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AMD Is Where It's At

Category: General News
Posted: April 1, 2009 08:53AM
Author: MrAlex

As you know, with the release of Intel's new Nehalem processors, they now have the claim to the fastest processors available. But, as AMD have put it "The market for the fastest part is always small and in this economy it’s likely even smaller". Thus why AMD produces cheaper, less powerful processors. If AMD really wanted to, they could create an equally as powerful processor, if not even more powerful than Intel, but they choose not to. The reason being that AMD would start to loose money than actually gain any. Read the amusing interview AMD has here, which has official reference to the Bulldozer since early 2008!



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Zertz on April 1, 2009 12:56PM
I suppose the original Phenom intentionally under-performed too? They have a power envelope and die area limitations to respect, sure, but Intel does as well. Let's look at die size: Nehalem: 263mm2 Phenom II: 258mm2 Therefor, Phenom II isn't significantly cheaper to produce, which is all that counts. Nehalem's expensive, but C2Q's do a good enough job at a lower price point and those are MUCH cheaper to produce.
Waco on April 1, 2009 01:54PM
I don't mean to be overly critical but this article sounds like it was written by a 12 year old with a hardon for AMD.

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