quote: That said, this is nowhere near what will be released at the end of the year yet. There are still at least 2 turns of tweaks and modifications that need to be performed before volume production can occur (a "turn" is the period it takes to turn a silicon wafer into chips...about 90 days).
quote: For those that don't know or forgot, Intel's 45nm Penryn TAPED OUT NOVEMBER 2006
quote: The industry average is 9-12 months
quote: We still live in the age of single thread x86 applications and that's not going to change anytime soon. So simply slapping on another core is more or less a lateral move more so than a upgrade and I don't care how the marketeers or marketarrets like to spin it. Just like how you have the AMD X2 vs the Intel Core Duo, which one would you pick? The "real" dual core or the "fake" dual core that does everything at least 30% faster?
quote: Intel actually did much better this quarter than analysts expected
quote: Plenty of margin to continue applying price-screws on AMD
quote: AMD has continued to gain marketshare, even with inferior products at the high end of desktop and mobile.
quote: If the memory controller really made that much of a difference, why is AMD getting their a$$ handed to them while intel still hasn't got an integrated memory controller?
quote: Dude, a hairdryer in friken 2 minutes consumes more electricity than a Netburst for 2 hours!