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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RE[2]: dont underestimate AMD
by BluenoseJake on Tue 17th Jun 2008 11:21 UTC in reply to "RE: dont underestimate AMD"
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"3Ghz Quad Xeon to a 2.2Ghz Quad Barcelona, I am yet to see a single piece of code I use that the Xeon is slower, the Barcelona for the most part is embarrassingly slower than the Xeon."

It's 800Mhz slower, what do you expect? An onboard memory controller can't make up for a 26% difference in speed. AMD's main problem is that they can't scale as well as Intel. If they could, they would be in a much better position.

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