Cash Strapped AMD Selling Texas Facility to Raise Funds

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John Pombrio

A good chunk of AMD is owned by the United Arab Emirates. If the Arab oil money cannot keep this company afloat, then it WILL be sold off to vulture capitalists.

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dracox2

why is no one discussing the differences between the mobo chipsets. they make those also. my little e-450 laptop runs smoother than my wifes i7 laptop. i agree that the cpu on the APU's need fixing since they bottleneck the gpu. i find that intel mobo chipsets are inferior to amd's. intel rarly fixing them, they just build more new ones. i have personally never had any issues with amd's chipsets. i have no issues with intel cpu's or amd's for that matter, i have issues with the chipsets from intel.

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John Pombrio

What does this have to do with the price of land in Texas?

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John Pombrio

DP

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thematejka

I really hope AMD does not sell out. Two reasons:

1) I, and many others have AMD parts. It would suck to have to change many parts next time we do an upgrade. Not a big deal, but still. I wouldn't look forward to it. It's not that I hate Intel, I don't.

2) AMD makes good parts. Someone said on this commenting section that AMDs top processors match Intels middle processors. For the sake of simplicity, I won't demand exactness from that, but that comment demonstrates that AMD doesn't overcharge. You buy a (relatively) midrange component for a midrange price. AMD isn't screwing your wallet. Of course, AMD is generally cheaper, however. I wouldn't doubt that if they matched Intel's top end, AMD would still be cheaper.

AMD makes some quality parts, it just depends on what you need. More consumers should consider AMD, because they offer performance that MOST people need. A lot of people don't even realize they are using AMD/ATI. Intel has themselves pretty well advertised. Even gamers don't need more than what AMD offers, and that statement in coming from years of gaming experience on the part of my friends and I.

I've spent a lot of time in school and my job analyzing components and how they work. AMD is enough for almost every consumer. Of course, having two chip makers is great, because competition fosters innovation (ideally).

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zepolnavi

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imagonex

If we don't want to see AMD go down, we'll have to go out there and buy some of their products.
Losing local jobs doesn't bode well for anyone. The U.S. economy needs those jobs.
In the end, I'm sure AMD will find ways to adapt to the evolving tech markets.

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Ghost XFX

Ok, this is ass backwards. You're based out of California, home of the most over taxed and over regulated companies in America. People are leaving California for a state with less taxes, to places like Texas and Florida even. Companies are more likely to profit in other states than California, where the fiscal strain is very high. So, why in the hell would you shut down in Texas, to stay in California? Who's brainchild was that?

I try, AMD. But it seems to me you're simply short on common sense. You need common sense thinkers to find common sense solutions. That not only goes in life, but in business too. For me, this is another nail in the coffin for AMD. If you lack even the most basic common sense to know that you're struggling thanks to dealing with the local taxes of Sunnyvale, how can i trust you to figure out simple issues that causes you to fall behind the heretics of Intel? Also, some of your people may be smoking that purple stuff, to come up with some of the designs with included flaws, that inevitably find their way into production. Are you sure you do drug screening there?

Look at me. I sound like the schmucky Intel geeks I frequently put the boots to online. Bottomline, AMD, get your heads out of your asses and stop snorting weed bundles, and get to work! And find some leadership with some common sense!

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Andrew.Hodge

They're planning to lease to own the place back, so texas was actually the better choice because the taxes on the lease would be lower.

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Jeffredo

The Silicon Valley and San Francisco are still the epicenter of the Tech industry in the United States, like it or not. The talent that is the lynch pin of AMD resides there - not Texas.

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bubinasuit

Assuming the worst; What happens when Intel has no competitors?

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Hilarity

I won't miss them. You sell shit products, this happens.

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Trooper_One

What are you talking about?

I'm an Intel fan but I surely don't talk shit about AMD.

Sure the Bulldozer line didn't do quite as good as it should but on its own, it's still a solid APU. The A8 and A10 series are pretty awesome, especially for the daily consumers who might not be into games but still want to have some multimedia power to their machine.

When I have people coming to me wanting to buy a desktop or laptop, they're wondering if they fork out the extra cash to get a powerful i7. I tell them if they have money, sure. However, if they want to save, they should seriously consider the A8 and A10's for everyday use and even some gaming.

