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Native quad-core en route

Yesterday during AMD's Q2'06 earnings conference call, AMD's President and Chief Operating Officer Dirk Meyer recapped the long term plans for the company.  Although the bulk of his comments were already stated in during the June AMD Analyst's Day, Meyer also added the tidbit that the company plans "to demonstration our next-generation processor core, in a native quad-core implementation, before the end of the year."  Earlier this year, AMD's Executive Vice President Henri Richard claimed this native-quad core processor would be called K8L.

Earlier AMD roadmaps have revealed that quad-core production CPUs would not utilize a native quad-core design until late 2007 or 2008. To put that into perspective AMD demonstrated the first dual-core Opteron samples in August 2004, with the processor tape out in June 2004.  The official launch of dual-core Opteron occurred on April 21, 2005.  On the same call Meyer announced that that the native quad-core would launch in the middle of 2007 -- suggesting the non-native quad-core Deerhound designs may come earlier than expected or not at all.

Just this past Wednesday, Intel one-upped K8L plans by announcing quad-core Kentsfield and Clovertown will ship this year, as opposed to Q1'07 originally slated by the company. 


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Quit your crying - you're making me nauseous
By DallasTexas on 7/22/2006 9:27:34 AM , Rating: 2
AMD got their butt kicked. Get over it and quit whining. The better product always wins and nobody cares about your "gee, pls love AMD anyway, BS". Your an embarrassment.

Netburst? It was the probably the most successful products EVER. Selling 500 million of these over 5 years is pretty good to me. Sure, three years later it ran it's course and Intel decided to ride that design for two more years. Guess what, it what clowns like you wanted - more megahertz.

Thank Intel for FORCING AMD to innovate when they refused AMD an X86 license if they copied their split transaction bus. AMD agreed and went their own path to innovation and their own bus. Thank Intel for that. After 25 years of copying Intel, they found out that gee, copying doesn't get me far. AMD has great designers (they hired 1/3 of them from Intel and acquired the rest fro Nexgen). Get a clue, junior, Intel is a cornerstone of American technology capabilities. If it wasn;t for Intel, you'd be speaking Chinese right now.


RE: Quit your crying - you're making me nauseous
By Teletran1 on 7/22/2006 11:08:43 AM , Rating: 1
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by DallasTexas on July 22, 2006 at 9:27 AM

AMD got their butt kicked. Get over it and quit whining. The better product always wins and nobody cares about your "gee, pls love AMD anyway, BS". Your an embarrassment.

Netburst? It was the probably the most successful products EVER. Selling 500 million of these over 5 years is pretty good to me. Sure, three years later it ran it's course and Intel decided to ride that design for two more years. Guess what, it what clowns like you wanted - more megahertz.


The better product always wins....Netburst was the probably the most successful products EVER.

That proves it right there. AMD will be just fine. If Intel can push crappy Netburst(into flames) proccessors on people for the last couple of years then AMD can push thier now crappy K8s on people until they get a new competitive product on the shelves. Most people dont know anything about computers and most of them dont even know what a processor is. Throwing away the Pentium name was a big mistake for intel. Pentium>>>>>>Intel for brand recognition. Core 2 Duo has zero brand recognition. I mentioned it to 5 people at work and they had no idea what I was talking about. Mention pentium and at least some people have a clue.


By masher2 (blog) on 7/22/2006 1:39:08 PM , Rating: 2
> " AMD will be just fine. If Intel can push crappy Netburst(into flames) proccessors on people for the last couple of years then AMD can push thier now crappy K8s on people..."

Err, while I don't doubt that AMD will survive, your logic is flawed. Intel's "crappy" Netburst not only had the best brand name, marketing, sales, and distribution network, but it also did win the occasional benchmark. You can infer nothing about AMD's future from Intel's past.


RE: Quit your crying - you're making me nauseous
By Teletran1 on 7/23/06, Rating: 0
By masher2 (blog) on 7/23/2006 6:05:05 PM , Rating: 2
> "Intel just threw that "best brand name" out the window."

But they *had* that brand during the period you mention. And they _still_ have the Intel name itself. They could call their next chip 'The Stagnator', and it'd still sell, as long as it had the Intel logo on the box.

A company can succeed if it has the best product, or if it has the best sales/marketing/distribution network. When you have *neither* of those...you're in a bad position.

> "You dont have to agree with people but dont be a pissy jerk."

Please accept my apologies if my reply upset you.





By osalcido on 7/22/2006 4:26:22 PM , Rating: 2
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If it wasn;t for Intel, you'd be speaking Chinese right now.


That's the most ridiculous fanboy statement I've ever heard. Congratulations


By Nanobaud on 7/22/2006 5:26:27 PM , Rating: 2
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If it wasn;t for Intel, you'd be speaking Chinese right now.


I do speak Chinese right now. Guess I didn't get enough Intel when I was growing up.


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