Why not AMD A10 or A8 Processor manufacturer selling 13-inch laptop?
Because Intel literally gives away their mobile units to keep AMD out of the mobile market.
Yeah, this is why I feel the only way AMD can control it's future in this market is to make their own reference designs and resell them to other vendors. Otherwise, they'll always be sub-par.
Nah, the only way AMD can make headway in the mobile market is to put out a very efficient, powerful chip, which isn't going to happen until Zen at the earliest next year.
We'll have to agree to disagree on this one. If it performs decently and doesn't feel like a flimsy plastic toy, people will be open to purchasing it. Part of the reason we don't see quality AMD laptops is that the big vendors don't want to jeopardize the higher margin of their Intel models. If you have good quality identical laptops and the only difference is the CPU (but the AMD is say $50-100 less expensive), I suspect many would opt for the AMD model. But we never even have the opportunity because again, the laptop makers don't want to jeopardize the margins on the Intel units.
If AMD made their own branded premium laptop I would buy it, and I bet many others would too.
Meanwhile, Intel is not sitting still. It's new CPU offerings with the integrated Intel Iris Pro 6200 graphics ..graphics-wise outperforms all high/mid range discrete graphics cards from Nvidia or AMD as well as outperforming a large chunk of the High range GPU's. And of course has a lock on high performance CPU's....laptop or desktop.
PassMark Software - Video Card (GPU) Benchmark Charts
Naturally. That being said, there should be plenty of performance in Carrizo FX + R9 370m and above. CPU is very secondary to me. But can I buy such an animal? Nope.
Not in a 13 inch laptop
AMD has the best discrete GPU's on the market...IMO.
Agreed. My statement was broader than just the original 13" notebook subject of this thread.
Well...nVidia just put a desktop GTX 980 in a laptop, so they have the best "mobile" GPU now, and the Fury X has quality control issues...We will have to see how the HBM2 class cards look next year, and see if AMD finally learns to not go cheap on their components. The Fury X also draws more power under load and idle for negligible performance gains, has product supply issues, and is more expensive than the 980ti. However, AMD cards supposedly have better performance in DirectX 12, but considering it requires Windows 10 and adoption is flat (or even falling according to some), I wouldn't count that as a positive.
The only think preventing AMD from putting the Nano in a laptop is... yields perhaps? Nvidia is not going to be selling those mobile GPUs cheap. I still feel there is room in the market for a quality mid-range gaming notebook that isn't Intel/Nvidia. That's the reason I've held off on purchasing a laptop for years, and I'm not about to buy one with blue/green innards now.
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