Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Sat 28th Feb 2009 20:29 UTC
AMD AMD recently said that they'd be starting onto the 32nm track, beginning production around the fourth quarter of 2010. Intel, on the other hand, has already demonstrated some of its prototypes and will be rolling these babies out to the public come the fourth quarter of-- ah-- this year. AMD isn't manufacturing these chips, however, and is instead laying the load on the newborn Foundry Company, which was created with the help of AMD out of ATI.
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RE[2]: stupid
by cb_osn on Sun 1st Mar 2009 09:25 UTC in reply to "RE: stupid"
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What I was saying is that, these days, anyway, AMD has followed in Intel's footsteps - not that AMD's products are inferior to Intel's. Intel does it first. AMD does it cheaper, later. I'm an AMD fan myself because I can generally afford it better than Intel. But there's no denying that AMD generally does what Intel did six months to a year ago. Perhaps AMD thought of it first and have plenty of plans for the future that we can't even imagine, but from a consumer's point of view, they lag behind.

Keep in mind that it was less than three years ago that Intel released the Core 2 series of processors and took the crown from AMD. Prior to that, AMD's Athlon chips consistently destroyed the NetBurst based Pentium 4 in terms of performance, heat, power consumption, and price.

Intel is winning right now because they're playing the fab game and AMD simply can't keep up. But this is limited by processes and material sciences and will come to a stop fairly soon. The focus will return to chip design where AMD will have a chance to pull themselves back to the top.

And let's hope they do, because another round of competition will be a win for us all.

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