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The reality is the whole matter is complicated.

Nobody really knows! all i know the corporate masters are really afraid of their cheap labor in China, vietnam and .. to be disrupted.

if i were to bet on it eventually the corporate masters are gone go to Trump's team and say you had your posturing for the election
and let us make our money like were a minute ago.
 
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apparently they unveiled some kind of 64 core data center platform as well.

I am just not educated enough to comment on cooling, power and ... variables.
 
Nov 10, 2002
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call me old-fashion, but dude, nothing comes close to Intel :)
I agree with you in a sense. However, Intel has been using its reputation for a while and been very slow in the last few years

[1] They completely and utterly failed in mobile market, their Atom processor is non-existent in mobile market and really sucked. Their low-end processors are really horrible as well whereas other companies including Qualcomm and AMD are entering low-end chromebooks and laptops.

[2] 3 years ago when AMD came up with their Ryzen processors, Intel claimed that single core performance is not the same and promised 7nm technology.
3 year gone and they slowly moving to 10nm which is behind TSMC. In every benchmark, AMD is doing well and honestly the only reason Intel is doing so well is their reputation in the last decade. However, AMD is back and Intel can't sit on their ass anymore. AMD is a fabless company which mean they only concentrate on design whereas for Intel to move to 7nm, they have to build the whole facility that might take years.

All and all, this is the time to buy AMD stock :D
 
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I agree with you in a sense. However, Intel has been using its reputation for a while and been very slow in the last few years

[1] They completely and utterly failed in mobile market, their Atom processor is non-existent in mobile market and really sucked. Their low-end processors are really horrible as well whereas other companies including Qualcomm and AMD are entering low-end chromebooks and laptops.

[2] 3 years ago when AMD came up with their Ryzen processors, Intel claimed that single core performance is not the same and promised 7nm technology.
3 year gone and they slowly moving to 10nm which is behind TSMC. In every benchmark, AMD is doing well and honestly the only reason Intel is doing so well is their reputation in the last decade. However, AMD is back and Intel can't sit on their ass anymore. AMD is a fabless company which mean they only concentrate on design whereas for Intel to move to 7nm, they have to build the whole facility that might take years.

All and all, this is the time to buy AMD stock :D

The problem with AMD is they rely on Taiwan semiconductor.

The future was really Itanium that came out 15 years ago.

but we were never able to build good enough of software to make itanium a viable architecture.

going back to real life, I would be interested how intel's FAB advantage plays in.

but you are right with machines like Chromebooks which have a closed architecture ARM players can easily come in.

in data center market there has been rumors of dropping X86 for 6 years now. but no news yet.

I would say the reports of intel's demise are premature. but one thing is for sure Intel will be under pressure from pricing point of view.
 

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All and all, this is the time to buy AMD stock :D
The potential growth was priced into their stock price a long time ago. It's too late to capitalize on their latest offerings. The whole sector will be doing pretty well for the next decade though (even that is priced into the stock price already!), so holding their stock is probably a good idea for now.
 
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Costa Rica Is Close to Achieving 100% Renewable Energy Production

Costa Rica is set to become the first country to achieve 100% renewable production, specifically for electricity, after operating for 311 days straight on renewables.

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Costa Rica plans to continue its initiative of environmental sustainability well into the future with construction of three 50 MW geothermal power plants costing approximately US$954 million. The country also plans to make optimum use of their several, mostly active, volcanoes, and invest in an environmentally sustainable future. Additionally, the country also has plans to announce a 305.5 MW hydroelectric plant that is set to power over half a million homes, which is a surplus amount considering the country’s population of 5 million