Look at the ATI acquisition

By: Ungo (a.delete@this.b.c.d.e), October 28, 2020 3:53 pm
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hobold (hobold.delete@this.vectorizer.org) on October 28, 2020 1:44 pm wrote:
> who (who.else.delete@this.nobody.com) on October 28, 2020 1:07 pm wrote:
> > 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.
>
> Do FPGA prototypes still have a part in modern CPU/GPU design?

Yes.

> If so, then having
> your very own FPGAs might give you an advantage over the competition, perhaps?

Unlikely.
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