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    Thumbs down AMD Backing Out of CPU Speed Wars



    There is no interest at AMD to continue a processor war with Intel that has lasted decades, but only rewarded AMD with occasional superiority.

    “That era is done,” Rory Read said in an interview and added, “There’s enough processing power on every laptop on the planet today.” Uh oh. Those quotes leave room for speculation that is significant enough to upset an entire loyal customer base of enthusiast users and may not have been the smartest choice of words.
    AMD Backing Out of CPU Speed Wars Against Intel

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    Default Re: AMD Backing Out of CPU Speed Wars

    We'll see what actually happens.

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    Default Re: AMD Backing Out of CPU Speed Wars

    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    We'll see what actually happens.
    If true, Thats not good for competition and pricing on the Enthusiats, (Where's Spellcheck) when you need it, (Level.)


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    Niel, I can tell by all your posts, Your going to need a re supply of my Veggies shortly.

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    Last edited by Irocing; 24-05-2012 at 00:49.

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    Default Re: AMD Backing Out of CPU Speed Wars

    Not good!
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    Default Re: AMD Backing Out of CPU Speed Wars

    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    Not good!
    No competition, No incentive.

    Unless you don't count pricing.

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    Default Re: AMD Backing Out of CPU Speed Wars

    I'm afraid this is a sign of the times ahead as devices get smaller and more mainstream, companies will begin to ignore the enthusiast market and it will eventually disappear. Hot rodding is an example. 20 years ago, you could build a nice muscle car without going broke. Now you need a second mortgage.
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    Default Re: AMD Backing Out of CPU Speed Wars

    Old news guys... They announced this right after the launch of Bulldozer. AMD should just not say anything. Now Intel will take advantage of their weakness and promote rendering, encoding and others. Even though processors have enough power and performance, most will buy the better.

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    Default Re: AMD Backing Out of CPU Speed Wars

    That really sucks!

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    Default Re: AMD Backing Out of CPU Speed Wars

    Why did he only mention Laptops ? I hope this guys not thinking about putting and end to desktop chips.

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    Default Re: AMD Backing Out of CPU Speed Wars

    WOW that would be verry bad fore us.

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    Default Re: AMD Backing Out of CPU Speed Wars

    From what I just read and my take on it is
    the wars on who's the best or the fastest are over, and they will continue as always but put more of an effort in other area's instead.

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    Default Re: AMD Backing Out of CPU Speed Wars

    We need CPU wars!!!

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    Default Re: AMD Backing Out of CPU Speed Wars

    I will say Ivy was a flop so you never know. AMD may catch up.......

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    Default Re: AMD Backing Out of CPU Speed Wars

    If it means anything, I am hoping for better pricing on better chips. Paying upwards of almost 2Gs for a chip is getting ridiculous... Not to mention, most people wait several months, and upwards of a year or two to buy those chips... Which are still not much slower are their normal clock speeds, than the overclocked variations that end up coming out over those months... Why would you want it to continue, other than bragging rights? Both companies are good in their respects... AMD just seems to be headed in a new direction with the FM1 line of chips on their processor/GPU setups...

    Could we be seeing processor/GPU packages that are the size of a single CPU, giving us the power we need to compute/game/etc? It will make it so that units are smaller, and easier for most consumers to use and carry with them... Look at the tablet base, thus far... Using meer arm11s... And computing at paces that are reaching the levels of most AMD low ends, and intel low ends. What does the future hold?

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    Default Re: AMD Backing Out of CPU Speed Wars

    It's not looking for us in the rig building platform.

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    Default Re: AMD Backing Out of CPU Speed Wars

    AMD is not backing out of the desktop market. The are aiming for Mainstream PC owners and OEMS to like the performance and price. That is where they can do some good for everryday pc users. I do think they will continue with a few TOP end chips for overclockers and gamers. The other target are for AMD is obviously the low end PCs. Think $299-$399, and you get a complete pc home that can still stream HD and Play entry level games. Heterogeneous computing is a win for a PC owner on a Budget and it continues to add pressure to Intel to match those prices. This also cause Intel to have slightly lower earnings in this area. Intel will have to make it up elsewhere and maybe become less competitive in pricing in those areas.
    I also believe AMD has been testing the waters with a arm+radeon SOC for Tablets and very low power X86 APU for tablets.. With an X86 core, a single chip can be used in WIN8 or Android platforms instantly opening another potential market. They have been sitting back watching NVidias rush to be first mistakes. A dual Core x86 APU with a higher clock and lower power consumption they could replace Nvidia Tegra series. At worse case they could deal a big blow to Intel by insuring they dont get even a foothold in the Android market.

    AMD has many options to continue being competitive in multiple markets, they just have to stay calm, think and most importantly EXECUTE!!!

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