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AMD and Intel to pit cpus against each other

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http://informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=169600316

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) on Tuesday (August 23) issued a challenge to Intel Corp. to conduct a head-to-head competition of dual-core server microprocessors.

AMD's proposed dual-core duel would be a live, public performance evaluation between server platforms based on the dual-core Opteron 800 Series or 200 Series processors and the corresponding Intel product.

Should Intel accept AMD's challenge, the duel would take place at a public venue to be announced in the coming weeks, with testing conducted by a neutral, third-party testing lab.

"Since we launched Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors in April 2005, we've won every major industry-standard benchmark for x86 servers. AMD64 dual-core technology provides industry-leading performance, is easy to upgrade and is energy efficient," said Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general manager of the Microprocessor Solutions Sector at AMD (Sunnyvale, Calif.), in a statement.

"We are giving our competitor a fair and open opportunity to challenge our clear market leadership in a public setting,” he said. “The gauntlet has been thrown down, it is time to cut through the hype, and demonstrate who the industry's leader in x86 dual-core processing is today."
What do you guys make of this, and, if it happens, who do you think will win?
 

Jung

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The Opteron 27x series will beat The Xeon Ds hands down. It's not even a competition.
 

UberSkippy

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And if you read the rest of the stories, Intel won't play. Infact Intel's CEO made a nasty French joke when pressed about the issue.

Clickity I know the reg isn't the best tech site out there but damnit, they do focus on the funnier shit sometimes.
 

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UberSkippy said:
I know the reg isn't the best tech site out there but damnit, they do focus on the funnier shit sometimes.
I actually like the Register; they're sort of like Kuro5hin in that they always add humor into the articles. Besides, how can you not like a site that hosts the BOFH?
 

Sal

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UberSkippy said:
And if you read the rest of the stories, Intel won't play. Infact Intel's CEO made a nasty French joke when pressed about the issue.

Clickity I know the reg isn't the best tech site out there but damnit, they do focus on the funnier shit sometimes.

Does that mean AMD wins then?
 

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How could AMD 'win' if Intel didn't even accept the challenge? Unless you're counting on a win by forfeit, that's ridiculous. However, in reality, AMD's server CPUs own the market. Period. There is no competition.


On a side note, that "what's wrong with Itaniums" comment is hilarious. Oh, you mean the most expensive x64 chip on the market today, which is also horribly antiquated? :lol:
 

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junglizm said:
I actually like the Register; they're sort of like Kuro5hin in that they always add humor into the articles. Besides, how can you not like a site that hosts the BOFH?
True, the BFOH makes it worth reading all by itself. Frankly, I think it's a good site as far as it goes. I'm not entirely sure they're always on top of it but even then they do a good job of things. ANd you're right about the humor... why does IT shit have to be so borring?

Sal said:
Does that mean AMD wins then?
As far as marketing points go they do.