AMD Blames Revenue Woes on Weak Economy, Soft Consumer Spending

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Ghost XFX

I have two 6870 cards in crossfire with a slight overclock. I see no need to upgrade my GPUs right now. Even when Vishera finally drops, all I'll do is buy the chip to go along with my Crosshair V setup.

Bottom line: WE'RE WAITING ON YOU AMD. WE DID OUR PART ALREADY...

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Rift2

When I play games on Steam I'm suprised how many people not playing games. I mean not everyone has the money for a PC in the first place.
Hell who can predict the State of the United States a year from now. I'm suprised it's supporting as many people out there as it is. My uncle is a farmer and he does alot of hard work just to farm. While sex is still the best thing this planet seems to offer yet. I farm you eat

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Rift2

When I play games on Steam I'm suprised how many people not playing games. I mean not everyone has the money for a PC in the first place.
Hell who can predict the State of the United States a year from now. I'm suprised it's supporting as many people out there as it is. My uncle is a farmer and he does alot of hard work just to farm. While sex is still the best thing this planet seems to offer yet. I farm you eat

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noobstix

Unless it's economically feasible for people to buy a new CPU and/or GPU every year (or every few months), they're not gonna have a gianormous amount of profits. Hell, I'm still rollin' with AMD hardware that's at least more than a year old with no signs of failure. If all of the sudden right now, games had a minimum requirement of having an 8-core CPU and a Radeon HD 7990, then maybe I would be inclined to upgrade.

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John Pombrio

I am not too worried about AMD's survival. Get rid of the huge writedowns that AMD took on SeaMicro and the closing out of the Abu Dubai foundry deal and they did not do that badly last quarter. They had a strong third quarter last year.
What is discouraging is that AMD graphics division did not do better. They have one of their strongest products in years out before the competition and now have a broad range of products. Their GPU position in the marketplace along with the APU advantages should have done better.
AMD's financials will always be firmly tied to PC and laptop sales, esp at the low end. That is always a fickle market now in a slump. Here's hoping that back to school helps out.

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zaphodbeeblebrox 42

"AMD Blames Revenue Woes on Weak Economy, Soft Consumer Spending"

and piss poor products. seriously amd COMPETE G*D DA*NET!

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USraging

Just from talking to some of my friends that have been die hare fans of AMD 'root for the underdog' I have found that they to are slowly converting to all intel cpu's. If you are looking for performance than there are no other options right now. I have not seen really anything out of AMD CPU side that competes even with intel's i5. I rooted for them in the past but now its getting to the point i see them as just pathetic.Where is my 128bit processors? hint... hint...

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Happy

I totally agree. It's sad because only 18 months ago there was so much hope and promise for them to come into the market with guns blazing with Bulldozer and then Intel got Sandy Bridge out first AND put it at a VERY attractive price point and then Bulldozer disappointed and the rest has been history. At this rate I doubt AMD will last 5 more years without filing for bankruptcy. I hate to say it but it's true. I despise the way Intel always makes a new socket so consumers always have to buy new motherboards and the way they have overpriced their CPUs in the past and I think they will gouge the consumer even worse once AMD is dead and gone but as of right now I find it hard to rationalize spending money on an AMD CPU when they are so behind the curve and only falling further behind with each passing day.

Here's hoping AMD pulls off a miracle and catches up with Intel *crosses fingers*

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warptek2010

Sorry, Happy but you clearly do not understand what you're saying when you say AMD will be dead in 5 years. First of all, reporting revenues of 1.41 billion in a second quarter is no small chump of change and they did that in an economic slump that's only a few steps behind the Great Depression. Secondly, they're APU's are far superior to the Intel solution (with their pitiful '4000' series integrated graphics) when it comes to the lower to midrange "all purpose" computers segment. I will build my HTPC based on an AMD APU, thank you very much. Their graphics core is all you will ever need for the foreseeable future to play games and run 1080P HD content on large flat panel tv's and the like.
Perhaps, they need to market THOSE strengths more.
And when they're not dead and filing for bankruptcy will you revisit this page and retract your statement then? I doubt it.

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LatiosXT

I don't understand the whole "Intel has made me upgrade to a new socket". AMD isn't exactly any better. The only forward compatible socket was AM2+. If you had AM2, you couldn't upgrade to Phenom. If you had AM3, you couldn't upgrade to Bulldozer. And sure, AM3+ is compatible with Phenom II/Athlon II and Phenom... but why would you want to go back?

And I never really thought that upgrading the processor itself is worthwhile. What are you going to do with it? I never had a processor fail on me to warrant needing a spare and any time I do think "man, I need a new processor", it's about the same time as "Man, I need a new computer."

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kixofmyg0t

I know computers must be new to you and all....but you really should look up Sockect 939.

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Supall

The new sockets were always backwards compatible. AM3+ was backwards compatible with AM3. AM3 was backwards compatible with AM2+, etc. AMD users had an upgrade path that allowed them to build overtime rather than all at once. You could upgrade to an AM3+ socket from an AM2+ mobo with an AM3 processor. All that is generally required is a BIOS flash.

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Valor958

Yes, the economy and various aspects play into their dwindling revenues.

Of course... there IS another possibility. It could be that public demand for AMD in general has dwindled due to their losses in the CPU market competition and a general stigam around their GPU market as well.
I'm not an nVidia fanboi, I've used both sides for both CPU and GPU. In general, I found AMD cpu's to be perfectly fine and at a historically better price point per performance. Over the past few years, those lines have blurred and I got my 2500k at a great price which trumed any similar AMD products. For GPUs, I've always found their software and drivers to be lacking and sometimes more buggy than you would expect from post beta releases.
nVidia in my personal experience has experienced none of these shortcomings to a comparable degree. Each driver, full release, I've used has been flawless for me and I have not once experienced even artifacting. Every nVidia based product, EVGA being my go-to choice for release products, has been flawless for me. The last 3 AMD cards I bought artifacted and lagged behind in performance compared to my nVidia friends. IF AMD pulls ahead, I'll go back to AMD. I don't care who does it so long as it's done right.
As for now, it's done right by nVidia. AMD does good for the industry, but the only place I feel they are still a 'stong' competitor is in the mobile market or with GPUs.

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kevaskous

I'm sure the failed execution of BD had nothing to do with it. ( The idea is great, but poorly delivered, maybe they'll clean their act on take 2 of it)

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