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post #21 of 38
that's unlikely to happen
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that's unlikely to happen
no competition to deal with, I doubt very much the prices would stay were they are now.
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post #23 of 38
maybe you'd be surprised at how the microprocessor industry actually works

the 'competition' between intel and amd that you speak of is little more than marketing hype

anyway, you'll see in the future I guess
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post #24 of 38
I think some of you are confused. Just because they are seperating does not mean there not going to be AMD lol.
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I think some of you are confused. Just because they are seperating does not mean there not going to be AMD lol.
I know,I was pointing on his comment about his wishing AMD a quick death.
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post #26 of 38
Best move imo if they actually do it.
It also boils down to HOW they are going to split up. In my eyes 3 options:

a) Make the manufacturing a subsidiary of the CPU/GPU company. This would however negate the effect of splitting up as they would consolidate year end and thus the overall picture would remain the same.

b) Two separate entities that are just related parties.

c) Make a parent company called AMD/ATI that has all the management and administration, and have 2 subsidiaries below it, one of each division. Again the overall presentation at the year end will be same as A.

Now in all cases they can have their own loans and such, allowing for better resource management. The only "problem" option A and C has is that on consolidation of the accounts, balances will show up as currently even though each company will have different operations and results.

In anycase i believe its a good move. Focus on what you do best CPU/GPU designing etc, and leave the manufacturing to the pros. Hopefully they can get better yields AND speed up production!


P.S AMD buying ATI was the best thing for ATI. I highly doubt they would have done a good job of the X2 cards if they didn't have the know how of AMD and its X2/Phenom design. They would probably ended up making it like th GX2, 2pcbs on 1 pcie
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P.S AMD buying ATI was the best thing for ATI. I highly doubt they would have done a good job of the X2 cards if they didn't have the know how of AMD and its X2/Phenom design. They would probably ended up making it like th GX2, 2pcbs on 1 pcie
The 3870X2 is two 3870s, not on one die... so its not like ATi used the Athlon64 X2 design to build the 3870X2 and 3850X2. They put two 3800s on a card and used the Xpress 3200 (RD580) CrossFire chip, which they had been toying with since the S939 days. But AMD/ATi have helped each other out. I think AMD bought them because AMD always wanted to give the consumer a "complete" platform. Ever heard of AMD Fusion? ATi is going to play a big role in that.
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post #28 of 38
I haven't seen much news on "Fusion" wonder how that's working out.
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post #29 of 38
So, A/ and ND?
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NOBODY READS ANYMORE!

It doesn't say the CPU and GPU sections will split. ATI's chipsets are of tremendous benefit to AMD right now. AMD WILL NOT LET GO OF ATI.

The article states they just might not make the chips anymore. Considering that IBM and AMD have developed their next manufacturing process jointly and TSMC does all their chipsets/ GPUs it doesn't really take a stretch of imagination to envision AMD's manufacturing and design as seperate entities.
i know, its pretty funny that no one read the article...it said split into CPU/GPU/chipsets and semiconductors....so obviously AMD(cpus)+ATI are in the first group
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