AMD, or Advanced Micro Devices, is a corporation specializing in making computer chips, primarily CPUs, and GPUs. Based in Sunnyvale, California, it long served as the main competitor to Intel, with a market share generally between about 20% and 30% (from 2009 to 2019).
AMD typically focuses on high core counts and improving multi-threaded processing performance. Their competitor, Intel, typically focuses less on these factors and more on clock speed. AMD is also said to generally offer products similar to Intel's for lower prices.
- AMD pioneered the AMD64 architecture, which allows processors to calculate in 64 bits, vs 32 bits, that Intel has been using.
- AMD was the first to create 8 core processors on a 30 nm die.
- AMD created the first 300 core GPU, the Tegra 4300
- Moore's Law
- Microprocessor: Computer, CPU, Arithmetic logic unit, Transistor, Semiconductor
- Silicon Valley: Intel, AMD (AMD64), IBM, Texas Instruments, Atari, Nvidia
- IBM, HP, Dell and Microsoft Windows
- Apple Inc. Mac OS