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[4]: low yields
by javiercero1 on Wed 21st Nov 2007 12:58 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: low yields"
javiercero1
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Most of the issues for AMD's current predicament are not due to microarchitectural decisions, but rather process/fab issues.

The reasons for the stumbling that the 65nm AMD process is experiencing (process shared by IBM and Hitachi) are far deeper and more complex than most people in this thread know or have a remote familiarity with.

So I find it amusing to see people with passing knowledge to make statements that are so off the mark as to be laughable. For some reason, anyone who can assemble a PeeCee nowadays thinks he/she is an "expert" in the field and can figure out what a company is doing right/wrong.

Being inside the belly of the beast it is amusing to see some of the comments. Naive doesn't even begin to capture the nature of a lot of these posts. Provides a nice comedic relief though...

Edited 2007-11-21 13:01

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