quote: AMD CPUs still have better motherboard solutions on the low-end I think as the nVidia 6-series and Intel's P/G965 still have to break the $100 barrier.
quote: Your friend is a part of a very small part of the market. The "Fan Boy" part of the market. I would imagine AMD's fan-base is less than 1% of the market. So, that isn't going to help them stay in business.
quote: i have a friend who, despite all logic and reason, will NOT buy a intel core 2 duo but rather a AMD64 simply cause he doesn't like intel. amd will always do buisness simply cause i know he isn't the only one
quote: dual-core Conroe-based processors with 1MB of shared L2 cache.
quote: fools dont have rational justifications for their point of views
quote: You think the concept of an on-die memory controller is something AMD alone dreamed up? Wow.. there's no denying your fool status now.
quote: And here's a pretty important piece of information for you: AMD and Intel have cross licensing agreements. There is no such thing as "stealing technology" between them.
quote: Another important piece of information: AMD has an x86 license from Intel.. not the other way around.
quote: Incorrect. They have a cross licensing agreement concerning the x86 ISA. Changes such as SSE, 3DNow and x86-64 are shared freely. Chip architecture is not shared.
quote: EMt64 or whatever it was called was sheer brilliance in its time
quote: 200+ for a retail copy of an OS is exorbitant.
quote: I was wondering in the business sense, what are the exact dates for Q307. Im building a new computer and I obviously want the cheaper prices, so does anybody know a more exact date?
quote: At the bottom end of the Core 2 Duo E6x50 family are the E6550 and E6540 processors clocked at 2.33 GHz, which cost $163 per processor, in 1,000 unit quantities. Intel’s Core 2 Duo E6540 differs from the rest of the 1333 MHz front-side bus Core 2 Duo lineup because it does not have support for Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology, also known as TXT.
quote: Intel® Trusted Execution Technology for safer computing, formerly code named LaGrande Technology, is a versatile set of hardware extensions to Intel® processors and chipsets that enhance the digital office platform with security capabilities such as measured launch and protected execution. Intel Trusted Execution Technology provides hardware-based mechanisms that help protect against software-based attacks and protects the confidentiality and integrity of data stored or created on the client PC. It does this by enabling an environment where applications can run within their own space, protected from all other software on the system. These capabilities provide the protection mechanisms, rooted in hardware, that are necessary to provide trust in the application's execution environment. In turn, this can help to protect vital data and processes from being compromised by malicious software running on the platform.