For several years the Saudis have been cool to modulate their output deliberately as others' fluctuated due to natural forces. That kept the price stable, with a predictable, nominal surplus.
Now they've simply taken their hand off the #$%$ and said they won't put it back. And the market immediately lost its mind. So they get to blame everyone else when it's something they did that changed expectations.
They will put their hands back on the wheel when everyone settles down, especially the backseat drivers, and admits who's in charge.
OPEC doesn't set a price. It just takes the pin out of the grenade and holds it over its head with its thumb on the lever and waits for the traders to get the point.
The Venezuelan President is barnstorming this weekend. He's been in China, Teheran, and ended up in Riyadh.
No visible indication of what was discussed or decided, but two obvious scenarios present themselves:
1. The Iranians and Venezuelans are going to try to beat the Saudis at their own game, with the help of a cash hoard borrowed from China. This could #$%$ the Saudis, as China are their best customers and China is sending the message their loyalties are fungible. It would then be up to the Saudis to turn it into a war of attrition or see the endgame and ask to call it off and team up against the rest of the world again.
2. The Saudis get their way. Venezuela and Iran are pledging tribute, and the $20 billion from China is just a holstered pistol.
If we hear that Canadian executives have been seen talking to men wearing blankets, the war could be over.
AMD's pipeline isn't full, it's constipated. Which tells you what the products are.
If AMD held share in graphics, revenues took a big hit. If they didn't hold share, then revenues took a monster hit. That's what dumping does.
The fact that Bulldozer-based chips are still being designed defies belief. They should have gone into full-redesign mode two years ago. They should quit pretending they will break even on any of them.
Aside: why do you put a ' after a year? the ' in a year is usually there as a contraction for the century; 2015 becomes '15, e.g. Putting it after the year doesn't mean anything. I could see putting it at the beginning if you're typing into a date-formatted field in Excel and don't want the number converted (2015 would render as 07/07/1905 unless written '2015 to make it a text block when it would render as just 2015, e.g.). But putting it after would make it a malformed text block with the ' still visible...
You've had this stupid lie kicked in your face so many times you've got heelprints on your forehead.
Gsync is superior technology, and nVidia had it for 18 months before anyone adopted Freesync. And if you think Freesync requires an AMD logo on a monitor, you're a fool. Freesync is the AMD side of DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync, which is an open standard. And when enough monitors adopt the full DP standard, nVidia will be ready to feed them data in either GSync or Adaptive-Sync modes.
You all are morons. AMD won't make a freaking nickel out of this. You've wasted your entire weekend gibbering about nothing.
All I can see of this thread is the headline and your reply, and I know it's the dumbest thread in days. Computing isn't in its infancy. We're over 70 years into it. It's as mature as any industry can be without being senescent. AMD, however, is senile. Throw it into the compost heap and make something else with the molecules.
Growth? There's no growth here. There's only bleeding cash and products and IP with declining value. Even AMD's planned big future splash in ARM will be a total dud. They're way behind the rest of the semiconductor world in adopting ARM technology. Even Intel uses it (INTC pays ARMH more in royalties than any other company).
AMD isn't growing. It's getting old and dying.
In the end BAC will be admitting it was a mistake not to simply call the loan when they saw AMD's beggars sitting in reception.
He was being paid a million dollars a month to run this company like it's the chocolate factory from I Love Lucy.
He didn't quit. He was fired. Hard.
We'll see the reasons in black and white and red soon enough.
Which means AMD is very concerned that over .16b of that estimate won't be there when the ER arrives.
Stupid liar. You know full well that freesync introduces latency in order to do its job, and the $400 difference you're quoting had nothing to do with the sync technology.
You're just reposting debunked lies to avoid people seeing the responses, and to get the same abuse repeated.
The junk here is AMD and you, pathetic masochist.