I've got some more thoughts to share on this topic, but I'm waiting to see exactly how the axe swings before I say more. This is an exceptionally bad situation for the company.
Damn this sucks. BAD!
I want them to do well. I really do, but intel is just doing so much better, and Nvidia has been doing very well on the fields that used to make AMD the better choice, as well.
"Kabini (Brazos' follow-up) is expected to launch in the first half of the year."
Don't they mean 2013? We're well into in the 2nd half of this year ;)
Damn... I don't often buy AMD products, but I wish they were doing better. It is only their competition that makes Intel and nVidia excel. :(
Hopefully, these problems are overstated. Numbers don't mean anything if your engineers are about to rock the industry with a new level of performance.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
AMD is necessary in the market and I buy from them whenever I can. (an FX-4170 and 2 HD-7770s lately)
Without them around we would be paying a lot more for CPUs and graphics cards.
I still buy Intel CPUs and plan to get a few GTX-660Ti cards soon, but I wish success for AMD in the future.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
That's not going to happen. If it was, Read would be talking.
Right now, AMD has two CPU families. Piledriver (2nd gen Bulldozer) comes out for servers and desktops in the very near future. We already know the shape of PD's performance. It's better than BD -- but not that much.
With Kabini, AMD is claiming a 15% CPU performance improvement over Brazos. That's solid. But Kabini is forecast for 1H 2013. Kaveri (3rd gen BD) has no launch date at all, not even 2H 2013.
There's no miracle coming.
the board directors are destroying AMD
This stinks. As consumers, we need AMD to push Intel and Nvidia. I hope AMD can turn things around in the next couple of years.
Honestly, AMD needs to put some thought into their hardware before they launch it. This newest CPU they released was a joke at best. And if they're going to crossfire hardware, they need to do so in a manner that newer hardware is backwards compatible with older hardware and will allow for seamless upgrades. Instead, they made this newest CPU compatible with last year's hardware and isn't trying to push forward as much as they are backwards. The restructuring doesn't need to be done in the lower staff as much as the upper staff who designs this crap.
ECouts:AMD needs to put some thought into their hardware before they launch it.
I like the 'thought' that I will not need to replace my ASRock 990FX Extreme4 if I want to upgrade to this new CPU.
With Intel's newest offerings a new board is required, jacking our costs significantly.
The FX-8350 (if it reviews well) would be a good upgrade from my FX-4170.
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