Wednesday, November 30, 2011

AMD not competing with Intel anymore. CPU prices soar as a result.

The inevitable has occurred. AMD spokesperson Mike Silverman asks poeple to let go of the "AMD vs Intel mindset" because of the company's new change in strategy. Instead, the silicon giant will focus its efforts on the mobile and tablet markets. AMD however confirmed that they are still committed to x86 computing, but I'm guessing not as much as they used to be.

The company blames this on bad management, but I wouldn't be surprised if Bulldozer played a large role in this. Since expectations for the new architecture was extremely strong although as we all know, it failed to deliver. Its important to mention that their Bulldozer based Opteron processors have been very well received though, mainly because of their price-performance ratio.

So, what does this mean for you gamers and PC enthusiasts out there? Is the battle now AMD vs ARM? Will Intel take a different approach to innovation now that their only real competitor has given up? Unfortunately the answers to those questions remain unclear for the time being, we'll just have to wait and see.

source TechPowerUp

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