Stick a fork in'em. AMD is done

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#1 Posted by SolidPandaG (218 posts) -

Pretty much called it a few months back with my now legendary "how much longer till AMD's CPU division is put out of its misery?" thread. Links:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ultramobile-tablet-apu-cpu,18546.html

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2277556

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276376

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276102

Posting this for the epic fail. The good news is that not much will really change in the CPU landscape since they've been irrelvant for nearly 6 years now. Intel will still continue chugging along at its dreadfully slow pace since the introduction of Conroe. The sad news is I can't use AMD CPU's as paperweights any longer. Shame really.

#2 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13678 posts) -

Pretty much called it a few months back with my now legendary "how much longer till AMD's CPU division is put out of its misery?" thread. Links:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ultramobile-tablet-apu-cpu,18546.html

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2277556

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276376

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276102

Posting this for the epic fail. The good news is that not much will really change in the CPU landscape since they've been irrelvant for nearly 6 years now. Intel will still continue chugging along at its dreadfully slow pace since the introduction of Conroe. The sad news is I can't use AMD CPU's as paperweights any longer. Shame really.

SolidPandaG

Do you suffer from reading comprehension problems?

#3 Posted by 04dcarraher (20851 posts) -

AMD Doom and Gloom from panda.... what a joke. Yet does not understand *if* AMD exits the X86 PC cpu market Intel will have another monopoly in that portion of the market and jack up prices because they can.

#4 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13678 posts) -

Hey panda watch this and realize what you are asking for

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xlpo4F6MdbM

#5 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (17905 posts) -

I'm sure sure it won't be so good when we go back to the days when the CPU alone cost $500.

#6 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

Pretty much called it a few months back with my now legendary "how much longer till AMD's CPU division is put out of its misery?" thread. Links:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ultramobile-tablet-apu-cpu,18546.html

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2277556

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276376

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276102

Posting this for the epic fail. The good news is that not much will really change in the CPU landscape since they've been irrelvant for nearly 6 years now. Intel will still continue chugging along at its dreadfully slow pace since the introduction of Conroe. The sad news is I can't use AMD CPU's as paperweights any longer. Shame really.

SolidPandaG

That's funny.. my "irrelevant" CPU has been running all of my programs and games just fine for the last 2 and a half years.

#7 Posted by sSubZerOo (44567 posts) -

Pretty much called it a few months back with my now legendary "how much longer till AMD's CPU division is put out of its misery?" thread. Links:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ultramobile-tablet-apu-cpu,18546.html

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2277556

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276376

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276102

Posting this for the epic fail. The good news is that not much will really change in the CPU landscape since they've been irrelvant for nearly 6 years now. Intel will still continue chugging along at its dreadfully slow pace since the introduction of Conroe. The sad news is I can't use AMD CPU's as paperweights any longer. Shame really.

SolidPandaG

Your a moron, intel has quite possibly enacted one of the worse things ever in the cpu landscape.. That being locked cores and forcing people to pay extra to overclock.. While holding cheaper processors hostage because they are all more or less the same chip just overclocked by them.. How can any one be happy or find this not bad when competition goes away?

#8 Posted by ronvalencia (15780 posts) -

Pretty much called it a few months back with my now legendary "how much longer till AMD's CPU division is put out of its misery?" thread. Links:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ultramobile-tablet-apu-cpu,18546.html

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2277556

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276376

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276102

Posting this for the epic fail. The good news is that not much will really change in the CPU landscape since they've been irrelvant for nearly 6 years now. Intel will still continue chugging along at its dreadfully slow pace since the introduction of Conroe. The sad news is I can't use AMD CPU's as paperweights any longer. Shame really.

SolidPandaG

Note that

1. Intel is also focusing on ultramobile devices e.g. Ultrabooks and tablets.

2. Intel Sandybridge/Ivybridge is already "APU" type processors.

For X86's survival, X86 vendors should be pushing for mobile bias parts. The real competition comes from ARM based devices e.g. MS Surface RT's sellout is a wakeup call for X86 vendors.

Atm, I happy with my tablet with Windows 8 Pro (x86) RTM. For tablets, Windows 7 was a joke against Android and iOS.

