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AMD benefitting from Intel's $1B mistake

Intel must be the gift that keeps on giving to AMD. In late 2009, Intel was forced to pay AMD $1.25B for its years of monopolistic behavior in the processor market. Now, AMD is benefiting directly from Intel's Series 6 (Cougar Point) chipset woes

In late January, Intel explained that it had uncovered a SATA problem with Cougar Point that could cause performance degradation over time. As a result, Intel stopped shipment of the affected chipsets, will take a charge of roughly $1B, and won't start shipping updated chipsets to its partners until later this month (volume shipments to customers will come later).

Not surprisingly, AMD is profiting greatly from Intel's gaffe according to Fox Business News. "We have some customers and retailers who have come to us specifically as a result of Intel's chip problem," stated AMD exec Leslie Sobon. "Some retailers have had to take things off their shelves, so they call us to ask what they could get from our OEMs that's similar. And OEMs are asking us for product, as well." 

Fox Business News goes on to report that computer manufacturers that sell both Intel and AMD systems are coming to the latter to supply more processors/chipsets to make up for the shortfall due to the Cougar Point woes. 

AMD earlier this year unveiled its Fusion processors that feature onboard DirectX 11 graphics. AMD says that netbooks using the chipset will have over 10 hours of battery life.

AMD has also been in the news recently thanks to the ouster of Dirk Meyer as CEO. Meyer was removed from his position due to a lack of vision when it comes to mobile computing devices like smartphones and tablets.



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RE: Serves them right...
By RadnorHarkonnen on 2/9/2011 10:09:10 AM , Rating: 5
My Mobo compatibility list:

Enough for you ? If your board breaks you can always reuse your cpu. So far, every AMD CPU that came out i can use it.
Show me and Intel Board that has a list half as big as this one. Mine is GA-MA790X-UD3P. yeah they screwed during 745 and 939, that was all. it was a 3 years period.

