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AMD GPU propping up their CPU?

Postposted on Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:41 pm

Is AMD inflating the prices of GPUs to help subsidize their CPU business? Not trying to bash; I run an AMD shop at home. I want to root for the underdog, but maybe it's time AMD moved on to greener pastures like ARM etc.
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Re: AMD GPU propping up their CPU?

Postposted on Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:49 pm

Nothing wrong with that if they are. Amd still sells a decent value system.
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Re: AMD GPU propping up their CPU?

Postposted on Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:58 pm

They are priced at what the market is prepared to pay. Which is high at the moment compared to previous generations on a die size basis.
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Re: AMD GPU propping up their CPU?

Postposted on Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:18 pm

--k wrote:Is AMD inflating the prices of GPUs to help subsidize their CPU business? Not trying to bash; I run an AMD shop at home. I want to root for the underdog, but maybe it's time AMD moved on to greener pastures like ARM etc.

Even if they are (doubt it), assuming they can do it because the market will bear it and pay the high price, then it is what it is.
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Re: AMD GPU propping up their CPU?

Postposted on Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:06 pm

--k wrote:Is AMD inflating the prices of GPUs to help subsidize their CPU business? Not trying to bash; I run an AMD shop at home. I want to root for the underdog, but maybe it's time AMD moved on to greener pastures like ARM etc.


Rooting for the "underdog" when the underdog is a (at least formerly) multi-billion dollar international corporation vs. the top dog who just happens to be a multi-multi billion dollar international corporation is a bit silly. Rooting for ARM as an "underdog" is pretty silly since they have a larger marketshare in the mobile sector than Intel does in any area in which it competes.
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Re: AMD GPU propping up their CPU?

Postposted on Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:26 pm

Right, the underdog refers to the desktop space that AMD occupies with Intel.
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Re: AMD GPU propping up their CPU?

Postposted on Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:27 pm

Recently, it seems that AMD has gone from a total price war business model to pricing just a hair below equivalent competition business model. It seems to been applied to both CPU's and the GPU's. I think they finally figured out that the price war mentality maintained their market share but made very little money which was supposed to be their goal.
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