#9 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

poor panda jelly of my awesomeness

why_so_jelly.jpg

lets face it panda the only one done here is you

#10 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6108 posts) -

terrible news. I don't care about amd cpus too much to be honest, but I don't want intel cpu prices to jump too much either. Then again, android cpu's will be released once windows 8 comes around, and maybe the newer software will support ARM processors as well, so maybe there will still be competition in the marketplace.

#11 Posted by LordEC911 (9972 posts) -

I'm sorry, for not reading the article/info, but this is too be expected.
If you want a turn-around in the CPU market wait for a new architecture, not something that already has it's limits set in stone.

If you want to say that AMD has failed in x86 you have to at least wait for Steamroller...

#12 Posted by C_Rule (9815 posts) -

poor panda jelly of my awesomeness

lets face it panda the only one done here is you

ionusX
Ironically, he died a while back...
#13 Posted by SolidPandaG (218 posts) -

[QUOTE="SolidPandaG"]

Pretty much called it a few months back with my now legendary "how much longer till AMD's CPU division is put out of its misery?" thread. Links:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ultramobile-tablet-apu-cpu,18546.html

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2277556

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276376

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276102

Posting this for the epic fail. The good news is that not much will really change in the CPU landscape since they've been irrelvant for nearly 6 years now. Intel will still continue chugging along at its dreadfully slow pace since the introduction of Conroe. The sad news is I can't use AMD CPU's as paperweights any longer. Shame really.

sSubZerOo

Your a moron, intel has quite possibly enacted one of the worse things ever in the cpu landscape.. That being locked cores and forcing people to pay extra to overclock.. While holding cheaper processors hostage because they are all more or less the same chip just overclocked by them.. How can any one be happy or find this not bad when competition goes away?

This post is just comical. The above actions from Intel tell us all we really need to know about their marketshare at the moment - a monopoly. What exactly will change when AMD disappears? These doom mongers raining down the hyperbole and how prices will skyrocket in AMD's absence can't seem to grasp the fact that the current state of x86 is really a one horse race at the moment. AMD won't be missed.

On another note, Ionus you didn't tell me you're Alex Ovechkin's androgynous looking brother. Not diggin that shade of eyeliner you got going though.

#14 Posted by suetracy (939 posts) -

bamboozled

#15 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13678 posts) -

[QUOTE="sSubZerOo"]

[QUOTE="SolidPandaG"]

Pretty much called it a few months back with my now legendary "how much longer till AMD's CPU division is put out of its misery?" thread. Links:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ultramobile-tablet-apu-cpu,18546.html

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2277556

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276376

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276102

Posting this for the epic fail. The good news is that not much will really change in the CPU landscape since they've been irrelvant for nearly 6 years now. Intel will still continue chugging along at its dreadfully slow pace since the introduction of Conroe. The sad news is I can't use AMD CPU's as paperweights any longer. Shame really.

SolidPandaG

Your a moron, intel has quite possibly enacted one of the worse things ever in the cpu landscape.. That being locked cores and forcing people to pay extra to overclock.. While holding cheaper processors hostage because they are all more or less the same chip just overclocked by them.. How can any one be happy or find this not bad when competition goes away?

This post is just comical. The above actions from Intel tell us all we really need to know about their marketshare at the moment - a monopoly. What exactly will change when AMD disappears? These doom mongers raining down the hyperbole and how prices will skyrocket in AMD's absence can't seem to grasp the fact that the current state of x86 is really a one horse race at the moment. AMD won't be missed.

On another note, Ionus you didn't tell me you're Alex Ovechkin's androgynous looking brother. Not diggin that shade of eyeliner you got going though.

not knowing who zyzz is

0.o

#16 Posted by SolidPandaG (218 posts) -

[QUOTE="SolidPandaG"]

[QUOTE="sSubZerOo"]

Your a moron, intel has quite possibly enacted one of the worse things ever in the cpu landscape.. That being locked cores and forcing people to pay extra to overclock.. While holding cheaper processors hostage because they are all more or less the same chip just overclocked by them.. How can any one be happy or find this not bad when competition goes away?

