Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Sep 2006 20:48 UTC
AMD AMD chief executive Hector Ruiz said Wednesday that Apple will eventually use its microprocessors alongside those from Intel. Ruiz made the comments during a dinner speech at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, according to Bloomberg. "Everybody wants choice," he said, adding that rival Intel's practices have stifled the PC industry's growth. "Knowing Apple, why would they want to be held hostage like everyone else has been?"
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AMD in Macs
by cutterjohn on Fri 22nd Sep 2006 16:03 UTC
cutterjohn
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2006-01-28

It might be possible for servers IF TDP is low enough, and pricing per chip is low enough to warrant Opteron use v. server version of Core 2 Duo (or quads of either when available). Of course it IS possible that some customers may be willing to take an initial price hit and somewhat lower performance for the small power savings in LARGE installations, although I don't think that there are or ever will be too many large Xserve installations as there are equivalent and much cheaper alternatives. GUI's are pretty worthless on servers...

I can't really see it on the desktop though, as the power difference is not nearly enough to justify the pricing and performance gaps.

Then we could also go onto AMD's mfg cap, as I believe they have even lower cap than IBM does.

I like AMD and would use them again if they could at least match Intel performance and pricing, but right now, they aren't even on my list any longer except for my older socket 939 mbs which is already covered/maxxed.

Oh well, good luck to AMD, but I won't be seeing a new AMD product again until they can produce something at least equivalent to Intel's current arch and at a comparable price.

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RE: AMD in Macs
by l3v1 on Fri 22nd Sep 2006 17:26 in reply to "AMD in Macs"
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2005-07-06

except for my older socket 939 mbs

Could you guess how many people didn't even switch to s939 yet ? Let alone something newer. Thinking home use/price/performance/power consumption/thermals you really can't write down Amd yet.

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