Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Nov 2007 16:46 UTC, submitted by Luis
AMD AnandTech takes a look at AMD's new Phenom. "If you were looking for a changing of the guard today it's just not going to happen. Phenom is, clock for clock, slower than Core 2 and the chips aren't yet yielding well enough to boost clock speeds above what Intel is capable of. While AMD just introduced its first 2.2GHz and 2.3GHz quad-core CPUs today, Intel previewed its first 3.2GHz quad-core chips. We were expecting Intel to retain the high end performance crown, but also expected AMD to chip away at the lower end of the quad-core market - today's launch confirms that Intel is still the king of the quad-core market."
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why the death knell?
by Rugxulo on Wed 21st Nov 2007 00:16 UTC
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Why such a rush to declare AMD "losing ground" and "needs to compete" and "might disappear". FUD FUD FUD! ;-)

No, seriously, AMD is quite good. Who cares if it's like a small percent slower than Intel? It's good enough. You act like Intel is the only decent processor, and that's not true. I don't see it as worth the extra money just to feed Intel's ego. We need competition (from more than just Intel and AMD, and I don't think I have to remind any of you of that).

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