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: low yields.
by flywheel on Sun 25th Nov 2007 04:26 UTC
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Naturally IBM have problems with their Power6 and Cell processors. Both the Cell and Power6 is complex and a radical change when compaired to its predecessors.
The difference is that AMD is expected to perform a full production from day one, and if not everything is wrong with AMD, they are having major problems, their new processor suck.

Naturally AMD are having problems, just like IBM, VIA and Intel.

the funny part is, Intel never have to deal with that sort of spotligt (They also never have to deal with any form of negative past).

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