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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the real AMD advantage
by unclefester on Wed 21st Nov 2007 10:17 UTC
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When you buy AMD you know you will be able to upgrade.

I built a new system a few weeks back. With AMD you just buy an AM2 board and know any AM2 cpu will work. Intel is about constantly changing chipsets, BIOS updates and general friggin' around.

AMD is a fraction slower. Who cares when my AMD 4000+ is norally running at 2 to 5 % cpu load.

AMD@ motherboards are often much cheaper too.

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