Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Nov 2012 22:24 UTC
AMD "Advanced Micro Devices has hired JPMorgan Chase & Co to explore options, which could include a potential sale, as the chipmaker struggles to find a role in an industry increasingly focused on mobile and away from traditional PCs, according to three sources familiar with the situation." Woah. Bad news for competition in the x86 space.
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RE[2]: Thom
by bassbeast on Thu 15th Nov 2012 03:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Thom"
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That is one of the reasons I've been urging people to put their money where their mouth is and buy AMD when they need a new PC or laptop.

The other of course is that frankly the "bang for the buck" on AMD chips is just nuts and probably less than 5% of those actually buying PCs have tasks that would benefit from the IPC advantage Intel has. you can get AMD quad kits on Tiger starting at $150, and you can buy Thuban X6 chips for $105. heck I even love gaming and my X6 just blows through the latest games while giving me plenty of cores for other tasks, truly a great chip.

So next time you are buying a PC or laptop take a serious look at AMD, I'm old enough to remember what it was like when Intel stood alone and it was NOT fun, it was stagnation and high prices. I put my money where my mouth is and my entire family is on AMD,we're talking 5 desktops, 1 laptop and 1 netbook, and I can say all of them do every task we can come up with with plenty of cycles left over and plenty of cash saved over going Intel.

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