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Chip Wars Renewed

Competition is a great thing. In the case of microprocessors, AMD keeps Intel on its toes and we all benefit. Competition is the thing that actually enforces Moore 's Law.

Recently both AMD and Intel have upped the chip ante. AMD released new eight- and 12-core processors aimed at high-end servers, systems that seem perfect for virtualization.

Intel, at nearly the exact same time, unveiled the Xean 7500 series that go from eight to 64 cores. Now that's cooking!

Which chip vendor do you prefer? Answers welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on April 05, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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