Originally Posted by rabidgnome229
you really cant expect a new proc core to affect stock prices so soon. it is only beginning to move from the enthusiast market - a few weeks ago there were no core2 OEM pc's. not to mention that intel's business is so massive that its cpu market has a muted effect on stock prices.
Very true. AMD is going up because they aquired ATI....therfore expanding their business and outlooks are good due to this smart aquisition.
Intel is not going down, but not skyrocketing because for a new product to affect stock you must see sales figures. Some people may even think Intel is selling at or under cost or at least at limited profit due to the pricing structure. So until the earnings statement for this quarter is released (next year) the stock will likely hang around where it is.
Personally, I would hesitate to jump up and claim either company's planned CPU is "the winner" just yet. AMDs design is just as promising as Intel's, even at slower speeds and larger die size.....AMD delivered superior performance for many years with larger dies and slower speeds.....so it would not be impossible, or unheard of for them to deliver the same again.
Me? I'll wait until the test chips start getting put through their paces before making any assumptions on which is better.