Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 20:26 UTC
Intel AnandTech puts Intel's new Ivy Bridge through its paces. "While it's not enough to tempt existing Sandy Bridge owners, if you missed the upgrade last year then Ivy Bridge is solid ground to walk on. It's still the best performing client x86 architecture on the planet and a little to a lot better than its predecessor depending on how much you use the on-die GPU."
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Comment by Radio
by Radio on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 21:48 UTC
Radio
Member since:
2009-06-20

I bought one of the last core 2 duo laptops, a Sony TT11M/N (with the ULV version of the core 2 duo). The performance/autonomy ratio of that perfect little machine is a testament to how Intel has been screwing us those last 4 years by kneecaping its own products. (If you don't believe me: this chip is (almost) the one that Apple choose for their first version of the Macbook Air - to the surprise of many pundits, I clearly remember, who wondered why didn't Apple choose a more recent chipset.)

Since then - and a certain anti-trust lawsuit -, I am willing to sacrifice a little bit of convenience by buying AMD-only hardware when it comes to x86. I think it is worth it, long-term.

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RE: Comment by Radio
by ssokolow on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 22:14 in reply to "Comment by Radio"
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

Same. I only buy AMD for my CPUs because I don't like what Intel did to them in the 386/486 years and I also disapprove of Intel's Microsoft-style "a SKU for every feature combination and woe be it if you don't anticipate every needed feature" approach to pricing.

(In case you weren't aware, Intel underestimated demand for 386 chips and had to cut a deal with AMD to use their fabs in exchange for sharing the 486 market. When the time came, they said "We've changed our mind... oh, and if you sue us for breach of contract, our lawyers are better and we'll just bleed you dry in court.)

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by Delgarde on Tue 24th Apr 2012 01:55 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

Same. I only buy AMD for my CPUs because I don't like what Intel did to them in the 386/486 years


You're holding a grudge for something a company did more than twenty years ago? Some of their current employees probably weren't even born then...

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RE[2]: Comment by Radio
by Kebabbert on Wed 25th Apr 2012 11:58 in reply to "RE: Comment by Radio"
Kebabbert Member since:
2007-07-27

(In case you weren't aware, Intel underestimated demand for 386 chips and had to cut a deal with AMD to use their fabs in exchange for sharing the 486 market. When the time came, they said "We've changed our mind... oh, and if you sue us for breach of contract, our lawyers are better and we'll just bleed you dry in court.)

Do you have links on this? Sorry, but I am not going to trust a post on the internet, without more proof...

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