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Advanced Micro Devices said during a conference call with financial analysts that it was pleased to receive and test its 45nm quad-core central processing units (CPUs). Despite of doubts by analysts and observers, the world’s second largest maker of x86 microprocessors is on track to release its chips made using 45nm process technology in 2008.

“It is exciting to point out too that at the same time, we’ve had silicon of a quad-core 45nm product […]. We’re […] pleased with the results and look forward to being able to ramp 45nm [process technology] aggressively in the second half of this year,” said Hector Ruiz, chief executive of AMD, during the most recent conference call with analysts.

Advanced Micro Devices said many times in the past that it plans to release processors made using 45nm process technology commercially in 2008, however, AMD’s track-record in the last two years as well as market rumours made many observers to express doubts regarding AMD’s capability to fulfill its promise.

“We’re trying to ramp as quickly as possible 45 nanometer, starting on Fab 38 and we continue to try to execute as quickly as possible to get new products out there, so we’re making those appropriate investments and as prudently as possible,” said Robert Rivet, chief financial officer of AMD.

AMD originally promised to start shipments of its 45nm processors in mid-2008, which means that the company would be about six months late with its new generation process technology compared to market leader Intel Corp., which started revenue shipments of its 45nm breed in late 2007.

The chief executive of AMD did not reveal when exactly the company plans to release its quad-core processors produced using 45nm fabrication process. Typically, “second half of the year” means late fourth quarter for Advanced Micro Devices, at least, judging by the recent track record of the chipmaker.

“We’ve got internal samples of our 45 nanometer microprocessors, we’re putting them through their paces currently and we’re on track to, the plans we talked about in the past which is to start our ramp in the first half of this year and ship revenue product in the second half of this year,” said Derrick Meyer, president and chief operating officer of AMD.


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We'll see if you can deliver AMD!

You're usually late in everything!!

0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/18/08 08:04:56 PM]
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Except 64bit CPUs and Dual Core
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/18/08 09:26:55 PM]
Read "Tha Big Book O' Hardware History" first, then comment :D
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/19/08 02:20:27 AM]
You probably don't understand the word USUALLY.... its like most of the time.... idiot!
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/20/08 01:07:30 AM]

AMD releasing 45nm without really being able to do 65nm?
Cant see that coming.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/19/08 02:04:16 AM]

Supposedly, the 45nm delay from Intel is just an excuse to milk customers for 65nm parts. Clearing inventory and still making a fat profit.

I find it funny that their stock has dropped too. $7.66 since new years to $19 now. Oh well. If my country's economy collapses then I guess no more CPUs for me.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/19/08 07:51:26 AM]

this annoucement is BS!

They couldn't even get their 65nm process to produce a high yield, let alone transition to 45nm!
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/19/08 11:29:11 AM]

Will the 45nm parts come with socket AM3? anyone know?
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/19/08 12:51:41 PM]
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They might release the first batch on AM2+. The bulk of them should be AM3.

Am I right in thinking that AM2/+ chips don't work in AM3 but AM3 chips work in AM2/+ boards?
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/20/08 11:03:32 PM]

Fanboyism aside... Many people forget that Intel has had to go to a smaller nano chip to achieve equal performance to AMDs chips. So the hoopla about Intel being first to smaller 65 nano or 45 nano or whatever just shows that Intel's process is not as efficient as AMDs. Now with AMD moving to 45 nano, Intel will be forced to go to 32 nano to stay competitive. This ain't rocket science.

AMD has had some problems of late but so has Intel. It was very telling for Intel to start a false rumor that they weren't releasing certain chips as scheduled because "they had no competition" when in fact they had technical problems. Just goes to show Intel is unscrupulous as always. That's why I'd buy AMD products even if they were more expensive than Intel's. At least AMD is honest unlike the scumbags at Intel who have exploited consumers for the past 35 years. If it wasn't for AMD we'd all be using Pentium 90s that cost $1000 each.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/20/08 07:25:07 PM]
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Fanboyish crap!!!

AMD is has those ridiculous FX chips priced more than $1000... and what do they offer... just unlocked multipliers....

0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/20/08 07:52:20 PM]

What happened to that 0-Sram or Z-sram AMD planned to implement in their chips?
I remember reading about it back in 2006
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 01/21/08 08:51:30 AM]


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