Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jun 2008 21:51 UTC, submitted by irbis
AMD AMD has seen a few serious setbacks lately, especially with their Barcelona server processor, but it seems as if the company is trying hard to get things back on track. The first step in solving an issue is acknowledging it exists in the first place, and AMD CEO Hector Ruiz did just that last December. "We blew it and we're very humbled by it and we learned from it and we're not going to do it again." Reseller Advocate Magazine asks, are you ready to believe him?
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dont underestimate AMD
by Redeeman on Tue 17th Jun 2008 01:49 UTC
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DO NOT underestimate AMD's cpu's.. phenom and amd64 in general still beats core2 badly for some stuff, and the rest, is almost certainly just because of intel smashing an insane amount of cache into the core2's...

just try run stuff like openssl, or gmp..

a very very optimized core2 asm(with lots of core2 hacks) gmp is slower on a 3.2ghz core2 45nm than standard x86_64 asm on a 2.6ghz amd64..

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