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[5]: x86
by galvanash on Fri 16th Nov 2012 21:38 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: x86"
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K7 was designed also by people who came from Alpha team, it uses the EV6 bus of Alphas (there were some plans for Alphas on Slot A, IIRC - too bad they didn't come to fruition, it could be interesting)

Samsung did ship a series of motherboards using the irongate/irongate-2 chipset (AMD 751/761 Northbridge), the UP1000, UP1100, and UP1500. They were, for all intents and purposes, pretty much identical to standard Athlon motherboards - they were PCI/AGP boards using standard PC southbridge chips. They just had different sockets (originally Slot B and later Socket B - which had more pins than the standard AMD packaging design to hold Samgung fabbed Allpha EV67/EV68 processors).

Edited 2012-11-16 21:40 UTC

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