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Skype's decision to release Intel-only features on its newest software refresh may have been a poor idea

Last month we wrote a small piece about the upcoming Skype 2.0 features that are only enabled for Intel processors.  AMD is hoping to add another spear to its ranks by demanding Skype documents that prove or disprove Intel provided incentives to Skype for this favor.  Intel denies the allegations

A Skype executive declined to comment earlier this month when asked whether the company had tested the performance of its software on both Intel's and AMD's dual-core chips. An Intel representative confirmed that there are no instructions that specifically enhance the performance of voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) software like Skype's in Intel's dual-core chips.

This is not the first time this year for an AMD-Intel legal battle.  AMD has been building anti-trust cases against Intel in Japan, the US and Korea for over a year, claiming that Intel leverages its buyers and distributors to not carry AMD products.  Of course, AMD's 21.4% marketshare is looking pretty good to the company right now, monopoly or not. 



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RE: Another AMD publicity stunt
By mircea on 3/1/2006 1:46:41 PM , Rating: 2
Comone how many people will really be struck by this news. Where in the media do you see this. It's all in the same circles that already know how Intel and AMD compare right now. Maybe some mags will have a 1/4 page coment about the AMD push and someone out of the know will sudenly find out that the media he knows (TV, stores) are lying to him.

AMD having 21 % is huge considering the fight Intel put on the OEM side and the poor (lack) of AMD showing on comercial spots anywhere.


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