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AMD in 64-Bits Worth of Multicore Trouble

I love an underdog, especially one that pokes the big dog in the eye, which is exactly what AMD has done to Intel.

AMD was on the financial ropes when it decided to stop just building Intel clones and push the envelope with 64-bit machines that kick server and PC gaming butt.

You can only push Intel so far. Sure, the processing giant fought back with faster clock speeds and a more aggressive multicore strategy. But what Intel can really control is the cost of volume production and pricing.

AMD is now in a world of Wall Street and balance sheet hurt, and may need to be bought or find a new investor. I know a few dozen teenage gamers that will kick in their allowance!

Posted by Doug Barney on March 14, 2007


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