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    Default Dirk Meyer resigns from AMD

    Too bad, I though Dirk did one hell of a job of cleaning up the mess Ruiz left for him.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/CEO-of....html?x=0&.v=8

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    Yes, I heard those news yesterday night.
    It's unfortunate that AMD is still a big mess (Fusion ATM is a "flop", and their processors are significantly slower than intel i5/i7/SB counterparts )
    Furthermore, it also seems AMD might have a bigger trouble with yesterday's settlement between nVidia and Intel...

    AMD has been innovating, and the others have been "copying" them, but are doing better (it seems like the history of the Greeks vs Romans). And that has been AMD's story in the last 4/5 years...

    I hope the best luck for the new AMD CEO. They simply can't fail...

    Cheers

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    Bad news. Dirk Meyer did great work for AMD. Now that he got the company moving again he leaves.

    Oh, and AMD Fusion isn't exactly a "flop".

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    It was out years late, what do you call it then?

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    Late.

    Flop means that it didn't succeed. Fusion is still up in the air.

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    It is defintely a bit late. At some timeframe there was basically no competition in netbook / atom class systems. If fusion is really that cheap they will sell something in that price range - especially when it is a bit faster. But maybe ARM will be in that segment sooner or later too... especially when Win8 runs on ARM, maybe ChromeOS or Android (in that case mainly tablets).

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    Quote Originally Posted by evolution View Post
    Yes, I heard those news yesterday night.
    It's unfortunate that AMD is still a big mess (Fusion ATM is a "flop", and their processors are significantly slower than intel i5/i7/SB counterparts )
    Furthermore, it also seems AMD might have a bigger trouble with yesterday's settlement between nVidia and Intel...

    AMD has been innovating, and the others have been "copying" them, but are doing better (it seems like the history of the Greeks vs Romans). And that has been AMD's story in the last 4/5 years...

    I hope the best luck for the new AMD CEO. They simply can't fail...

    Cheers
    fusion is a intel atom counterpart lowend and the fusion is faster per watt in graphik tasks than the atom and general faster in cpu tasks..

    why do you think all cpus need to be highend for good selling?

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    Well, some people need performance hardware. For instance, I need performance for engineering programs such as Matlab and because I also use a lot of programs (some of them demanding) at the same time.

    A lot of people also wants to play the latest games avaiable for Windows/Linux OS's, and OC, in some (most) cases, you need a fast CPU/GFX combo to work.

    Yes, Brazos APU is faster ATM, but Intel is going to launch a new generation of Dual-Core Atoms very soon, and although they're not as fast in PPW (Performance-per-Watt) as Fusion Counterparts, they'll possibly be faster in doing some threaded tasks than most current Fusion Brazos APUs...

    Finally, there's a "placebo effect" in most electronic products that "expensive is better" (look at the examples of Apple, lower-end Core i5's or nVidia ). Altough most times this isn't the truth, it has influence in what (a lot of) people prefers to buy or not...

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2kx View Post
    Bad news. Dirk Meyer did great work for AMD. Now that he got the company moving again he leaves.
    Well more like asked to leave. The cake was a lie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evolution View Post
    Well, some people need performance hardware. For instance, I need performance for engineering programs such as Matlab and because I also use a lot of programs (some of them demanding) at the same time.

    A lot of people also wants to play the latest games avaiable for Windows/Linux OS's, and OC, in some (most) cases, you need a fast CPU/GFX combo to work.

    Yes, Brazos APU is faster ATM, but Intel is going to launch a new generation of Dual-Core Atoms very soon, and although they're not as fast in PPW (Performance-per-Watt) as Fusion Counterparts, they'll possibly be faster in doing some threaded tasks than most current Fusion Brazos APUs...

    Finally, there's a "placebo effect" in most electronic products that "expensive is better" (look at the examples of Apple, lower-end Core i5's or nVidia ). Altough most times this isn't the truth, it has influence in what (a lot of) people prefers to buy or not...

    Cheers
    why do you think the first fusion will be the fastest ?

    in 3-4 month they push out the highend fusion- 4core fusion with more shader power on the gpu with 32nm on the cpu side and 22nm on the gpu side.

    the fusion right now is 40nm and only dualcore and not so much shaders.

    after that--- they chance the cpu part to bulldozer technic and the gpu part to the hd6970 shaders.

    maybe 2011 will be a happy fusion year for your highend needs

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