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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RE[3]: low yields
by renox on Wed 21st Nov 2007 09:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: low yields"
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>So what's the importance of x86 for most people nowadays compared to 10-15 years ago, really?

Depends on the market: while the market for Smartphone and other appliance has grown with RISCs CPUs, the server/workstation market went from RISCs and x86 to mostly x86.

Intel has announced that they will target low-power x86: so it's possible that x86 will gain market share from RISCs in embedded markets too: even Linux OSs works better on x86 than on other CPUs..

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