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After Intel Corp. at Intel Developer Forum unveiled details in regards its new platform featuring code-named Nehalem processors, Advanced Micro Devices has issued comments claiming that Intel actually copied approaches of its smaller rival to create more advanced personal computers.

“What’s amazing is that many of the ‘groundbreaking, innovative new technologies’ are close facsimiles of technologies AMD pioneered, is already shipping, and in some cases, has been shipping for years,” a press statement of AMD reads.

The world’s second largest maker of x86 central processing units (CPUs) says that AMD-developed HyperTransport was mimicked by Intel’s QuickPath bus, whereas built-in memory controller was the right thing to go already back in 2003.

“Products that are more than a year away, like Nehalem (compare to native quad-core AMD Opteron), and QuickPath (compare to AMD Direct Connect Architecture and HyperTransport) are simply Intel’s admission that AMD was right all along about an integrated memory controller being the key to a superior processor architecture,” AMD said.

Even though built-in memory controller and HyperTransport bus are two indisputable advantages of AMD’s Opteron, Athlon 64, Phenom and Sempron processors, Advanced Micro Devices did not touch upon their performance compared to current Intel Xeon or Intel Core 2 processors. The company also did not make any statements regarding relative performance of Nehalem and Bulldozer, however, it said that considering the fact that select Nehalem chips will include graphics cores, the acquisition of ATI Technologies and announcement of code-named Fusion project was the way to go.

“Later, Intel talked about its efforts to integrate graphics processors and CPUs with its Larrabee project, which should be seen as nothing more than proof positive that AMD had it right with its acquisition of ATI Technologies and continuing development of AMD Fusion processors, due in 2009. AMD is focused on delivering the ultimate visual experience to customers, and while Intel may talk about the visual experience, the mainstream PC platforms with Intel CPUs and chipsets leave something to be desired in that department,” the statement claims.


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Discussion started: 09/20/07 09:29:02 AM
Latest comment: 10/10/07 07:46:53 AM
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It is AMD's Tech. no doute ! Just remember without AMD your C2D would be $2000
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 09/20/07 10:10:35 AM]
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No, the C2D wouldn't be $2000 is AMD did not exist. If you have ever studied economics, you will know that no one will buy a processor and the computer industry will collapse. Most likely, if Intel does raise prices, it will be no more than $300 and a price of $2000 will obviously provoke government interaction by labeling Intel as a monopoly and breaking it up into smaller companies.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 09/20/07 04:23:43 PM]
that is B.S.

that is what every AMD fanboy keeps claiming!

since you "claim" yourself to be very knowledgeable about economics, then how come you never heard of the "law of supply and demand".

ok fanboy let me explain

with the current state of prices of chips, price increase is not likely guaranteed due to several factors. first, intel has several fabs running 24/7. even if AMD collapses, intel's production can still produce excess chips. excess chips end up in warehouses which does not translate into profit. in order for intel achieve their sales targets, they need to dispose these excess chips. in order to do that, they either maintain or lower their prices.

go figure!
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 09/20/07 08:57:08 PM]

2003 : K8 = AMD64 + DirectConnect (IMC + HyperTransport)
2008 : Nehalem = "AMD64" + "DirectConnect" (IMC+QuickPath Interconnect)
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 09/20/07 06:35:38 PM]
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go back earlier fanboy!

1968: Intel's startup
1969: AMD started as a producer of logic chips
1971: Intel create the first commercial x86 microcomputers
1975: AMD introduced a reverse-engineered clone of the Intel 8080 microprocessor
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 09/20/07 09:06:24 PM]

Funny theory, but AMD has 1 major problem that makes proving this theory impossible: AMD HAS NO TECHNOLOGIES
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 09/21/07 03:25:29 AM]

Pretty childish behaviour from AMD if you ask me. They act like they invented hot water.
Ever since technology exists, copying (or "stealing") has been one of the main forces behind the fast evolution in technology (and every other sector). If company A makes a product and company b comes up with a similar product, then company A will improve their own product or make a new version... whatever... This is how it works, wether they have a patent or not.

All we've heard and seen from AMD this year is a lot of talking and promising and the useless comments above.

For more than a year now, Barcelona was supposed to be the C2D 'killer'. But what C2D version? The one Intel released last year or the upcoming Penryn cpu's that are going to be better and faster than the current ones... Tsssss...

My advice AMD. Instead of making useless comments like this, shut up and stick to the engineering table untill you can finally start shipping your new products. And make sure you don't dissapoint us when that moment comes.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 09/21/07 04:53:46 AM]


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