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ive been noticing AMD's market share dropping all the time and ive thought of how they get beaten by the own technologies they create in some cases
some i have thought about are:

1) putting the memory controller inside the processor
(although not a true AMD technology) intel thought it was stupid to begin with then used it inside their processors

2) eyefinity
(although im sure they didnt come up with the idea) AMD/ATI have had eyefinity for a while and this was/is a big reason to buy their cards. now NVIDIA have done the same but with better 3D capabilities

3) dual GPU'S (on the same PCB)
NVIDIA very often out muscle AMD/ATI. i havent been into hardware for a long time but im pretty sure this was one of AMD/ATI ways to outmuscle NVIDIAs single GPU. now NVIDIA do the same

i can bet alot of money that were going to see 3 or 4GB VRAM on NVIDIA's next generation to improve surround/3D single card performance

i am not a fan boy and i like all manufacturers but i cant help thinking that AMD deserve more credit than they get from their own technologies. i mean soon people may replace eyefinity with surround when talking about multimonitor gaming

if im wrong about anything or you find this thread stupid i apollogise and i will change it accordingly. also feel free to post about more cases even where AMD may have copied other manufacturers
Edited by milanalden - 4/3/13 at 6:42pm
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When you're a smaller company you typically have to find more innovative approaches to remain vaguely competitive in the market.

There are also other ones that AMD pushed for like 64 bit extensions in the consumer space, 'true' quad+ core design (which let them recover a lot of CPUs that may have had one or two defective cores and sold as lesser X3 or X2), APUs, HSA, etc. I'm interested how Kaveri will flesh out being tied into with GDDR5 as its RAM platform.

Ideas themselves like 'putting a memory controller on the CPU' aren't specifically proprietary to AMD, I don't think you could include these concepts as 'their technology'.
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i know what you mean by the memory controller. i will update the first post. i find it weird that all these intel engineers and designers didnt think of it first.
i didnt realise about the CPU recovery/resell method. its a clever idea. do other manufacters do this or just AMD
that is the first ive heard of kaveri thanks biggrin.gif . that could go down really well depending on price and performance especially in laptops if it takes off
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