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AMD Not Trying To Get Its Chips Into Low-Cost Tablets 87

jfruh (300774) writes "While Intel is going after low-end Android tablets in a big way chipmaking x86 rival AMD is taking a more judicious approach, looking to focus on the high end. 'This idea of contra revenue is foreign to us,' said AMD's CEO, referring to Intel's strategy of selling chips at a loss to boost market share. But will Intel's vast resources keep AMD in its niche?"
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AMD Not Trying To Get Its Chips Into Low-Cost Tablets

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  • by serviscope_minor ( 664417 ) on Monday April 21, 2014 @12:54PM (#46806791) Journal

    Okay, Intel chips tend to outperform AMD on a clock-for-clock and core-for-core basis. So Intel has the high end pretty firmly locked in.

    Interesting to see how this changes. On straight up single threaded workloads, AMD is unlikely to pull even. However, the nanosecond latency with HSA can prove iteresting. So far about the only benchmark actually written for that architecture was the libreoffice calc one. We got to see AMDs APU destroy everything Intel has to offer on that one by a vast margin.

    Not everything will work with HSA, but far more things than GPGPU due to the low latecy and large memory space.

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