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  • amddouble amddouble Sep 21, 2012 3:25 PM Flag

    AMD APU can last for 12 hours according to AMD webside, wow!

    AMD's next stop is at 12, then 21. Please adopt this 3.5 years old boy and wait for him to grow to 21

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    • Ya know, why didn't I think of that. I could just go to AMD's web site and get all of the facts straight. Absolute genius.


    • hahahacreek Sep 22, 2012 8:42 PM Flag

      It's good to see AMD diversifying. Desktop PC's are dinosaurs from the last millenium. Long battery life is good on paper, but I doubt laptop manufacturers will use it. They'll just use smaller batteries to make laptops lighter. In the real world, most laptops get less than 4 hours of battery life.

      Sentiment: Sell

    • Amazing, isn't it? You release chips that are even slower than your already slow last generation chips, and they use less energy. Imagine how long the battery would last if AMD's next architecture were akin to the old K5 core in computing power. I bet the battery would last a whole week at full tilt.

      It's sad, really, when a company is left trumpeting improved battery life rather than increased performance relative to its own last generation products. No wonder AMD's inventories are skyrocketing, market share is tumbling and revenues are drying up. No one cares about a slower chip using less energy.

      For Q3 watch for evidence of massive discounting of Llano and Trinity APUs. Margins should drop precipitously. AMD tried to hold the line on ASPs last quarter and got stuck with tons of chips and no takers. They have no choice but to dump product in Q3.

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