The AMD Execution Thread [2007 - 2017]

Discussion in 'Graphics and Semiconductor Industry' started by overclocked_enthusiasm, May 28, 2007.

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  1. Anarchist4000

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    Agreed, but if page faulting it should speed things along. Allowing some speculative prefetching without necessarily impacting the critical path.
     
  2. DavidGraham

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    It was on the nose really, with that fake vacation and what not: Raja leaves AMD once and for all!



    https://videocardz.com/73921/raja-koduri-leaves-amd
     
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    I hope no one is surprised given the combination of no bonus/Vega turmoil/"Time with the family sabbatical" that EVERY SINGLE TIME is simply the precursor to inevitable departure.

    Best if luck to him. At least this will break us out of the annoying:
    "x is Raja's first design!
    /hype shortfall
    /no, x+1 is Raja's first design!
    /hype shortfall
    /no, x+2 is..." etc
    cycle we we getting stuck in.
     
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    No, but who will replace him?
     
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    My expectation is that they'll find someone on the outside. If it was an insider, they'd have already named said replacement.
     
  6. Bondrewd

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    That would be a pretty difficult task.
     
  7. pharma

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    Most likely they have already interviewed some candidates.
     
  8. digitalwanderer

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    FUCK IT AMD, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOUR THINKING?!?!

    Raja, my very best wishes to you on whatever path you choose. Thank you for your friendship, and your patience in trying to explain complicated things to a moron like me and pulling it off. You're good people, you deserve a LOT better than this!!!

    Oh, and to everyone else I'm just gonna do one big collective, "I TOLD YOU SO!!!", here to save time. ;) :p

    Damn it AMD really shot themselves in the foot with this one, and HARD!
     
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    RTG needs both an Lead Administrator and a Chief Architect for the GPU business. Lisa Su can't be overcharged on his work, otherwise she will leave out of the ship.

    The Administrator is far easier to contract than a great Chief Architect. But Raja got out of the ship likely for the lack of resouces to compete with chipzilla and graphzilla togheter, with a 1.2B R&D expense. Better Ryzen be paying off for AMD financial health, the current moment is so good for to get depressive with Raja's department. Such a great loss.
     
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    The scary part of this is AMD had the pieces and it's Intel and their resources ultimately putting them together. At least for now. The future is tightly integrated designs over discrete parts, which begs the question how the respective CPUs are competing going forward? Roughly identical graphics capabilities with the CPUs standing on their own merits?

    Much of GCN and AMDs GPUs are only beginning to realize their potential, so it seems an odd time to change direction. APIs, development, and performance all seem to be moving the right direction.
     
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    That's the entire point.

    The current deal only exists because AMD themselves is currently unable to serve such market.

    This way they are at least providing the GPU.
     
  13. Anarchist4000

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    Not only that, but Intel is acting on the idea with the help of a competitor. The question remains who took the initiative here? Intel or more of a partnership with AMD?
     
  14. Rufus

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    A year ago I would have agreed with you. Today Ryzen can serve this market just as well as Intel can, so all this combo chip does is undercut their own CPU.
     
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    As far as I understand, the GPU in charge is a semi-custom design requested by Intel.
    It was their initiative 100%, they totally need to satisfy Apple.
    It's not about CPU, it's about the package and 2.5D integration.
    The SKU is pretty niche for AMD to waste resources on anyway.
     
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    So at this level, is it possible to quit you job and work at your main rival the next day?
     
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    That's literally what "poaching" means.
     
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    That depends on the existence of a non-compete clause in your contract.
     
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    These really should be outlawed. A person should always be able to ply their trade and make a living for themselves. If you don't work for someone anymore, they should have no input on what you are able to say or do.

    If someone is to be barred from working for a competitor then the former employer should be legally required to pay them full salary and benefits for the duration.

    ...Not really a topic for this thread tho, I know. :)
     
  20. entity279

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    But no-competing clause usually involve a perdiod in which exactly that happens, you are still payed by your former company.
     
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