GummiRaccoon

This post is just comical. The above actions from Intel tell us all we really need to know about their marketshare at the moment - a monopoly. What exactly will change when AMD disappears? These doom mongers raining down the hyperbole and how prices will skyrocket in AMD's absence can't seem to grasp the fact that the current state of x86 is really a one horse race at the moment. AMD won't be missed.

On another note, Ionus you didn't tell me you're Alex Ovechkin's androgynous looking brother. Not diggin that shade of eyeliner you got going though.

not knowing who zyzz is

0.o

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/facetious

For the epic fail.

#17 Posted by BattleSpectre (7756 posts) -

I prefer Intel but i wouldn't want AMD gone... i love PC gaming and i hate it when i hear people/websites say PC gaming is dying. Wouldn't this just stick another nail in the coffin if they were to go?

#18 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

omg panda be so jelly!!! :lol: i havent seen this much jelly in a while

#19 Posted by V4LENT1NE (12897 posts) -
If it wasnt for AMD pushing Intel we wouldnt have CPUs as good as they are today. I am not going to take either side but I find it hilarious seeing all the AMD fanboys like IonusX, Gummi, ronvalencia and NailedGR get so mad. You know I sorta used to get on blazins case a bit but honestly he sorta just says what he thinks which I can respect, better than the other fanboys who just say whats put in their head by AMD and Intel hugging.
#20 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13678 posts) -

If it wasnt for AMD pushing Intel we wouldnt have CPUs as good as they are today. I am not going to take either side but I find it hilarious seeing all the AMD fanboys like IonusX, Gummi, ronvalencia and NailedGR get so mad. You know I sorta used to get on blazins case a bit but honestly he sorta just says what he thinks which I can respect, better than the other fanboys who just say whats put in their head by AMD and Intel hugging.V4LENT1NE

>implying I am not writing this post on a c2d

#21 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

[QUOTE="V4LENT1NE"]If it wasnt for AMD pushing Intel we wouldnt have CPUs as good as they are today. I am not going to take either side but I find it hilarious seeing all the AMD fanboys like IonusX, Gummi, ronvalencia and NailedGR get so mad. You know I sorta used to get on blazins case a bit but honestly he sorta just says what he thinks which I can respect, better than the other fanboys who just say whats put in their head by AMD and Intel hugging.GummiRaccoon

>implying I am not writing this post on a c2d

or while im in a bidding war for a core i7 /w a gigabyte P55 board current @ $150 Canadian

#22 Posted by achilles614 (4948 posts) -

[QUOTE="GummiRaccoon"]

[QUOTE="V4LENT1NE"]If it wasnt for AMD pushing Intel we wouldnt have CPUs as good as they are today. I am not going to take either side but I find it hilarious seeing all the AMD fanboys like IonusX, Gummi, ronvalencia and NailedGR get so mad. You know I sorta used to get on blazins case a bit but honestly he sorta just says what he thinks which I can respect, better than the other fanboys who just say whats put in their head by AMD and Intel hugging.ionusX

>implying I am not writing this post on a c2d

or while im in a bidding war for a core i7 /w a gigabyte P55 board current @ $150 Canadian

Why though? you always, I mean always say a phenom like yours is plenty for high-end gaming especially at 720p My q6600 is still so so for most tasks, but I'd understand if there were other reasons you'd be upgrading.
#23 Posted by V4LENT1NE (12897 posts) -

[QUOTE="GummiRaccoon"]

[QUOTE="V4LENT1NE"]If it wasnt for AMD pushing Intel we wouldnt have CPUs as good as they are today. I am not going to take either side but I find it hilarious seeing all the AMD fanboys like IonusX, Gummi, ronvalencia and NailedGR get so mad. You know I sorta used to get on blazins case a bit but honestly he sorta just says what he thinks which I can respect, better than the other fanboys who just say whats put in their head by AMD and Intel hugging.ionusX

>implying I am not writing this post on a c2d

or while im in a bidding war for a core i7 /w a gigabyte P55 board current @ $150 Canadian

No ionusX lets not even go here, we dont even need to argue anymore that your the biggest AMD fanboy on this board.
#24 Posted by V4LENT1NE (12897 posts) -

