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 ...