Originally Posted by forcifer
has anyone else noticed that AMD has decided to NOT try the high end market, and instead go to the media center style? media centers are taking over most houses and the spider platform is perfect for that. good job amd, picking up a fairly large part of the market at a decent price. with media centers, who cares if it overclocks as long as its cool an quiet and by most reports thats true
QFT/ It's actually a smart move to make because the HTPC market is an emerging market that has a LOT of potential. They're going after where Intel's Viiv failed. The high-end market is very lucrative but is very low volume. Once they package a AIW card with the 780G chipset and a 45W Brisbane, HTPC system integrators are going to love it.
Back to the 3.25GHz Phenom, that's good to hear, but it still the execption rather than the norm to see such a high clocking part. The C2Qs are all hitting that without effort. It's great to see AMD working their way back up, but they still have a lot of work to do.