So Where are AMD's 65nm Chips? Here's Some New 90nm Ones, Kinda
December 12, 2006 5:06 PM
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Relax, we know AMD well
Several months ago, I was fairly
for stating that AMD would not have a 65nm processor this year. Internal roadmaps showed the
65nm desktop processors would launch on December 5th, 2006. Yet almost every contact I had spoken to in the supply chain -- from the engineers to the distributors -- unanimously claimed there was virtually no chance the company would ship a 65nm product this year.
Of course, this follows after the open criticism we received for claiming
Socket 754 would outlast Socket 939
, AMD would
cut pricing on X2s the day after
, AMD would discontinue
half of its X2 lineup
K8L would ship on the desktop in H2'07
. Almost one year to the date after
's inception, I think our track record is looking pretty good right now.
Here we are, a week after the supposed 65nm AMD launch, and yet there is not a chip on the market. Instead, AMD today quietly slipped in the new Stepping "F3" Athlon 64 X2s, the
we also put on our roadmaps
. Originally these chips were slated to hit distributors even before the 65nm
chips, but it seems as though even this estimate was over-optimistic.
With the upcoming holidays and the chaos that ensues, it would be fairly safe to say that even if these new processors show up on Newegg (or Dell, as AMD initially said all
chips will be for OEM customers only) tomorrow, consumers will have no chance to buy any
Granted, in 2007 we're still going to see some awesome 65nm stuff from AMD. The native quad-core
will still dominate the majority of AMD/Intel processor headlines -- even before the chip launches you can be assured
will have one of the first samples.
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sad to say...
12/12/2006 8:15:41 PM
that i've noticed the steady decline of decency on many forums and news sites. where once you can get a nice discussion going, you get flamed for having an opinion that's different then the majority.
i still come back here because i get reliable news on things that interest me. it's a shame i just can't filter out some posters that ruin the article by posting inane comments which incites bickering and a lot of childish behavior.
keep up the good work DT, i'm glad you guys have thick skins.
RE: sad to say...
12/13/2006 3:44:25 PM
I love to read the tech news.
However, the lack of decency, flaming, inane comments, bickering, and childish behavior adds a people element to it that I enjoy as well.
The rating system filters out some of this for you, but unfortunatly you would also lose the unpopular opinions, because people seem to choose "Not Worth Reading" if they just disagree. Maybe there should be Agree, Disagee, and This Person is an Idiot instead, because that seems to be how people are really voting.
RE: sad to say...
12/19/2006 10:29:17 AM
I like that idea... People could still express disagreement but at the same time respect what the other is conveying...
Maybe instead of just one score "rating" you could have two scores:
*Intelligence - ranging from "Dumber than Bush" to "Well expressed/supported idea"
*Opinion - Ranging from "Nazi!" (*lol* ok, maybe we can just use "Very Unpopular"... or maybe Sony) to "Very Popular".
You guys were thinking revising the rating system, right?
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