AMD to cut thousands of jobs

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    lucidus Ancient Guru

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    It's the management that needs to go.
     
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    phill1978 Master Guru

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    but then who would run the company ? ;)


    that's what all management think! ive rarely seen a good management team, they are a very scarce thing.
     
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    The thing is, if AMD goes out of business then Nvidia will end up fully dominating the market which means, higher prices, and no one that can offer and alternative.

    AMD need all the help they can get. They offer low price competing hardware - and their drivers are becoming rather good.

    I think my next upgrade will be all AMD besides the CPU; unless (and that's a BIG unless) AMD can bring out a good CPU in the immediate future.
     
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    I'm not an AMD fan, but I respect them as a company, alternative and competitor. This is sad news, because the company is dying and good people are losing their jobs. I hope they get back on their feet soon.
     
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    Not necessarily. When companies "die" they usually get broken up and sold. Hopefully AMDs GPU business would look enticing for the likes of Intel. Dont know who would be interested in their CPU business since its a tough one manage competitively.
     
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    That's if Intel takes them on. They stand a better chance while obtaining the 'monopoly and monetary status' they currently have. If they get to broken up it doesn't leave much of a leg to stand on.

    Sounds like they need better higher management.
     
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    They might just end up getting more funds from Abu Dhabi. Meh, lazy management.
     
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    im not seeing amd is successful at all why are they cutting jobs? they not selling and making enough profit? even though their hardware are cheap? maybe becuase intel is just better. Intel maybe a lil expensive but its worth the price. how come intel is not laying people off work even though their hardware is more expensive? simple answer Intel is just better than amd. it maybe expensive but a lot of people like more performance and overclockablity versus cheap and low performing cpu's like amd lol
     
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    They need nothing more guy's, they need our support.
    I don't wanna see again intel-nvidia monopoly like the old times, even if amd products are (and gettind) worse
     

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    IMHO this mess came about when people started to treat GPU Brands as Football Teams.

    Instead of going for best bank for buck without gimmicks, people just buy a card because it has a certain name on it.

    I know people will argue this because they have nothing better to do, but it's my opinion and it will stand no matter what you say. It's something I have noticed in many forums over the years.

    I may not post in those other forums myself, but I read through them.
     
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    amd cpu`s had my support years ago, I go where the performance is, as far as cpu`s go they do not deserve my hard earned money
     
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    +1:banana:
     
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    Maybe AMD should just quit producing CPU's and Focus on GPU's Intel Vs Amd is not a war amd could win. While Nvidia vs AMD is a chance.
     

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    Except for the fact there is no money in enthusiast GPU's for the most part. The real money comes from the Tesla/Firepro and integrated GPU's/CPU's (Trinity, Tegra, etc.). Enthusiast GPU's aren't that hard to make so they are an easy high-margin money source, limited as they may be.

    Not to mention that the desktop PC is a dead end at this point going forward, no need to be in denial about that. Your smartphone nearly has the power of a high end desktop PC from 5-6 years ago, the new Windows 8 tablets/ultrabooks will have 99% of the power of a PC (the power that actually counts to 99% of users) and be able to do 99% of the tasks any desktop can do while remaining ultra portable.

    This desktop PC to my left is probably the last one I'll ever end up building for myself. Intel has seen the writing on the wall for a long time already, hence Haswell. Nvidia are no different, hence their focus on Tegra (which is a real money maker for them, especially with CUDA).

    AMD are also starting to get onboard finally, they just need an architecture that can keep up. As one person succinctly put it, "The took a Server focused architecture and put it in a Laptop... brilliant!".
     
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    AMD is focusing on APU, so I won't expect amd beating intel anytime soon.
    APUs are great for middle level destop PC and high-middle end laptops.

    I guess AMD really need to find or create constant need for APUs, like pcs in office running on Trinity APU, instead of iCore3... or laptops with APU is like tripple win (cpu + gpu + low energy usage for it) and I'd find that reasonable.
     
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    Amd is on a roll, If they keep this up there might not be any workforce that actual makes there cpu,gpu that makes there money or lack there of it as of late.

    If they go belly up it would be very bad for everyone
     
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    I had no idea the PC market was shrinking....
     
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    AMD products aren't getting worse.... AMD has shifted focus from "high-end" processors to budget/mainstream processors. Of course they're of little interest to enthusiasts....but they provide value to those just looking for a cheap, capable computer for web browsing, e-mail, word processing and multimedia.
     

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