Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 16th Jan 2009 10:23 UTC
Intel The PC industry is going through a very, very dark period right now, with the netbook being the only bright spot on many manufacturers' balance sheets. Since the saving grace of the industry is powered by Intel's Atom chip, it shouldn't come as a surprise that it's also the only positive element in Intel's abysmal quarterly results.
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With todays software, more than 2 cores don't increase the performance of desktop work anyway, so AMD could remove 2 cores from a quad-core processor and use the space for a GPU. And a good one at that.

That's not as easy as it sounds. Especially the good GPUs get hot as hell. Even with a TDP of 140 Watts like the Phenom (1) had, they'd hit the ceiling real fast.

OTOH, they do have such designs on the roadmap. We'll see what the future brings.

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