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Analysts and investors begin favoring AMD over Intel thanks to excellent growth and products

Forbes is reporting that according to both technology advances and market share gains, AMD is expected to shoot past Intel in company performance and growth from now into 2007. AMD over the last couple of quarters has performed superbly, with good pricing and even better product offerings. Market share has risen significantly and even AMD's stock has jumped from about 36 points to 41 points within a week. Intel's price per share remains around 21 points.

Analysts are also predicting that Intel will not have the ability to catch up to AMD until Intel releases products on new 45nm fabrication processes, which isn't expected until 2008 claims Forbes. We reported earlier that AMD is transitioning its Fab 36 in Dresden to mass produce its next generation processors (both dual-core and quad-core) on a 65nm process. Intel on the other hand, has demonstrated that it has successfully started working on 45nm technology but its main production will be 65nm through to 2008.


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By stephenbrooks on 2/2/2006 12:46:51 AM , Rating: 2
Recently I've seen this as a competition taking place on the two axes of core efficiency and clock speed. Intel came up first in clock speed but then seems to have taken quite a while to come up with their new more efficient cores. Meanwhile they're being squeezed into a smaller corner all the time because AMD has an efficient core *and* clock speeds now up to 2.8GHz. If they'd been quicker with the new core, it would have been easier. Now, it doesn't look like an easy win at all...


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