Saturday, December 10, 2005

AMD trying to do something "nasty" to INTEL?

The INQ reported that AMD is cutting productions of lower speed Athlon64s. At yahoo message board, one poster reckoned that AMD might be doing something "nasty" here: AMD might discontinue all Athlon 64 models below 3700+ rating. Since the highest INTEL chip is 3.6GHZ, this will make AMD's lowest mainstream CPU faster than INTEL's highest. Thus forcing INTEL to compete against Semprons only.

It does make a lot of sense. AMD's yield is so high and chips are so uniform, they aritifically lower the clocks of some of their CPUs and sell them as low end. You can clearly see this, as the lower frequency AMD chips also have lower power consumption.

AMD will soon implement the new process technology jointly developed with IBM that can enhanced performance by another 40%. Unless INTEL can do something quick, it will find itself at the ultra low end of the spectrum.

1 Comments:

Blogger s yusuf said...

"they aritifically lower the clocks of some of their CPUs and sell them as low end" this is what every body does even Intel does it, theres nothing special about AMD in this. If you say AMD gets better yield than Intel, I dont agree. Depending on the speeds and the process technology (in which Intel has a definite edge) the yields vary.

3:15 AM, December 14, 2005  

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