Most people are far more ignorant.

Look at Steam hardware statistics. AMD's share has always been around 25% to 27% even before BD and PD were released.
Edited by Edge Of Pain - 3/12/13 at 10:20am
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