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[3]: Could somebode explain me
by zima on Thu 15th Nov 2012 06:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Could somebode explain me"
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AMD had 750, 760 chipsets in early Athlon era (some data about them in ). But IIRC they were quite expensive, people were mostly buying VIA-chipped motherboards.

Also, while the northbridges were relatively performant, AMD southbridges had somewhat limited functionality ...resulting in a number of "hybrid" motherboards: AMD northbridge, VIA southbridge (made easy by the connection still used by then: PCI). Which reintroduced quirks typical of VIA back then...

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