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They got the contract for the consoles because they offered the best performance per watt and price. They no give them away for free.
They basically have to give them away for free. They really aren't making much off of consoles, if that were the case they would have made a fortune when the Wii sold tens of millions of units, but they didn't.
 
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I hope that AMD are going to make at least a cent on the parts they are putting into the next generation consoles. And didn't win the contract simply because they are giving them away.
Because it looks good on paper. :eek: :p

It baffles me how they can survive if they continue to make losses.
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Don't count them out just yet. They've been hiring good people and with a bit of luck and hard work things can turn around for them.
Until AMD fixes their most pressing problem - poor management - things aren't going to get better.
 
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They basically have to give them away for free. They really aren't making much off of consoles, if that were the case they would have made a fortune when the Wii sold tens of millions of units, but they didn't.
Nobody really expected Wii to be a big hit. Even Nintendo were going to call it quits at first. I guess ATI didn't negotiate as hard as they should have per unit.

I wonder if AMD would be making money if they don't have to keep paying glofo for legal things.
Behind the scenes they could be making money. As somebody else said they could be operating at a loss deliberately to reduce the tax burdens.
 
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that initial investment you made in amd keeps going up and up. didn't you say it was like a few grand before. aren't you a poor artist with too many kids and can't afford apple products? now i am confused.
When I made those investments I was making almost 70k a year and my wife was making close to 90k. Now my wife is unemployed and I got laid off and got a new job making a little over half of what I used to. I also have two more kids then I did at the time. We had to move out of our 275k house and leave Miami. I was doing very well before people realized all the loop holes in NAFTA and outsourced half my industry to South America.

And if I said it was a "few grand" before 14k is a "few grand". Ive always said 14k sir.
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2353122&postcount=4
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2348818&highlight=14k#post2348818
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2153612&highlight=14k#post2153612
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1911250&postcount=14

Anyway my past screw ups don't have anything to do with this thread. I was grazed the subject as someone said it (AMD) was a good investment. I was just giving an example of how its not. Lets get back on topic.
 

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When I made those investments I was making almost 70k a year and my wife was making close to 90k. Now my wife is unemployed and I got laid off and got a new job making a little over half of what I used to. I also have two more kids then I did at the time. We had to move out of our 275k house and leave Miami. I was doing very well before people realized all the loop holes in NAFTA and outsourced half my industry to South America.

And if I said it was a "few grand" before 14k is a "few grand". Ive always said 14k sir.
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2353122&postcount=4
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2348818&highlight=14k#post2348818
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2153612&highlight=14k#post2153612
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1911250&postcount=14
damn man. i take back all the bad things i have ever said about you. clearly you are a tougher man than i. keep on troll- i mean trucking :) :laugh:
 
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damn man. i take back all the bad things i have ever said about you. clearly you are a tougher man than i. keep on troll- i mean trucking :) :laugh:
I wouldnt take back ALL the things you have said about me. I'm sure half of them are true. :laugh:
 

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the lesson is don't ever invest in a tech company unless you are willing to lose it all. even the big companies like AMD are full of fail. maybe one day they will hire better management and get more aggressive.
 
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the lesson is don't ever invest in a tech company unless you are willing to lose it all. even the big companies like AMD are full of fail. maybe one day they will hire better management and get more aggressive.
This.
 
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AMD said:
Innovation is the core of our long-term growth.
must. resist. making. moar cores. jokes.... :slap:
 
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They seem to have good ideas, its just that their competitors (Intel, NVidia) are the best.

I think of AMD as a great company all-around, the problem is their competitors are heavy hitters.
 
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I can see why the investment failed... a "few" apparently = 14(k). Who else thinks few = more than 4,5, or 6 (as several takes over after that).
 
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It baffles me how they can survive if they continue to make losses.
It's called America, where we can borrow as much as we want, and if we feel like paying it back later, we do.
 
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I was going to buy AMD stock at year 2000, the athlons time.
 
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I was going to buy AMD stock at year 2000, the athlons time.
I believe that actually would have been a smart move at the time, I believe their stock jumped quite a bit in the Athlon 64 days, would have made decent money as long as you sold before Phenom I.
 
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I believe that actually would have been a smart move at the time, I believe their stock jumped quite a bit in the Athlon 64 days, would have made decent money as long as you sold before Phenom I.
To me it has to do more with core 2 technology released, at the time phenom 1 wanted to catch up with that. I still own my 9550. it was a pitty they screw it up the 00s