Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jun 2008 21:51 UTC, submitted by irbis
AMD AMD has seen a few serious setbacks lately, especially with their Barcelona server processor, but it seems as if the company is trying hard to get things back on track. The first step in solving an issue is acknowledging it exists in the first place, and AMD CEO Hector Ruiz did just that last December. "We blew it and we're very humbled by it and we learned from it and we're not going to do it again." Reseller Advocate Magazine asks, are you ready to believe him?
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AMD promess one CPU in 2007 and release it in dec 2007, the "phenomenal" CPU. Intel in response have the Peryn and yet the Core2 series. Most persons that have "fake" quad core did not mind if in benchmarks they perform better. A Phenom is nice on paper but with low frequencies, with cache bug, with incompatible mainboards (which mostly work after a bios update), makes them not so attractive.

The integrated memory contoller is a part of the next CPU of Intel, named Nehalem:

If AMD will not offer for real a CPU that compete, and of course a video card that compete, they will became the future Cyrix, runs well for today apps, run bad for tomorow ones, and at the end may be bought by nVidia or IBM.

I wanted to buy a Quad core from AMD, I've bought one but I was dissapointed, and I've sell the AMD box and I bought an Intel one, no comment for more.

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AMD has been on the outs for awhile now, but things have turned around and are going to get better. Remember, having the performance crown doesn't get you a whole lot besides bragging rights and some free marketing. To be successful AMD has to be competitive in the mainstream in performance, power and price -- In which light, they're not nearly as far behind as you'd believe looking only at the high-end market segments.

The same goes for the GPU market competing against nVidia. AMD doesn't even seem to be pursuing the high-end GPU market with single-chip solutions at this point, letting their x2s compete with nVidia's high-end single-chip solutions. However, the new ATI card (4850) launching next Wednesday is, by early accounts, competitive (+/- 15% or so) with nVidia's current high-end card, the 9800, at less than half the price. The higher-end variant, the Radeon 4870, should be competitive with nVidia's next-gen (also due soon) high-end GPU, and again will have a significant price advantage.

Some people will pay twice as much for 10% more performance, but most will not -- and that's the market you have to be competitive in to succeed.

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