Originally Posted by pauldovi
Comparing Intel street prices to AMD listed prices is an example of a biased arguement (a.k.a fanboy).
Another example of a bad biased argument would be comparing the cheapest 4x4 at $599 to the QX6700 at $999. Why not compare the cheapest 4x4 at $599 to the cheapest Quad Core at $455...
I don't know why you bring up server market and the mobile market, or even the past. Is this an attempt to change the subject? We all know how popular Core 2 Duo is. I see able 5 Core 2 Duo commercials per day. I have never seen a AMD commercial. This translates in C2D sales.
I am sure every guy in America recognizes this slogan:
"Introducing Core 2 Duo, the World Best Processors."
when you slab that on everyone's TVs with a cool picture of a processor die, you are sure to sell.
I didnt know that the MSRP was at $1000. All I knew is Newegg, who is renowned for being the best online retailer had it for $1500, it wasnt bias, it was WHAT I saw, and I saw it at $1500. Now where is Intel's cheapest Quad Core though?
And I've seen AMD commercial through Dell.
And I wasnt changing subject. People just generalize that oh, Core 2 is better. Im saying that it has to be broken down. Sure it may be better for desktop, but on server and mobile side AMD is gaining ground still, meaning that obviously AMD does NOT suck, and the K8 architecture isnt too outdated if it still sells.
Edit: Its not costly.. AMD is producing something they have been for years now. Now Intel is balancing Pentium production, Core 2 Duo, and Core 2 Quad, they may be Chipzilla, but they are gonna have to be really killing Pentium-4 production to pump out the Quad cores.