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AMD swaps long time partner Ferrari for Mercedes-AMG F1 deal

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The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team is delighted to announce today a multi-year partnership with high-performance computing leader AMD. 

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The new partnership... will see the AMD logo on both sides of the cockpit of the team's 2020 car, on the drivers' race suits and team clothing and on the engineering station. 

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The new partnership will also see the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team pilot the use of AMD commercial solutions, including AMD EPYC server processors and AMD Ryzen PRO laptop processors, to optimize the team's various workstreams. 

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The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team will run its 2020 F1 car, including AMD branding, for the first time on Friday, February 14, 2020. 

This comes as a bit of a shock announcement, but not in a groundshaking way. AMD have sponsored Ferrari for as long as I've been watching F1, and seeing them move over to arch rivals Mercedes is completely unexpected. 

I doubt this is going to bother the F1 community much though. Mercedes is merely looking for the best processors for their work flow, and a team constantly at the top of the sport needs that horsepower. 

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20 minutes ago, leadeater said:

Missed opportunity right there, Mercedes-AMD ?.

Make this happen, for the love of god

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AMD has been a regular Ferrari sponsor back into the early 2000s, so this is kind of an interesting turn of events. AMD has had a spot on the Ferrari nose for a while, so AMD is dropping a good chunk of change while also switching teams they're sponsoring.

 

Slightly related, but Radeon's generally superior Catia performance is due to the fact that F1 teams favor Catia for part design. (Wings, Body Panels, that type of stuff.) So if you're ever wondering why Pro workloads seem to be wildly all over the place for results, that's part of why. Also related is that one of AMD & GloFo's major investment groups also owned a large stack of Ferrari, which is part of the reason for the long relationship. It appears Mubadala doesn't have much stake in AMD anymore, which would explain AMD's ability to change who they're sponsoring. 

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A computer hardware company teaming up with a racing/richman car company... can someone explain to me how such a partnership came to be? It seems to be such a stretch in scope of type.

 

People are going to hate me for bringing up this example, but this pretty much feels like a partnership between Lockheed Martin (a military contractor) and Ferrero (a company that makes chocolates and related sweets).


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1 minute ago, Colonel_Gerdauf said:

A computer hardware company teaming up with a racing/richman car company... can someone explain to me how such a partnership came to be? It seems to be such a stretch in scope of type.

It's advertising, it doesn't need to have something to do with racing - what matters is that people see it and associate it with a (hopefully) winning team.


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4 hours ago, Colonel_Gerdauf said:

A computer hardware company teaming up with a racing/richman car company... can someone explain to me how such a partnership came to be? It seems to be such a stretch in scope of type.

 

People are going to hate me for bringing up this example, but this pretty much feels like a partnership between Lockheed Martin (a military contractor) and Ferrero (a company that makes chocolates and related sweets).

I don't think military airplanes are made of chocolate.

 

F1 cars, on the other hand, are essentially designed and tested by computers these days.

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11 hours ago, Vulkan HeStan said:

This comes as a bit of a shock announcement, but not in a groundshaking way. AMD have sponsored Ferrari for as long as I've been watching F1, and seeing them move over to arch rivals Mercedes is completely unexpected. 

 

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11 hours ago, Vulkan HeStan said:

Mercedes is merely looking for the best processors for their work flow, and a team constantly at the top of the sport needs that horsepower. 

It is mostly an advertisement deal, though. It's not like Ferrari was forced to run its simulations in Bulldozer back in the day...

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13 hours ago, ZeouLs said:

Make this happen, for the love of god

formula dank may've already did this i think

 

edit: yep


yeet!

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>be Ferrari

>last WDC: 2007

>last WCC: 2008

 

>be Mercedes

>totally dominate the hybrid era with 6 WCCs and 6 WDCs.

 

Based on those two stats I know which car I'd rather sponsor when my company is enjoying success.


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AMD will boost Mercedes car for 60 more fps. This will be the real F1 CPU benchmark.


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19 hours ago, Sauron said:

It's advertising, it doesn't need to have something to do with racing - what matters is that people see it and associate it with a (hopefully) winning team.

Not true!

 

All F1 drivers smoked Marlboro cigarettes to boost their performance in the 90s!

 

 

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10 hours ago, DildorTheDecent said:

>be Ferrari

>last WDC: 2007

>last WCC: 2008

 

>be Mercedes

>totally dominate the hybrid era with 6 WCCs and 6 WDCs.

 

Based on those two stats I know which car I'd rather sponsor when my company is enjoying success.

To be fair who wins isn't that important - a lot of people like Ferrari regardless of how they end up performing in the races.


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Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Sauron said:

To be fair who wins isn't that important - a lot of people like Ferrari regardless of how they end up performing in the races.

I've been watching F1 for about 15 years. I know people like Ferrari. I like them too (not as much as McLaren though). Just having them not get beat by even Red Bull would be great let alone another top car manufacturer.

 

I doubt AMD cares a whole lot about which team is more liked. Merc gets the wins. That'll give AMD exposure they want. It does seem odd to me that they've chosen now as their time since there's rumours that Merc is going to quit. Sure, there's the "wholesome" aspect of sticking with Ferrari even if things aren't going too great but I imagine they want to be associated with success and Ferrari ain't it chief (well not right now anyway. 2021 please be good).


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12 minutes ago, DildorTheDecent said:

2021 please be good

ikr ?


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Sauron'stm Product Scores:

Spoiler

Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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