Originally Posted by scyy
That is just one of the many links that come up searching for AMD bankruptcy. As I said they are doing better now but they weren't doing so hot afew years ago.
You know why? Because thats when they acquired ATi, which was a risky but brilliant buisness move.
"A few years ago" is meaningless in the computer industry. A few years ago ASRock didnt exist but they are making a name for themselves now. A few years ago Seagate messed up but today they are doing well (even if they have a 55% failure rate within 3 years).
In computers recent history is really only useful for perspective on today, not for determining anything else. AMD was faster than intel "A few years ago." Thats good to know, but not especially relevant to how things are today beyond the idea that AMD has the potential to be better.
The industry moves to fast to use "A few years ago" as the basis for an argument.
Dont go around saying things you dont fully understand and giving proof that is out of date.
AMD was not near bankruptcy. Their revenue alone was not enough to cover their expenses after that acquisition, but thats far from being near bankruptcy as they had large amounts of assets they could use other than base revenue stream. They lost money in the short term, but that doesn't mean anything when it worked out VERY favorably for them within 18 months.
I may just have to go SB if this is the case.
Ive been waiting for comparisons between SB and BD but if its going to be august im probably going to just pick up an i7 2600K and a few other parts. Im not going to wait until August for BD just to have Ivybridge come out 6 months later. Sandybridge will serve my purposes just fine even if BD is better.