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[2]: Comment by daedalus8
by adkilla on Mon 11th May 2009 18:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by daedalus8"
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Hardware virtualization (AMD-V), HyperTransport, 3DNow!, x86-64 (AMD64) are innovative technologies that AMD pioneered.

What did Intel bring to the table? SSE that was inferior to 3dNow? Nehalem QPI that is a copy of HyperTransport? AMD64 branded as EM64T? An AMD-V copy that is Intel-VT?

I would like to see Intel bring improvements to the x86 ISA than merely using and abusing AMD.

IMHO AMD has much better value for money:

Raw CPU performance alone does not make an overall good platform. The question is are you really getting your moneys worth?

Well if you mainly do Folding@Home or SETI@Home then that might be a different story. ;-)


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