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[5]: low yields
by h3rman on Wed 21st Nov 2007 14:31 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: low yields"
h3rman
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2006-08-09

I need more modpoints to mod you up!
I liked the armchair-quarterback-prize idea too.
Come on people, what the f*** do any of us really know what's going on at Intel and AMD??

Now back to subject.. Sure, AMD has troubles.
The funny thing is that whatever *we* think about that doesn't mean sh*t. AMD chips will sell and they will make or not make some money for AMD. But AMD will survive or it will be bought by some of the other semiconductor giants (anyone been in Korea lately?). No need to worry about whether we'll still have any choice.

By the way, Intel's way of doing business is still immoral, they still bribe stores here in Holland and Germany so that they do not sell a *single* AMD-powered device.

Come over and have a look if you wish: huge store in Rotterdam, dozens and dozens of laptops and pc's on display, not a single one of them having an AMD chip. This while dozens of models by HP, Asus, etc. etc. do ship with AMD.

This makes me, yeah I know the Core 2 are the faster chips, not feel very great when I think of buying Intel, which is (Centrino) sort of the only laptop option if you want, like I do, blob-free Linux.

I therefore hope AMD is equally wicked. ;)

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RE[6]: low yields
by kaiwai on Thu 22nd Nov 2007 04:47 in reply to "RE[5]: low yields"
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2005-07-06

By the way, Intel's way of doing business is still immoral, they still bribe stores here in Holland and Germany so that they do not sell a *single* AMD-powered device.


Its immoral - so I guess you'll protest out the front of Coca Cola and many other large companies who pay funds to supermarkets to either go 100% their product or offer all the prime shelf space to their products.

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RE[7]: low yields
by Rugxulo on Thu 22nd Nov 2007 06:14 in reply to "RE[6]: low yields"
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2007-10-09


Its immoral - so I guess you'll protest out the front of Coca Cola and many other large companies who pay funds to supermarkets to either go 100% their product or offer all the prime shelf space to their products.


Outside of Taco Bell (who I haven't been to recently), can you really name that many places that only sell Pepsi or only Coke?? I can't. It's pretty common to find both since they both are interesting in various ways (so many flavors). Same with Intel and AMD. And I guess people such as VIA (whose C7 sounds really really impressive, from what I read) are like root beer. :-)

*drinks a soda* Happy Thanksgiving! :-)

Edited 2007-11-22 06:14

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RE[7]: low yields
by h3rman on Thu 22nd Nov 2007 08:23 in reply to "RE[6]: low yields"
h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

Its immoral - so I guess you'll protest out the front of Coca Cola and many other large companies who pay funds to supermarkets to either go 100% their product or offer all the prime shelf space to their products.


I don't drink any Coca Cola, sorry. Actually I'm very rarely in the market for cola at all. ;)

But to go into what you said, are you implying that if I mention something illegitimate or immoral, I should simultaneously cite everything else illegitimate or immoral in the same genre? That is utterly absurd.
Yes, I do also oppose illegal warfare, violation of human rights, corruption, the widespread use of depleted uranium, the neocon fascists, the fascist Chinese regime, and all other criminals on the face of the planet. May we now proceed discussing AMD/Intel?

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