AMD Shares Soar Over 16% as Intel Flounders in the 7nm Arena [Moore's law doesn't wait for Intel]

Elektro Demon

Shits and Giggles

AMD (NASDAQ:AMD 69.4 16.50%) has emerged as the biggest winner from Intel’s (NASDAQ:INTC 50.59 -16.24%) massive cock-up yesterday, further cementing its status of a rising challenger. As an illustration, AMD shares are up 16.27 percent, trading at $69.26 price level, as of 14:50 ET. Should AMD manage to close near this point, it will have formed a fresh all-time high.

So, how did AMD receive such a boost? The saga began yesterday when Intel revealed as part of its Q2 2020 earnings:

“The company's 7nm-based CPU product timing is shifting approximately six months relative to prior expectations. The primary driver is the yield of Intel's 7nm process, which based on recent data, is now trending approximately twelve months behind the company's internal target.”
Even though Intel’s financial performance was solid during the quarter, the repercussions of this announcement went far and wide. Intel shares plummeted over 9 percent in the after-hours trading. Today, the stock is down another 16 percent, currently trading at $50.68 price level.

A number of analyst pronouncements since yesterday have been adding to Intel’s gloom and AMD’s euphoria. For instance, Bernstein analyst Stacy Rasgon noted that intel’s earnings call was the "worst we have seen", bringing the company’s structural issues to the forefront. Moreover, Raymond Jones analyst, Christopher Caso, said:

"Moore's Law doesn't wait for Intel."
Caso further added that the news will be viewed as a positive for AMD as it will now have a transitory advantage for the next 3 years.

In this backdrop, AMD is shining brighter than ever. Earlier in July, the company announced the Ryzen 4000 desktop processors based on the 7nm Zen 2 architecture with built-in Radeon graphics. AMD’s press release noted that the Ryzen 4700G Desktop Processor offers:

  • Up to 2.5X multi-threaded performance compared to the previous generation
  • Up to 5% greater single-thread performance than the Intel Core i7-9700
  • Up to 31% greater multithreaded performance than the Intel Core i7-9700
  • Up to 202% better graphics performance than the Intel Core i7-9700
Moreover, the anticipated launch of the company’s Big Navi GPU later this year is also adding to the investor euphoria. As an illustration, Cowen Inc. cited this development earlier in July as the foundational construct for a stock price target hike from $60 to $65. Cowen analyst Matthew Ramsay praised AMD's strong and predictable product execution – now consisting of "Milan launch, Big Navi launch, Genoa design closure, 6nm timelines" – as well as server revenue growth, constituting “the most important LT [long-term] revenue sticks".

Given the emerging paradigm, unless Intel manages to stage a surprise comeback, AMD can expect smooth sailing ahead.
TLDR: AMD is doing really well. :messenger_grinning:
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Elektro Demon

Shits and Giggles
This is what happens when you work with same business mentality of 1990s.
Intel is really in a tricky situation. A few days ago I read an article saying how Intel is considering TSMC to fab their chips. But TSMC doesn't want them as a customer because of the possibility to move back to their own fabs at some point. When TSMC doesn't want you as a customer you know you're fucked.


There are millions of whiny 5-year olds on Earth, and I AM THEIR KING.
I am so fucking glad I caught this piece of advise by Linus. I made about $7k from it.

However, the long term future is uncertain for AMD. Cloud providers continue to be successful with their ARM evaluations.
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good, nothing will motivate intel to get off their duffs like a fire under them, should lead to both lower prices and better processors from both.


Man...should've held on to my AMD shares but sold them when they were ~ $42 a share.
Didn't have much stock but made enough to buy my PC components when I was upgrading.


Who the fuck was responsible for this mess at Intel. 10nm has been a disaster and has basically fucked up their whole releasing schedule for the past few years, and still for the next 2 or 3 years. Skylake and 14nm will probably perform better than their launch 10nm desktop CPUs given how optimized that fab is now.
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