Phenom II X4 940 2800MHz
Phenom II X4 920 2800MHz
Phenom X4 9950 2600MHz
Phenom X4 9950 2600MHz
Phenom X4 9850 2500MHz
Phenom X4 9850 2500MHz
Phenom X4 9750 2400MHz
Phenom X4 9750 2400MHz
Phenom X4 9650 2300MHz
Phenom X4 9600 2300MHz
Phenom X4 9550 2200MHz
Phenom X4 9500 2200MHz
Phenom X4 9450e 2100MHz
Phenom X4 9350e 2000MHz
Phenom X4 9150e 1800MHz
Phenom X4 9100e 1800MHz
Phenom X3 8850 2500MHz
Phenom X3 8750 2400MHz
Phenom X3 8650 2300MHz
Phenom X3 8600 2300MHz
Phenom X3 8550 2200MHz
Phenom X3 8450 2100MHz
Phenom X3 8450e 2100MHz
Phenom X3 8400 2100MHz
Phenom X3 8250e 1900MHz
Athlon X2 7850 2800MHz
Athlon X2 7750 2700MHz
Athlon X2 7550 2500MHz
Athlon X2 7450 2400MHz
Athlon X2 6500 2300MHz
Athlon X2 5000 2200MHz
Phenom II X6 1090T 3200MHz
Phenom II X6 1075T 3000MHz
Phenom II X6 1055T 2800MHz
Phenom II X6 1055T 2800MHz
Phenom II X6 1045T 2700MHz
Phenom II X6 1035T 2600MHz
Phenom II X4 970 3500MHz
Phenom II X4 965 3400MHz
Phenom II X4 965 3400MHz
Phenom II X4 955 3200MHz
Phenom II X4 955 3200MHz
Phenom II X4 955 3200MHz
Phenom II X4 945 3000MHz
Phenom II X4 945 3000MHz
Phenom II X4 945 3000MHz
Phenom II X4 925 2800MHz
Phenom II X4 925 2800MHz
Phenom II X4 910 2600MHz
Phenom II X4 910e 2600MHz
Phenom II X4 905e 2500MHz
Phenom II X4 900e 2400MHz
Phenom II X4 840 2900MHz
Phenom II X4 820 2800MHz
Phenom II X4 810 2600MHz
Phenom II X4 805 2500MHz
Phenom II X3 740 3000MHz
Phenom II X3 720 2800MHz
Phenom II X3 710 2600MHz
Phenom II X3 705e 2500MHz
Phenom II X3 700e 2400MHz
Phenom II X2 555 3200MHz
Phenom II X2 550 3100MHz
Phenom II X2 550 3100MHz
Phenom II X2 545 3000MHz
Phenom II X2 545 3000MHz
Athlon II X4 640 3000MHz
Athlon II X4 635 2900MHz
Athlon II X4 635 2900MHz
Athlon II X4 630 2800MHz
Athlon II X4 630 2800MHz
Athlon II X4 620 2600MHz
Athlon II X4 610e 2400MHz
Athlon II X4 605e 2300MHz
Athlon II X4 605e 2300MHz
Athlon II X4 600e 2200MHz
Athlon II X3 445 3100MHz
Athlon II X3 440 3000MHz
Athlon II X3 440 3000MHz
Athlon II X3 435 2900MHz
Athlon II X3 435 2900MHz
Athlon II X3 425 2700MHz
Athlon II X3 415e 2500MHz
Athlon II X3 405e 2300MHz
Athlon II X3 405e 2300MHz
Athlon II X3 400e 2200MHz
Athlon II X2 260 3200MHz
Athlon II X2 255 3100MHz
Athlon II X2 255 3100MHz
Athlon II X2 250 3000MHz
Athlon II X2 250 3000MHz
Athlon II X2 250e 3000MHz
Athlon II X2 245 2900MHz
Athlon II X2 245 2900MHz
Athlon II X2 245e 2900MHz
Athlon II X2 240 2800MHz
Athlon II X2 240e 2800MHz
Athlon II X2 240e 2800MHz
Athlon II X2 235e 2700MHz
Athlon II X2 220 2800MHz
Athlon II X2 215 2700MHz
Athlon II X2 215 2700MHz
Athlon II X2 260u 1800MHz
Athlon II X2 260u 1800MHz
Athlon II 170u 1800MHz
Athlon II 160u 1800MHz
Sempron 145 2800MHz
Sempron 140 2700MHz
Athlon 64 FX-62
Opteron 1210
Athlon X2 5050e
Athlon X2 4850e
Athlon X2 4450e
Athlon X2 4050e
Athlon X2 BE-2400
Athlon X2 BE-2350
Athlon X2 BE-2350
Athlon X2 BE-2300
Athlon X2 BE-2300
Athlon 64 X2 6400+
Athlon X2 6000
Athlon 64 X2 6000+
Athlon 64 X2 6000+
Athlon X2 5800
Athlon 64 X2 5600+
Athlon 64 X2 5600
Athlon 64 X2 5600+
Athlon 64 X2 5400+
Athlon 64 X2 5400+
Athlon 64 X2 5200+
Athlon 64 X2 5200+
Athlon 64 X2 5200+
Athlon 64 X2 5200+
Athlon 64 X2 5000+
Athlon 64 X2 5000+
Athlon 64 X2 5000+
Athlon 64 X2 5000+
Athlon 64 X2 4850+
Athlon 64 X2 4800+
Athlon 64 X2 4800+
Athlon 64 X2 4800+
Athlon 64 X2 4800+
Athlon 64 X2 4600+
Athlon 64 X2 4600+
Athlon 64 X2 4600+
Athlon 64 X2 4600+
Athlon 64 X2 4400+
Athlon 64 X2 4400+
Athlon 64 X2 4400+
Athlon 64 X2 4400+
Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Athlon 64 X2 4000+
Athlon 64 X2 4000+
Athlon 64 X2 4000+
Athlon 64 X2 3800+
Athlon 64 X2 3800+
Athlon 64 X2 3800+
Athlon 64 X2 3800+
Athlon 64 X2 3600+
Athlon 64 X2 3600+
Athlon LE-1660
Athlon LE-1640
Athlon LE-1620
Athlon LE-1600
Athlon 64 4000+
Athlon 64 3800+
Athlon 64 3800+
Athlon 64 3800+
Athlon 64 3500+
Athlon 64 3500+
Athlon 64 3500+
Athlon 64 3500+
Athlon 64 3200+
Athlon 64 3200+
Athlon 64 3000+
Sempron X2 2300
Sempron X2 2200
Sempron X2 2100
Sempron X2 2100
Sempron LE-1300
Sempron LE-1250
Sempron LE-1200
Sempron LE-1150
Sempron LE-1100
Sempron 3800+
Sempron 3600+
Sempron 3500+
Sempron 3400+
Sempron 3400+
Sempron 3200+
Sempron 3200+
Sempron 3000+
Sempron 3000+
Sempron 2800+


