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Weekend tech reading: AMD aims for 25x efficiency gain in 6 years, SSD endurance experiment hits 1PB

By Matthew
Jun 22, 2014
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  1. According to AMD, it's got a roadmap to deliver a 25x improvement in performance-per-watt over the next six years -- and it's going to deliver this platform by 2020. That's the pitch that arrived in my inbox today......

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,390   +329

    Whoa... a bit late aint it xD Did you guys have a break or something?
     
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,424

    Or, to 1/25th of the current stock price, which has just as many chances to happen. With AMD it is a gamble.
     
  4. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,390   +329

    If AMD had the budget Intel/Nvidia had they would be making waves and intel/nvidia would both be scared because AMD are doing amazing with their current budget and if they had more they would destroy intel/nvidia and this is coming from a intel/nvidia fanboy...
     
  5. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 1,177   +578

    Ugh, if only right? I'm tired of seeing Nvidia/Intel lock down competition by using cheap tactics and proprietary drivers. Every new generation of intel chips I have to wonder what feature they'll strip away and set aside for more expensive chips.
     
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,554   +2,896

    And if they didn't you wouldn't have any options other than the expensive chips. Why complain about having options?
     
  7. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,898   +941

    Silicon isn't cheap, making the chips smaller does wonders for keeping costs down. People in the market for an i3 probably won't be needing virtualization instructions, not that the chip has the horsepower anyway. Intel/NV do innovate. First they develop the technology to use with their chips and then license it out to other manufacturers. I'm sure AMD will get physX at some point.

    But another problem with AMD right now is that the performance just isn't there. I can get more for my money out of an i5 than I could an A10. If you need raw horsepower in your computer AMD just doesn't have it. I use to be an AMD guy, but now it has gotten to the point where the price difference no longer justifies the gap in performance. And in many cases, intel's low end offerings are faster than AMD's mid-high end offerings.

    My old computer, a 945 with GTX470, gets 15-20FPS in planetside 2, a CPU heavy game. My i7 with 680 rarely drops below 60. The FPS meter tells you what the bottleneck is, the CPU or the GPU, so it's never a question of what's running slow.

    If AMD can do it, good for them and I will buy their products again, I just can't justify the performance difference with the price anymore. They've been playing the underdog for too long and it's getting old. We need something real from AMD
     
  8. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +56

    They always say they have no computer talent. Why don't they take those 10000 comcast channels and run college courses on them? I'd subscribe to comcast then.
     
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  9. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I wonder if AMD will deliver...
     
  10. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,163   +197

    ...more than meets the eye...

    from being an intel clone to real rival, then to meh, amd is sure to 'eat more rice' ("marami pang bigas na kakainin", a popular Filipino phrase denoting more work is needed) in order to compete again.

    amd cornering the console market as the only integrated gpu provider by both sony's ps4 and microsoft's xbone is its foundation to compete again.

    I wonder though if the profit is enough to add more funds to its research division to aid its short and long-term goals.

    amd exiting the desktop business may drive prices up for rival intel in the short run (as some analysts predicted).

    intel is not sleeping. its aggressive entry into the mobile world is an indication that "communication" technology is the battle arena of the near future. electronics and communications engineers, here's your double pay.
     
  11. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +56

    In my applying for positions, I never found they wanted recent graduates, altho they evidently don't even allow for refresher courses. They always wanted someone with 20 years experience and a phd, even tho the technology has only been out for 10 and everyone working there is just off the boat and hasn't graduated high school.

    With software patents you now have to post your code, relying on the court mechanism to be the only thing to prevent stealing of it. Yeah, right. Some people listen to the courts as little as microsoft did when it had that injunction against microsoft office and sold it anyway.

    Two ideas about the nsa banking article. Yes, I would think advice from the nsa is very, very valuable But I think it's partially untrue in that why did banks to the last minute use windows xp in their atms, one of microsoft's most insecure? It's unpatched version didn't even have a firewall, and the one with sp2 doesn't block any bots that have plagued target and the like since it's not 2 way. Also, if american banks are so interested in security why do they have the most primative credit cards that have no chips or anything and wonder, unlike europe, why all the problems?
     
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  12. havok585

    havok585 TS Booster Posts: 121   +19

    @tonylukak, what are u smoking?
     

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