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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by mpxlbs on Tue 13th Nov 2012 23:11 UTC
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According to this (if I'm not mistaken), they are not selling.

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by Morgan on Tue 13th Nov 2012 23:14 in reply to "Thom"
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Good to know. Although Intel has future competition from the entire ARM ecosystem, right now their only true competitor is AMD. If AMD were bought out (especially by Intel) we'd have a behemoth that would make Microsoft and Apple look like babies.

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by smashIt on Tue 13th Nov 2012 23:19 in reply to "RE: Thom"
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If AMD were bought out (especially by Intel)

i don't think they could even find a buyer
nobody in their right mind would go headon with intel, and intel can't buy them thanks to some anti-competitive laws

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RE[2]: Thom
by bassbeast on Thu 15th Nov 2012 03:35 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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