RE: Serves them right...
By rwpritchett on 2/9/2011 11:45:04 AM , Rating: 5
Another nice thing about AMD is heatsink compatibility. The AMD latch mechanism has been the same for socket 754, 939, 940, AM2, AM2+, and AM3. I assume AM3+ will be the same. You can use the same aftermarket heatsink on all of them.

Intel, on the other hand, has changed the push-pin spacing or latch mechanism for every single socket. Socket 478, 775, 1155, 1156, and 1366 are all different.


RE: Serves them right...
By BSMonitor on 2/9/11, Rating: 0
RE: Serves them right...
By BSMonitor on 2/9/11, Rating: 0
RE: Serves them right...
By omnicronx on 2/9/2011 2:08:25 PM , Rating: 3
Just because they use the same socket, does not mean the chipset on every LGA775 board supports all the CPU's listed.

I can show you a bunch of processors on your list that are only supported as of a certain Intel chipset.

You also conveniently left i series processors of the list in which there already multiple sockets.

From my experience AMD based boards (and their manufacturers) have better backwards compatibility, and are better with the firmware updates to bring support to older boards.

AMD made the mistake with 754/939/940 and they didn't repeat that mistake again.


RE: Serves them right...
By BSMonitor on 2/10/2011 10:10:33 AM , Rating: 2
That was straight from ASUS's CPU support list for this motherboard... SORRY try again


RE: Serves them right...
By BSMonitor on 2/10/11, Rating: 0
RE: Serves them right...
By omnicronx on 2/10/2011 11:51:21 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
So far, every AMD CPU that came out i can use it.
You just showed that one of the newest Intel 775 boards is compatible with previous Intel chips.. Congratulations, you can downgrade your CPU to something older. You can't use an i series chip, so you can't upgrade either.

He showed an old AM2 board that is compatible with pretty much any chip of that socket, including new AM3 chips.

You didn't prove anything, and he was clearly trying to show the backwards and forward compatibility of his motherboard.

If you started from the top of your list with a motherboard of that time and started upgrading, you would have to go through around 5-6 motherboards of different chipsets in order to get them to work.

That of course does not even include any i series chip.(which would bring the total to 7-8 different chipsets/pin layouts)

Comprendez? AM2,AM2+,AM3 chips all work in any AM2 or higher board, you may not be taking full advantage of every chip, but they will all work.

So thanks for wasting everyones time and proving that a new board is compatible with old chips, you sure showed everyone.


RE: Serves them right...
By BSMonitor on 2/11/2011 11:53:33 AM , Rating: 2
LMAO STILL!

quote:
You just showed that one of the newest Intel 775 boards is compatible with previous Intel chips.. Congratulations, you can downgrade your CPU to something older. You can't use an i series chip, so you can't upgrade either.


He asked for an Intel board with a compatibility list as long as his........

What don't you get? You make up intentions from posts in your own little mind and disprove them in front of everyone!!

YOU ARE THE DEFINITION OF A TROLL!


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