Microsoft to buy AMD?

Discussion in 'AMD x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by mixsetup, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. cbb1935

    cbb1935 Guest

    I wonder if HP or Dell consider AMD should they definitely go up for offer.

    Whilst Intel could stop supplying them (if that happened) it would be counterproductive to Intel's bottom line if they did.

    However Dell or HP owning AMD, would give them the potential to offer even cheaper AMD based products (CPU/MOBO/GRAPHICS) and even focus on integrated tablets running such processors (to take on the Surface and iPad).

    When you think about it, both have Laptops/All in Ones/Desktops which would benefit from owning a CPU / GFX / MOBO manufacturer.
     
  2. ^catalyst

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    They'd be incredibly stupid to do so.

    AMD don't manufacture gfx cards, mobos or cpus. They design all of them and have contracts to manufacturer with fabs.

    Buying them would give them no advantage. "If we buy AMD we can get the best price on lower performance hardware (which consumers evidently don't want) and we get the added advantage of taking on all their liabilities"

    Intel would of course then be even stupider to not supply them, there is probably even some ""legal"" issue preventing them from doing so.

    So lets say Dell buys AMD then Intel goes in to price-drop mode for Dell so they won't leave them. Dell gets a better price on Intel products because they bought AMD and because the price of Intel is lower AMD becomes even less valuable.

    I don't know who in their right mind would want to buy AMD in 2015.
     
  3. Freebee

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    just an idea... Valve?
     
  4. ^catalyst

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    Again, no advantage; all liability.
     
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    The same reason why Microsoft bought out Nokia
     
  6. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    I doubt HP would. They're too in bed with Intel for their "Itanium" IA64 architecture.

    Of course, the other way to look at it is if HP own AMD64 (aka x86_64), they have some leverage against Intel for IA64 progress. :)
     

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