Motherboard makers in Taiwan pointed out that AMD used to be highly competitive in the markets for clone systems, servers and high-end gaming. But in 2006, AMD met with a strong challenge from Intel's Core 2 Duo on the desktop. Intel's dual-core Xeon 5100 was a strong competitor for AMD's Opteron, while Intel's quad-core Xeon 5300 also grabbed much of the server market, the motherboard makers said.
The motherboard makers noted that according to AMD's planning, no major 64-bit dual-core processors will be unveiled in the first half of 2007. Processors based on AMD's new K8L architecture, which are currently known by the codenames Agena FX (quad-core), Agena (high-end dual-core), and Kuma (mid-range dual-core), will not hit the market until the third quarter 2007, the makers pointed out.
AMD to stay at low-point until AM2+ and K8L launch in Q3
Posted on Thursday, Jan 25 2007 @ 18:32 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck