Intel had a wonderful quarter, but does that mean AMD, its arch-nemesis, is falling in the other end? Well that’s not true. AMD net a $510 million profit from a total of $1.61 billion revenues. That might fair very badly in contrast to Intel’s massive profit, but it’s still a good quarter for AMD. Well, as long as you’re not incurring any loss, any profit is profit I guess, no matter how much the number is.
CFO and interim CEO Thomas Seifert has noted that AMD “tripled” its Fusion APU shipments relative to last quarter — meaning that at least 3.9 million units have made their way out to OEM partners in Q1 — which now account for “roughly half” of the company’s notebook shipments. AMD’s microprocessor and graphics divisions were in a sore pace though, as usual due to pressure from rivals Intel and Nvidia.
Well, at least AMD has made some good pace from its Radeon HD 6490M and HD 6750M GPUs, which figured prominently in Apple’s latest MacBook Pro refresh and mark a bit of a coup for AMD, who’s now responsible for all of Apple’s discrete graphics across the MacBook Pro and iMac computing lines.
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