Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Jan 2006 16:50 UTC, submitted by mono
Intel Apple's television ads for its new Macs boast that for years, Intel's chips have been "trapped inside PCs - dull little boxes, dutifully performing dull little tasks." Now, the voiceover proclaims, the Intel processor will finally be set free. Of course, that's not exactly the way Intel would put it. "Never would we characterize our customers that way."
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wolfman3k5
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2005-08-04

...by going with AMD. AMD has invented the Dual Core chip, everyone knows that, AMD's dual core being light years ahead. But AMD keeps it simple, cheap, low power, reliable, everyone can afford it. Not only that, but if Apple would have went with AMD they could have kept the cool factor, exotic factor and would have gained a even bigger following. But I guess that the snow was going high in Steve's nose when he decided with who to go. Apple zealots and fanatics look real stupid now, and the rest of the world, well, will just run OS X on home cooked "dull little boxes", just like I have...@home...

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poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

" AMD has invented the Dual Core chip, everyone knows that"

thats utterly not true. sun microsystems had the first dual core chip (it was no x86) but it was dual core. at least on a mass use scale.

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Wrawrat Member since:
2005-06-30

Sun are offering a dual-core UltraSparc for a while, at least a few months before AMD. Likewise, many of their chips got an integrated memory controller. Probably the same thing for IBM, although I am less aware of their POWER development. Sorry.

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smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

AMD has invented the Dual Core chip, everyone knows that
I don't know who made the first dualcore cpu, i only know it wasn't AMD
At the time of the first pentium there were already 32core cpus availabel.

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garfield Member since:
2006-01-15

32 core cpus sound interesting, was it for some kind of supercomputer?

No, AMD did not make the first dual core cpu at all. However, they came up with the first x86 dual core cpu, which is also the first one targeted at the average consumer. But I think one of the reasons that intel was chosen by apple is that they have the facilities for widespread worldwide distribution of their hardware, and amd don't have those kind of resources just yet.

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smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

32 core cpus sound interesting, was it for some kind of supercomputer?

they were used for simulations and AI stuff.
iirc the smalest box you could buy had 1024 cores.

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