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I think this is good since future chips from AMD are supposed to all be APU's. We'll need fast, but cheap RAM.
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Which if I recall used to be the best price/performance 1600MHz sticks for the average Joe, as they were as easy to fit as just plug them in and the SPD will read 1600MHz, CL9 and 1.5V, unless the extremely vast majority of sticks that boot at 1333 CL9 1.5V.

You're right, they do boot to their rated SPD using "optimized defaults" or whatever in the BIOS (on an AMD platform at least, not sure about Intel). They were priced about average @ $20-25, and only sold in single stick kits. So, $40-50 is what it would have taken for 2x4GB. They overclocked okay as well. Definitely good sticks for the average Joe, in my opinion.
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I honestly don't see what they hope they gain by entering saturated markets. Just seems like a waste of time and money.
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post #24 of 104
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I honestly don't see what they hope they gain by entering saturated markets. Just seems like a waste of time and money.

They are expanding their portfolio. The more diverse they are, the more valuable they appear. Especially if these products begin to sell well. I am most curios about the SSDs. Desktop parts don't generally sell big numbers, but SSDs are a crossover item since they fit laptops. If they can make a name for themselves, I could see this as being a wise move. But in all honesty, I don't see these parts taking off.
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All I can say is OEM builds or the average joe looking for a name it can trust (AMD CPU, AMD RAM). It's a smart move in ways, in ways it isn't. We'll see, I think the biggest thing they can get out of this is OEMs using all AMD parts.
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post #26 of 104
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As long as that it is what they are doing...I think they be pretty dumb to start making SSDs like Intel is right now.

I think AMD did this in past with memory already. Oh wait duh...the Radeon Edition Memory. I forgot. That was still around just last year. I am sure it is still on the market. I've personally never purchased it though
You're not insinuating that Intel was stupid for entering the SSD market are you? After-all they not only revolutionized it, but always have and still make some of the best SSD's around. It's been pretty profitable for them as well, though not by Intel standards but definitely by AMD. And if I remember correctly, the AMD memory was pretty damn good at a great price. Sure, it's not going to oc to 2400 from 1600 but it gets the job done. But the most important reason they are doing this, and I would bet money on it, is laptops, tablets and OEM's. Having the ability to control 80% of what goes into a computer and you lower overhead as well as increase margins and control over the end product while lowering market share for others. It wouldn't be crazy to think laptops with AMD APU's would come with AMD SSD's and AMD Memory. In fact, it's only logical.
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Rebranding is cheap. All it takes is advertising and stickers to slap on the products. thumb.gif

No, it is not that simple.

1) You have to tie up capital to buy products from suppliers (and AMD is tight on money)
2) You have to manage warehousing and logistics.... which cost money.
3) You have to provide customer support and warranty replacement.
4) You need some quality assurance
4) You need more staff to do all of the above plus management


All this dilutes AMD's focus for what? The margins are thin in DRAM and SSDs.... unless you actually make the stuff.
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Is this more of an attempt to increase brand recognition? If so, at what cost...
 
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post #29 of 104
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You're not insinuating that Intel was stupid for entering the SSD market are you? After-all they not only revolutionized it, but always have and still make some of the best SSD's around. It's been pretty profitable for them as well, though not by Intel standards but definitely by AMD. And if I remember correctly, the AMD memory was pretty damn good at a great price. Sure, it's not going to oc to 2400 from 1600 but it gets the job done. But the most important reason they are doing this, and I would bet money on it, is laptops, tablets and OEM's. Having the ability to control 80% of what goes into a computer and you lower overhead as well as increase margins and control over the end product while lowering market share for others. It wouldn't be crazy to think laptops with AMD APU's would come with AMD SSD's and AMD Memory. In fact, it's only logical.

Not when you don't have enough capital to keep your core business (CPUs) afloat and have to resort to desperation tactics like mass layoffs, spinning off foundries, and selling/re-leasing your own HQ.

Not to mention that no self-respecting Intel owner would look twice at an AMD-branded peripheral without bursting out in laughter. Since Intel has a 80+ percent market share in CPUs, that is a significant hurdle.
Edited by svenge - 3/20/13 at 1:58pm
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I question the decision and the reasoning for it. GPUs are what they need to be focusing on. 8000s series needs to be a big hit.
    
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