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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 omnicronx on 2/10/2011 11:51:21 AM , Rating: 2
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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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