Article: AMD's Mobile Strategy
By: Bill Henkel (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 16, 2011 5:54 pm
Room: Moderated Discussions
AMD should be trying to fill the gaps in Intel's product line instead of competing head-to-head with Intel. For tablets and notebooks, they could put four 4 Gbit DRAM die plus a wide I/O DRAM (for graphics) stacked in the same package as one of their CPU+graphics chips. For desktops, they could make a 6 GHz dual core chip that would be water cooled. This desktop chip should not have integrated graphics. They could put some GDRAM or SRAM chips on the same package as their processor for an L4 cache. They could add 512-bit or 1024-bit SIMD extensions. Any of these would be more profitable than making chips that go straight into the bargain bin the day they are introduced, which is what AMD is doing today. I hope AMD is not wasting their limited resources on a combined x86 plus ARM chip. That would make as much sense as adding an IBM 360 core just in case someone wants to run some old COBOL code.