Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th May 2009 08:46 UTC
Intel Microsoft isn't the only company in the technology industry with a monopoly. Its partner in crime, Intel, has often been accused of monopoly abuse as well, and is currently under scrutiny by the same European Commission who fined Microsoft. Sources have told eWeek (which generally has a good track record) that Intel will indeed be found guilty this week of abusing its monopoly position to stifle the competition.
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RE[3]: Comment by flanque
by TechGeek on Mon 11th May 2009 18:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by flanque"
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2006-01-14

You are right to some degree. The last Via board I had that crapped out was a 2.8 GHz P4 board. Not AMD's fault, I admit. However, how many times and how recently should I have gotten burned for it to be ok to use AMD again. I am sorry, but the sad truth (in my opinion) is that buying AMD is a crap shoot. When I buy Intel, I know that while I may pay more, I am getting parts that will last far longer than I ever have need. I still have old P3 MBs kicking around that work, although their uses are getting few and far between.

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RE[4]: Comment by flanque
by darknexus on Mon 11th May 2009 18:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by flanque"
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2008-07-15

So... your Via board that you're bitching about isn't even related to AMD... and you're saying AMD boards are bad?
AMD boards are not limited to Via chipsets, far from it though I must say my experience with Via chipsets has been the polar opposite of yours. In particular, many new AMD boards use AMD/ATI chipsets rather than Via--AMD does, after all, own ATI which made Motherboard chipsets for a while so why bother with Via? In fact, I see very few recent AMD boards that utilize Via chipsets at all.
Might want to make sure you're up-to-date on AMD offerings before commenting...

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RE[5]: Comment by flanque
by ssa2204 on Mon 11th May 2009 19:43 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by flanque"
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2006-04-22

So... your Via board that you're bitching about isn't even related to AMD... and you're saying AMD boards are bad?
AMD boards are not limited to Via chipsets, far from it though I must say my experience with Via chipsets has been the polar opposite of yours. In particular, many new AMD boards use AMD/ATI chipsets rather than Via--AMD does, after all, own ATI which made Motherboard chipsets for a while so why bother with Via? In fact, I see very few recent AMD boards that utilize Via chipsets at all.
Might want to make sure you're up-to-date on AMD offerings before commenting...


Let's not ignore the fact that VIA also makes Intel boards! Anyways, I have a number of AMD/VIA computers bought over the years and never had a single complaint. In fact I have at home a AMD 1.1Ghz w/Asus (VIA chip) machine that is still running after 8 years. My media machine just happens to be a AMD with VIA that I have had running now for 4+ years without a single issue.

I also have an Intel Core2 machine that had it's motherboard fry out. So, should I ignore now ALL Intel, or simply understand that &#*@ happens no matter what hardware you use?

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