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During the most recent teleconference with analysts Advanced Micro Devices confirmed the earlier rumours that the roll-out of its new micro-architecture-based enthusiast-class processors will mostly occur next year and not a lot of highly-anticipated chips will be available in 2007. While the company mainly talks about revenue ramp of its products, such claims also usually describe unit volume ramp.

“We’ll be shipping the Phenom variance of the new product in Q4 but frankly, that’s going to be late enough in Q4 that while there’ll be some contribution to the bottom line, it won’t be substantial,” said Dirk Meyer, AMD’s chief operating officer and president.

Earlier it was reported that the chipmaker only plans to unveil its AMD Phenom FX-80 processor, which is designed for single-processor configurations, in November or December this year, whereas AMD Phenom FX-90 and FX-91 products are set to be released sometime in the first quarter of 2008, sources close to AMD indicated. The move delays the introduction of AMD’s FASN8 platform, which employs two microprocessors and also reduces the number of AMD Phenom FX models to be sold this year.

It is rumoured that four new-generation AMD processors will be available this year: AMD Phenom FX with four processing engines, two quad-core AMD Phenom X4 CPUs and one dual-core AMD Phenom X2.

“Phenom comes really late and so I think the benefit of Phenom in terms of ASP elevation you will see in the first quarter of ’08,” said Henri Richard, AMD’s marketing chief.

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At least we get a taste of Phenom before the end of the year. 1 Phenom FX, 2 Phenom x4, and 1 Phenom X2 is great. I hope they will deliver because I look forward to building my PC soon!!! GO AMD!

Phenom X4
RD790 Chipset
R600 Refresh... cant wait....
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/21/07 05:20:52 AM]
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Finally they admit into something.

Intel is just waiting on the sidelines. By the time AMD gets this out of it's doors, a barrage of chips (45nm) will be launched by Intel which will definitely steal the Phenom launch thunder (that is if there is one)!
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/21/07 06:49:58 AM]
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Well, I hope its worth the wait !!
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/21/07 12:09:30 PM]
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AMD is doing vaporware benchmarks
People with money want real thing not predictions of "maybe"
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/21/07 05:47:48 PM]
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Intel's 45nm is gona be unchallenged...seriously.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/22/07 01:05:55 AM]
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what the heck is AMD doing at this rate they gonna be crushed by Intel, amd needs to keep their promise every time their products gets delayed kinda pissed off about that.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/22/07 05:10:56 AM]
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Ah well ill probably upgrade the 6000+ AM2 chip with a Phenom X4 in 2008. If there is a dualcore that is a fair ammount faster sooner ill consider it.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/23/07 12:20:42 AM]
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Nice article dood.
this is so like the most BIGGEST Surprise since the Intel 8086...
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 07/23/07 05:46:20 AM]
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Intel is selling great products! Faster, more efficient, intellecual.
Are you crazy?
We are backing the best in the business!
You are stupid!
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 08/23/07 05:59:59 PM]
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I have AMD am2 6000 w/: win64 and kubuntu64 in dual-boot.
I have built at least 100 systems for business and countless system for personal use. Both Intel and AMD (which depends upon customer choice or my input). I prefer Intel.
PRICE/performance ratio (from customers point of view): Find AMD as THE choice overall. Due to less: 'Blue screen of death", higher throughput for everyday activities, better gaming experience, less issues from over-heating (of which I have found to be one of Intel-type CPU issues), AMD driven computers stay up and running for months without reboot (I believe this is a result of better cooling capabilities-from my point-of-view), is a result of better cooling formula, and FROM a gamers perspective: better over-clocking abilities ( I base this on motherboard capabilities). ALTHOUGH I prefer Intel CPUs (BTW: I have both Intel and AMD running all the time) in my lab, I've had to re-boot the Intel machine more often than the AMD machine.
All this info being posted, based on experience: I have begun to look at the alternative to Intel... My findings are not just about less power cunsumption (althoug this is very important to me), it is about useability! It is more about capabilities! It is about Staying ONINE and, up and running for LONG periods of time (without having to Re-boot!). I have found CPUs from AMD have, and do make asformentioned possible!
My Intel system needs a re-boot several times a day. This is due to intensive Word-processing, Internet (copy-paste) functions, while Excel is up, while"Sametime" is running, while 'Outlook' is running, while performing: upgrades, and internet grade 'Leraning courses', while running IE7.
My AMD system runs all the above applications without any re-boots and for months. Oh, this pisses me off! I like Intel! but their CPU cannot cut the mustard.

My current systems:
Intel Core Dual 2 Duo E6600 with 1GB ram (I paid $900 at time of purchase)
AMD AM2 6000x2 with !GB ram (I paid $859 at time of purchase)

Finally, I know which CPU works for me....
BTW: I know: RAM, Motherboard (with video on-board) means. Remember, these are basic systems of which most would buy.

Do not buy that which will give you head-ache.

Buy the system that works: for me! Pick AMD for your next CPU choice.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 08/23/07 06:55:28 PM]
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The same OLD....
Get with the program...
Try something different!!
Move up to NOW!
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 08/23/07 07:00:47 PM]
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