quote: Thing is, the sort of channel companies that talk to Daily Tech are at the bottom of the food chain
quote: Personally, I reckon the stories of tight supply on NGMA chips is probably FUD. For starters, the world is absolutely drowning in leaked engineering samples and the press are currently being buried in samples, too
quote: my experience in the past is that sample availability has in past definitely reflected general availability
quote: I also don't think that Intel having only 50% 65nm capacity is a major impediment. there are plenty of netburst chips being made on 65nm that I presume are being dropped to make way for NGMA chips
quote: You are forgetting that these are unique times...
1. Intel has never been so far behind for so long before
2. Intel has never waged a preview campaign so early and with so much marketing before.
3. Intel has never lost so much revenue share (as opposed to market share) before, let alone in such a short period of time.
quote: And what specific relevance to availability do those three things have?
quote: you responded to his assertion that availability of engineering samples correlates to general availability, which means that your 3-item list was attempting to disprove that assertion
quote: The marketing division cannot ship what isn't available. A change in marketing strategy doesn't necessarily have anything to do with actual available supply
quote: I don't get yours either
quote: My point was that times have changed as have Intel's marketing ...
quote: there is already an article stated that supple of Core 2 DUO will be great supply
quote: It also has FB-Dimm memory which reduces the need for memory controller - because of interface to memory.. which is suppose 4x the normal memory speed
quote: The article states that high speed interconnect is for Tigerton which comes in 2007. This is called CSI in intel terms
quote: Just by name of "Reverse HT" sounds like a joke anyway
quote: I believe the memory is point to point high speed interface
quote: Another detail to note is that Dempsey is capable of processing up to four threads simultaneously thanks to HyperThreading, versus Woodcrest's maximum of two -- HyperThreading is not enabled on the first Core 2 Duos.
quote: Intel stated that when compared to AMD's Opteron processor, Woodcrest can be up to 33% more efficient in power consumption. Actual tests however indicated that Woodcrest is about 10% to 15% lower in some situations.
quote: The 1333 MHz FSB is actually two 667 MHz FSBs because there are two Xeon DP CPUs per system.
quote: I always thought SMP meant multiprocessing no matter whether you have two CPUs in a system from two boxes or not. So, SMP could be one dual-core (or multi-core) CPU or a CPU with HT technology
quote: They both dissipate 65 W and 130 W of thermal power, respectively
quote: What does FUD mean?
quote: honestly this seems retarded. so the 2.93/1066 conroe is $999 and the FASTER 3ghz/1333 (both by bus and core clock) will be $850.
quote: Intel's Clovertown will feature quad-cores -- two Woodcrest dice stamped onto a single package.