I hope AMD won't go out of the business. No competition will be bad for us, consumers,...
I do wonder if AMD is making enough money this quarter from the 4000 series. They're very popular and good performers. However, AMD priced them quite cheap. It's great for consumers, but maybe they could use some extra income at this time...?
They didnt "loose" 1.2 billion, they lost like $200mil or so but then theres something their purchase of ATI and how it cost them that had to be re-estimated and lowered by 800mil. Hence, over 1Bil. (I dont pretend to understand these things though).
Reading the article it makes you worry - they are giving the crown to Intel for performance. Intel is closing in on them and unless AMD comes up with something to really compete against INtel on ALL grounds not just a few tests, then I would say AMD is in trouble. Aside from AMD, they have to start making better chipsets as well.
Yeah if AMD gose down that would be bad news - No competition = much much higher prices for your CPUs, much higher prices for your graphics card - this will be the END of the PC market as people will move to consoles.
I think AMD is fine 4800- series is killer already, dont even have the X2 yet. Their graphics chips are used in both leading consoles (PS3/360) and their 780G is still the best HTPC/office system chipset you can get for the money. We just need their new architecture roll out and everything will be fine, vote for the underdog!!
Certainly wont be the first design to disapear. Most definitely The X86 processor should have been the first to go out of the fray. It is the most lacking design in every respect when compared to old companies that designed hevvy chips.
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