WHAT'S THE MEANING?
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (or more popularly known as AMD) is multinational semiconductor company founded on May 1, 1969. It specializes in manufacturing processors for computers, motherboard chipsets, graphics processors, and more.
DID YOU KNOW?
When talking about processors, it's always AMD versus Intel. Yet, did you know that AMD was the first company to release 1 Gigahertz processor for desktop computers? Well, in the parlance of technology, particularly in the field of semiconductor, the competition between these two tech giants has always existed. It still does, up to date, actually. In 2000, the era of Megahertz ended and AMD proved itself a game-changer when it released the Athlon processor for pc. 6 years later, the game of technological one-upmanship was still on fire but this time, AMD made a big move. In 2006, AMD acquired ATI Technologies Inc. for a whopping $5.4 billion. The latter is also one of the key players in the semiconductor retail, based in Canada. And the end game? AMD becoming a processing powerhouse.
But what really sets AMD apart from Intel? Affordability. To be fair, Intel has been a premium choice of CPU for years, just because of stellar performance it offers. On the other hand, cheap AMD processors used to be the top choice for people who are on a tight budget. But when AMD's FX series landed in the market, things have gone different. Again, they remained nonchalant for years again until recently, it wowed PC enthusiasts with its recent high-end AMD Ryzen 7 CPU in response with Intel's i-7 models. The Ryzen CPU was favored by many, especially those who are looking for a gaming laptop due to its higher number of physical cores. Yes, who would have thought AMD processors for laptops would be a thing? Ultimately, although a competition exists between these two, we still thank them for their unprecedented efforts in always giving us cutting-edge technology!