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So this quote kind of implies they aren't making as much money off consoles as may have been expected. If sales of those chips are ramping up but gross margins are going down, that would seem to imply lower ASPs for those chips. I guess a smaller piece of a larger pie is still better, but it kind of implies their margins on console chips aren't very good right now (although that should change as they shrink the die in future years)

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I'm really glad their revenue bumped up thanks to next-gen chips. Although the profit wasn't all that great, it really sets AMD on track with their whole Unified Gaming initiative.

This, plus the huge gambles/investments in HSA and 4-to-8-core multithreading as well as dipping into the ARM market, shows just how long-term AMD is planning. I really hope they do well, because I don't see anybody else being nearly as important to the advancement of CPU/GPU tech as them right now.
     
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