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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, but with only 18.7% of the market, it holds very little influence on the strategy at Intel. As of 2011, AMD has announced that it will be leaving the CPU market, leaving Intel with a monopoly.[1]

Notable inventions

  • 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[2]

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  1. + intel
  3. "Organization formed in 1990 to maintain and enhance intellectual freedom, privacy, and other values of civil liberties and democracy in networked communications. Publishes newsletters, Internet Guidebooks and other documents, provides mailing lists and other online forums, and hosts a large electronic document archive. Contact: 454 Shotwell Street, San Francisco, CA 94110-1914. Tel: (415) 436-9333. Fax: (415) 436-9993. Executive Director: Sheryl Steele."

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