Apple in talks to acquire Intel's modem unit

Bryn

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The only reason I don't want Intel to go bankrupt is that the lack of competition would be terrible for AMD.

Awful company. They won't price an item a penny below what the think they can get away with. Innovation was little to nothing while AMD wasn't competitive. They still refuse to spend a few cents extra per unit on a decent thermal compound or soldering like AMD, despite the certainty of lowering temps by 10-20° C.

There is definitely a strong sentiment in PC gaming communities that if AMD is competitive then it's the way to go for CPUs. I think people are sick of Intel's s**t.
 

Swa

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The only reason I don't want Intel to go bankrupt is that the lack of competition would be terrible for AMD.

Awful company. They won't price an item a penny below what the think they can get away with. Innovation was little to nothing while AMD wasn't competitive. They still refuse to spend a few cents extra per unit on a decent thermal compound or soldering like AMD, despite the certainty of lowering temps by 10-20° C.

There is definitely a strong sentiment in PC gaming communities that if AMD is competitive then it's the way to go for CPUs. I think people are sick of Intel's s**t.
We were stuck on dual and quad core while Intel was in charge. It's only when AMD made 6 and 8 core mainstream that developers found out they had to start optimising for multiple cores.
 
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The only reason I don't want Intel to go bankrupt is that the lack of competition would be terrible for AMD.

Awful company. They won't price an item a penny below what the think they can get away with. Innovation was little to nothing while AMD wasn't competitive. They still refuse to spend a few cents extra per unit on a decent thermal compound or soldering like AMD, despite the certainty of lowering temps by 10-20° C.

There is definitely a strong sentiment in PC gaming communities that if AMD is competitive then it's the way to go for CPUs. I think people are sick of Intel's s**t.
They did up the thermal paste on the 7th or 8th gen and up, delidding isn't worth it anymore. Gamers nexus did a delidding test.

In regards to the article, I don't think it's actually that good for Apple, since Intel modems are known to offer a lot worse performance than Qualcomm at half the efficieny.

An interesting article on financial reasons why Intel quit though : https://marketrealist.com/2019/04/technology-implications-of-intels-5g-decision/
 
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I think Apple wouldn't be after the technology as Intel have it right now... it would be a slightly longer play for them to bring the modem design inhouse and it would give them a head start.
 
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