Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice
Okay I haven't posted in this thread yet, and as one of the people most anxious for the launch of the Quad FX, and least surprised by the results (slightly worse than C2Q intel campers..), I feel I have to sound off because frankly I'm tired of seeing the word "fanboy" fly back and forth between two folks unable to shutup!
The "Quad FX" is a fabulous move by AMD. If AMD puts out One television ad to launch it they'll sell like hotcakes. Intel's multi million dollar ad campaign for C2D? Just that, it's an ad campaign for intel's "new dual core processors".... See where I'm goin'?
While I'm on the subject of those Intel commercials I have to say that they're not doing intel any good whatsoever.... Unless you've been following the hardware scene for the last 4-5 months you're totally oblivious to the fact that Intel actually pulled ahead of AMD. Folks who've known anything about computers for the past 5 years have known that the Athlons have beat the pentiums. I've had to save 2 folks from buying new AMD systems in the past few weeks. Intel's image, except to those that follow hardware news, is crap right now. AMD releasing their "Quad FX" platform is going to sideswipe Intel folks who've spent millions advertising "Dual core processors", because as we know to most consumers higher numbers are better and that's all that matters.
Finally, to those that think that this isn't going to gain AMD a lot of money, that they're "going to spend to much", "they have to make twice as many chips as intel".... blah blah blah.... AMD will be producing 90 nm dual core processors... at 3 Ghz?, please that's not a challenge anymore... they're good at it by now. Intel's yeilds on the Core 2 Duo's and Quads can't be as good, regardless of what process they're on. Is there a fact to back this? Not really, but there it is fact that AMD is selling processors faster than they can produce them at this time and Intel is not. Also, regarding the hardest part of the whole mess, the motherboard, AMD was brilliant enough to have nVidia doing all the heavy lifting, not a penny wasted there. It's a solution that keeps AMD's current stuff lookin' pretty and flying off the shelves, and costs AMD next to nothing and may actually win them supporters if nVidia's chipset can manage to keep those thingies flowin' with the datas.
Quad FX... stupid move?
WOW its nice to have the PR executive of AMD and
Intel here with us tonight. First of all, you have no idea what AMD having a commercial for their 4X4 would do, you made me laugh with that comment. How many people can buy a CPU and build their own PC around it? Not many people. How many of those people have $2500 to spend on a PC? Even less. Much less than 1% of PC owners I would assume. If you know that AMD has beating Intel for the past few years, then you also know that Intel is beating AMD now, especially with the slew of commercials for Intel. That you say a person will only know one side of the story, and that side being the one that is beneficial to AMD shows your bias with AMD wholeheartedly.
Your last statement that it costs AMD next to nothing to develop and produce FX 4x4....right, Im sure they produced 4x4 by telling all the workers at AMD to go home and sort through their couch-cushions for loose change to fund 4x4. Come on man, honestly. When two business giants compete to take top spot, they give it their all, they don't just half-a** it and take a loss because 'they have a good image' and everyone is supposed to know their previous products beat the other's products for a little while.