Is this some new type of commercial? Other companies have been doing this for quite some time, AMD included. None had to use PR methods to this extent. It's making me nauseous.
but again, it's more of a foundry service than a "custom designed chip" which AMD doesn't offeryes, this was pretty insane. AMD has been doing custom SoCs for clients since the Xbox One/PS4 we’re starting to be developed, that intel hadn’t done this explains a lot of why Apple abandoned them for their own designs.
Exactly, they seem desperate trying to stay relevant.I feel uneasy everytime a big corporation like Intel needs to go out to the media every week and throw a lot of statements/headlines about their new product/strategies and how good they will be.
I mean if you have soo much awesome stuff why do you need to talk soo much. Get your stuff out in the wild (whenever you have it ready) and let it talk by itself.
I think by x86, they meant x86_64 ie. x64 and not x86 (IA32, iirc)but I feel the trend is that people are moving away from x86 because they are less efficient than x64. Companies that have invested in custom x64 chips definitely did their homework when it comes to performance, power efficiency and cost, before they choose to produce their own custom SOC for workload specific to their usage.
yes, this was pretty insane. AMD has been doing custom SoCs for clients since the Xbox One/PS4 we’re starting to be developed, that intel hadn’t done this explains a lot of why Apple abandoned them for their own designs.
The chip in the first Xbox was a Pentium III and had no graphical capabilities - those were found in a custom Nvidia chip that was half-way between a Geforce 3 and a Geforce 4. The Intel chip wasn't a custom processor, inasmuch as it used exactly the same silicon as PC processors of the time but with a different firmware to define a different bus speed and multiplier frequency than what was found in PCs.Meh, intel made the custom CPU for the first xbox way back in dinosaur times.
Just because intel doesn't need to make custom stuff to survive doesn't mean anything.
Of course when opening a new FAB, offering a service that nobody else can offer is a good strategy.
AMD can play with the amount of GPU and the number of cores but that's about it, what else can they do?
Intel has a number of different CPU arches going on from very low laptop CPUs up to server CPUs together with Xe.