[QUOTE="V4LENT1NE"]If it wasnt for AMD pushing Intel we wouldnt have CPUs as good as they are today. I am not going to take either side but I find it hilarious seeing all the AMD fanboys like IonusX, Gummi, ronvalencia and NailedGR get so mad. You know I sorta used to get on blazins case a bit but honestly he sorta just says what he thinks which I can respect, better than the other fanboys who just say whats put in their head by AMD and Intel hugging.GummiRaccoon

>implying I am not writing this post on a c2d

You always get mad when someone says something slightly negative about AMD, super defensive. And please enough with the ">implying" ****, you write that all the time.
#25 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

[QUOTE="ionusX"]

[QUOTE="GummiRaccoon"]

>implying I am not writing this post on a c2d

achilles614

or while im in a bidding war for a core i7 /w a gigabyte P55 board current @ $150 Canadian

Why though? you always, I mean always say a phenom like yours is plenty for high-end gaming especially at 720p My q6600 is still so so for most tasks, but I'd understand if there were other reasons you'd be upgrading.

its mainly because i see AMD as a sinking ship atm. they can still probably make it to shore but id sooner be high and dry than without a paddle floating sh!ts creek they just cut 14% of their total staff while this is hardly the death sentence it certainly is an ill omen

#26 Posted by achilles614 (4948 posts) -
[QUOTE="GummiRaccoon"]

[QUOTE="V4LENT1NE"] or while im in a bidding war for a core i7 /w a gigabyte P55 board current @ $150 Canadian

V4LENT1NE

Why though? you always, I mean always say a phenom like yours is plenty for high-end gaming especially at 720p My q6600 is still so so for most tasks, but I'd understand if there were other reasons you'd be upgrading.

its mainly because i see AMD as a sinking ship atm. they can still probably make it to shore but id sooner be high and dry than without a paddle floating sh!ts creek they just cut 14% of their total staff while this is hardly the death sentence it certainly is an ill omen

I thought it was up to 30%? They stopped at 14%? Very unfortunate for the people who lost their jobs, my GF's Dad was PM Mechanical Engineer for Motorola and he just recently got laid off (well he will be in December). I'm sure the engineers are working their ass off, is it the result of poor management in the upper levels? http://allthingsd.com/20121012/exclusive-amd-to-cut-up-to-30-percent-of-workforce/
#27 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

[QUOTE="V4LENT1NE"][QUOTE="GummiRaccoon"]

>implying I am not writing this post on a c2d

achilles614

You always get mad when someone says something slightly negative about AMD, super defensive. And please enough with the ">implying" ****, you write that all the time.

It's even more funny when what he suggests you were implying has nothing to do with what you said. He tries too hard.

valentine is a bit like HHH he always comes around all mad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ud7T4Zhxh4

#28 Posted by achilles614 (4948 posts) -

[QUOTE="achilles614"][QUOTE="V4LENT1NE"] You always get mad when someone says something slightly negative about AMD, super defensive. And please enough with the ">implying" ****, you write that all the time.ionusX

It's even more funny when what he suggests you were implying has nothing to do with what you said. He tries too hard.

valentine is a bit like HHH he always comes around all mad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ud7T4Zhxh4

good god I can't stand those wrestling dudes. For a while the Rock lived in my area and I'd see him at the gym I go to, kinda embarrassing lifting 30 lbs when he's lifting the whole rack and gym staff.
#29 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (4829 posts) -
It'll be a shame if they run out of money by this time next year. I only bought Amd CPUs between 1998 and 2006. Wouldn't of even considered going Intel. Long live the FX55 :)
#30 Posted by V4LENT1NE (12897 posts) -

[QUOTE="achilles614"][QUOTE="V4LENT1NE"] You always get mad when someone says something slightly negative about AMD, super defensive. And please enough with the ">implying" ****, you write that all the time.ionusX

It's even more funny when what he suggests you were implying has nothing to do with what you said. He tries too hard.

valentine is a bit like HHH he always comes around all mad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ud7T4Zhxh4

Says the guy who was so mad he said he was going to accuse me of cyber bullying to a mod? I only get on your case because of how pathetic you act, everyone is trying to talk tech and you post nothing but bias information and articles. Then when someone calls you out you disappear from the thread and go to another one posting the same **** until someone calls you out again.
#31 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

[QUOTE="ionusX"]

[QUOTE="achilles614"]It's even more funny when what he suggests you were implying has nothing to do with what you said. He tries too hard.achilles614

valentine is a bit like HHH he always comes around all mad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ud7T4Zhxh4

good god I can't stand those wrestling dudes. For a while the Rock lived in my area and I'd see him at the gym I go to, kinda embarrassing lifting 30 lbs when he's lifting the whole rack and gym staff.

mmhmm but you got to admit they got their momments.

