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    News - AMD revenue to grow in 2014, no thanks to PCs

    CEO promises 64-bit ARM-based server chips in Q1 2014.
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    Re: News - AMD revenue to grow in 2014, no thanks to PCs

    The ARM chips were meant to be late 2014 before - it seems the timetable was brought forward.


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    Re: News - AMD revenue to grow in 2014, no thanks to PCs

    Not only are they used in PS4 and XBONE but they will be used in the new Nintendo Handheld and Console
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    Re: News - AMD revenue to grow in 2014, no thanks to PCs

    Well if over the past 5 years they had focussed their PC chip efforts on raw CPU performance, they might not have fallen so ridiculously far behind Intel and the PC enthusiast market might not be quite so stagnant as it currently is wrt CPU tech.
    I don't want a bloody GPU on my CPU. That's what a GPU is for! Just give me as much performance from the processor as possible and I'll be a happy gamer/nerd.
    It's completely your own fault, AMD: you focussed on the wrong thing to now turn around and say 'it's no thanks to the PC market.'

    (Don't get me wrong, there's a place for low power, all-in-one CPU/GPU chips, but the PC enthusiast market is NOT that place).

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    Re: News - AMD revenue to grow in 2014, no thanks to PCs

    Roobubba:
    Yeah AMD, now you can suffer with your 7.2 million chips in the PS4/XB1, with guaranteed sales for the next 5-8 years. I don't think they mind!

    If steam boxes take off well then I can see a lot of APU's being used for those too. They're making great cpu's for people who don't want/need seperate GPU's and it saves a fair bit not having to get a dedicated gpu.

    Would steam boxes be counted as PC sales?

    I agree for the enthusiast market apu chips aren't that suited, but even still you can crossfire with the onboard gpu so its not all wasted.

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    Re: News - AMD revenue to grow in 2014, no thanks to PCs

    Quote Originally Posted by abychristy View Post
    Not only are they used in PS4 and XBONE but they will be used in the new Nintendo Handheld and Console
    Yes. This was to be expected. Now, bring on the Mantle and see the GPU sales zoom.

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    Re: News - AMD revenue to grow in 2014, no thanks to PCs

    Quote Originally Posted by Roobubba View Post
    Well if over the past 5 years they had focussed their PC chip efforts on raw CPU performance, they might not have fallen so ridiculously far behind Intel and the PC enthusiast market might not be quite so stagnant as it currently is wrt CPU tech.
    PC enthusiast market is by far NOT the only market.

    As a PC enthusiast, I want a Kaveri apu. I have a need and a use for one that an intel setup would perform worse at and be more expensive for (steam/shield streamer and HTPC for another room). I have a line of friends and relatives who will get an APU system the next time they come to me for an upgrade or refresh. I am also looking for a nice touchscreen laptop/ultrabook/tablet with kaveri.

    The APU has become a neat little unit with many uses and a very attractive price tag. No, it's not for the enthusiast gamer who requires 60fps @ ultra settings but then it doesn't cost £400+ either!
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    Re: News - AMD revenue to grow in 2014, no thanks to PCs

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Roobubba View Post
    Well if over the past 5 years they had focussed their PC chip efforts on raw CPU performance, they might not have fallen so ridiculously far behind Intel and the PC enthusiast market might not be quite so stagnant as it currently is wrt CPU tech.
    PC enthusiast market is by far NOT the only market.

    As a PC enthusiast, I want a Kaveri apu. I have a need and a use for one that an intel setup would perform worse at and be more expensive for (steam/shield streamer and HTPC for another room). I have a line of friends and relatives who will get an APU system the next time they come to me for an upgrade or refresh. I am also looking for a nice touchscreen laptop/ultrabook/tablet with kaveri.

    The APU has become a neat little unit with many uses and a very attractive price tag. No, it's not for the enthusiast gamer who requires 60fps @ ultra settings but then it doesn't cost £400+ either!
    As I said, there IS a place for an APU, but what AMD has done is decided to completely back out of the enthusiast market. So those of us who DO need 120fps+ (I'll never go back to 60Hz gaming) are left with only 1 option, which from a basic economics and business sense is terrible for the consumer.

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