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[5]: low yields
by h3rman on Wed 21st Nov 2007 14:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: low yields"
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I need more modpoints to mod you up!
I liked the armchair-quarterback-prize idea too.
Come on people, what the f*** do any of us really know what's going on at Intel and AMD??

Now back to subject.. Sure, AMD has troubles.
The funny thing is that whatever *we* think about that doesn't mean sh*t. AMD chips will sell and they will make or not make some money for AMD. But AMD will survive or it will be bought by some of the other semiconductor giants (anyone been in Korea lately?). No need to worry about whether we'll still have any choice.

By the way, Intel's way of doing business is still immoral, they still bribe stores here in Holland and Germany so that they do not sell a *single* AMD-powered device.

Come over and have a look if you wish: huge store in Rotterdam, dozens and dozens of laptops and pc's on display, not a single one of them having an AMD chip. This while dozens of models by HP, Asus, etc. etc. do ship with AMD.

This makes me, yeah I know the Core 2 are the faster chips, not feel very great when I think of buying Intel, which is (Centrino) sort of the only laptop option if you want, like I do, blob-free Linux.

I therefore hope AMD is equally wicked. ;)

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