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    Default Oh, come on! That's so fucking cheap AMD!


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    It seems that someone doesn't know what Business Management and Marketing are...


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    AMD is whining, again.

    "Evidence of that inferiority, he stated, comes from the fact that desktop computers have not fundamentally changed in the last decade-and-a-half, except perhaps for the introduction of flatter monitors and wireless connectivity."

    I don't see the inferiority today. Not when I consider that one of my earliest systems had an Intel 8088 processor in it, and there is a massive difference between that and the newest processors available for desktop systems now. He mentions flatter monitors and wireless connectivity, but that really doesn't do justice to all of the advances that have been made.

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    They are bitter than the king is back and that the R600 quite a failure.

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    Artical is defiantly a little skewed. XD

    I don't deny his point, but I am disappointed. AMD did a fucking amazing job being where they are. If I remember right, back in the 386/486 days, and AMD wasn't even guaranteed to be completely x86 compatible (maybe that was just intel propaganda though). Was amusing watching Intel trying to squash them (lets trademark 486!). Intel sat on it's ass. Rode the pentium for a long time, tried that horrible Slot II shit, and basicly just relied on the name Pentium to be what people thought of when they thought of a performance machine. Add that with the old wintel alliance (actually,I wonder if this is still around considering the rate of release of MS's OS optimizations for the new x86_64 and multi core architecture), and fuck yes Intel had a monopoly.

    Thing is... AMD beat them during all that. So to now complain this way is saddening.

    I want to see AMD completely bitchslap Intel again. I know their hurting (they're actually considering outsourcing their R&D), but shit... this is lame. Maybe Intel should have taken a bigger hit than they did the last 3 or 4 years AMD was the man on top, and maybe they did use low blow business to soften the blow significantly, but I don't want to hear the name calling and finger pointing, I want to see bitch-slapping.

    Also as far as advancements in computing... it was still x86 for all those years, it didn't take long to get to 32 bit (but stayed 32 bit forever), and AMD's stepping up is what got us the 64 bit architecture. Yeah there's a big difference in performace and size between and 8088 and a Pentium D, but the core idea is still the same. We got RISK, we got Sparc, we got PowerPC, and recently we got Cell... yet the PCs still run x86 and only x86. It's not a poor claim to say PCs haven't changed a whole lot, imo.

    (then again, maybe I'm just bitter because I wanted a Cell computer )

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    Fuck, fabrication, not R&D. My mistake. ><
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    Who would want the Cell now that we have NVIDIA Tesla computing solutions that outperform even a cluster of Cell processors?
    <.<

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    I prefer not to see the other company I admire in the technology market stretch themselves too thin by creating a motherboard with brand new architecture, but I suppose if they can do it, hell yes, son.

    Well with that Deskside product, they might not be that far off, but still... >_>
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    Intel has so far insisted--notwithstanding the JFTC ruling--that it does not use such rebates. "We don't buy exclusivity," Intel general counsel Bruce Sewell told Fortune last fall, staking out the position his company still stands by. "We offer a discount program," he said then, "which is stepped at basically 20&#37;, 40%, 60%, 80%. So if you buy below 20%, you get no discount. If you buy 20% to 40%, you get a discount, but it applies only to the units between 20% to 40%. . . . You don't have this dramatic incentive, where you get nothing below 90%, and everything above 90%. In our view, this is a very traditional discount that scales with volume."
    Apparently AMD thinks that it is a way to buy exclusivity, silly AMD.

    Anyways, I'm looking forward for Intel's price drop for Q6600 or the new Intel proc E6850.
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    I heard rumbles that the price drop will be around the end of July. Anyone hear anything a bit more concrete?

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    $266 Core 2 Quad Q6600.

    I just want a Q6850. >.>

 

 
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