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Relax, we know AMD well

Several months ago, I was fairly openly criticized for stating that AMD would not have a 65nm processor this year.  Internal roadmaps showed the Brisbane 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 Conroe's launch, AMD would discontinue half of its X2 lineup and K8L would ship on the desktop in H2'07. Almost one year to the date after DailyTech'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 X2 5600+ and 5400+, which we also put on our roadmaps.  Originally these chips were slated to hit distributors even before the 65nm Brisbane 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 Brisbane chips will be for OEM customers only) tomorrow, consumers will have no chance to buy any en masse.

Granted, in 2007 we're still going to see some awesome 65nm stuff from AMD.  The native quad-core Stars and Cities processors will still dominate the majority of AMD/Intel processor headlines -- even before the chip launches you can be assured DailyTech will have one of the first samples.


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sad to say...
By One43637 on 12/12/2006 8:15:41 PM , Rating: 4
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...
By dubldwn on 12/13/2006 3:44:25 PM , Rating: 5
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...
By oTAL on 12/19/2006 10:29:17 AM , Rating: 2
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?


"If you look at the last five years, if you look at what major innovations have occurred in computing technology, every single one of them came from AMD. Not a single innovation came from Intel." -- AMD CEO Hector Ruiz in 2007

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