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  • AMD: The Ugly Truth Behind The ARM 'Partnership' [View article]
    You seem to think Nvidia leads the way, this is not true. Its a trade off, but AMD has led the way in low power graphics that most people can actually use and afford. And AMD may actually have the fastest GPU and best multi-threaded server cpu at the moment. Nvidia seceded OpenGL and compute performance where AMD maintained their performance lead in these areas. But you dont care about these things. And didnt you know, Nvidia's rise to fame was from the acquisition of all of its competition.
    Nov 5, 2012. 12:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD: The Ugly Truth Behind The ARM 'Partnership' [View article]
    Reading press releases is not research.
    Nov 3, 2012. 01:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD: The Ugly Truth Behind The ARM 'Partnership' [View article]
    Did AMD say they were getting out of the high performance server CPU business? I think you read into the announcement a little too much. Another way you can read into is that AMD will be using X86 Opterons and ARM cores on the the same server, for some applications, kind of like Opteron + CUDA. AMD Opteron still scores plenty of points on performance, performance per watt and value.

    Not sure why you think other companies could make a better ARM SoC than AMD. And a lot of people confuse technology with manufacturing techniques. 20nm, 14nm, trigate, ect... are all just manufacturing techniques that someone can use to their advantage, but it doenst make the intelectual property better automatically. A lot of times is will just make it smaller, for better yields, and potentially no better performace, unless using that size to pack more into it.
    Nov 2, 2012. 12:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD: Tomorrow's Announcement Could Spark A Rally [View article]
    Intel makes some products better, not all products. Depends what you are in the market for. Intel also happens to have deep pockets with a lot of brainwashing, or advertising and people to praise them continually. Go get a decent AMD Llano or Trinity based notebook and an I3 or even I5 notebook and compare the experience. The result will be positive to AMD, or no difference for so many people.
    Oct 31, 2012. 04:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Blew Its Mobile Business - Or Did It? [View article]
    So, what if everyone else never uses it, does that mean that other company is behind? There can't possibly be two competing methods, that are equally as good for the given application? Why is it you think Intel's is the best way and everyone needs it? Not everyone needs it, so therefore they are not behind.
    Oct 31, 2012. 04:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Blew Its Mobile Business - Or Did It? [View article]
    You think mobile is just phones, thats absurd. Intel has been mobile for decades with laptops and the netbook that preceded tablets. There have been the tablets as well, just not the sexy thin ones like today. And what about all of the datacenters that move all that mobile data?
    Oct 31, 2012. 04:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD Bonds Offer High Yields After Price Drops [View article]
    They are low on cash because of previous charges and inventory write downs. The operating costs are low enough that its a low risk, as long as they stop paying out large sums of money to correct past mistakes. Basically, their cash problems stem from thier partner Global Foundries inability to produce, and then making AMD pay to go elsewhere.
    Oct 31, 2012. 12:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD: Tomorrow's Announcement Could Spark A Rally [View article]
    You know, AMD has led the way in low power consumption servers, so thats about ludricous to think they havent come up with low power chip yet. They have plenty of low power chips, they may not be in mainstream servers though. Opterons themselves have led the way in performance per watt, and continue to receive productivity awards for such.

    For those that dont want to buy the ridiculously priced Nvidia pro cards, you will notice that AMD's mainstream solutions blow away Nvidia Kepler consumer cards at every level in compute performance. And they beat in every other application using OpenGL, and Nvidia takes the crown in D3D games. But, while they do have professional graphics, they do not tend to have the best ones, if youre willing to pay for that.
    Oct 29, 2012. 12:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD: Tomorrow's Announcement Could Spark A Rally [View article]
    Is it Intel really better in performance per watt, or do all the benchmarks just seem to show that? AMDs battery life is pretty good, and I can do plenty with them, and I dont think the same performance area of Intel has any better battery life.
    Oct 29, 2012. 12:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Blew Its Mobile Business - Or Did It? [View article]
    Have you seen Intel's revenue? They already command billions and billions per quarter, so they are doing quite alright in the mobile PC industry. Providing all of those servers and mobile PCs. Most people with a smartphone also have a laptop or desktop.
    Oct 27, 2012. 06:57 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Blew Its Mobile Business - Or Did It? [View article]
    Just because Intel has some technology, does not mean everyone needs it. So this does not mean they are 5 years ahead, thats a limited perspective.
    Oct 27, 2012. 06:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD Warning: A Sign Of PC Industry Consolidation? [View article]
    AMD is nowhere near bankruptcy, thats just absurd, and how can Nvidia purchase them? You really think the AMD board would sell at their current valuation, its technology is worth ten times its valuation.

    Its brave to throw out some rumor there may have been insider trading.
    Oct 12, 2012. 11:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Advanced Micro Devices Warns On Weak Demand: What's Next? [View article]
    I am not sure anything you said is very meaningful or accurate, but these perceptions hurt their bottom line.

    #1 are you not aware with thier separation from GF?

    #2 are you not aware of how much debt they have paid off in the last 3 years of a recession?

    #3 2 APU programs? You mean they have a lineup to compete in different markets? What is wrong with this? Low power market, and performance market? Did you not know that their low power APU market has performed remarkably well?

    #4 An APU that runs on less than 2W isnt going anywhere? What do you know about it? 2 year tech that was 2 years ahead of Intel maybe. Intel cant even compete with it.

    #5 the graphics should be fall back?

    #6 Are you aware of thier growing and shrinking markets? High powered desktops, shrinking, all in ones, growing. And they are fixing the performance, crap takes time and money and die space.

    #7ish, but you want AMD to put integrated discrete graphics on motherboards? You mean like integrated graphics, that they have done for years, even those that use dedicated sideport DDR3 RAM, that peformed like low to mid discrete cards? And now their APUs perform better and more efficient than that, what a silly idea.

    All things?? They aren't diving into the phone space, they didnt allocate a bunch of resources into tablets when they couldnt. They arent making hard drives. They are making X86 cpus and discrete gpus. Where is the confusion? Their growing market is in APUs, and you suggest they stop R&D on them, genius.
    Oct 12, 2012. 10:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Nvidia Be The Next To Pre-Announce? [View article]
    And lest we forget that about 10% of their quarterly revenue is a guaranteed payoff from Intel, that has been keeping their numbers in line.
    Oct 12, 2012. 10:14 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD's Z-60 APU Earns It A Place In The Tablet Wars [View article]
    And who cares what the origins of the chip are? When you have an efficient architecture why can it not last? It is not Brazos, maybe similar, but very different. Its a dual core cpu and 80-core GPU running at less than 2 watts. Thats impressive. Production takes time, and AMD was not free to just jump to a foundry where 28nm was working for x86, that is until now. The replacement in 2013 will be 28nm, along with the rest of the mobile lineup, thats the roadmap, we already know this. You dont have to bleading edge manufacturing technology to have an efficient and powerful product. There is a lot of hype in bragging that for the guy that has to spend the money on that tech to get the best benchmarks. That is because they couldnt design something more efficient at higher nodes.
    Oct 12, 2012. 02:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment