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The short story, you can read it in this press release, is that the Wafer Purchase Agreement between AMD and Global Foundries has changed. AMD used to pay per wafer, as is the industry norm for dealing with foundries, and they still do for 45nm wafers. On 32nm wafers, AMD is now paying per good chip, something that is never done, even when things are horrifically bad. On top of that, AMD also takes a $492 million non-cash gain in Q1 relating to Global Foundries, the Chartered Semiconductor acquisition, and how that deal is structured.
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Llano is being produced! Time for some burglary!
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Is a good thing, now AMD only paid for the chip that is good, and the bad one, GF can eat the failure of those yield


More expenive? idk
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I get the feeling that this'll mean the end of "unlockable" processors, since they're not taking any "bad" chips to be reborn into dual/quad/(most possibly)hexa-core processors.
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Sweet this just means that AMD is finding a way to make the BD chips cheaper for consumers!
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post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by Toransu View Post
I get the feeling that this'll mean the end of "unlockable" processors, since they're not taking any "bad" chips to be reborn into dual/quad/(most possibly)hexa-core processors.
I think they mean bad chip as in DOA, that does not fully function, before AMD are paying by Per wafer meaning if there is few bad yielding in some of those wafer, AMD gonna eat those lost

so for example $10 per wafer including the bad one...

Now that same wafer cost only $7 because few of the chips are bad

This will bring price lower to consumer as well

Unless GF are charging more per chips then on wafer.

(Those pricing is just an example)
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I think they mean bad chip as in DOA, that does not fully function, before AMD are paying by Per wafer meaning if there is few bad yielding in some of those wafer, AMD gonna eat those lost

so for example $10 per wafer including the bad one...

Now that same wafer cost only $7 because few of the chips are bad

This will bring price lower to consumer as well

Unless GF are charging more per chips then on wafer.

(Those pricing is just an example)
Or AMD could charge the same but make more money. Either way, more money for AMD is good.
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post #8 of 21
Not sure if this is good or bad news... will be interesting to see peoples responses on this.

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Whatever the real reasons are, they will likely be answered during a call AMD has for the financial community Monday morning.
NEWS TOMORROW?!?!?
Edited by cayennemist - 4/4/11 at 1:19am
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hmm this should bring the prices of CPU's down hopefully. AMD is already band for buck and buck for core.

if clock for clock AMD perform better then Intel and the price is the normal bang for buck then i think that AMD will start to own market share.

Now all they need is a nice kernel to work with OSX and that will be all access to all markets
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Well I really hope that the 28nm process is a really nice high quality performance wise, I remember hearing oh the 68xx's will be great and will be 28nm, then is was supposed to be the 69xx's. Now AMD is only willing to pay by the good chip? Oh yeah it's been an extra year and now their still not really all that confident with the production quality?

Amd please don't let your self get distracted, yes... yes... I know that bulldozer is running late, fine things happen. But if a chip fab can't live up to your requirements just move on, I don't want my upcoming 7xxx card to end up being your take on a 590.
    
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