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post #1 of 21
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Hey guys, during dinner with my family, I was thinking (lol, must not have cared much to be with them xD) why does intel continue to come out with new chips? Where is the demand? Penryn came out, and they expect to release nehalem this year. Why??? There is no competition (read: real competition) from AMD - So what's the rush?

We've all seen nVidia drop pretty bad specs for their 9 series due to the lack of competition from ATi.

So....why?
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so that technology can go this way ---------->

and so that amd can just keep going back this way <-----------

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why does intel continue to come out with new chips? Where is the demand? Penryn came out, and they expect to release nehalem this year. Why??? There is no competition (read: real competition) from AMD - So what's the rush?
To give people a reason to upgrade their current Core 2 Duo's. No CPU manufacturer wants you to keep the same CPU for years to come even when other companies offer no real market competition.
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No, but seriously. Where's the need? It's not very smart (business logic) to release stuff without competition...

Edit: oh...well, I suppose tactical.

But then why does nVidia refuse to release "real" cards then?
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post #5 of 21
Even though AMD is offering no real competition, there is always a demand for higher performance and less energy use. As long as intel keeps releasing chips that push both of these envelopes, it will start to cement itself into computing, and it will take a strong push from AMD to knock intel off of that throne.
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They've been developing those chips for a while, and they have a road map so to speak. There's no reason for them to stagnate. By pushing further and further ahead, they assure themselves a greater advantage in years to come when they may not have the kind of tech advantage they do now. Kinda like insurance.
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Well, it makes sense to me now...

I hope this helped other people who were wondering the same ^_^
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It's the same reason why AMD is coming out with the tricore cpu. It makes no sense to throw away a cpu that will work with parts disabled. They just market it as a new chip.
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Their kicking AMD while their down.
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Plus the cash flow from everyone upgrading
    
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