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AMD insists that its forthcoming quad-core processors will be ready for a mid-year release, but a number of reports out of Computex insist otherwise. According to Tech Report and Anandtech, word on the show floor is that Barcelona (the server part that will replace the Opteron) and Phenom (the desktop replacement for the Athlon64) are running behind schedule and that a year-end release is more likely. TR reports that AMD's booth appeared to be entirely devoid of working quad-core products, and private talks with the famously loose-lipped Taiwanese motherboard makers indicate that Barcelona will drop in September, with Phenom following in November or December.

I hope AMD makes it, even though I am an Intel fanboy I would hate no competition

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post...ning-late.html
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I hope AMD makes it, even though I am an Intel fanboy I would hate no competition
Just curious, why are you a fanboy?
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AMD has gone through crap after crap after crap lately. Not only has the recently released HD2900XT not proved to be what AMD talked up, but now it has gone over a year with NO response to the Core2. It is unarguable that the 2900XT is a powerful card, but at it's price point, there is no justification for it over an 8800GTS or even GTX. AND NOW Barcelona has been delayed again, just like the R600 was. In addition to delays, Barcelona has shown almost nothing in it's early stages.

I hope they come back from their slump, but it doesn't look likely with Barcelona.
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AMD ftw i hope they make it..... yeah, yeah, yea i know i use intel still doesnt mean i cant like amd..
    
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This is bad for them, I mean of course like everyone else says it takes a lot for a company to go down but theyre losing a lot of money here. I was really looking forward to the 2900..
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This is bad for them, I mean of course like everyone else says it takes a lot for a company to go down but theyre losing a lot of money here. I was really looking forward to the 2900..
I was actually considering to buy AMD shares but now I really don't know
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These certainly are dark days for them, but I believe AMD will catch back up at some point.
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isnt amd like 3.8 billion in debt or something like that?
    
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Ugg...I wish a third CPU company would come into existance. I don't care at all for Intel, however, I have to admit they are ussually on spot with their release dates and they almost always hold a demo of a product before it is released (even though many times the circumstances are questionable).

AMD is just getting worse and worse with this. I hope it has some thing to do with their merger but that was quite a while ago now, things should be up and running good by now. They are continously setting release dates and then pushing it back over and over. Their comment with the 2900 graphics card made me hit the roof. "It's ready and we can release it any time we want" or some thing to that effect. They shuld just simply figure out what release date they should be ready by...and then add eight months to it. Then they can shock the world and release it four months early if they get it ready.

This whole release date bussiness has made me forbid AMD products (new ones any way) in my house. I think they just keep lying to their customers over and over in an attempt to keep them interested. Well, it didn't work on me.

Even if AMD makes a CPU or GPU that blows any thing out on the market away...they are going to have to selling them dirt cheap to get me interested. I've had it with them.
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Intel has horrible business practices.

I remember when Intel had nothing against the Althon 64's and the A64 dual cores. No one else seems to remember that designing a new processor takes a good deal of time. AMD rode A64 a tad too long without starting something else. It took Intel 3 years to come back from the orginal A64 ownage by releasing the C2D. If AMD can come out with a CPU that can beat the C2D in a year, I'd say they are doing pretty good.
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