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[3]: God forbid...
by Kivada on Thu 15th Nov 2012 17:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: God forbid..."
Kivada
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2010-07-07

VIA/S3 is still around, but to get any of their Nano, C7 or Eden CPUs or Chrome 500 series GPUs you will have to go out of your way to find them.

VIA/S3 has focused more on embedded x86 and ARM SoC designs.

Sure, you could get yourself a VIA Nano Quad core http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/processors/quadcore/index.jsp and an S3 Chrome 540GTX PCI-E GPU http://www.s3graphics.com/en/products/class3.aspx?productId=19 just to say you have the fastest VIA/S3 hardware on the market, but it ain't saying much and even though they claim Linux support, don't expect much, it's best suited to Windows, but doesn't like that much either last I checked...

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