#32 Posted by Gammit10 (2310 posts) -

[QUOTE="SolidPandaG"]

Pretty much called it a few months back with my now legendary "how much longer till AMD's CPU division is put out of its misery?" thread. Links:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ultramobile-tablet-apu-cpu,18546.html

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2277556

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276376

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276102

Posting this for the epic fail. The good news is that not much will really change in the CPU landscape since they've been irrelvant for nearly 6 years now. Intel will still continue chugging along at its dreadfully slow pace since the introduction of Conroe. The sad news is I can't use AMD CPU's as paperweights any longer. Shame really.

GummiRaccoon

Do you suffer from reading comprehension problems?

This was worth opening the thread.
#33 Posted by ionusX (25716 posts) -

[QUOTE="V4LENT1NE"][QUOTE="GummiRaccoon"] Why though? you always, I mean always say a phenom like yours is plenty for high-end gaming especially at 720p My q6600 is still so so for most tasks, but I'd understand if there were other reasons you'd be upgrading.achilles614
its mainly because i see AMD as a sinking ship atm. they can still probably make it to shore but id sooner be high and dry than without a paddle floating sh!ts creek they just cut 14% of their total staff while this is hardly the death sentence it certainly is an ill omen

I thought it was up to 30%? They stopped at 14%? Very unfortunate for the people who lost their jobs, my GF's Dad was PM Mechanical Engineer for Motorola and he just recently got laid off (well he will be in December). I'm sure the engineers are working their ass off, is it the result of poor management in the upper levels? http://allthingsd.com/20121012/exclusive-amd-to-cut-up-to-30-percent-of-workforce/

they had jumped the gun on their initial estimates their only fragging 14-15% in the end and by the looks of it the discrete gpu division is getting the worst of it

#34 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13678 posts) -

[QUOTE="GummiRaccoon"]

[QUOTE="V4LENT1NE"]If it wasnt for AMD pushing Intel we wouldnt have CPUs as good as they are today. I am not going to take either side but I find it hilarious seeing all the AMD fanboys like IonusX, Gummi, ronvalencia and NailedGR get so mad. You know I sorta used to get on blazins case a bit but honestly he sorta just says what he thinks which I can respect, better than the other fanboys who just say whats put in their head by AMD and Intel hugging.V4LENT1NE

>implying I am not writing this post on a c2d

You always get mad when someone says something slightly negative about AMD, super defensive. And please enough with the ">implying" ****, you write that all the time.

Correcting idiots constantly can be mistaken for being mad I suppose.

This is like the 3rd time I >implied anything.

I am sorry that you have a cognitive disability, but your inane nonsense needs to be pointed out to everyone lest some newbie come in and only read your drivel and run off with that.

Intersting that in this, very clearly trolling/gloating thread about "yay we monopoly now", you point out the "AMD fanboys"

Step up your game son.

#35 Posted by NoodleFighter (8130 posts) -

I'm sure sure it won't be so good when we go back to the days when the CPU alone cost $500.

jun_aka_pekto

This could be IBMs chance to get back in the PC market

#36 Posted by Guovssohas (330 posts) -

Pretty much called it a few months back with my now legendary "how much longer till AMD's CPU division is put out of its misery?" thread. Links:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ultramobile-tablet-apu-cpu,18546.html

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2277556

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276376

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276102

Posting this for the epic fail. The good news is that not much will really change in the CPU landscape since they've been irrelvant for nearly 6 years now. Intel will still continue chugging along at its dreadfully slow pace since the introduction of Conroe. The sad news is I can't use AMD CPU's as paperweights any longer. Shame really.

