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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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RE: Quit your crying - you're making me nauseous
By masher2 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 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'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.

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