Yes, I totally agree. Until then I'm waiting for moon orbit.
“they have all undergone at least one near-death experience.”
Many companies experience one or more near-death experiences. The
question for investors is, how does one determine which turnaround
candidates will succeed? I have found two criteria that helps determine
1. A new management team must replace the one that created the
near-death experience. Lisa Su is laser focused and AMD is starting
to hit it's marks (Zen taped out & both Polaris GPUs shown @ CES 2016).
2. A company must have great product(s) (Zen & Polaris/HBM2) to
achieve a turnaround.
AMD has these criteria and will succeed. Besides these safety refinements,
I agree with the article, especially the part about selling a turnaround
candidate too early - been there, done that.
"The chip guru who built Apple’s Ax microprocessors joins Tesla
to lead the Autopilot Hardware Engineering team"
by Seth Weintraub
Electrek has learned that Tesla this month quietly hired high-profile
microprocessor engineer Jim Keller as Vice President of Autopilot
Hardware Engineering. Tesla today confirmed the news and sent us
the following statement:
"Jim Keller is joining Tesla as Vice President of Autopilot Hardware
Engineering. Jim will bring together the best internal and external
hardware technologies to develop the safest, most advanced autopilot
systems in the world."
Keller left chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) late last year
after leading the team developing the upcoming Zen processor
architecture for the past three years.
...The role as Tesla describes it isn’t necessarily to focus on in-house
microprocessors, although the company needs plenty of processing power
for its ‘Autopilot’ program. But Keller’s hardware engineering
experience, especially his low-power design expertise as mentioned by
Papermaster, undoubtedly represent valuable transferable skills
useful for many of Tesla’s programs...
"Tesla’s center stack is currently powered by Nvidia ARM CPUs."
"Interestingly, Keller was rumored to have joined Samsung late last year."
Apple recently hired Nvidia's AI Director.
Rumor: Project Titan: Apple Car Project on Hiring Freeze
Apple Design Chief Jony Ive ‘expressed his displeasure’ at the slow
progress of the team.
[It's likely Tesla has kicked its car competition with Apple up a knotch by
hiring Keller. Zen would be a much more powerful CPU/APU than any Nvidia
ARM processor (Zen+HBM2+Greenland+FPGA). Keller designed Zen, knows
it capabilities and where the Zen roadmap is headed. AMD could have a Tesla
Zen design win in its future.]
"That's 40% IPC. Real Benchmark Performance will more like 10%."
You should provide factual data to back up this claim. This industry is waiting
for the arrival of Zen, Jim Keller's lastest masterpiece. He's had a string of home
runs and its highly improbable Zen is a minor improvement over real world
performance. You do a disservice to Keller and your credibility to make such
a statement without data.
Today we’re happy to announce that Fnatic League of Legends will be teaming up
with AMD to take our performance to the next level in the EU LCS and beyond.
At Fnatic, we’re always looking to collaborate with world-leading brands, and
AMD is no exception. AMD has been a strong supporter of eSports and online
gaming for years, and we believe their desire to put effective, robust and
cost-effective components within the reach of all gamers will help make
eSports more accessible.
AMD will become the power behind Fnatic League of Legends as our official
processor sponsor. Our guys need robust hardware that they can trust, so AMD
will be kitting out our Berlin gaming house with 6 top of the line PCs with
AMD APUs at their hearts. AMD’s powerful tech will give our players the extra
edge they need to stream their solo queue and practice antics for you, so be
sure to follow our players on Twitch to see when they go live!
We’ll also be teaming up with AMD to bring you more news in the coming months,
so stay tuned to our social media channels for more details.
Welcome on-board AMD - after our strong start in the EU LCS Spring Split last
week, we’re looking forward to more great League of Legends achievements
together this year!
Wouter Sleijffers, CEO, Fnatic:
We're pleased to welcome AMD as our official processor provider for the Fnatic
League of Legends team. Playing at the highest professional levels requires
outstanding hardware performance, and AMD APUs do just that. The Fnatic League
of Legends team are now ultra-powered, whether practising or streaming, and
we're looking forward to another successful season with the support of AMD.
After reading his article, "clueless" is the most charitable, euphemistic, description
one can give to his understanding of AMD's competitive position on the cusp of
releasing Zen and Polaris products. I noticed commenters to his article have
gone to great lengths to graciously point out he's dumb as a clam.
Additionally, Stacy Rasgon would have got the same answer if he asked
"I was wondering if you could elaborate a little more on how you plan
to gain GPU share from Intel and Nvidia?
"First, I was wondering if you could elaborate a little more on how
you plan to gain share on PCs for the year?
You can hear Lisa and the rest of them caught off guard if you listen
to the audio while they stumble and figure out how to respond.
Lisa answered with a non-answer. Devinder then stepped into it. (NOT)"
You are one of the few people who didn't realize both Lisa and Devinder
were purposely NOT going to reveal AMD's strategy for gaining PC
market share. Zen already has at least one design win.
Intel's CEO would fall out of his chair if Lisa accurately answered
that question. Not to mention the fact that AMD BoDs and shareholders
would be majorly po'd.
In October 2015, AMD released the AMD ACL 1.0 Beta 2, the second version of the AMD Compute Library
(ACL), which provided important improvements in the clBLAS, clFFT, and clSPARSE libraries relative to the
Beta 1 release. Since then, the team has worked hard to release even more improvements.
The GA release continues AMD’s goal of providing a unified repository for a variety of open-source math
libraries that allow you to accelerate computations on AMD GPUs, APUs, and CPUs. All of the source
code, readmes, and documentation are available at the respective GitHub links listed at the end of this post.
