general amd stuff
I just bought AMD shares, minutes before reading this.
intelligent story & comments.
"vital that Intel and AMD make the shift, tapping into their entrenched positions in PCs, while refusing to be dragged down by the legacy."
well put. Odd for me to a bit negative, but amd especially so cos of their discrete gpuS. Fusion will slaughter the low end gpu business.
We all seem agreed on the merits of fusion, now if only AMD could do decent cloud servers. Thats where the money is.
How about a dual cpuS w/ 8 gpuS fused in, running open gl server apps.
As another said, brazos is a good product and selling now. Its 40nm, same as the discrete gpuS, which are due to shift to 28nm (brazos next?).
Hope it wasnt here I read it, but they got ~124 design wins for brazos & 145 for llano. Sounds impressive anyway.
AMD dont care much about the market, the real action is stealing share from intel, or new value conscious markets (india/china etc)
I read 400 smart phones or 120 tablets = 1 new server on the cloud.
Also good money in emerging markets tho, & AMD can kick ass.
Just a guess, but a hybrid lap/desk top llano which can handle a few hours of power outtage may sell well in 3rd world etc.
SB seems foolish to me. Who would want a grunt CPU & crap integrated graphics? Those guys go the discrete route.Hope I dont sound a shill. Just sayin