quote: AMD won't go under in a hurry, there are people in very high places that will assure that won't happen.
quote: Has AMD messed up a lot in the very recent past? Sure. But I'm not convinced that they're past the point of no return, at least not yet.
quote: You are comparing apples to oranges. AMD is struggling with integrating a memory controller into a die with more than two cores
quote: Was the K9 designation never used
quote: quote: Was the K9 designation never usedSure, by law enforcement. But they were dogs, which, ironically, K10 also is.
quote: Is the next step huge layoffs and rollbacks?
quote: Intel is just a name, not some magical mysterious company that can do "wonders."
quote: If you want to keep with Socket 939, NewEgg still has the Opteron 185 (2.6 GHz, dual-core with 1 MB L2/core) around.
quote: K10 is an extension to K8 (still with a focus on servers) and it is going to do well in the 8+ core server space. Everywhere else it will lag behind, since there's no way a 4MB cache shared across 4 cores will perform as well as the 12MB cache the Penryn Xeons have (Unless of course you're bottleneck is bus traffic and memory latency, which is the case for the market previously mentioned).
quote: There's only so far that you can push a CPU design.
quote: the Celeron Tualatin actually performed about the same as the Coppermine clock for clock
quote: Yeah, like imagine if Intel had've stuck with re-iterating the original Pentium instead of giving us the next generation of computing with Netburst...</sarcasm>
quote: But the competition at the time, made Intel release the Pentium 3 Katmai...
quote: Tualatin was a Dieshrink test for the Pentium 4 Northwood series.
quote: AMD I've given you 10 years worth of my money in building computers based off your crap, hoping that one day you might get it right.
quote: Intel you now have my money for the next 10 years!