Globalfoundries Accelerates 14nm Roadmap, Tries Catching Up to Intel

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Andrew.Hodge

If you want to play the wool pulled over the eyes game, why don't you step back and look at Intel's history? Anyone who supports Intel and wishes death to AMD is obviously blind to the inner mechanics of how an open capitalistic market works, and no, you can't just rely on the government to step in. Intel's lawyers will just spin ARM and other architectures as being legitimate competition a and prevent any legal action from being taken.

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illusionslayer

They don't have to spin anything when companies readily compete with them.

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Happy

That's what I've been thinking. If AMD goes under, Intel won't be considered a monopoly because of the rise of ARM. Which is probably a real shame. Then again, maybe not. I don't know. All I know is I hope AMD doesn't go under.

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Peanut Fox

AMD will likely be supplying both the CPUs and GPUs for all the next gen consoles, and I imagine they'll do okay in the low power market.

Even so I don't see anyone competing with Intel in the x86 arena and not just because of licensing issues.

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Andrew.Hodge

BTW, I meant that as a response to a comment down below. Been having some problems with opera and this website. Never seen a reply been made into a comment before, though. Crazy weird.

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dgrmouse

I see plenty of comments on this site and others cheering AMD's prospects, but the fact is that AMD is fully divested of Global Foundries. There's no reason to believe that AMD is going to benefit from the success ATIC and co. are finding. I don't believe AMD has the design talent to compete with Intel, and without their own fabs they are certain to never enjoy an edge in manufacturing.

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John Pombrio

I agree. AMD is only one of the unwashed masses now with the Abu Daubi GloFo foundry. NVidia has the same pull as AMD does for instance. So if ARM or someone else pays to bump themselves up the 14nm channel, they will be first to go with the new technology.
Intel is in much better shape as it has a limited product mix so the designs can have more tweak time without hurting production. That is what gave NVidia such a black eye was the long lead time tweaking the yields up.

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Valor958

I would love to see AMD succeed, if nothing else but to have some real competition for Intel and to add variety to the market. Unfortunately, I feel AMD hasn't actually been competing with Intel since at least 2008. Maybe farther back, depending who you ask.
I used to run a 940BE, but actually was swayed to a 2500K Intel system simply because it is better in every way, and at a good price. I see absolutely no reason to switch to AMD and my brand loyalty lends itself to performance of the products in question. AMD isn't bad, but it hasn't been keeping up, and took a chance that isn't panning out.
Saying anything with certainty about how 2014, or even 2013 for that matter, will pan out for anything is pure speculation. Who's to say another natural, social, economical, or violent (war) event doesn't take place that skews how things pan out?
I'm more than happy to expect great things across the board, but being a reasonable person, I'll wait and see before I double down on my excitement.

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Pruneface

i think the competition stopped with the core i7

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Andrew.Hodge

I don't like the term "optimal". That means there are compromises, and the enthusiast in me *hates compromise, but the realist in me means that I will still be refusing to use Intel in 2014. That being said, I still have faith that AMD's 2014 should be more than I NEED... Maybe not WANT, but need, and for that I will continue to support them.

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dgrmouse

You can rationalize your decision to purchase slower processors, but you can't justify the insane prices AMD asked upon their release. AMD was asking you to pay more money for less performance - anyone who blindly champions AMD as the value choice has the wool pulled over their eyes.

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Happy

True. AMD has lost the advantage of being the go-to-company for CPU value.

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Arnulf

Getting trial series of a niche (mobile rather than high-performance, something GloFo hasn't been involved with extensively so far) technology hybrid out is hardly "competing" with Intel's high-performance 14 nm technology, which will then be shipping in volume.

This technology might actually be usable in GPUs, but won't impact AMD's CPUs in 2014 ('Excavator' is scheduled for 2014).

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