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]: Could somebode explain me
by TechGeek on Wed 14th Nov 2012 19:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Could somebode explain me"
TechGeek
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2006-01-14

As far as AMD goes, I still think their biggest mistake was not building their own chip sets. Most chip sets were full of bugs. I remember I bought one of the first thunderbird motherboards with a Via chip set. It had known (after several months) problems with geforce 2, sound blaster live, was unstable as hell.

As time went on, all of my AMD systems died at some point and I threw them away. I have only had 1 or 2 Intel systems ever actually die on me. Usually I get rid of them due to uselessness. None of this is recent, but consumers have a long memory. Now it basically comes down to Intel always having the top performing hardware.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

AMD had 750, 760 chipsets in early Athlon era (some data about them in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_AMD_chipsets ). 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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smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

AMD had 750, 760 chipsets in early Athlon era (some data about them in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_AMD_chipsets ). But IIRC they were quite expensive, people were mostly buying VIA-chipped motherboards.


i've never seen the 760 in the wild, but the 750 was realy popular
could be because it was one of only 2 chipsets for slot-a ;)

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