quoteIn a move than could very well be interpreted as exchanging one problem for another, Advanced Micro Devices has decided to stop focusing so much on the PC business and get its act closer together on the mobile front.
Whether because of this or something else, it was reported that Advanced Micro Devices has chosen to distance itself from its competition with Intel.
That is to say, it will focus less on processors for PCs and pay more attention to the mobile market.
quoteAMD is a leader in x86 microprocessor design, and we remain committed to the x86 market. Our strategy is to accelerate our growth by taking advantage of our design capabilities to deliver a breadth of products that best align with broader industry shifts toward low power, emerging markets and the cloud.
quote bob8294Nope, the cpu and gpu architecture are entirely different and execute code almost entirely differently as the CPU's are based on x86 instruction set and up until the 7900 series uses VLIW instruction set. The new graphics architecture keeps the old ALU's (Stream processors) in tact but groups them differently and runs a RISC MIMD instruction set VS the old VLIW SIMD.Randome
I sure hope they don't kill off their video cards, even though I have both a ATI and a Nvidia GPU, I'm a Radeon fanboi at heart, although the Nvidia lineup has had some pretty good models compared to the ATI offerings that they were going up against. In reality though, I think their video cards were using architecture pioneered by their processors.
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