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ATI is ready to help Intel out of its chipset crunch

According to Intel senior vice president Anand Chandrasekher, the company's less than stellar first quarter was due to the termination of its entry-level chipsets. ATI, VIA and SIS picked up the slack when 845/865/915 supplies ran dry, but Intel still suffered from a self-inflicted wound.

Thanks to a chipset supply agreement with ATI, Intel is certain that the shortages of the past will not continue in the future. If Intel wants to combat any further inroads to be made by AMD, this is at least a start. Intel's Core architecture should take care of the rest. From DigiTimes:

The shortage of Intel chipsets has driven up rival AMD’s relative market share, as more equivalent chipsets for AMD-supported motherboards were produced by third-party suppliers, the sources said. Intel’s resumption of production of its 865 chipset is considered to be the chip giant’s first move to disrupt AMD’s share growth, according to the sources.

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By bpurkapi on 4/26/2006 2:53:24 AM , Rating: 3
So Intel is essentially blaming chipset shortages as its problem for not meeting it earnings goal?
Last time I went to Fry's, saw a Dell catalogue, or went to office depot I saw nothing but intels. In addition to that Amd's were still difficult to find. But I guess a big fortune 500 company like Intel can't be seen as being weak, they have to make excuses rather than the fact that Amd has been making cheaper and better chips. Keep this comment in the perspective of time, yes Intel's new chips are coming and many are sure to say they will be better but I don't make predictions about the future I can only comment on the past, and in the recent past Intel was beaten by Amd in Price/Performance showdown. Simple.

RE: What?
By ShapeGSX on 4/26/2006 11:12:34 AM , Rating: 2
Intel's top of the line "normal" chip, the Pentium D 950 (dual core 3.4GHz) is now just $335.
The 940 (dual core 3.2GHz) is $259.
Additionally, Intel offers a Pentium D 805 (dual core 2.66GHz) for $129.

AMD's cheapest dual core (3800+ X2 at 2.0GHz) is $297.
The 4200+ X2 is $357.
The 4400+ is $481.

I don't think you can accuse Intel of being more expensive anymore.

RE: What?
By rqle on 4/26/2006 11:18:51 AM , Rating: 2
Better chips, yes. Not necessary cheaper anymore. USED to be BOTH.
Ofcourse when you make better chips = better price/performance right, but AMD seem to move move away from what i remember was ULTRA price/performance.

RE: What?
By Trisped on 4/26/2006 12:27:11 PM , Rating: 2
The problem was when they got rid of the 845/865/915 North Bridge chips they also got rid of all Intel CPU capable boards with AGP and DDR. Since at the time AGP was still quite a bit cheaper then PCIE and DDR was faster and cheaper then DDR2 and the Intel CPU sucked, anyone who built a system would use AMD. Since all the techies were buying AMD, the encouraged there friends and families to do so also, if not verbally then by example.

It became a technology bottle neck for Intel PCs

By Iridium130m on 4/25/2006 7:22:24 PM , Rating: 2
OK, think about this...Intel is being sued by AMD for anti-comptative behavior. The actual trial probably will not happen until 2008. So what is the one way to help your case in the mean time? Answer: Give up a controlled amount of your market share intentionally to AMD by what appears to be a self-inflicted mistake so that by the time the trial eventually comes around, you can say "See, AMD is truely competing with us without any regulation."

Its brilliant!

RE: brilliant!
By aGreenAgent on 4/26/2006 3:45:25 AM , Rating: 2
AMD isn't trying to go to trial.

They're just making sure everybody is watching Intel.

If they get marketshare from this, then they get what they want either way.

RE: brilliant!
By Trisped on 4/26/2006 12:17:46 PM , Rating: 2
With the amount of money AMD lost because of Intel's unfair business practices I think they will go to trial as soon as they have all the evidence they can find. If Intel doesn't shap up soon that day will close their doors.

By Trisped on 4/25/06, Rating: 0
RE: Grammar
By Brandon Hill on 4/25/2006 5:56:50 PM , Rating: 2

Intel Motherboards
By Googer on 4/25/2006 11:09:21 PM , Rating: 2
Some INTEL Branded Motherboards come in retail box form with no Intel Chipset but an ATi one instead.

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