Linked by David Adams on Fri 4th Dec 2009 17:16 UTC
In the News This 24/7 Wall Street article displays three common media ailments: hyperbole, a love for top ten lists, and an obsession with December predictions for the coming year (which off course OSNews is obviously also falling victim to), and there are some predictable losers on this list (Blockbuster Video, anyone?). I thought it would be an interesting topic for OSNews because three of the companies/brands are quite familiar to us: Palm, Motorola, and Sun Microsystems.
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RE: And Intel stumbles....
by cerbie on Sat 5th Dec 2009 20:43 UTC in reply to "And Intel stumbles...."
cerbie
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Their first CPU+GPU is going to be the same GMA (PowerVR?) part with Intel's drivers, and was going to be, all along. AMD's Fusion was looking a great deal superior to what Intel was planning, well before they put away Larrabee.

Intel will have better manufacturing, but AMD can have such a superior GPU attached, even before Fusion really comes to fruition, that any performance-minded person[, that is fine w/ IGP, and/or wants a mobile device,] would go AMD over Intel when it happens (best of GPU and best of CPU integrated + good dev tools that can handle march-independent code well). Larrabee (or similar) is still something Intel must have, going to the future, they just can't do it, yet. Good Flash H264 support alone could make AMD look tons better, however much I hate to use Flash as a feature.

I think they might make something of it if they give their good R&D guys, in one location, under one boss, time to get a good core design. With power concerns everywhere, today, Intel can no longer just push extra transistors and GHz.

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