Rebranded junk they couldn't unload. What did they do? increase the memory speed and tweaked the clock settings some? Couldn't anyone do that?
They should be with what they pay themselves per performance!
I said the same thing. AMD doesn't make a damn thing. They are Value added resellers, and not even that because they take something that is junk and charge 20% more for it. Who wants some rebranded product if they can just go to the source and save 20%. It's obvious AMD is not positioned well.
but they haven't been in the GFX biz that long, It's more hot air coming from the top
That is the only thing they have under the bag, they have to outsource manufacturing, they have no fabs for memory, nor SSD's, or even CPU's. AMD is essentially a Value Added Reseller. they have to license ARM technology because they can't get the TDP down. AMD chips are junk. I recently bought some Radeon cards for mining (until I realized that was a scam) and the driver would never install correctly. PIECE OF JUNK...and they ran hot as hell! AMD won't be able to execute and they can't rely on ps and xbox sales alone. Their server strategy is a long shot and will likely add very little revenue to their bottomline. Not to mention, the paltry design wins. They are found in the bottom of barrel CHEAP junk computers. They abandoned their loyal gamers by pandering to the mining crowd and jacking up the prices of GPUs. mining is a scam because it's 1. not decentralized because the majority of mining power is held in the hands of the elite 2. 50% blockchain hack 3. exchanges plagued with hackers 4. not anonymous 5. Taxable....If AMD had any sense as a , so called "CUSTOM" chip designer they would have designed a specific mining chip targeting those users. But they have such a small R and D budget they simply can't compete. It's funny that Qcom came out and ran over them, it's funny that Apple's inhouse design team grabbed some of AMD's best engineers, It's funny that Samsung has no interest whatsoever in buying AMD. Why would they? They have no need for them, their IP, etc. And with the open ended license with intel on x64, AMD has no competitive edge there either, making them an unlikely target for acquisition. This company is a turd. Still I believe it would be a drop in the bucket for MSFT, GOOG, SAMSUNG, APPLE to pluck up for ATI alone.
their 24 watt part has worse performance than Intel 4 watt part. They are not in the higher end products. they have to license ARM to compete.