Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Nov 2007 16:46 UTC, submitted by Luis
AMD AnandTech takes a look at AMD's new Phenom. "If you were looking for a changing of the guard today it's just not going to happen. Phenom is, clock for clock, slower than Core 2 and the chips aren't yet yielding well enough to boost clock speeds above what Intel is capable of. While AMD just introduced its first 2.2GHz and 2.3GHz quad-core CPUs today, Intel previewed its first 3.2GHz quad-core chips. We were expecting Intel to retain the high end performance crown, but also expected AMD to chip away at the lower end of the quad-core market - today's launch confirms that Intel is still the king of the quad-core market."
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why the death knell?
by Rugxulo on Wed 21st Nov 2007 00:16 UTC
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Why such a rush to declare AMD "losing ground" and "needs to compete" and "might disappear". FUD FUD FUD! ;-)

No, seriously, AMD is quite good. Who cares if it's like a small percent slower than Intel? It's good enough. You act like Intel is the only decent processor, and that's not true. I don't see it as worth the extra money just to feed Intel's ego. We need competition (from more than just Intel and AMD, and I don't think I have to remind any of you of that).

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RE: why the death knell?
by psychicist on Wed 21st Nov 2007 06:03 in reply to "why the death knell?"
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I think most people here haven't seen anything other than Intel vs AMD, it looks like their lives revolve around it. Whereas in the real world people choose the right solution for their servers and desktops based on several criteria such as price, performance and power consumption.

AMD may be in a less favourable position now than it was a few years ago, but that doesn't mean their processors are worthless. They just have lower performance, which will probably be offset with lower prices like it is now with their K8 processors.

They are fast enough for most people with efficient operating systems. You only need to keep this contest going on if your world consists only of x86 and Windows. The rest of the people are enjoying their computers for some real work.

P.S. thanks for voting my other post down. Even though it was slightly off-topic, it was actually directed at butters because he's someone I can actually have a discussion with along with kaiwai, who's finally enjoying his MacIntel (and doesn't have much choice for a processor) and a few others. The rest of the posters I don't care much for actually.

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RE: why the death knell?
by Soulbender on Wed 21st Nov 2007 06:41 in reply to "why the death knell?"
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Death knells sells, balanced facts doesn't.

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