AMD Rides Next Generation Console Launches, Posts 28 Percent Bump in Revenues

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raiseyohands

Now use that money and fix your drivers. I've been dealing with black screen crashes for way too long.

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Jeffredo

This article is kind of like "The operation was a success, but the patient died".

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AFDozerman

^ this + 100

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wumpus

The're not quite dead yet. A better saying would be that they won the last battle but are still losing the war.

Arstechinca noted that they paid off a final $238 million payment to global foundries (it looks like the reason was "because losing money is what AMD does"). I have no idea if this soaked up all the bump from the consoles or if AMD has a chance to make money the next quarter.

I doubt Microsoft would have gone with AMD if they thought AMD wouldn't outlast XB1 (I'm not all that sure Sony will outlast AMD. I think it will come down to Japanese politics). I'm sure MS got a better look at the books than the SEC requires AMD to publish.

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vrmlbasic

Are you saying that Abe and his "crew" might decide that Sony is "too big to fail"? :)

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John Pombrio

And this is about as good as AMD is going to get. Console sales will start to slow down as the initial market gets saturated and NVidia should be hitting back with Maxwell this summer. Still with a loss even though all the writedowns are gone. AMD should start a new business like selling tablets and phones as going up against the big boys seems to be a losing proposition.

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Thiazolium

Quote: "...as good as AMD is going to get".

So not true. The market has reacted positively to AMD's new strategies; more so than its competitors. AMD has new inroads in the lucrative server market with its ARM64 and server APUs, and is still a formidable opponent in the GPU segment. So much so that the large software houses (Adobe, Microsoft etc.) have embraced the technology. Moreover, Mantle certainly provided impetus for Microsoft to get DX12 out in a hurry.

Whether people like or hate their products, one thing is certain, without them, Intel and nVidia will continue to gouge and exploit the consumer without a concomitant advancement of technology. It's important for us - the consumers - to have competition. Say what you want, but AMD has certainly provided many new innovations as well.

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LatiosXT

Except AMD's rivals have already entrenched themselves in that war, which both are trying to fight off the juggernaut that is Qualcomm.

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vrmlbasic

Strong demand, but weak supply for the R9 :(

...AMD's CEO has a name that is a homophone for a scion of one of our worst politicians. That's too close for comfort ;)

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Xenite

Supply isn't weak, fucking bit/lite coin miners are buying them a dozen at a time.

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acidic

the mining craze is basically over. the are plenty 290/290x on eBay for sale. I've seen 290x as low as $235

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bikerbub

Right, a 290x that was run full blast in a closet for a few months straight.

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Innomasta

Dodge, duck, dip, dive and... dodge.