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post #11 of 46
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Originally Posted by JacKz5o View Post
I bet Intel already has something better.. but they're not going to release it for a couple years so AMD can catch up so they won't be sued for having a monopoly.
If you take that literally, theres no federal law for having a great product and having it be the CHOICE of many users to own the product over the other leading manufacturers product.

They could be sued however if they FORCED their users to keep buying the product even after their ol done broke etc..Just like M$ kinda.
post #12 of 46
You can't really gauge performance on what the company
says. Of course AMD says they'll slaughter the Core2Duo...
Using in-house tests...

I've held off on buying a new computer just to see what the
battle brings this year, but personally, I've always been an
AMD fan. (So here's hoping for that promised 50% multi-media
bench edge over Penryn).

I'm kinda confused at this point though, because AMD says
they'll beat the crap outta Penryn, but isn't that just the
core for the mobile processors? What about performance
against Yorkfield? Hmmm... Fishy says I.
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If AMD died, Intel would be divided because of anti-trust law. It would be like the big steel or oil companies around the turn of the 20th century. So you wouldn't have to deal with just Intel. There would be two new companies with new fanboys. lol
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post #14 of 46
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Well..I think i mentioned it in annother thread but...

If AMD and Intel were to join forces, we'd have awsome small chips but, the company would have a huge monopoly and the prices would go sky high withought any limitations.
post #15 of 46
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So you wouldn't have to deal with just Intel. There would be two new companies with new fanboys. lol

Yep that would be great
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Originally Posted by Waupli View Post
If AMD died, Intel would be divided because of anti-trust law. It would be like the big steel or oil companies around the turn of the 20th century. So you wouldn't have to deal with just Intel. There would be two new companies with new fanboys. lol
Seriously guys, Intel and AMD are NOT the only companies making CPUs. Although they are the two largest making x86 chips. If AMD "died" they would most likely be bought up by IBM, who would re-release x86 chips again.
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If it bombs it may very well be AMD's last stand. They're not in terrible danger of going under, but if the new chip is not up to par I don't see anything positive happening.

I am not saying anything about the performance of Phenom, but it had damned better beat Intel
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Right now I think it's looking like AMD's new chips will be a disaster, poor performance numbers, all the different sockets and everything. However I think it seems like AMD almost expects it to bomb, and they really aren't banking on Barcelona/Agena, but their successors.

Then again, right before the launch of the Athlon-64 their were a lot of the same concerns as there are now with Barcelona, only the future will tell what happens. Personally, I'm hoping that Phenom is at least competitive with the C2D so that I can pick one up when I upgrade my computer next.
post #19 of 46
To answer the question asked:

No.

Even on the outside chance that AMD has to scale back operations they are not going out of business and they will likely continue producing CPU's.
post #20 of 46
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Yeah, If there was no compition we would all have p3's or p2 still.
HONestly.

I believe NOW.. we'd be seeing the wonderfull advent, of PIV...
seriously.

But guys.

Just imagine..

what if Phenom chips overclock like MAD!
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