Look at the ATI acquisition

By: who (who.else.delete@this.nobody.com), October 28, 2020 12:07 pm
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anon (an.delete@this.n.net) on October 28, 2020 11:31 am wrote:
> After AMD bought ATI for US$ 5 billion they spent years hyping "AMD Fusion", APUs,
> HSA, Streams, OpenCL, etc, but it was too much hype for too little results.
> "APU" means "Accelerated Processing Unit" but most of what it "accelerates" are just games,
> and they are still slower than dedicated videocards despite all the hype to the contrary,
> they also have worse drivers compared to Nvidia and lack something like CUDA.
>
> So, after looking at what happened to ATI after its acquisition by
> AMD, I'm not automatically optimist about the Xilinx acquisition.

Well, here we are 14 years after said acquisition, and after many false starts, it finally seems "AMD red" is not just firing on all cylinders, but has a competitive hunger again. So, not entirely doom and gloom for Xilinx, if one has a longer-term outlook.
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