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This is good for competition, thus, this is welcome news!
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lol. You fell for the troll article.

Intel paid AMD their $1B in 2009. They paid a fine to the EU to the tune of $1.2B as well, but the lawyers are trying to get rebates from the EU.

Some two-bit blogger on PCPer reads the story and thinks the EU fine goes to AMD, hasn't been paid, and now we have your post thumb.gif

That makes much more sense. That was bugging me, i didn't think there was any legitimate way to get out of paying a court ordered fine.
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Good to hear, now maybe Intel can pay them their $1.2+ Billion they still owe AMD.

lol. You fell for the troll article.

Intel paid AMD their $1B in 2009. They paid a fine to the EU to the tune of $1.2B as well, but the lawyers are trying to get rebates from the EU.

Some two-bit blogger on PCPer reads the story and thinks the EU fine goes to AMD, hasn't been paid, and now we have your post thumb.gif

Intel did not pay AMD. What happened was that when AMD spun off their fabs Intel said they'd broken their agreement and thus didn't need to pay the agreed sum.

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I'm sure intel are now crying in a corner, looking for the knife to cut their wrists because of your opinion and decision.
Btw are you using an android phone? Better throw it quickly into the water and take cover, because surprise, google have done the same. BTW what car are you driving?

I don't think I understand how that's related, nor why you're mocking his decision not to support Intel? Obviously you don't hold every aspect of your life to the same standard, or what am I missing here?

He's doing his best to be the second person I block on these forums after six years (the first one is that faitth person or whatever his name is, haven't seen him post in a while so he might have left to spread his Intel misinformation elsewhere).

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The Zen CPU is going to be available before 2017. It is the APU that will not be available until 2017.

Don't count on it:

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Matt Ramsay, Canaccord Genuity - Analyst

Thank you for the color and it's good to hear. I guess another question on Zen more in the PC market -- because I think your prepared remarks focused a bit more on server -- but maybe you could give us a little bit of an update in the timing of desktop and notebook potential launches.

It just seems to me going into the holiday season that it's still a little unclear as to where Zen is going to land relative to holiday ramps in the Western market and to Chinese New Year. So any color around that would be really helpful. Thank you.

Lisa Su, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - President and CEO

Yes. No, that's a fair question, Matt. So we have been very focused on the server launch for first half of 2017. Desktop should launch before that. In terms of true volume availability, I believe it will be in the first quarter of 2017. We may ship some limited volume towards the end of the fourth quarter, based on how bring-up goes and the customer readiness.

But again, if I look overall at what we are trying to do, I think the desktop product is very well-positioned for that high-end desktop segment, that enthusiast segment, in both channel and OEM, which is very much a segment that AMD knows well. And so that's where we would focus -- on desktop.

You should expect a notebook version of Zen with integrated graphics in 2017, and that development is going on as well. And so I think it's just a time of a lot of activity around the Zen and the different Zen product families.


Also, AMD has been on a mission to diversify its revenue streams. Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom segment made up 57% precent of the revenue and was profitable whereas the Computing and Graphics division is still hemorrhaging cash. $81 million operating loss with net revenues of $435 million.



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For the third quarter of 2016, we expect revenue to increase 18% sequentially, plus or minus 3%, primarily driven by our graphics and semicustom products, including the ramp of new semicustom business
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Don't count on it:

hmm interesting... sort of vague. I still think there will be desktop Zen available before 2017... I think that full volume comment is in terms of full product stack, such as mobile, embedded, custom, and desktop all going full tilt. She is giving an answer to people interested in the financials for the company as a whole, not just some enthusiasts wondering when the first chip will be available.
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Glad to see them moving in the right direction. They need to get AIB 480's out and some lower tiered cards rolling as well. A well priced RX 470 will do them wonders too.

On a side note: I knew the poster was definitely not the typical member that post these right off the bat, they only post the financial results when AMD does horrible.

I see the last READILY available powerful low profile card is the GTX 750 Ti, the HD7850 low pro isn't so common in the wild. maybe they can come out with new low profile card, if there is indeed an opening in the market?
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Vega is 2017, Zen is 2017, Nvidia GTX 1070 beats Polaris on power efficency, not to mention they have GTX 1080 and Titan X, Intel APU's easy rival those of AMD and Intel has Knights Landing to rival Fire Pros, same like Nvidia has it's next gen Teslas, RX480 makes cards like 390 / 390X obsolete, and i could not chose R9 FURY over GTX 1070 even as a AMD liker. Oh GTX 1060 just came out and it wins in Ashes Of The Singularity
( the important game ).
Only thing AMD now has to talk about is Doom, but i suppose not all people will know exactly what it has to do with Vulcan.
Polaris is an architecture not a card while the GTX1070 is a card not an architecture.
I was quite disappointed with the efficiency of the RX 480 however I still bought one for a friend that wanted value. Going by OC UK mod post the RX 480 sells really well so I guess it is a financial success even though it is a efficiency failure.
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Intel did not pay AMD. What happened was that when AMD spun off their fabs Intel said they'd broken their agreement and thus didn't need to pay the agreed sum.

Which AMD fanboy hive did you pull that fantasy from?

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2873
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With a major loss for Intel looming, the massive cost of many more years of litigation, and the monumental fine Intel would face if they lost a case in the United States (where damages are trebled), Intel and AMD sat down and began settlement talks in earnest in April, culminating in what has happened today. AMD and Intel have agreed to settle all of their outstanding litigation, Intel has agreed to adhere to certain business practices, Intel will be paying AMD, and the two companies have signed a new 5-year cross-licensing agreement for x86.

[...]

Out of this settlement come four major things for AMD:

  1. $1.25 billion in cold, hard cash.
  2. Intel will stop doing things that they and AMD agree they shouldn’t be doing.
  3. The right to not have to produce x86 CPUs in-house. AMD can go fabless.
  4. The right to have their x86 processors fabricated anywhere of AMD’s choosing.

Although AMD and Intel don’t attribute anything to the cash portion of the settlement beyond the fact that it’s a number the two could agree on, we believe that it is intended to cover the legal costs AMD has incurred over the years in fighting Intel. Remember why Intel settled in the first place: anti-trust suits are expensive. AMD will receive the $1.25 billion in cash within 30 days.

Oh, here's AMD adding 1.25 Billion in cash to their quarterly earnings report.
http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1172826

Are you seriously going to argue that Intel didn't pay AMD?
Edited by Exilon - 7/23/16 at 10:53am
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They haven't launch new cpu in ages and we have fanboy wars already on this single positive news. imagine what will happen on zen's launch.

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