quote: with billions and billions for R&D who were terrified of being beaten by the other company again in terms of performance. ^_^
quote: If it was on the same die, but not 'onboard the chip', it would probably communicate with HyperTransport instead of PCIe2.0. There's no real need for a graphics card to do this, otherwise AMD would probably be pushing for it.
quote: My understanding was the main aim of fusion was really to explore all possible co-processors by allowing intercommunicating through HyperTransport.
quote: But they do seem to have a better track record of moving stuff through an open door,
quote: simply being 'true-native' quad core provides no distinct advantage.
quote: 1) AMD urgently needs a marketing manager/VP to plan & execute high revenue earning products & marketing statergy.2) AMD has to reform/restructore its marketing dept.3) Three straight quaterly losses & three more quaterly loses to come is NOT acceptable for anybody.Spider will not be the solution for AMD's problems right now.
quote: Directron.com carries the Phenom 9600 at a retail price of $322.00 and the Phenom 9500 at $286.00.