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News FTC 'close' to Intel filing

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 26 Oct 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Kind of what AMD needs right now. Tho they deserved it quite a while ago.
     
  3. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Aw, poor Intel. First the EU now the US.
     
  4. Casefan

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    Yay!

    Great to here this, this is no way this could be considered fair play on Intel's part. A cool (near) Billion is gonna be great for AMD and ATi!
     
  5. frojoe

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    This does indeed seem like justice for AMD, but I can't help but hope that they don't get fined too heavily. Until AMD catches up in the performance department, I don't want money coming away from R&D at intel. Still a god thing to deal with it if they broke the law though.
     
  6. FeRaL

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    AMD doesn't get the $$$ thought, the government does. Go figure...
     
  7. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    ya it does suck that the gov gets it, should be like 60/40 at least, 60 gov, 40 amd. Its obvious how much Intel influences the market to use their product, Im waiting for one of these to Happen to nVidia because if there is a company that strong arms others business and devs its nVidia.
     
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    Why does it have to be one or the other? In this case, I think it's both. Intel was way out of line in the over-zealous protection of it's investors. I think it's a matter of both being right this time.
     
  9. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    If they were forcing people to buy the Pentium IV in bulk they deserve the death penalty. Global warming is solely the result of NetBurst!
     
  10. crazyceo

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    Gladly whining AMD won't get a $, which is hilarious. The amount of bad performing OEM AMD products on the market today is shocking and should be used as evidence for Intel to take to FTC to show they are completely useless anyway and the OEM's were always better for using Intel.
     
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    lol yeah before core 2's came along.. I was wondering who was buying those chips outside the pre-builts- they were making tons of money and pushing crap.. reminded me of creative

    ever since the core 2 though.. amd and ruiz ran it into the ground
     
  12. knutjb

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    What do you think Intel was doing? By limiting sales of AMD products Intel stifled, through loss of revenue, innovation at AMD. R&D cost a lot of money. This enabled Intel to pull ahead in the current market. You don't want money coming away from R&D at Intel? That is what they did to AMD and we the consumers are the losers for that. We pay more for a lesser product when companies pull this on their competition. If AMD had more money for development what CPUs would be on the market today? This goes right along with an Intel exec who was just charged for insider trading. I would rather executives go to jail in addition to when they pull this crap than just slapping the companies deep pockets with a minor fine.
     
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    Good to see some sensible comments! :)
     
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    Now that the Obama Effect of Truth and Justice is percolating down into the Federal govt Microsoft and Intel had better be on their best behavior. The EU is looking to bust Microsoft, period, they have also punched Intel a few times. Now with the FTC getting involved we might actually have a skewed playing field rather than a completely absurd one.

    Yours in Anti-Trust Plasma,
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  15. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    No it shouldn't, firstly, if you break the law and are fined, the fine always goes to the government.

    Secondly, AMD aren't the only other CPU manufacturer out there, they can't hand AMD the cash because it wouldn't be fair on the others either.
     
  16. HourBeforeDawn

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    well then AMD can wait for the ruling to go through and then sue Intel directly for the loss of revenue proven by the Government for the tactics used against them by Intel.
     
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    Athlon 64/Opteron was supiror to anything intel had in 2003, but if you checked the shops, at the time you might have discovered 95% crappy* intel pentium 4 Netbust

    if you didnt know the current Phenom II can trace its roots to the Opteron in 2003, heck AMD still uses a upgraded HyperTransport interface, amongs other things
     
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    It's always good to see such behaviour fined, but I'd rather see executives go to jail... we all know that ain't going to happen though. But this isn't going to help anything, Intel earns a lot more by doing this than they lose to fines, so they won't stop.
     
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    While, if, Intel really is breaking laws then this is good. But why isnt Walmart, Microsoft, and other companies not being investigated? Walmart buys exclusive rights to special features for movies, like the IMAX version of Transformers 2, exclusive music releases, they have even had an exclusive Nintendo DS game released.
     
  20. crazyceo

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    This is hilarious! Yeah, let's all have an AMD love'in and let's encourage fine's against Intel and blame them for all the really bad decisions AMD have made in the last 10 years. Let's forgive the completely incompetent management of AMD and poor driver developement of their products. Let's blame Intel for AMD's decision to pay way over the odds for ATI and tarnishing the ATI name by adding it to the AMD group of poorly developed products and the over hyped marketing of them.

    Let's fine Intel for the death of Jesus,the rise of Hitler and the birth of Ant and Dec! You B@$t4rds Intel!

    Is this comment serious enough for you?
     
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