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Dresden, Germany. Can you say Slaughterhouse-five?
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Intel owns most of the market because AMD is rather small compared to them. If you didn't know AMD was a part of Intel. It is not Dell that makes Intel powerfull, it is the fact that they are a older company.
No they wernt . And AMD has been around since 1969, Intel was started in 1968. lol 1 year difference. Intel really is older. Its just that Intel generally had superior processors when emerging which ended up giving them a ever increasing upperhand on AMD, but as shown in recent years AMD has really started gaining ground.
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That is indeed a sexxy facility
    
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I sure hope that Fab 36 helps not only improve the availablity of AMD processors (which has never been a problem really) but drop the prices of them significantly. Also, is this AMD's first 300mm wafer facility?
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Well, @ $2.4 billion US, We can only hope the prices drop sooner than later!
    
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No they wernt . And AMD has been around since 1969, Intel was started in 1968. lol 1 year difference. Intel really is older. Its just that Intel generally had superior processors when emerging which ended up giving them a ever increasing upperhand on AMD, but as shown in recent years AMD has really started gaining ground.
Interesting. I did not know that. I had always seen otherwise.
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Interesting. I did not know that. I had always seen otherwise.
Well, some AMD engineers may have come over from Intel, but they had different startings. But AMD did reverse engineer so to say some of Intel's original CPU's though.
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amd was a joke until the k-6 processors that could be gotten for cheaper prices and were marketed to the gamer. I remember the year when it seemed like amd was going to be neck and neck with intel when they could supply cheaper processors to the pre-fab builders. I think we all love amd because the started to recognize the gaming and high perfomance marlet that intel kind of ignored for so long. Overclockers are such a small part of the market that amd has a loyal following with.
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And overclockers and gamers buy the high-margin chips, and thats where the revenue is at.
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I remember hearing that some big company (IBM) made the x86 architecture way back when, then Intel got/bought the rights with qualification that AMD had to compete with it.

I think it has changed since though. Can someone fill me in?
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