SolidPandaG
My irrelevant CPU runs bf3 like a champ, and it was really cheap LOL. Hate til you get blue and green and yellow on your face, and then hate some more.
#37 Posted by SolidPandaG (218 posts) -

[QUOTE="SolidPandaG"]

Pretty much called it a few months back with my now legendary "how much longer till AMD's CPU division is put out of its misery?" thread. Links:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ultramobile-tablet-apu-cpu,18546.html

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2277556

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276376

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276102

Posting this for the epic fail. The good news is that not much will really change in the CPU landscape since they've been irrelvant for nearly 6 years now. Intel will still continue chugging along at its dreadfully slow pace since the introduction of Conroe. The sad news is I can't use AMD CPU's as paperweights any longer. Shame really.

Guovssohas

My irrelevant CPU runs bf3 like a champ, and it was really cheap LOL. Hate til you get blue and green and yellow on your face, and then hate some more.

No hate, player, just mild amusement to see this turd of a company slowly fade away. Hopefully they spin off their competent GPU division because that's the only team I don't wanna see go down. They got bright minds in that department. Can't say the same for their inept (and soon to be defunct) CPU unit.

I'm enjoying life in the fast lane @ 4.7GHz on my 2500K. Damage was only $150 too on sale. And this is during a time when AMD no longer provides incentive for Intel to lower their prices further since there's effectively no more competition in the mid to high end sector.

#38 Posted by 04dcarraher (20851 posts) -

AMD will never go under.... at most they will file bankruptcy and reorganize and start fresh.

And panda's idiotic intel fanboy AMD bashing is really sad. And is to naive to think Intel wont raise prices and stagnate the market if AMD totally drop out of the cpu market.

#39 Posted by muscleserge (3307 posts) -
My phenom x6 1035t is chugging along beautifully, stock too, plays everything, multitasks like a champ. I recently built my brother an i5 ivybridge system and to be honest I see no difference in performance. my chip costs like $95 today, can't beat that, especially for 6 cores.
#40 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13678 posts) -

AMD will never go under.... at most they will file bankruptcy and reorganize and start fresh.

And panda's idiotic intel fanboy AMD bashing is really sad. And is to naive to think Intel wont raise prices and stagnate the market if AMD totally drop out of the cpu market.

04dcarraher

I get the feeling that panda is like 12 years old, any person that has ever taken economics, even in high school, understands how monopolies work.

#41 Posted by neogeo419 (1448 posts) -

This news saddens me..both as a former AMD cpu user and a current AMD gpu user...I sure hope they pull through..Im sure someone will either buy them out or bankruptcy will give them a fresh start as mentioned..Its a shame because unlike the cpus the gpus are actually starting to beat Nvidia..Many fond memories of building AMD systems by myself and with friends..As Coke mentioned before..Long live theAthlon 2800+ and 9800 pro(even though ATI att)..The components in the first PC I ever built for myself..Hope ya make it AMD!!

#42 Posted by sSubZerOo (44567 posts) -

[QUOTE="sSubZerOo"]

[QUOTE="SolidPandaG"]

Pretty much called it a few months back with my now legendary "how much longer till AMD's CPU division is put out of its misery?" thread. Links:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-ultramobile-tablet-apu-cpu,18546.html

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2277556

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276376

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2276102

Posting this for the epic fail. The good news is that not much will really change in the CPU landscape since they've been irrelvant for nearly 6 years now. Intel will still continue chugging along at its dreadfully slow pace since the introduction of Conroe. The sad news is I can't use AMD CPU's as paperweights any longer. Shame really.

SolidPandaG

Your a moron, intel has quite possibly enacted one of the worse things ever in the cpu landscape.. That being locked cores and forcing people to pay extra to overclock.. While holding cheaper processors hostage because they are all more or less the same chip just overclocked by them.. How can any one be happy or find this not bad when competition goes away?

This post is just comical. The above actions from Intel tell us all we really need to know about their marketshare at the moment - a monopoly. What exactly will change when AMD disappears? These doom mongers raining down the hyperbole and how prices will skyrocket in AMD's absence can't seem to grasp the fact that the current state of x86 is really a one horse race at the moment. AMD won't be missed.

On another note, Ionus you didn't tell me you're Alex Ovechkin's androgynous looking brother. Not diggin that shade of eyeliner you got going though.

