Today we see AMD release three new high-performance quad-core desktop processors.

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  1. HURST
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    http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=2154
  2. lodore
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  3. Coolio10
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    Hmmm. AMD is really dieing. Unless the puma survives than AMD is gone for sure.
  4. computer geek
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    I agree, they did a test on a phenom once, and it lost at speed+generally all round to a core2duo. E6600
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    I hope theyre able to make some competitive processors cuz Intel is currently kicking their butt.
  6. chris2busy
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    and our wallets :S


    why don't they get it? L2 cache is not just for decoration...2Mb is not competitive at all
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  7. Arup
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    Whats strange is unlike Intel which uses the slower on board memory controller, AMD has on die memory controller and yet they loose out to Intel on benchmarks.
  8. tgell
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    I think they bit off more than they could chew with the ATI aquisition.
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    But that ATI acquisition proved good for them as now it is the largest profit making division of AMD.....on the graphics front AMD has a great year ahead since the Radeon HD 4850 and 4870 simply make NVIDIA's GeForce GTX series pointless.....

    As far as CPUs are concerned, I think AMD has to lie low for a while and concentrate on the mid-range and performance segments rather than the enthusiast segment. Aggressive pricing is the only way AMD can survive at all at this stage.
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    They don't lose out on memory-limited benchmarks.....But they're slower in terms of pure execution. And thats the problem: efficiency. Like I said, they severely need to focus all their efforts for the mid-range and performance segment for a while till they can get their act together.
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    See here and here for more info :)
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    AMD processors generally use more power than intel ones despite offering inferior performance. AMD needs to improve in this respect as well.

    On a side note, if AMD does perish, who will motivate intel to create faster processors...
  14. Arup
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    If AMD perishes the world will be left at the mercy of Intel's mediocrity like it was in the earlier 486 and Pentium days, same goes for ATI and Nvidia.
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    Don't forget overpriced products :D.
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    Indeed and end of Moore's law.
  17. tgell
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    AMD Hit With Another Huge Writedown:

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    Granted, they're probably just taking a hit to goodwill. It's a noncash item that will not affect much really. It's just re-emphasizing that AMD overpaid for ATI. Doesn't affect AMD's cash flows, which are more important for R&D and new products.
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