AMD: 'We launched our next-generation processors two years ago'

Posted on Thursday, August 25 2005 @ 10:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
As usual AMD snagged away some journalists from the IDF to take them to a private AMD hotelroom. Yesterday the company presented dual-core Turion 64 and today they went on talking about how superior their server processors are compared to Intel's.
Instead of new details, AMD focused on how it established a server chip performance edge over Intel. Talk centered around AMD's Direct Connect memory architecture, its lead with 64-bit extensions and its lead with dual-cores. AMD has solved the memory bottleneck issues that continue to plague Intel, and it's not afraid to say so.
AMD refused to share details about its future product, giving Intel a slap in the face by claiming AMD launched its next-generation architecture two years ago.
So while Intel, which must talk about the future because the present isn't pretty, looks forward to numerous dual-core and multicore projects and promises stunning performance per watt products, AMD wants to look two years back.
I guess AMD is having a hard time. Their present processors have an edge over Intel's offerings but they will have to fight hard to maintain their lead as Intel's future plans look very promising. More details at The Register

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