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I read somewhere that some time ago AMD bought about 7 or 8% of some company that produces memory... So they have some production available.
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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.

You assume the school teacher who just bought an all in one from Dell understands that. The mechanic who doesn't have the time to read up on "tech" sites, he just bought a HP machine packed with all the same brand. The baker, the cook, real estate agent, I could go on and on about the average joe and the average profession. They don't have the time, they don't CARE to know. You may laugh, know what they do? They laugh at you for wasting time reading up on tech, what a waste of time on video games. Who honestly cares? Techies? Yeah, anyone else? No. That's what the label nerd, geek, or any other slang refers too.

So yeah, this is a big deal for the average joe. Instead of a computer with parts from all over, everything comes in one package. Those questions like "how good is the ram, the cpu, is the graphics ok?", it's now covered as it will be all AMD. An all in one package where the average joe doesn't have to have his nerd friends tell him what to buy. He can buy it from AMD, a company that makes processors and frankly does a good job. Not the best but hey, they do everything the average joe wants and more. Plenty more.
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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.

The sales they get from OEMs dwarfs what they get from GPUs.
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All this dilutes AMD's focus for what? The margins are thin in DRAM and SSDs.... unless you actually make the stuff.

It doesn't dilute AMD's focus.

It makes AMD be present in almost the entire spectrum of PC components, which greatly improves the chances of people seeing their products, and vastly enhances the effect of advertising (since you're not only selling processors, but processors, graphics cards, memory kits, and SSDs).
   
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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
5) You need more staff to do all of the above plus management
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I don't quite agree with you there...

Say, the radeon ram was OCZ rebrand:

1 - is true, you would have to pay to get a stock of said product, but its a win-win, OCZ can 'sell' a huge volume to AMD at a lower margin, likewise AMD has lower operating costs. OCZ would have lower advertising costs.
2,3,4 - can all be taken care of by OCZ
5 - partially, 1-2 staff members of the existing AMD sales/purchasing team could do that work. Only cost would be advertising and new logo's
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post #35 of 104
Too many product lines.

If they want to market RAM and SSD's then they need to do so to the extreme. Screw "value" RAM...go straight for the high-end gaming/enthusiast market and stay there. AMD is already spread a tad thin so the last thing they need to do is muck it all up by adding and selling an additional 600 products.

Not to mention the cost of more employees, more stock, more customer service needs, more RMA's, etc.

Over all it COULD have been a good move but I see this one biting them in the ass.
post #36 of 104
AMD should go with memory thing since they design GPU so they have knowledge of memories and they have the experience involving this.

They have atleast some production capability since they bought 7-8% of company that produces memory even thought I forgot the name of that company...
post #37 of 104
Uhm, not sure why people are making a big deal of this. Intel does the same thing with their patriot branded memory and SSDs. The margins are low but they are reliable sellers - in other words, it's very low risk since the stuff is very easy to sell.
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So are they manufacturing them or just stickers on micron chips?

Actually, Micron in Israel is old Intel Fab18 that made pentiums 4. Now they are producing memory chips on same equipment Intel used for cpu's...
Microns Israel isn't doing all that well tho.
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post #39 of 104
AMD should get faster RAM to go with their APUs. If the RAM they sell is slow, it will backfire on them.

Also, unless the SSD is a Samsung, corsair, or Crucial (Micron) rebrand it would be a waste. How many people bother with anything other than Samsung (840 pro), Crucial (m4), Kingston (HyperX), Corsair (Neutron)? OCZ is a wreck even if their Vertex 4 /Vector is supposedly fast.

PNY Prevail , Micron P400, HItachi Ultrastar SSD400S.B , and other Enterprise SSDs don't register in consumers' minds.
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Maybe this is targeted at AMD fanboys, lol. They also need to bring back Ruby chick then.

I really miss Ruby. frown.gif
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