Saturday, February 04, 2006

We all live in the aftermath of 1GHZ Athlon

Condensed history of pervasive AMD64 computing

0) Feb 1999: INTEL Pentium 3 - with stuff super scalar and out of order execution borrowed from RISC

1) Jan 2000: 1GHZ Athlon - with the goodies

2) Aug 2000: INTEL Pentium III at 1.13GHZ rushed out but recalled, INTEL found it impossible to push P3

3) Nov 2000: INTEL Plan B, 22 stage hyperpipeline Pentium 4 jacked up frequency to 3GHZ later

4) 2001: AMD abandoned the frequency fight with Athlon XP, but worked on 64 bit Hammer day and night

5) 2002: Meanwhile, INTEL marketing almost drove AMD to extinction using exclusive deals, AMD stock fell to $3

6) Jan 2003: INTEL dudes got over zealous, aiming 10.2GHZ Nahelem in 2005, 20GHZ to 100GHZ later

7) Feb 2003: Four Intel teams failed to do 64 bit on x86, and they didn't believe AMD could do it

8) Apr 2003: AMD came out with the 64 bit Hammers (AMD64), with better performance and perf/watt , pulled down version for desktop the Athlon 64 was released a bit later

9) Nov 2003: AMD start building new FAB

10) Feb 2004: INTEL execs got desperate, P4 pipeline jacked up to 38 stages, but no more performance, only more heat

11) Oct 2004: INTEL found 4GHZ impossible, silicon was melting. INTEL CEO admitted blindly racing at 200mph without noticing the brick wall ahead.

12) June 2005: INTEL does more exclusive deals, AMD hauled INTEL to Court

13) Sept 2005: AMD64 sales jumped up instantly

14) Jan 2006: INTEL goes back to 32 bit P3, but changed the name to Core (Core Duo, Core Solo)

15) Today: AMD cranking out AMD64 chips like crazy


Anonymous sanxia said...

sharikou, great blogging! Enjoy the information, knowledge, and wits.

This piece would be more value with time of events. :)

9:14 PM, February 04, 2006  
Anonymous Jean-Paul said...

I must admit it aswell...I always read your blog and find it a very good site, to convince my boss to go for AMD..

6:16 AM, February 05, 2006  
Anonymous sanxia said...

sharikou, you da man! Thanks for the updates.

Now, your next endeavor might be writing the AMD--American Made Dream--book, with complete chronology of the battles between Intel and AMD. I suggest writing it now, and publishing it when AMD stock price reaches $400. I guarantee it to be an instant success! :) Congrats in advance!!

8:36 PM, February 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That isn't Biased whatsoever.

^^ Bwahahahaha!

3:41 PM, June 21, 2006  
Blogger JoJo said...

This site stares boldly into a dying AMD and says Intel is on it's last breath. I am impressed by the deep deep fanboy dillusion you have put yourself in. AMD refuses to respond to Intel's progress, yet you still cling to the idea that AMD is winning. Don't think me a fanboy for Intel. AMD has been there for me with superior performance and overclocking for the last 10 years, but Intel's Core2Duo rocks. One more thing that made me WTF, How can you compare the quad cores AMD will have in the future with Intel's currenct quad cores?

1:36 PM, May 31, 2007  

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