Great take on AMD's dire position,
AMD can't win on one front and knee jerks to open another front, that's been the AMD way for years now, and its not gonna pay. Can't fight Intel process prowess go fabless, can't fight Intel CPUs then way overpay for ATI and pump the fusion delusion, can't fight Intel Server domination then way over pay for SeaMicro and sell servers with Intel inside, still can't fight Intel server domination then sell ARM severs with generic ARM cores inside even though there's no software stack and market.
This is the very definition of business insanity.
AMD needs a Doctor fast, may I recommend Dr Max Facts for a quick and painless in office lobotomy using a ice pick and shop-vac.
Without a huge IPC jump this is another AMD cut copy paste multi core waste of silicone.
AMD doesn't know what to do with their transistors so they add memory, add cores, fling it at the wall and see if sticks.
Its no mistake that Skylake will make you AMD fanatics shake in and jump in the lake.
AMD's over hyped late 4GB HBM1 memory will be too limited to be considered a top end card, bandwidth is no problem for NVIDIA that uses compression tech, but 4K and beyond will need more memory than just 4GB. Maxwell Titan Ti will have 6GB and over Titan X has 12GB, AMD's 4GB will be too little too late to be a top end GPU.
Its abundantly obvious that your right sock puppet is talking with your left one, why do you even bother, you're just too much of transparent moron who is desperately trying to deceive and manipulate this board. Grow up and get out of your parents basement and get a real job, you're a pathetic puppet master pumper. If someone is paying a penny per post its way too much, you would be much better at flipping burgers than playing puppet master.
AMD's long delay for the release of its 300 series might be explained by the use of TSMC's 20nm process and HBM yields. AMD Investing so much on a 20nm process also points to it using TSMC 20nm for a year or so, while Nvidia will be skipping 20nm and going all in at finFET 16nm for its Pascal GPUs. AMD desperately needs 20nm ASAP to bring down the TDP to better compete with Nvidia's Maxwell, but re-branding most of its cores reflects AMD R&D budget cuts and will hurt taking any market share back.
Advantage Nvidia, Pascal will be a GPU game changer.
NVDA having over 75% of the AIB market does make a strong argument that Maxwell is annihilating AMD.
I can't argue with the market share Facts.
AMD's lame re-brand game is not working too bad this will continue for most of AMD's upcoming 300 series.
Removing the integrated voltage regulator is a big deal, internally there were major debates whether or not to include the FIVR but in the search for greater efficiency it was added, dropping it makes the pursuit of performance the new priority. Intel Skylake looks to be a beast of a processor, and I'll be looking for a mobile Skylake beast to purchase. Good move Intel to widen your performance advantage with Skylake and burn Zen at the stake.
August 10, 2010, the computing landscape has changed quite a lot since 2010.
ARM which dominates the mobile market is much more of a threat to Intel than AMD and undermines the monopoly issue, the definition of what the FTC determines good faith is has changed according to today's market. Your Assumption that a foreign entity such as Samsung having no issue acquiring a x86 license is also baseless.
You assume Samsung needs AMD, you assume Intel and the FTC will hand out a x86 to a Korean conglomerate, your grasp of these assumptions are not worth investing in.
AMD sold its mobile graphics IP to Qualcomm, AMD is debt laden, AMD's x86 core is not competitive in Fact its obsolete, AMD has lost massive dGPU market share, AMD has no answer to Maxwell, Skylake, and the established custom ARMed Armada.
You assume too much.
No surprise here, AMD admitted no new GPU core months ago but the shills twisted that fact to fit their delusions.
HBM is no AMD savior, it is limited to 4GB and adding it to re-branded a GPU doesn't make the GPU new. I'm still not sure if AMD will be adding HBM, if it does it will a expensive experiment with limited market appeal. 4GB isn't going to float as a flag ship boat in a 4K sea, the Titan Maxwell tsunami will sink it.
AMD is debt laden, sold its mobile graphics IP, competing against Intel, Nvidia, and a vast ARMada, no Samsung doesn't need AMD.
Nvidia performance per watt advantage gives gamers a cool quiet highly overclockable long lasting card that doesn't need a water cooled radiator. Plus Great drivers and a SLI upgrade option have made Maxwell the choice for gaming, even if AMD does use limited 4GB HBM1 memory it isn't going to challenge Maxwell domination.
AMD will be rebranding many of their GPUs and from what I read Fiji is just another two separate GPU water cooled card which really limits its market, its sure looking good for the green team.
LOL Spin Job, "The 390x is 60% faster than the 290", this is the definition of Spin Job.
FACT: AMD needs water cooling for its watt wasting GPUs, Maxwell the performance per watt leader does not. HBM will NOT change this FACT.
HBM Limited Bleeding Edge Tech NOT a Savior
A new limited bleeding edge memory tech will not change the fact that AMD GPU core wastes watts. Nvidia uses the same TSMC process as AMD but its GPU core is much more efficient delivering more performance per watt, HBM is not going to change that. 4k will need more memory not faster, NVIDIA typically applies memory compression, to reduce memory bandwidth requirements, which increases "effective" bandwidth, DX12 will stack memory all this will make adding first gen HBM a wash for Nvidia, or at worst a expensive gimmick that debt laden AMD can't afford so don't think HBM will come cheap. AMD will still waste watts and need water cooling while Titan X doesn't that really limits the 390's market. Titan X owns the high end GPU market now and later OEM's will offer water cooled Maxwell Titan X solutions to further widen the performance per watt gap. AMD's dGPU market will continue to dwindle as it becomes as irrelevant in the GPU market as it is in the CPU market. The rich get richer as the debt laden poor get poorer and become irrelevant.
The rich get richer as the poor get poorer and become irrelevant
The problem for AMD is that Nvidia owns more than 70% of the discrete GPU market now and it will only get worse for AMD with its re-branded GPUs going up against new Maxwell the performance per watt champion.
AMD needed a new line up yesterday, these re-branded GPUs will be trounced by new Maxwell GPUs, AMD re-brand scheme is just another epic fail. Nvidia is becoming the Intel of GPUs dominating its market as Intel has dominated their market.
Hate to say it but its a Fact that debt laden AMD just can't keep up the competition and is becoming as irrelevant as it is in the CPU market in the GPU market.
Asus is the place with best GTX980, but there are others that are Annihilating AMD's watt wasters too.
Maxwell GTX970 is still the biggest bang for your GPU buck, DX12 and a couple of these in SLI would kick major #$%$ for years to come, but this ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 980 Platinum is awesome.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
Mantle was DOA, debt hobbled AMD had to pay developers to get aboard its Mantle bandwagon now they're jumping off the blazing wagon ASAP.
AMD knew Nvidia (Fermi, Kepler, Maxwell support DX12).had been working with MS on DX12 and also needed a crutch for their IPC cripple processors so Mantle was pumped and dumped.
Its the AMD