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AMD’s CPUs disappear from the workstation market

Posted: 11.25.10

Losing its final major workstation OEM customer, AMD seems to have essentially withdrawn from the workstation market for CPUs ... and it doesn't seem to care.

It's still selling GPUs but not CPUs. The strategy might have me scratching my head, but when it comes to marketing its wares to the workstation market, that's precisely where AMD's head is at. Yes, AMD maintains a presence as a supplier to the workstation industry, plying its professional-brand FirePro GPUs, but as far as we can tell the company has thrown in the towel when it comes to selling its CPUs into the same space.

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Market Expansion? ISV’s hold the reins

Posted: 10.31.10

The major volume and/or super expensive software suppliers have had a free lunch for the past fifteen or more years. Basically making bug fixes and a few feature improvements they got performance boasts from CPU clock and pipeline improvements, plus I/O improvements, and dropping DRAM and disc drive costs with increased capacity – the ISVs have been the biggest benefactors of Moore’s law.

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