AMD is targeting the price-performance market with Polaris 10 & 11 GPUs
If you were anticipating that AMD’s upcoming Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 graphics chips would be delivering trail blazing performance, the latest statement will probably break your heart. However, for notebook owners as well as mainstream computer system owners, the story is going to be a little different thanks to the latest interview, where critical information was confirmed by AMD’s Roy Taylor.
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Published By: Angela Campbell on April 28, 2016 02:52 pm EST
Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) is having a field day at the expense of its competition, Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) and Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) as it continues resurging to become a relevant force in the market which had deemed it more or less technologically obsolete. AMD has cornered and cut itself a large slice of the VR market and secured itself as the de facto supplier when it comes to the lucrative console market, which is expected to generate $1.5 billion in revenue over 3 major console releases. This could very well indicate that the company has secured contracts with market giants Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE), Microsoft Corporation’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Xbox lineup as well as Nintendo’s upcoming NX.
Based on current rumours, the industry expects the Nintendo NX to be powered by AMD’s Zen architecture, and is divided on Microsoft’s “Xbox Two” and has speculations regarding the alleged Sony PS4K which has been all but confirmed. The PS4K possibly has already been leaked as the “Neo” variant of its SoC is already being discussed and is expected to be in play once VR becomes a factor, which requires considerable computational power and visual computing ability, something that the current gen PS4 may not be able to match at high resolutions.
Zen as an architecture update is expected to bring as much as 40% improvements to Instructions Per Cycle counts per core. In a nutshell, an increase in IPC counts means that every core could compute data 40% faster per clock, so essentially, clock-for-clock, Zen would be 1.4X faster than its predecessor, the Bulldozer architecture. At the same time, making a long-overdue move to the 14nm manufacturing process with Zen would allow the chipmaker to run higher clocks, reduce production cost over the long term and boast significantly higher efficiency when it comes to a per-transistor and a per-watt basis.
It must be noted that the hype surrounded Zen should be checked given that similar gains were expected when AMD’s Bulldozer architecture was about to be introduced, but it fell far short of expectations and Intel’s recent push in the market over time has only resulted in a larger performance gap. AMD is looking to rebuild itself as a market competitor in various markets and along with its Polaris architecture, is also expected to rely heavily on Zen in order to capture some server market share in an industry otherwise dominated by Intel completely. More importantly, the Zen-based APUs can essentially give both Intel and Nvidia a run for their money, especially in entry level hardware, something that AMD has, to a small degree, already put into motion with its mobility chipsets and its Bristol Ridge APUs, which are expected to become main stream this year. This would essentially cut into entry level hardware margins quite heavily and eliminate, if not seriously limit, Nvidia and Intel-based mobile solutions for mid-range hardware given the pricing points AMD has shown it is willing to use of late.
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It would be more FEE's for AMD. I don't give a darn if AMD makes 1 more chip from a fab. Fee's would take it to $40
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) stock couldn't have a more dramatic journey. It was up by over 50% in one trading session, and down by double-digits in the next. Can AMD stock maintain this kind of price level?
More Upside in AMD Stock?
Well, first off, Friday's surge was a big surprise. The company reported earnings after the closing bell on Thursday, and the upward momentum just couldn't be stopped. AMD stock closed up 52.3% higher on Friday, marking its largest single-day gain since the company went public back in 1979.
Were the earnings good? Yes and no.
company is still not profitable, but its loss was narrower than before and also better than analysts’ estimates. In the first quarter of 2016, AMD had a loss of nine cents per share. Revenue actually declined 19.2% year-over-year to $832.0 million for the quarter, but was still better than Wall Street’s expectation of $819.1 million. (Source: “AMD Reports 2016 First Quarter Results,” Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., April 21, 2016.)
Earnings only reflect what the company has done in the past. It’s the future that investors really care about. And on that front, AMD has good news.
The company has formed a joint venture with Tianjin Haiguang Advanced Technology Investment Co. (THATIC). AMD recently signed an agreement to license its processor and system-on-a-chip (SoC) technology to the joint venture, helping to create server chips tailored to the Chinese market.
Under the deal, AMD will receive $239 million in licensing fees and royalty from products sold by the joint venture. Investors liked the news because the deal would not only bring more business to the company, but also help AMD compete with Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) in China.
AMD also issued a cheerful guidance. For the second quarter of 2016, the company expects a sequential revenue increase of 15%, plus or minus three percent. This implies a revenue range of $931.8 million to $981.8 million, which is well above Wall Street’s forecast of $890.8 million.
Despite the relative newness of the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Wii U, all three consoles are getting replaced this year by their respective makers.
In the cases of Sony and Microsoft, that means new versions of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
In the case of Nintendo, it means a new game console altogether — currently codenamed "NX" — that's yet-to-be revealed.
More than just rumors, though, chip company AMD is creating three custom, game console-grade chips that are going to make the chip-maker billions of dollars across the next several years. We're betting that those three chips are headed to new consoles from Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo.
The company held a quarterly earnings call last week where company execs detailed three "system-on-a-chip" [SoC] products that start launching in 2016 — all three will be inside consumer products and sold by 2017, AMD said. These are exactly the kind of chips that currently power the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, that could just as easily power Nintendo's next game console. They require little power, are capable of powering high-end games, and come in small enough form factors that they're easily placed inside of home game consoles.
Beyond all the other logic, AMD's timeline easily connects the three mystery chips to three new game consoles from Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo.
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1.5X faster than the GeForce GTX Titan X
Just think, if INTC would have spent the money on R&D instead of paying backdoor people like dell. AMD would never had a chance & we would be into a zone that we cannot even foresee today. If business has the same rights as people they should be arrested for Treason.
You have won & you know that the bashers are low paid FOOL's. Time for you to enjoy your attention to the real facts & let the BS'er be what they are.
If I laugh at these FOOL's I might just break a RIB OR 10. THAT IS HOW STUPID THEY HAVE BEEN IN RESPONSE.