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 ...