You sound a little negative
This may add some fuel to the fire about AMD's ability to deliver in a timely fashionhttp://www.digitimes.com/news/a20120713PD203.html
AMD has reportedly postponed the launch of its Trinity processors for desktop platforms from August to October in order to make some adjustments to the processors' designs. Downstream motherboard makers are also rushing to make adjustments to their new motherboard projects set to release in the second half, according to sources from motherboard makers.
In addition to production and design issues with the Trinity processors, AMD's previous-generation Llano processor's high inventory levels which need to be digested are reportedly one of the reasons that AMD decided to delay the launch of Trinity. However, AMD did not confirm the speculation.
Many Socket FM2-based processors including A10-5800k will be delayed.
Meanwhile, AMD originally planned to fully replace AM3-based processors with its FM1-based processors, but has recently adjusted its roadmap and changed the phase-out schedule of AM3-based processors from mid-2012 to the second quarter of 2013, while the processor series will account for 30% of AMD's total desktop processor shipments, the sources noted.
The sources also pointed out that after October, many AMD-based CPUs with different sockets will be available in the market including AM3, AM3+ (Vishera), FM1 (Llano), FM2 (Trinity) and FT1 (Brazos 2.0). Of which, FM2-based processors will account for 22% of AMD's total desktop processor shipments in the fourth quarter, while FM1-based products' proportion will drop from 30% in the third quarter to only 16%. AM3 and AM3+ processors will still be the major CPU segments for AMD in the fourth quarter.
In October, AMD also plans to launch three new AM3+ Vishera-based processors (Volan) including FX-8350 (125W/95W) and FX6300, with FX-4320 to be launched at a later time.
its that feeling of betrayal
I have a new rule: never get emotionally attached to Hardware corporations! It was AMD that broke my heart........and it still hurts
anyway, as far as your link news goes. Its just some more of that "predator" coming out of AMD! http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Predat ... 13333.html
Now that former Lenovo Group COO and president Rory Read is seated upon his newly-shined CEO throne at AMD, the just-appointed company leader wants to take a difference stance on the market:that of a predator. For those who were hoping that AMD would some day bring CPU leader Intel down a notch or two, this may be some long-awaited good news.
"I really like to compete and win," he said during an employee event. "I feel passion for what we are doing. We only get one pass at this. [...] You might as well do things you're fired up about, and you're passionate. If it is worth doing, it is worth doing it right. We can be the leaders. We do not need to look left or right. That is not what we are."
"We got to become the hunters, we have to look forward, we have to go attack the hill," he said. "When you set your objectives on something that you believe in, you look ahead. ]As the predator, you become the aggressor, and you deliver on those goals. I had a great job at Lenovo – it was awesome. I'm here because I want to be here, and I believe so much in this team and what we can do together."
Inside AMD - Rory Read's First Employee Address
more of that winning -over hype under deliver- strategy in action. I dont think those are terms that you can really self-proclaim. Predator and aggressor are usually earned titles in the real world.
I really hope AMD does turn this all around. I would love to see it. If there is anyway possible at all, let it happen. But i do not have faith in them at all at this point. Hope, yes i hope for the best but my reasoning skills tell me how grave the situation really is. Especially when you see the situation they got themselves into. And they continue with dumb move after dumb move.