Mother of God! Did you see the GTX 1080 Benchmarks released yesterday?
Firestrike score of 8959 with an ancient Core i7-3770 feeding it. That's a whopping 20% better than even the fastest current dual card scores with an i7-6770 pushing them!
It makes the $550 price tag look like a bargain since you are getting 20% more punch than you would if you bought two top of the line 980GTX or R9 Fury cards.
Looks like no profits for AMD in 2016!
Actually don't count on it. The MacBook line has moved away from discrete GPUs. Only a few, very slow selling low volume models still feature such graphics. The big money huge sellers - MacBook Air, MacBook, MacBook Pro 13 - all use top of the line Intel Iris integrated graphics.
Mac laptops are all about battery life, cool running innards and high IPC CPUs. Expect there to be no MacBooks with discrete GPUs when the MacBook Pro line is next refreshed.
On the other hand, given that Pascal will cover all segments, highest to lowest, and Polaris will only be able to address middle and low segments, I wouldn't be surprised to see Apple forced to dump AMD graphics in its desktop and Pro systems. These are extremely low volume, sure, but the only thing that sells them is having more power than you can put in a laptop. With Pascal tacitly admitted even by AMD to be coming in way above Polaris in performance, it will be hard to sell iMacs and Mac Pros against nVidia powered Windows workstations unless Apple can match the high performance king Pascal graphics such systems will be offering.
"Big companies" immediately rules out AMD.
AMD is a small company trading a penny stock.
That's like saying the "Largest car dealership in Cedar Rapids Iowa!"
China is on the verge of economic collapse anyway. Their massive artificially generated bubble is about to pop.
Actually there's an SEC regulation, Reg FD, that requires a company to release any material new information likely to affect its share price, positively or negatively, irrespective of how close the earnings report date is.
AMD tried that (putting "its head between its legs and kissing its #$%$ good-bye) but almost smothered. Its head went deep into its gaping selfqornholed rectum. It wasn't pretty.
Yes, but to outperform the new Sony box, Microsoft is looking at an Intel/nVidia alternative. They figure they can deliver 8x the CPU performance and 4x the graphics performance for only 20% higher component costs. They can offset that with the premium such a box will command over an AMD APU reheat at Sony.
I heard that several gaming studios are demoing a new XBox that uses Intel and nVidia chips.
Two beatings coming up for AMD. Sounds about right to me.
Well yeah, great idea! I mean, let's think about all of the GREAT things we buy that are made in India....well, there's...um...hmm...uh...
You know, I can't think of anything made in India that anyone that can afford any alternative actually wants to own.
OMG! That is a worse credit rating than many bankrupt municipalities! It's so bad it qualifies as "sub-junk" debt!
I'm not sure why you are so fond of this game. You're not good at it. Riding AMD down from $8. That's really, really pathetic.
Carrizo hasn't sold well.
In fact, no AMD APU or CPU based on Bulldozer derived architecture has sold well.
In fact, AMD's management team faces fraud liability for lying about how well Bulldozer-derived APUs were selling when in actuality no one was buying them.
No one is buying them still. Have a look at AMD's numbers last quarter if you have any doubts at all.
So, if as AMD claims, Zen is right around the corner and offers 40% better IPC than the current Excavator core in addition to other long overdue improvements, why bother shipping yet another sure-to-not-sell Excavator cored chip?
Sounds like Zen is off track and we now have a pretty good idea why lead architect Jim Keller abandoned the project and AMD back in September and why it has taken until now to back fill Keller's vacancy, with an unquestionably inferior candidate.
Zen is FUBAR. Could be GF messing up, or problems inherent with Zen itself, or both. But Zen is surely hosed. Bad news fantards. Very, very bad news.
I think you mean "butt out". As in pants down around its ankles, bent over a log, getting reamed in CPUs and GPUs. And then you'd be right.
Here's the factual flaws in the fantard thinking.
1. Pascal will be available in volume many months before Polaris sees volume shipment. GF's Samsung 14nm is Borked. TSMC's 16nm has been shipping in volume since last October. Once again lack of money forced AMD to back an unreliable, incompetent fab partner.
2. Pascal will be faster and more efficient than Polaris. It has the benefit of competent, well-funded R&D and competent manufacturing. This ensures that AMD when it finally enters the market, can only compete on price, not performance. Because nVidia's margins are fatter and costs are lower, AMD cannot effectively compete on price; nVidia can take away market share at will by pricing its chips of like performance at a price that erases AMD's margin.
3. Intel will continue to squeeze AMD's CPU business into the dust. AMD cash flow will further decline, losses will continue to mount and margins will continue to fall, reducing AMD's ability to correct problems with new products Zen and Polaris, as they arise, and virtually ensuring long delays for Zen's launch. No mon, no fun, son.
Anyone hear anything like this? Anyone?
I'd wager none.
They've been consistently making money following the AMD pump and dump cycles for decades.
AMD makes promises, the gullible and optimistic wildly speculate, fantards buy, the price nudges up, smart investors short, the hyped promises are revealed as lies, the stock plummets, shorts cover and make a bundle. Like clockwork. It's like the sunrise. I can predict with 100% certainty that the Sun will rise in the East tomorrow morning. I can predict with 100% certainty that AMD will reverse sharply very soon and only those smart enough to short during the pump will make money on the inevitable dump.
GF 14nm is borked sideways. Pascal is already in full production at TSMC and will launch a full quarter before a mere trickle of Polaris parts on faulty GF 14nm appear. Zen is in total shambles. 14nm manufacturing isn't ready. Zen tape out was an epic fail. The performance truth is much like Bulldozer - ~40% less than originally promised by AMD marketing.
2016 is shaping up to be AMD's very last year in business as a going CPU and GPU concern. Fire sales by year end together with a 65% reduction in staffing levels.