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AMD itself is going nowhere, but there's a high chance the AMD you know will cease to exist..
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Originally Posted by svenge View Post

None of the companies you listed were on the brink of bankruptcy.

IBM has been on worse situations than what AMD is going through right now..
Edited by kpriess - 3/12/13 at 11:26am
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post #32 of 96
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Originally Posted by bencher View Post

Moving on...


I wonder what this money can do really...

Pay GloFo
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AMD just refinanced a $485 million payment required to pay off debt from a $1.5 billion convertible senior notes offering in August of 2007, but it cannot refinance a $225 million payment that is due to be paid to Globalfoundries in Q1 2013. The proceeds from the Austin campus sale should be able to cover that obligation almost entirely.
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Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post

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.

Sony has sold two of their main buildings in Japan in the last 4 months or so....

I don't think Sony is going anywhere.
    
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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.

I want to know who is buying all these properties...some one is making money out there. I'd like to send them a resume.
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I want to know who is buying all these properties...some one is making money out there. I'd like to send them a resume.

It's Austin, which is like the defacto capital of the legal world, at least in the USA midstates. Many IP recruiters and large-unheard of patent firms making BANK.
 
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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.

doh.gif

When I recommend computers for someone who needs it for the internet/writing documents/basic photo editing, etc. I only recommend AMD because of the price.
    
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Sony has sold two of their main buildings in Japan in the last 4 months or so....

I don't think Sony is going anywhere.

Sony also sold their US headquarters building in Manhattan but are continuing to operate in it.
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Most the people I know will never use an amd gpu or cpu.

Ask them why, you get no answer.

Yes. I told this guy I vaguely know from church the spec of my new PC (3770k, 16GB RAM, Radeon HD 7970) And he literally said:

"Well, that's nothing special, because you put Radeon in it". He uses a 660 Ti.

He wouldn't believe it could keep up with anything from nVidia until I showed him benchies at the end of the service. His excuse for never using 'Radeon'? "Well, I like nVidia."

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Well all that tells me is Intel is much better at marketing their products then. If the perception is that the Intel-lovers are on a AMD hate crusade, telling everyone they know not to buy AMD, than all I can do is laugh I guess. tongue.gif
Most people I know wouldn't know whether their own PC had Intel or AMD, or even what a processor/CPU even is.

Yes. Most OEMs use Intel, so when an advert goes out for a laptop from say, PC world or something, you get the Intel logo and the "dun, dun dun dun!" jingle at the end of the ad. Another friend of mine during a Lord of The Rings night told me to have mercy on my friend's laptop. We were browsing national rail enquiries for train times. It took a while to open Firefox so he said "don't expect much from it, it's AMD". There was actually an Intel Celeron inside it, you could even see the sticker on it and everything. But he disregarded that completely >.>

If people weren't so ignorant, they'd check some benchmarks or understand that PCs get slow with bloatware and old IDE or 5400RPM drives.

After checking benchies, they'd have a valid reason for criticizing AMD.
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post #39 of 96
It's simple. You build a better product and people will buy it.
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Lol i can confirm brand loyalty, I have seen people recommend locked i3's over fx 8350's. LOL'd.
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