Originally Posted by JF-AMD
What that says to me is that my team is doing its job.
There is no financial benefit in leaking benchmarks, it actually has a negative impact on finances (people should google "osborne effect" if you are too young to remember.)
Benchmarks prior to launch gives the fanboys something to argue about, but benchmarks prior to launch don't help your bottom line.
Benchmarks prior to launch help people save their money and wait for Bulldozer as opposed to giving Intel our money
Would you rather have our money, or Intel? I mean, we already know Intel is ahead, and more than likely will stay that way. There's no denying it. They have more of a market share, more revenue and manpower to get the job done.
Especially considering Ivy Bridge will work in their current 1155 sockets, and will be upwards to a 20% increase over Sandy Bridge.
I find it amazing that 5 months prior to Sandy Bridge's launch, there was a definite Yes or No to the socket issue. No, it would not work with 1156 motherboards. Yes you need a new motherboard.
We're bout a month and a half away from Bulldozer's release and we still don't have any clear answers. All we know is motherboard manufacturers are saying "You can run it with a Bios update". AMD is saying "We won't support it".
I'm sure AMD lost customers by being wishy washy with details. I'd rather be screwed over socket by socket for a new CPU and know it's definite than be held in suspense wondering what's going to work and what's not.
Leaks aren't always as bad as you're trying to make them seem.
Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared
We understand where AMD is trying to go, cheaper. Cheaper fab costs, cheaper R&D, cheaper design.
AMD is turning into the Dollar General of the CPU world. Which is great, if you only need some cheap plastic items made in China.
One of the very few times I agree with some of the things you say. +rep