Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 07:40 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "After leading the design of Apple's mobile processors, which have powered the iPhone and iPad over the last few years, chip architect Jim Keller is returning to AMD to head up its microprocessor core design team, the chipmaker announced today. Keller is an industry veteran who brought plenty of experience to Apple's mobile processors. He was previously vice president at P.A. Semiconductor, which Apple acquired in 2008 for $278 million, and he went on to serve as a director of Apple's platform architecture group."
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RE: Good
by Chrispynutt on Thu 2nd Aug 2012 08:17 UTC in reply to "Good"
Chrispynutt
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2012-03-14

Agreed.

I had a K6-2, I bought a board recommended in PC Pro and I am glad I did. Most K6-2 systems suffered from poorly made motherboards with low amounts of cache. I had double the usual amount and the board was well made. My sister had a cheaper board with the same K6-2 and it was night and day performance.

AMD's CPUs have lagged (barely if not worse than the previous generation of AMD) whilst Intel has been on a purple patch.

At the budget end of the market I would still double check the benchmarks. However i3/i5/i7 are just do good value.

Buying ATI is the best thing they ever did. I really wonder where they would be now without them.

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