AMD's Corporate Vice President, Commercial Business and Performance Marty Seyer has written a letter to CNET to 'clarify some things':
In his recent article, "Intel changes the subject," Charlie Cooper does a good job highlighting our recent challenge to Intel, as well as acknowledging the strength of our AMD64 designs. However, we feel it's important to comment on his summary observation at the end of the article, "AMD needs to go all out in coming weeks to disabuse the notion that the speed race is over and the power race has begun--or else come up with a technology response before Intel ships its next generation of products."
Cooper seems to be overlooking the fact that our competitor is still playing catch-up and responding to next-generation AMD64 dual-core technology. The AMD Opteron processor with Direct Connect Architecture has been delivering the industry's best performance-per-watt for more than two years, forcing our competitor to fall back on promises instead of giving customers more power-efficient solutions today when they need them most.