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News AMD ships 50 millionth Wii GPU

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 11 Mar 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. Skiddywinks

    Skiddywinks Member

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    VERY surprised.
     
  3. Er-El

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    Should hoppefully help them pay off their debt.
     
  4. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    The wii is just fun. I can understand why its sold so well.
     
  5. Jojii

    Jojii hardware freak

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    Usually for game consoles the company (in this case Nintendo) will contract a design for a graphics chip and then purchase the design for their exclusive use. After that its manufacturing which AMD is now fabless (and tsmc was probably the foundry anyways for high volume silicon) so all AMD is getting is PR from this I bet.
     
  6. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    it is pure simple fun... no wonder it sold like it did!!!
     
  7. Horizon

    Horizon Dremel Worthy

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    I believe they do get paid royalties for chip sold, i doubt they would ever be so stupid enough to do it for a flat fee as you stated. How do you think the microsoft/nvidia partnership went awry.
     
  8. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    oh come on... its been allover the news they outsells other consoles by far.... since last year.....
     
  9. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    It is a cool console to play with but I think it could get kinda old fast
     
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