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[4]: Could somebode explain me
by smashIt on Thu 15th Nov 2012 07:04 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Could somebode explain me"
smashIt
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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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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

I don't think I've ever seen either of them live, period (probably because of being in a more price-sensitive place - mostly only the arrival of Duron made the K7 architecture really popular, and those were typically paired to, ugh, VIA KT133(A); at least VIA did improve over time ...I keep here an AthlonXP 1700+ with VIA KT600, it had no issues)

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