Why Microsoft should buy AMD

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Microsoft is reportedly talking to AMD about an acquisition of the company. The chipmaker hasn’t been doing too well the last couple of years but did manage to become the supplier of (graphical) chips for the Sony Playstation 4 and the Xbox One.

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#2

I don’t know if this is a good idea. Look how MS has handled its acquisition of Nokia. MS’s track record with hardware marketing and sales isn’t the best. I can see them running AMD into irrelevance.


#3

[QUOTE=UTR;2756250]I don’t know if this is a good idea. Look how MS has handled its acquisition of Nokia. MS’s track record with hardware marketing and sales isn’t the best. I can see them running AMD into irrelevance.[/QUOTE]

All the better to go iNtel right… lmao… AMD should look as MS track record…with Windows 8 should be enough evidence not to join them.


#4

If Microsoft acquires AMD, we can look forward to EVERY AMD processor becoming restricted as part of Palladium. Intel will probably follow suit, arguing that “AMD is doing it, so it must be OK”. Given Microsoft’s track record, not just with commercial successes/failures, but with it’s general treatment of customers, installing programs Microsoft doesn’t want will become almost impossible. As a result, that rare freeware app you can’t live without will dissappear forever, while Microsoft claims it’s for the good of the public.


#5

the pc biz lost the innovation edge, ram companies got fat and lazy making the same ddr 3 chips for nearly a decade
how many years did it take for video cards to support 4k video output?Â

MS owning AMD would not accelerate innovation. Their track record of new successful products is waning. Far too many are operpriced (MS slate tablets ring a bell?) Disposable employees do not innovate and those being trained to be the next innovators do not have job security or any sense of loyalty or purpose of the continity of what’s become before. These are the kinds of employees since the days of the first Xbox that Microsoft hires, extracts minimal innovation from and gets rid of…