Imbecile, AMD pays for the vouchers and makes them available to OEM card partners. The card partners decide whether they want to bother bundling in the vouchers. Most card partners, it turns out, don't want to hassle with it, leaving AMD out of pocket tens of millions of dollars to the game publishers, but seeing its partner field cards without the game bundles. It shows that AMD's channel pushes AMD around and not the reverse. It illustrates how feeble and weak AMD really is. This would never happen to an IBM, Intel, Oracle, QCOM or nVidia.
Are you familiar with prior console launches? There's a reason the new consoles are doing better than the old. Both Microsoft and Sony had production issues that hampered release of the last generation consoles.
As a result, hyping the launch of the new generation consoles by comparing it to the launch of the last generation consoles is like hyping the fact that you can run the 100-yard dash in 12 seconds and 5 years ago when your older brother did it he could only manage 18 seconds, without mentioning the fact that his foot was in a cast at the time and you were 100% healthy in your attempt.
Are the MMs doing something to INTC or NVDA?
Excellent. The perfect system for a trailer dwelling food stamp recipient in a Red State to use for pron surfing. AMD should make at least $20k total on that model!
Fab business to bury GF and TSMC alive!
Not good, AMD.
Odd that on every major retailer website the 1-star ratings range from 18% to 33% of purchasers if the problem really only affects less than 1% of buyers.
Yep and AMD already said two quarters ago that console APU margins will be considerably lower than margins on other CPUs and APUs, claiming "low double digit margins".
If standard margins are in the mid 30s, and console chip margins are much lower, AMD is probably getting 10-20% or less per console APU.
Everyone knows that paid bashers are figments of AMD fan boy imagination just like other AMD myths - 100x100, winning market share from Intel or nVidia, Rory can read, Lisa Su isn't a man, AMD isn't going bankrupt any time soon, etc.
But here's the thing. If there were $0.05 per post paid bashers, do you know that each of them would have made 250% annually more over the last 8 years than anyone holding AMD stock? Put another way, if the AMD fantards could find anyone to pay them $0.05 a post, they would be better off doing that than they would holding AMD shares and hoping for the improbable.
Oops, news is out. AMD deliberately used an old GeForce driver with known BF4 issues.
Will this get AMD sanctioned by the FTC?
Idiot. Sony sold 400k PS3s in the first day in the US alone. You're just off by a factor of 2x.
And the AMD fantards cannot show us that the APU or more likely its drivers and firmware are NOT faulty. Sony says that it doesn't know what the problem is. They said that it could be the power supply or the hard drive or some other hardware component (such as the APU). Note that a 0.4% failure rate is not trivial, and it's early yet to know the full scope of the problem. Many units are DOA, but many others work fine for a day or two or three, then go into flashing blue or brick mode. Who's to say that 50% or more of the units won't succumb to the issue over the next month of so? Until Sony figures out the cause, it's all speculation. I will enjoy laughing in your face, though, if we find out AMD's lousy software/firmware has caused this. Especially if its takes them 6 months to get around to fixing it, and Sony goes bankrupt as a result of AMD sitting on its hands.
Idiot, it's not the guaranteed minimums we're talking about. We're talking about the $200 million payment due to GF at the beginning of Q1. You remember, the last installment of almost $700 million in penalties AMD was required to pay in order to reduce its purchase requirements under the GF contract?
The Arabs have stacked AMD's board far disproportionately to their paltry 19% stake in AMD, and abused that position of trust to loot the company of most of its free cash by moving the funds from AMD to their 100% owned fab business, GF. They've shown that they could care less about AMD, because if they did, they would not have pulled three quarters of a billion dollars out of the company when it was most vulnerable.
You, my dumb little AMD fan boys, have been CAMELHOLED!