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    More news from AMD today as it seems the company might get a nice cash injection. Loongson Technology, a CPU joint venture between Beijing-based chip designer BLX IC Design Corp, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Computing Technology, is set to make key investments into AMD's product lines and technologies.

    Loongson and AMD have worked together before in the past. AMD’s HyperTransport and PCI South as well as North bridges were in previous Godson silicon, so for Loongson AMD is not entirely foreign territory. The two opened an R&D center in December 2003 in order to develop what the two hoped would be something to counter the goliath of Intel.

    Investing in AMD’s various technologies and product lines would be a much easier transaction for Loongson. It would not have to deal with the regulatory burden the US government might impose, nor would it need to negotiate an x86 license from Intel (NASDAQ: INTC). It is not yet clear what the end result of such investments might look like, but it could be that Loongson markets future Godson systems with more AMD inside — such as GCN GPU architecture.

    Loongson earns their reputation for its line of MIPS-based Godson processors. The Chinese firm has reserved 120 million yuan (around US$19.2 billion) for a series of acquisitions and strategic investments.

    How much money AMD is going to retrieve we do now know, but it could be substantial.
    http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/amd...nvestment.html

    This is a game changer when it happens, AMD will finally be able to spend the same amount as Intel on R&D.
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    Glad to hear Competition is always good for the consumer!

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    task 1, lower power requirements

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    Quote Originally Posted by B1nary View Post
    task 1, lower power requirements
    Lol totaly agree with you there.

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    task 2 lets get better bit rate architecture

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    If AMD can get their cpu's to where their new R3000 Graphics cards are, then I could see them getting this investment really easily.

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    I would like a new APU with the grapic abilities of at least the R9-270x... That would change the SFF PC market considerably and really allow you to build a "PC console" or Steambox. I want a tiny little PC box gracing my wall unit next to the PS3 and PS4.
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    Amd made a major mistake selling off their fab plants a few years ago, ever since they did that they've been lagging behind intel, they really need to get back to the level of their athlon 64 day.

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    AMD needs to get rid of the current board members, all they care about is filling their own pockets and in the process they are destroying AMD. They need to spend some serious cash in R&D and maybe then they'll catch Intel.
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    Man this is exciting news finally the AMD cpu fanboys can start fighting back once this happens and the Intel leet people can go suck it

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