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As those who wanted to have high-speed AMD Phenom processors ask why the chipmaker decided to delay their desired microprocessors, the maker of central processing units just claims that hardly anyone expects high-performance chips by AMD now.

Advanced Micro Devices said on Friday that customers demanded the company to release lower-end lower-power AMD Phenom microprocessors instead of higher performance AMD Phenom 9700 and 9900 central processing units. The world’s largest x86 chip manufacturer did not unveil whether its customers did not want to get higher-speed Phenom chips, or the company had to delay the release of its higher-speed chips, or it could not get the new steppings of chips in time.

“We are shipping hundreds of thousands of AMD Phenoms, we added EE Phenoms to Q1, we are still shipping triple-core in Q1, and our highest volume Phenom parts are in market right now. This change is viewed favorably by the OEMs who really wanted those EE and triple core parts,” said Chris Hook, a spokesperson for AMD.

Earlier AMD confirmed that it would postpone the release of its chips based on new-generation micro-architecture and implemented in B3 stepping to Q2 2007. Earlier it was reported based on unofficial information that AMD will be able to offer quad-core Phenom 9100e chip (1.80GHz) as well as triple-core Phenom 8600 and 8400 – which are all based on the B2 stepping with TLB errata –commercially in March, 2008.

AMD could not identify its customers demanding lower-end versions of AMD Phenom during a brief interview and also did not reveal whether it had issues with B3 stepping wafer starts in Q1 2007.


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Discussion started: 01/12/08 06:56:47 PM
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It's only a typo, give him a break.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/12/08 11:03:23 PM]
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Only a typo? "The world’s largest x86 chip manufacturer" is nopt a typo, it's a whole wrong sentence. A typo would be a misspelled word, not a whole wrong sentence.
But I do wonder how this sentence ended up in this PR. I can't imagine AMD claiming to be "The world’s largest x86 chip manufacturer".

Maybe the typo you're talking about is a missing word and the original sentence was "The world’s largest *disappointing* x86 chip manufacturer"??? :)
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/15/08 12:53:40 AM]

Missing the fact that the Phenom 2.3 gigs already OCs to 2.8-2.9 gigs, AND priced at $239. Compare that with the Intel Q6700 2.6 gig that cannot be OCd and priced at $550. Point is that AMD already has their higher frequency part for DIYers.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/13/08 06:03:25 AM]
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Not sure why you think the Q6700 cannot overclock.

0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/13/08 06:55:49 AM]
It's real simple. Phenom black edition has an unlocked CPU frequency multiplier, the Q6700 does not. The only way to overclock a Q6700 system is to overclock the mobo (FSB). The CPU frequency multiplier is locked. Yeah, you can also overclock thge mobo on the black edition, too. Intel ONLY unlocks the frequency multiplier on the Extreme Editions. The cheapest Core 2 Extreme with an unlocked frequency multiplier on right now is $975.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/13/08 08:46:58 AM]
So says the AMD fanboy...

Time for you to read this article =>

It's a good thing that AMD knows what their customers want. But without any competitive chip on the market, there won't be much customers.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/13/08 10:25:21 AM]
E8500 is a dual core, not quad core. This conversation is about quad core. "Duo" means 2 cores and "quad" means 4 cores. They teach that in 8th grade English classes. You will get there, don't worry.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/13/08 11:09:29 AM]
Baised...? And you can't compare the AMD Quad cores to the cheaper Q6600? And you're claiming they can't overclock... why? Wow. Nice response.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/13/08 08:23:59 AM]
You win the dumba$$ post of the year award.

Most people easily and with little effort, or 3rd party cooling parts, can get a 3.2ghz OC on the Q6600. You don't need a fully unlocked multiplier genius..... Phenoms black edition is crap compared to the Q6600, and the Q6600 is worth the $40 price difference as it performs much better at stock, and even more so overclocked.

That is common knowledge on most boards, so don't try to fool us! We know better. Your piece of crap $239 phenom chip gets owned by the lowest end intel quad the Q6600.

Please truthseeker..... Just don't post again ok? Not until you learn what intel chips can do, before you sputter out nonsense of what they can't.... You don't know jack.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/13/08 10:55:33 AM]
Get your glasses fixed, or get your mommy to help you out if you aren't old enough. First, I said the Q6700, but if you want to talk about the Q6600, it gets owned by the Phenom black edition too. Forcing to overclock the mobo vesus just the F multiplier is just dumb. Heat up the chipset and the entire system. That's real smart when all you need to do is tweek the CPU FM. Duh!
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/13/08 11:03:59 AM]

Why are you so agravated? ;) Think at that: An AMD proc + motherboard is 40% cheaper than an Intel proc + mobo. There's your answer.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/15/08 04:20:02 PM]

Lets get real here. Anyone who pays for a new computer today or even upgrade would love to get a high-end Phenom at a reasonable price. AMD seems incapable of delivering these high-end processor for some reason or another. It not the customers demands for lower end CPUs as AMD allege.

There's even no solid roadmap AMD has. Disparate press releases from different sources that keep distracting computing communities and AMD fans.

I believe the AMD has a big challenge to overcome, that is to execute and meet the expectations of its shareholders and technical communities.
And to accomplish that, a major management overhaul is required; Hector has to go.

Lets hope AMD get well soon.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/16/08 02:07:45 PM]


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