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Offline KJSatz

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AMD on Dell comment
« on: May 25, 2006, 07:28:23 pm »
Dell is only adopting Opterons in servers (Alienware products aside), and not until the end of this year.  I typed this as you were reading the story, Steve, and at 11:30 you commented that as well (thanks  8)).

Source at Hexus

Further, you were being sort of Intel bashing.  Granted, right now, AMD has the edge in about all desktop gaming environments, but considering what's coming down the Intel pipeline, such comments are really sort of harmful to the general (otherwise rather ignorant) "PC gamer" community.  What I'm talking about is Intel's Core 2 Duo ("Conroe") CPUs set for release July 23rd.  Put simply, they blow AMD's age old (killing Intel in desktop performance is tiring, after all) K8 architecture out of the blood-laiden pond.

July 23rd at DailyTech
Conroe performance from "coolaler" at XS

Just saying; you don't want to plant anti-Intel seeds in innocent gamers' minds when Intel will be the gaming processor of choice (laptop and desktop) until into 2007.

Great podcast though; keep it up (and get Spore info  :D)!



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Re: AMD on Dell comment
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2006, 07:42:10 pm »
Couldn't find edit button 0_o, but I found another tidbit about the Opteron stuff on OCrs.com.

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Not even the server side looks all that promising, once you realize what's going on. Yes, Dell will be selling AMD-based servers, but only for four-way or more servers or more. In the great scheme of things, this is not a disaster or even disaster-in-the-making for Intel. The total number of servers sold is only about 5% of the total number of desktops sold, and the vast majority of that 5% are one and two-way systems.

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Re: AMD on Dell comment
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2006, 07:57:15 pm »
Couldn't find edit button 0_o

It's in the top right corner, looks like this:

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Re: AMD on Dell comment
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2006, 12:05:01 pm »
Cool.  *Bows down.*