In the following sections, we’ll list the significant features in the GA, Beta 2, and Beta 1 releases....
It's a 14% decline based on a 13 week quarter. Here's the quote from the Q4 financial statements
at AMD's Investor Relations website.
"For Q1 2016, based on a 13 week quarter, AMD expects revenue to decrease 14 percent,
plus or minus 3 percent, sequentially."
So you won't appear dumb relative to other posters, when you spread FUD:
1. Cash and cash equivalents were $785M, up $30M (read no BK)
2. Channels have been cleared of old inventory
3. In Q4 gross margin was higher and operating expenses were lower.
Remember, arndace2, money is the only trusted trading vehicle between empires.
That's why the U.S. is better off with its world reserve currency and oil exporting
nations are experiencing problems now.
2016 Polaris big and little GPUs on 14nm, Zen on 14nm, and HBM2.
Do you really believe people are not buying every AMD dip as a gift?
Nvidia's Pascal GPU is a no show so far in 2016, while AMD so has
shown off both big and little Polaris GPUs.
2016 is AMD's turnaround year. Intel doesn't have a discrete GPU
and Nvidia doesn't have a x86 license and is behind with Pascal.
2016 is also the year AMD seals the Nintendo console deal.
Nvidia has no moat and Intel can't do VR graphics. AMD's stock
is going to rise over time as its tech advantage becomes available
Monster Hunter Online will be powered by AMD's TressFX technology
By Anthony Garreffa
Chinese gaming giant - which now happens to own League of Legends - will
have AMD's TressFX technology powering Monster Hunter Online.
Not only that, but AMD will be bringing over a number of performance optimizations,
too. Tencent Games will release a patch later this month for Monster Hunter Online,
injecting AMD's TressFX technology. According to AMD, there are a bunch of new
features headed to Monster Hunter Online, including TressFX, Eyefinity, Radeon
Software updates, and more. Here's the full list:
AMD TressFX for natural hair and fur: The TressFX in MHO will bring monsters to life with
natural-looking fur making them seem more realistic while delivering a more immersive gaming
AMD Eyefinity technology for multi-display gaming: Allows gamers the option to create their
dream display setup so that they could survey the landscape to find the best target, or ratchet
up the intensity in action-packed battles.
Radeon Software updates for Improved performance: AMD Radeon Software updates will
improve performance as well as stability, ensuring players get the best experience in MHO.
Forward+ rendering optimization for more realistic lighting: These optimizations render various
light sources, and then cull and store only those visible to the user, delivering exceptional-looking
scenes without performance degradation.
"Not one with High Bandwidth Memory.You are completely useless, dope."
Yes, AMD showed journalists the BIG Polaris GPU that will use HBM2 memory.
"Robert Hallock, the Technical Marketing Lead at AMD, explains: "We have the
flexibility to use HBM or GDDR5 as costs require. Certain market segments
are cost sensitive, GDDR5 can be used there. Higher-end market segments
where more cost can be afforded, HBM is viable as well".
This will work out perfectly for AMD, as I think we'll see cards under $350 or
so using GDDR5/GDDR5X while the HBM2-powered cards will arrive as enthusiast
video cards, priced at $400 and above."
And, you'll definitely want to read,
"AMD Unveils “Polaris 11” And “Polaris 10” GPUs – To Deliver The “most
revolutionary jump in performance so far”
where AMD’s Raja Koduri talks about the new Polaris GPUs.
With AMD providing these roadmap updates, your silly posts are a complete waste
You believe what you want, BUT
AMD was first in show in 2016 and
Barclays downgraded Nvidia (PT $23) before AMD's Q4 ER (AMD NOT downgraded).
"nVidia GP104 chip is currently in its test phase, apparently
some deliveries of goods from Taiwan has been found to India at year-end 2015"
There's a big difference between Nvidia's GP104 being in test phase at y/e 2015
and AMD showing journalists a completed Polaris Arctic Island GPU at the
beginning of Jan 2016. AMD leads Nvidia - Pascal wasn't ready for a showing.
Loser's seat relative to what???
Nvidia couln't even show a Pascal GPU at CES,
while AMD showed the press the "big" Polaris GPU.
"AMD confirms GlobalFoundries to produce entry-level Polaris GPUs"
Although the lack of a deal with Samsung is surprising, the overall makeup of this
next-generation manufacturing is quite typical for AMD. It’s also making the best
of both worlds by splitting its manufacturing to exploit TSMC’s experience with
GPU manufacturing, while keeping its eggs in many baskets to avoid any supply issues.
However it may not be that Samsung is completely off of the table. Since GlobalFoundries
will be making use of Samsung’s FinFET design as part of its manufacturing the Zen CPUs
and lower-end graphics chips, it may be that production could shift over to the Korean
company if supply problems arise (according to ExtremeTech).
From another link
a number of fabless semiconductor designers are believed to be using contracts
with Samsung as a leverage in their negotiations with TSMC over pricing.
Overclock.net: [Zauba]AMD have begun shipping Polaris GPUs - 2 x chips and 4 x GPUs
"AMD have begun shipping Polaris GPUs from the foundries. Based on the information
from Zauba, it seems to be two different Polaris chips/families, each with
2 different SKUs/GPUs. Total of 4 new Polaris GPUs. The one with the biggest value
is the full Polaris while the other one is the same Polaris GPU but with some
This is a rumor from a previously reliable source. glta.