That they will continue to do more extreme things with their product to squeeze every last dime? How the fvck can you think this is a good thing or support it.. Even if you don't like AMD you serioulsy can't disregard things like the I3's being locked just so they could sell the same chip at higher clocks.. Or the fact you have to pay %10 to %15 more just to get a chip that is able to overclock..

#43 Posted by SolidPandaG (218 posts) -

I don't think it's a good thing at all but the current status quo is what it is and will continue to remain so, even in AMD's absence.

You can blame them for the state of the current x86 market since they haven't given Intel reason to get up off their rears for quite some time now.

Despite what many people here will tell you, having AMD's pathetic CPU division just croak already and die won't affect the market as much as they'll have you believe.

#44 Posted by 04dcarraher (20851 posts) -

I don't think it's a good thing at all but the current status quo is what it is and will continue to remain so, even in AMD's absence.

You can blame them for the state of the current x86 market since they haven't given Intel reason to get up off their rears for quite some time now.

Despite what many people here will tell you, having AMD's pathetic CPU division just croak already and die won't affect the market as much as they'll have you believe.

SolidPandaG

OMG do you understand that Intel partly responsible for putting AMD in the mess its in now? Its sad that you are so naive to think Intel wont raise prices and stagnate the market if AMD totally drop out of the cpu market. just look at Intel's E series cpu and or six core cpu's that will give you an idea what happens when you dont have competition in that bracket of performance

#45 Posted by SolidPandaG (218 posts) -

[QUOTE="SolidPandaG"]

I don't think it's a good thing at all but the current status quo is what it is and will continue to remain so, even in AMD's absence.

You can blame them for the state of the current x86 market since they haven't given Intel reason to get up off their rears for quite some time now.

Despite what many people here will tell you, having AMD's pathetic CPU division just croak already and die won't affect the market as much as they'll have you believe.

04dcarraher

OMG do you understand that Intel partly responsible for putting AMD in the mess its in now? Its sad that you are so naive to think Intel wont raise prices and stagnate the market if AMD totally drop out of the cpu market. just look at Intel's E series cpu and or six core cpu's that will give you an idea what happens when you dont have competition in that bracket of performance

The sad part is you repeating this ad nauseum. Preaching it over and over doesn't make it true. It's just conjecture on your part. The market, as it currently stands, is stagnant, no thanks to AMD's pathetic showings the past several years. You can thank them for that. Ever since their fall from grace back in 2006, they've provided inferior products, first at the same price bracket as Intel, then reluctantly at lower quotes in an effort to appeal to the consumer.

I find it ironic how you talk about how the market will stagnate when it's fairly obvious that Intel has already slowed down its tick-tock principle because of a lack of competition. This is currently occuring even with AMD in existence at the moment. Look at these incremental CPU cycles they have going, from Nehalem, to Westmere (which they didn't even bother to ship to consumers), to Sandy, now to Ivy, and soon to Haswell. Every single iteration is at best seen as a minor step up from its predecessor. Why do you think that's the case? Why has Intel still not supplied stock 4+ GHz SKU's? It obviously has little to do with power consumption at the moment since some Sandy's and Ivy's can go up to 5 GHz. No, they refuse to do so because they have no incentive.

You wanna talk market stagnation? You're in it bro. You're seeing it as we speak but you choose to keep posting as if it's something we should be dreading in the near future if Green buckles and folds.

#46 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (17905 posts) -

[QUOTE="SolidPandaG"]

I don't think it's a good thing at all but the current status quo is what it is and will continue to remain so, even in AMD's absence.

You can blame them for the state of the current x86 market since they haven't given Intel reason to get up off their rears for quite some time now.

Despite what many people here will tell you, having AMD's pathetic CPU division just croak already and die won't affect the market as much as they'll have you believe.

04dcarraher

OMG do you understand that Intel partly responsible for putting AMD in the mess its in now? Its sad that you are so naive to think Intel wont raise prices and stagnate the market if AMD totally drop out of the cpu market. just look at Intel's E series cpu and or six core cpu's that will give you an idea what happens when you dont have competition in that bracket of performance

No kidding. AMD was competing pretty well with Intel during the 486 era. Then AMD fell behind with the Pentium generation. When the next gen (Pentium 2) arrrived, fricking Intel jacked up the prices. It wasn't until Thunderbird when AMD came roaring back and CPU prices started to drop again.

