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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RE[3]: low yields
by kaiwai on Wed 21st Nov 2007 01:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: low yields"
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Quotes like this makes me wish there was a Heisman-like trophy for Armchair Quarterbacks...

How so? they designed something that was needlessly more complex than their competition, delivered it late and it is barely competitive with the Intel offering. Explain to me how that engineering decision of making something more complex than required, was a good idea given the lateness and lack of competitiveness with Intel's offerings.

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