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[9]: Thom
by zima on Fri 16th Nov 2012 06:26 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Thom"
zima
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2005-07-06

It seems to me that you're forgetting one thing: anyone who really needs lots of GPU power won't be satisfied with the low-end stuff that gets integrated in CPUs, whether it's done by Intel or AMD.

What Kivada says (Brazos does fine in netbooks), plus this isn't about those "who really needs lots of GPU power" - in plenty of usage scenarios it's more about "good enough" while keeping costs down; AMD offering generally nice bang-per-buck.

For example, once that video editing app offers realtime performance, you don't really need greater performance that much. It's also nice to be able to comfortably play more games on your inexpensive AMD laptop, than on an inexpensive Intel one.

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RE[10]: Thom
by Kivada on Fri 16th Nov 2012 17:29 in reply to "RE[9]: Thom"
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2010-07-07

Yeahm somethiung like the Asus N56DP-DH11 is more then enough for the vast majority of people CPU wise and the HD7660G GPU http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7660G.69830.0.html is much faster then the Intel HD Graphics 4000 http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-4000.69168.0.html without the added heat, power consumption or noise of an addon card nor the driver issues of the Intel/Nvidia solution of trying to manage the GPUs from 2 different vendors.

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