#47 Posted by 04dcarraher (20851 posts) -

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"]

[QUOTE="SolidPandaG"]

I don't think it's a good thing at all but the current status quo is what it is and will continue to remain so, even in AMD's absence.

You can blame them for the state of the current x86 market since they haven't given Intel reason to get up off their rears for quite some time now.

Despite what many people here will tell you, having AMD's pathetic CPU division just croak already and die won't affect the market as much as they'll have you believe.

SolidPandaG

OMG do you understand that Intel partly responsible for putting AMD in the mess its in now? Its sad that you are so naive to think Intel wont raise prices and stagnate the market if AMD totally drop out of the cpu market. just look at Intel's E series cpu and or six core cpu's that will give you an idea what happens when you dont have competition in that bracket of performance

*excrement*

:lol: Its sad and funny at the same time that you are so out of touch of reality.
#48 Posted by 04dcarraher (20851 posts) -

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"]

[QUOTE="SolidPandaG"]

I don't think it's a good thing at all but the current status quo is what it is and will continue to remain so, even in AMD's absence.

You can blame them for the state of the current x86 market since they haven't given Intel reason to get up off their rears for quite some time now.

Despite what many people here will tell you, having AMD's pathetic CPU division just croak already and die won't affect the market as much as they'll have you believe.

jun_aka_pekto

OMG do you understand that Intel partly responsible for putting AMD in the mess its in now? Its sad that you are so naive to think Intel wont raise prices and stagnate the market if AMD totally drop out of the cpu market. just look at Intel's E series cpu and or six core cpu's that will give you an idea what happens when you dont have competition in that bracket of performance

No kidding. AMD was competing pretty well with Intel during the 486 era. Then AMD fell behind with the Pentium generation. When the next gen (Pentium 2) arrrived, fricking Intel jacked up the prices. It wasn't until Thunderbird when AMD came roaring back and CPU prices started to drop again.

AMD Athlon 64/X2's was also the reason why Intel kicked R&D into high gear to create C2D/C2Q's. While doing so Intel bought all pending patents on cpu tech preventing AMD from using new modern tech. Which is why Intel was fined and sued 1.45+ billion for trying to run AMD into the ground.
#49 Posted by SolidPandaG (218 posts) -

[QUOTE="jun_aka_pekto"]

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"] OMG do you understand that Intel partly responsible for putting AMD in the mess its in now? Its sad that you are so naive to think Intel wont raise prices and stagnate the market if AMD totally drop out of the cpu market. just look at Intel's E series cpu and or six core cpu's that will give you an idea what happens when you dont have competition in that bracket of performance

04dcarraher

No kidding. AMD was competing pretty well with Intel during the 486 era. Then AMD fell behind with the Pentium generation. When the next gen (Pentium 2) arrrived, fricking Intel jacked up the prices. It wasn't until Thunderbird when AMD came roaring back and CPU prices started to drop again.

AMD Athlon 64/X2's was also the reason why Intel kicked R&D into high gear to create C2D/C2Q's. While doing so Intel bought all pending patents on cpu tech preventing AMD from using new modern tech. Which is why Intel was fined and sued 1.45+ billion for trying to run AMD into the ground.

Awesome. Really. They deserve a golf clap for that.

Now... how about the present?

#50 Posted by 04dcarraher (20851 posts) -

[QUOTE="04dcarraher"][QUOTE="jun_aka_pekto"]

No kidding. AMD was competing pretty well with Intel during the 486 era. Then AMD fell behind with the Pentium generation. When the next gen (Pentium 2) arrrived, fricking Intel jacked up the prices. It wasn't until Thunderbird when AMD came roaring back and CPU prices started to drop again.

SolidPandaG

AMD Athlon 64/X2's was also the reason why Intel kicked R&D into high gear to create C2D/C2Q's. While doing so Intel bought all pending patents on cpu tech preventing AMD from using new modern tech. Which is why Intel was fined and sued 1.45+ billion for trying to run AMD into the ground.

Awesome. Really. They deserve a golf clap for that.

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