Originally Posted by Alatar
Something being valued at X number of dollars really has nothing to do with profits. That's just basically revenue combined with all the reseaerch costs.
What actually tells you something about profits is stuff like this: http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20130528222526_AMD_Will_Receive_60_100_for_Every_SoC_for_Next_Gen_Game_Consoles.html
Huge chips and they're selling them as low as $60? That means very low (if any) profit margins. Of course they'll get better once they're able to die shrink the chips to 20nm and beyond but that's going to take a while.
But the obvious advantage to AMD is getting their tech out there. Not direct short term profits.
Again its just a load of "we believe this and we believe that" and then make up a bunch of numbers based last generations and thin air, there is nothing in that which is even remotely substantiated.
There are no facts, at all, no knowledge of anything, its all completely fabricated rubbish.
To put it into perspective their share value predictions are already way out, AMD's stock has already been upgraded from sell to strong buy, skipping buy and hold, for those who don't know; that's pretty unprecedented.
That just wouldn't happen if the real experts don't think such an action was warranted, I don't buy into people on the outside periphery pretending to be experts writing articles proclaiming them selves to be in the know when its blatantly obvious they have no knowledge of anything. everyone should be very wiry of articles like this, they start nonsense rumour mills.
Here, what the real experts think
http://www.zacks.com/stock/news/103716/advanced-micro-up-on-analyst-upgradesEdited by Abundant Cores - 7/18/13 at 5:00am