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"On a quarter basis, AMD expenses stayed flat in the last four quarters at $300 million. The R&D expenses of Intel increased from $ 2.527 billion to $2.826 billion, up from $300 million. If we take the R&D expenses as a % of total revenues, Intel stayed flat at 20% during the last four quarters. On the contrary, AMD's R&D expenses, as a % of total revenues, decreased from 28.68% to 18.44% as you can see in the graph."

Umm..Looks to me like trying to innovate is not on their agenda.


Source: http://seekingalpha.com/article/2140053-avoid-this-well-known-chipmaker
 
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I remember when I used to consider AMD CPUs for serious gaming rigs.

I feel old frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

Umm..Looks to me like trying to innovate is not on their agenda.

There might not have been a lot of choice. If your in a tough market position sometimes you have to focus on survival and maximizing the profitability of what you already have.
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There goes the AM3+ socket. But will APU sales for the casual gamers be enough?
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Originally Posted by nill View Post

There goes the AM3+ socket. But will APU sales for the casual gamers be enough?

hasn't am3+ been "dead" a long time ago already?

anyway, for the fun of it, compare intel/amd market caps aswell.

I believe in 2014 amd will have to focus on gpu side more to make money and in 2015 they will release a new FX cpu. I think its a wise business decision. Absolutely no need for put out CPU-s as frequently as intel does.
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Amd is still great bang for your buck but if you want extreme performance and do not care what you pay, Intel is the only way.
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The 28%-18.44% you're experiencing is because they dropped updating fabrications leaving the fabrications to update themselves. They already have a heavily planned out road map. They are pulling a NASA, small funding big operations. This is just propaganda being thrown out by an Intel Fanboy. I love all the processing companies but I won't have slander on this forum.
Edited by SpeedyVT - 4/15/14 at 6:19am
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Originally Posted by L36 View Post

Amd is still great bang for your buck but if you want extreme performance and do not care what you pay, Intel is the only way.

This pretty sums it up, for gaming I would never buy a 4770K I would of went for a 8320 or maybe something like a 6300 lol.
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There might not have been a lot of choice. If your in a tough market position sometimes you have to focus on survival and maximizing the profitability of what you already have.

Not only that, but AMD also trimmed alot of staff recently. Many of those staff members were likely middle-managerial or redundant positions in the RnD section.

Throwing money at something =/= innovation

EDIT: Noticed link. Oh gosh Seeking Alpha... These guys have some of the most ridiculous and garbage writing I've seen this side of SemiAcc and Charlie. Don't trust a thing they have to say
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There might not have been a lot of choice. If your in a tough market position sometimes you have to focus on survival and maximizing the profitability of what you already have.

I'm not sure this works long-term.

But the writing has been on the wall for a long time - AMD is out of the high end desktop space and Intel is the sole remaining purveyor of high end gaming/workstation/server CPUs. AMD will likely manage to survive by relying on their GPUs and sales of entry level APUs. AMD's console deal certainly was a big win for them as well.

If Intel ever manages to beat them in the low end integrated graphics segment, they're done as far as their CPU business is concerned. 2cents.gif
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