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And what would these core issues be exactly?

No new high end GPUs for over 1.5 years. It'll be 2 by the time they'll actually end up shipping something.

People aren't moaning because they don't like free games, they're moaning because AMD isn't doing anything to help the market. They're not releasing anything.
 
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I know this is great from a consumer's point of view, but I can't help but think that this really isn't a good sign for us in the long run at all. These games aren't exactly free for AMD. And I know people have said that they get a bulk discount or something like that, but I'm willing to bet it's not exactly huge, these companies don't want to give these games away.

So, like was said, about $300 in games when purchasing the 7990...how much is AMD really profiting on a 7990 sale then? Whatever it was before, it's a good amount less now with all those games. I know this Bundle is supposed to bring people over to AMD, so, I just hope it brings enough new customers over to make this Bundle worth-while.

I just see all of these massive game giveaways as a really bad sign, even if it is good for the consumer at the moment. Let's hope the company can bounce back into better shape.

I keep saying that these massive bundles are going to be counterproductive eventually, if only because it's training people to buy cards only when there's $TEXAS amount of games included.

As some point AMD's going to have to stop offering them (either because they think their next line is compelling enough to not need them, or that they just can't afford the bundles any longer) and then what happens?

Note that this has little or nothing to do with the quality of the card itself, but consumer psychology and perceived value.
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No new high end GPUs for over 1.5 years. It'll be 2 by the time they'll actually end up shipping something.

People aren't moaning because they don't like free games, they're moaning because AMD isn't doing anything to help the market. They're not releasing anything.

the fact that AMD skipped a refresh is disappointing as a consumer. But this looks to be a one time incident and not a long term trend. AMD has made decisions based on their strained financials and product commitments to Sony and Microsoft.
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the fact that AMD skipped a refresh is disappointing as a consumer. But this looks to be a one time incident and not a long term trend.

That's quite possible, but it'll take 2-3 years to find out if your supposition is correct or not (assuming that the next generation of Radeon cards comes out Q4'13 / Q1'14 and its lifecycle before an expected refresh is 12-18 months).
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Everyone seems to be an economist with insider knowledge on AMDs corporate affairs on this site.

Well, first of all I must point out the fact that this site offers a place to discuss one's opinion of quite a large array of topics, regardless of whether or not it's based on hard evidence.

Second...what other conclusion could one reach? We have one company that's pricing products through the roof and is still raking in record profits, and another company that has lowered prices a notable amount below the competition's and is throwing hundreds of dollars of free games at potential customers just to make a sale. Obviously, even with no evidence of the company's insider financial information, it's a safe bet to say that they're struggling.
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Closing as this is a repost.
Continue the discussion here, please http://www.overclock.net/t/1391547/hardwaresecrets-amd-never-settle-reloaded-announcement-levelup/

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