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]: Thom
by moondevil on Wed 14th Nov 2012 10:22 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Thom"
moondevil
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2005-07-08

I beg to differ, my netbook is quite handy with a dual core AMD Brazos processor.

The only ones with a proper OpenGL support for netbooks.

As someone that does graphics programming as hobby, I'll never own an Intel GPU, it is already enough to endure them on my work laptop.

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RE[6]: Thom
by Neolander on Wed 14th Nov 2012 16:06 in reply to "RE[5]: Thom"
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2010-03-08

I beg to differ, my netbook is quite handy with a dual core AMD Brazos processor.

The only ones with a proper OpenGL support for netbooks.

As someone that does graphics programming as hobby, I'll never own an Intel GPU, it is already enough to endure them on my work laptop.

Yup, I have heard similar praise of AMD's IGPs, but as far as I know they have also been late on the CPU front for a while now, both in terms of performance and power consumption, which is why there are almost no notebooks with AMD processors around nowadays.

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RE[7]: Thom
by zima on Thu 15th Nov 2012 08:52 in reply to "RE[6]: Thom"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

When it comes to general usage, what does "late on the CPU front for a while now" even mean? Because CPUs have been more than powerful enough, in such usage, for a while now.

There are only really two home PC areas which can be still starved for power - gaming and video editing. In both, the GPU kinda matters more; so in both, AMD is the one with an edge, thanks to more capable integrated GPUs.

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