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Bill Gletsos
25-07-2006, 12:33 AM
AMD today announced that it will acquire chipset and graphics chip company ATI in a deal that is valued at about $5.4 billion. AMD believes that, with the help of ATI's assets, it can build a new "more formidable" company that can grow especially in commercial, mobile and consumer electronics markets.

Desmond
25-07-2006, 08:24 AM
http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/07/24/amd_acquires_ati/

So much for my personal preference for AMD and nVidia. What shall I do now :hmm:

Garvinator
25-07-2006, 05:11 PM
http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/07/24/amd_acquires_ati/

So much for my personal preference for AMD and nVidia. What shall I do now :hmm:
Make Howie happy, buy a mac ;)

Desmond
26-07-2006, 11:38 AM
Make Howie happy, buy a mac ;)
mmm that looks like a tasty bit of cheese. What's that big piece of metal attached to a spring there for? Just to be safe, I'd better not have a nibble.

Desmond
26-07-2006, 11:46 AM
I've got to say I'm surprised that this has not generated a bit of discussion.

Everyone has been anxiously waiting to see what AMD will do to combat the forthcoming Conroe by Intel. The merger with ATI will certainly reduce AMDs manufacturing costs, but will it be enough to match Intel? I'm betting it won't.

Still waiting to see what AMD's next generation of CPUs will be :(

EZBeet
26-07-2006, 05:00 PM
mmm that looks like a tasty bit of cheese. What's that big piece of metal attached to a spring there for? Just to be safe, I'd better not have a nibble.

Very wise.

Sure, the early bird gets the worm but it's the second mouse which gets the cheese.

Desmond
17-12-2007, 07:29 PM
AMD CEO (http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/12/07/subsidies_for_jobs/) talks about the future of the company. They are of course positioning themselves as a platform manufacturer, rather that just a chip manufacturer.

They are definitely hurting though, and hurting bad. Intel has been owning them all year from a performance point of view.

PS Tom's CPU benchmarks (http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu_2007.html)now includes Deep Fritz 10 as one of its benchmarking programs.

Davidflude
17-12-2007, 09:49 PM
AMD CEO (http://www.tomshardware.com/2007/12/07/subsidies_for_jobs/) talks about the future of the company. They are of course positioning themselves as a platform manufacturer, rather that just a chip manufacturer.

They are definitely hurting though, and hurting bad. Intel has been owning them all year from a performance point of view.

PS Tom's CPU benchmarks (http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu_2007.html)now includes Deep Fritz 10 as one of its benchmarking programs.

How do I find out how they use deep fritz as a benchmark. I have used certain correspondence game positions (completed games) to check on both configurations and new versions of programs. A couple of them are fearsomely hard. In one I analyzed a position for two weeks without being able to reach a conclusion and accepted a draw from my opponent. In the other my opponent missed a win. Tim Harding missed it writing in Chess Mail and Shredder found it when I was testing a new computer long after the game was finished.

Desmond
18-12-2007, 07:37 PM
How do I find out how they use deep fritz as a benchmark. I have used certain correspondence game positions (completed games) to check on both configurations and new versions of programs. A couple of them are fearsomely hard. In one I analyzed a position for two weeks without being able to reach a conclusion and accepted a draw from my opponent. In the other my opponent missed a win. Tim Harding missed it writing in Chess Mail and Shredder found it when I was testing a new computer long after the game was finished.
It's a quantitative benchmark, so it tells you how many thousand nodes per second are considered by the engine under each setting. Just click on one of the bars in the graph for further details of the test, eg:

Last Update: July 16, 2007
Hardware
Processor: AMD Socket AM2
Motherboard: NVIDIA nForce5 - Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe, Rev.1.03G, BiosIOS: 1004 (03/13/2007)
Memory: Dual DDR2-800 - 2x 1024 MB DDR2-800 - 2x 1GB A-Data DDR2-1066+ Vitesta Extreme Edition
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX - 768 MB - Foxconn Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX
Hard Disk: 2 x SATA Western Digital WD3200AAJS
Network:
Audio: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
Software
OS: Windows Vista Enterprise Version 6.0 (Build 6000)
DirectX: DirectX 9: April 2007; DirectX 10 (Vista default)
Chipset Driver: nForce-Treiber: 15.00 (02.02.2007) WHQL
Graphics Driver Nvidia ForceWare Version 158.18 (32 Bit) WHQL
Network Driver: Windows default


It's not going to tell you an ELO difference between CPUs tested, but surely more position analysed means the program is stronger.

Desmond
08-10-2008, 10:12 AM
AMD to split into 2 companies. (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/07/technology/07chip.html?_r=2&ref=technology&oref=slogin&oref=slogin)

Advanced Micro Devices said Tuesday that it would split into two companies — one focused on designing microprocessors and the other on the costly business of manufacturing them — in a drastic effort to maintain its position as the only real rival to Intel.