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    NEWS!!! RIP AMD

    So it seems AMD is most likely to withdraw from the x86 CPU market, effectively giving Intel market domination. This is due to AMD failing to keep up with Intel with it's Phenom processors and most recently Bulldozer.

    Here an extract from techpowerup

     
    It looks like the Bulldozer disaster might have been too much of a setback for AMD to recover from. After 30 years of competing with Intel in the x86 processor market, AMD is about to give up, even with the 2009 1.25bn antitrust settlement they extracted from them. Mike Silverman, AMD company spokesman said, "We're at an inflection point. We will all need to let go of the old 'AMD versus Intel' mind-set, because it won't be about that anymore." He was vague on the exact strategy that AMD intends to pursue from now on, though. However, the company is widely expected to make a concerted effort to break into the smartphones and tablets market. The big problem with this strategy unfortunately, is that this arena is currently dominated by many other competitors. On top of that, their arch enemy Intel is also trying to muscle in on this space, hence AMD could find themselves back at square one, or likely even further back. AMD's graphics cards are doing well at the moment though and are quite competitive, so it looks like their expensive purchase of ATI back in 2006, might yet save the company from extinction. If they become primarily a graphics card company, they will inevitably end up a lot smaller than they are now though and that’s a lot of lost jobs and personal hardship, along with a monopoly x86 market remaining and all of its negative effects on the market. Back in October, we reported on AMD's projection of a 50% CPU performance improvement by 2014. It was clear as day that this was a non-starter against the high performance competition from Intel, who's products are already 50% faster and more right now, so today's announcement that AMD is giving up isn't really all that surprising, although depressing.AMD's move is bad news for PC enthusiasts everywhere as Intel will now be left with no competition in the x86 market and be an effective monopoly. We're already seeing the effects of this with Intel processors trending upwards in price and Intel's Sandy Bridge replacements, Sandy Bridge-E and Ivy Bridge, which essentially give the same per core performance as SB, with just a few tweaks to make them "new" products. With more and more computing power being crammed into an ever smaller space, could it be that high powered PCs will become a very small niche market, having been replaced by laptops, very small form factor, low power computers – and games consoles? And what will happen to AMD and NVIDIA when they can't sell high-powered graphics cards in sufficient quantities to be profitable any more? Doesn't bear thinking about, does it?

    If this happens Intel will be greedy and up the prices of their processors.
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    Prepare for the worst and watch intel go from pricey to wallet breaker.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Killian View Post
    Old news.
    Not for MPGH though. Also this news has been 4 years in the making. They've been tailing Intel ever since Intel released their Conroe processors.
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    Went amd once, never again. About time they dropped out... Or they could pull an apple and come up with the next big thing.





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    Oh no this is bad. Looks like its time for expensive processors now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave84311 View Post
    Went amd once, never again. About time they dropped out... Or they could pull an apple and come up with the next big thing.
    Oh? Please explain why this is :P I don't care what processor does what, because I look at numbers haha :P Even though I have the i7 2600k, I would like to know what your experience with it is :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave84311 View Post
    Went amd once, never again. About time they dropped out... Or they could pull an apple and come up with the next big thing.
    Honestly pre-Phenom they were good. Before the ATI acquisition they were good. Nowadays their efforts are piss poor. Right now they're focusing on mobile processing. But even then they face major competition by specialist processing companies, not to mention Intel is also joining that market.

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