I really hope AMD pulls through this; there needs to be some competition against Intel in this market.

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kevaskous

I like how one struggling product line makes everything they do shit, the ignorance in that is astounding.

Their server market is strong, their APU's are the best in their class, their GPU's trade blow for blow and win out often. You're just a hater for the sake of hate, doesn't make you any cooler BTW.

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Refuge88

While I totally agree that AMD has lots of great product lines, and that they are in fact a good company.

I think saying that have the best APU's in the world is a bit of a stretch... Just saying. Esspecially with the TSX coming to Haswell chips next gen.

They took a chance on the Bulldozer, it didn't work out well, and it just so happened at the same time Intel struck gold with Ivy Bridge, although I'm still upset they don't cool as well for OC as Sandy because they are glued and not soldered.

They have good graphics, and their server line is rather amazing, they just need to get through this slump and bounce back, I'm sure they will.

<-- Intel Fanboy btw. (father & brother works for them)

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Hilarity

APU's are shit. An i3 and dedicated card murders them. Just because you have a decent integrated GPU doesn't mean you can have shit CPU's on top. GPU's are entirely different. Power usage and efficiency is also horrible compared to Intel. And if AMD wasn't shit, it wouldn't be in this position would it? They'll be dead and buried within a year at this rate.

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kixofmyg0t

Hmmm, so a i3 with a dedicated card "murders" AMD's chips? Nice of you to compare Apples to Oranges. So using your logic a APU with a dedicated card.....let's say a 7970 would "murder" a i5 by itself right? That's just as fair.

Oh and before you claim that a i3 "murders" APU's you might wanna take a look at some benchmarks first. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/a10-5800k-a8-5600k-trinity-apu,3241-9.html

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Happy

Hilarity's logic is sound. AMD APUs have a weak CPU and a strong GPU. Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors have a strong CPU and a weak GPU. But what Hilarity was saying is that you can offset the weakness of Intel's GPU with a discrete graphics card but you can't offset the weakness of an AMD APU's CPU part of the processor. Because there are no discrete CPUs to buy to offset the weakness of an APU's weak CPU part like there is for graphics cards to offset the weakness of Intel's weak GPU part of their processors, it follows that Intel's design is far better.

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warptek2010

Hilarity's logic is insane and you are all too happy to jump off that bridge right after her. Weak cpu/strong gpu? It's all about the software and how it's optimized to take advantage of certain inherent strengths in each particular cpu. Long pipelines, branch prediction algorithms, branch operations (conditional or otherwise) cache hits, register hits, fetch instructions, Interpret, process, write, math process and boolean logic (All instruction cycles). Also, there are so many variables involved in a real world scenario such as gaming graphics resolution, multi-threaded or single, under clock, over clock or stock, memory capacity and bandwidth, I could go on... that is if you would like a lesson in semiconductor computer processing which performs all these functions at speeds ranging anywhere from 2.6 billion to over 4 billion cycles per second. It follows that perhaps Intel's design is better for the way THEY dictate software should be optimized but I beg the question, even if the majority of software developers have bias towards the Intel platform even the lowliest of the low AMD apu systems end users seem to not notice all that much or not at all with most computer tasks. I have yet to come across a normal computer function where in the AMD column reads "WNR". Not too shabby for such a 'weak' cpu. It's no wonder AMD is in the position it's in when we have people such as yourself who fall for all the tricky slick marketing and hype of the competition then come on forums such as this and disparage the part you didn't buy.

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Hilarity

Typical shitty pro-AMD statement. Yes, the COMPILER is the problem, its not the fact that the CPU's are so shit that an i3 3220 can equal the 8350 in games. No, not that. No, not AMD's ridiculously shitty and inefficient architecture.

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kixofmyg0t

Proof Hilarity? I wanna see what backwards ass website showed you that a i3 matched a 8350 in games.

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Jacob Stanbery

You have a typo there. You said " closed an open source development fab".
Change "fab" to "lab"

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hades_2100

This is sad... :(

I'm all for survival of the fittest, but pretty soon we won't have a competitor for Intel on the desktop.

hades

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