More Layoffs From AMD

"AMD is taking a hit from the faltering economy"

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More Layoffs From AMD

Through the past year, AMD has been having some struggles despite the recent success on the ATI side of things.  In April, AMD laid off 10% of their 16,500 employees, with another 3% cut occurring last month.  Now it seems AMD is looking to lose another 10% of their workforce at the start of next year.

The weak state of the global economy is really taking its toll, causing demand across the board to be much lower than expected.  AMD recently revised their fourth quarter estimates down to 25% lower than their third quarter sales of $1.585 billion.

Update:
AMD has approached Expreview and denied these alleged layoffs.

Has the economy caused to you to feel the squeeze as well?

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11-12-2008, 08:08:31

rrjwilson
Quad SLi is not supported but XP which given the bandwidth limitations of its kernel is perfectly fine by me. XP x64 (same kernel base as Vista and 2003) has higher bandwidth and can use all of the necessary components at full rate.
Yet Quad SLi is only for Vista? The big, dumb, fat brain child of Bill Gates his last mocking forced purchase scam before he slid into retirement. Vista is slower, more bloated and generally a pain while XP has been around long enough for even the dumbest of n00bs to stratup streaming it down so the ****e and other bloat is gone so it performs better.
Within the year I will be i7 and next gen nVidia (hopefully SLi). Yet if I managed to grab the GTX295 I'm forced to go the way of the bloated heffer that is Vista and lose many of my current abilities across my quite frankly ridiculous home computer setup. Macs: NO, Blu-ray: NO, Netwrok driving: NO, Headless control: NO and final biscuit Quad SLi: Yes.

Does anyone know someone ahead of me who has broke down the drivers so I can Quad SLi in XP x64 because I will not buy the hefferware out of morals?

11-12-2008, 11:12:36

SwaleSmith
Hmm in my honets opinion and there are very mixed views I hav erunnued both vista 32/64bit and have little trouble with vista just install the 70 odd updates LOL inc SP1 all is fine :D

but windows 7 is near bye, although I think its just a vista revamp

11-12-2008, 12:45:22

rrjwilson
With yet more bloatware

11-12-2008, 13:08:45

°TheMadDutchDude°
Windows 7 will be built on a completely new core kernal. I have tried the pre release BETA which is still currently running off the Vista kernal. However MS have said they're going to redesign it and hopefully get another reliable and quick OS such as XP.

PLEASE MS, WE WANT ANOTHER VERSION OF XP! :)

11-12-2008, 13:34:02

Bungral
Windows 7 is gonna be mostly based on Vista.. Heard it from a Microsoft dude. It's also what the Microsoft trainers have been told I believe.

11-12-2008, 13:52:03

zak4994

Windows 7 is gonna be mostly based on Vista.. Heard it from a Microsoft dude. It's also what the Microsoft trainers have been told I believe.



That's what I heard as well.

11-12-2008, 17:15:14

Dualist
Your cpu will be the huge bottle neck your rig anyways, big benches early this year showed that the system bottle neck didn't move back to stock cards until you hit 5.4ghz (shamino proved it). So when you reach that level of cpu speeds, Vista will be quite nippy really :)

11-12-2008, 17:26:50

SwaleSmith
jesus christ 5.4ghz can you imagine a 5.4ghz CPU by then were probably gonna have 10 core CPU's LOL

11-12-2008, 17:58:42

rrjwilson

Your cpu will be the huge bottle neck your rig anyways, big benches early this year showed that the system bottle neck didn't move back to stock cards until you hit 5.4ghz (shamino proved it). So when you reach that level of cpu speeds, Vista will be quite nippy really :)


My Q6600 will be a bit of a bottleneck but I am going i7 which will be more than enough for the GPUs given in testing the i7 just keeps lapping up the GPUs more and more.

Anyone answer my actual question?

11-12-2008, 18:51:46

Rastalovich
I've not been aware of any1 breaking down SLI drivers since the 7 series tbh, b4 the encryption.

(that'll either confirm it or find out)
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