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Comment: Re:We all need to realize... (Score 1) 116

by Billly Gates (#49493919) Attached to: AMD Withdraws From High-Density Server Business

AMD gpus are very competitive. If I were the ceos I would sell of cpu business. Keep ATI.

The reason AMD sucks is because they no longer have the economies of scale for chips lower than .28 nm while Qualcomm and intel are down to .22nm and are heading towards .17nm in skylake.

Nvidia is stuck at .28nm too.

If AMD didn't sell global foundries and also had .17nm then it could compete and throw nvidia out of business too.

Comment: Re:Sadly, I don't see an "out" for AMD (Score 1) 116

by Billly Gates (#49493081) Attached to: AMD Withdraws From High-Density Server Business

Hairy let's say AMD has a theoretical superior architecture?

AMD has .28 nm chips. Intel is down to .17 nm and skylark with .14 nm is just around the corner! Worse power requirements are now the new rage too. Tell me how can AMD compete?

They can't. Lower size increases speed and power requirements. Only advantage AMD has is cost ... oh wait another chip fabrication is needed and they want a cut :-(

Only saving grace is ATI graphics. If nvidia gets a hold of .17 nm chips then it's game over too.

I was a loyal AMD user too. I tried and stayed til last year. It is frustrating but an i7 4 core with 8 virtuals with hyperthreading really sped uo my games compared to the 6 core. It is 2015 and time to move on. AMD needs to leave xp 6 and go all ATI to stay solvent.

Comment: Re:AAA studio? (Score 1) 162

by Mal-2 (#49488649) Attached to: 2K, Australia's Last AAA Studio, Closes Its Doors

It could also be related to the ranking of minor league affiliates to Major League Baseball teams. A teams are typically rookies, or veterans well past their prime who are looking for a way to move into coaching or some non-playing role (but they're still good enough to show off some skills). AA teams are sort of Purgatory. If a prospect doesn't move through this level relatively quickly, statistics say he probably never will. AAA teams are where the replacement-level Major League talent is being held in reserve, or fine-tuned, or where injured players go to sharpen up after time off, etc.

What would be interesting in this grading system is that AAA is not the top, as the entire system is a feeder for The Show. What would the equivalent be in game studios? I have no idea.

Comment: Re:Valve needs to use their clout (Score 1) 309

by SuiteSisterMary (#49482299) Attached to: NVIDIA's New GPUs Are Very Open-Source Unfriendly

Yeah, I remember. However, a) it still worked on NVidia, and b) it doesn't seem to have helped AMD's marketshare.

Witcher 3 is included with all sorts of NVidia cards, I noticed today. It's still going to work on AMD. It doesn't mean CD Projeckt thinks AMD needs better Linux drivers.

Comment: Re:Valve needs to use their clout (Score 2) 309

by SuiteSisterMary (#49480407) Attached to: NVIDIA's New GPUs Are Very Open-Source Unfriendly

Steam Manager 1: Ok, lets tell NVidia what's what. Make HL3 AMD only. Somehow.

Steam Manager 2: Sir, I'm just looking at the Hardware Survey that we run, and just over half of our customers use NVidia.

Steam Manager 1: Oh. Ok, lets not throw away half of our potential sales.

Steam Manager 2: Good call.

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