- Okt 2002
AMD tror inte på dual-core för gamers
AMD tror inte på dual-core för gamers.
Om man tittar på AMDs roadmap så tror man inte att dual-core passar gamers.
AMD säger att man var först med att demonstrera dual-core för x86 i augusti 2004.
Varför väntar man då så länge innan man börjar sälja AMD64
"first to present a dual core strategy, first to tape out a dual core part and first to demo it. With all those firsts, you'd expect to see AMD with a 50% market share right? That is obviously not the case"
Dessutom kommer inte AMD med dual-core till 754 och 940-sockeln. Det är bara sockel 939 som gäller om man vill ha dual-core CPUer, man undrar varför?
AMD hävdar att dual-core är bra, dock inte för spel.
"This seemingly unassuming slide shows all the places where AMD sees the benefits to their upcoming Athlon 64 dual core processors. If you look at the applications AMD has listed, content creation, multitasking, entertainment PC, you may not notice that something is missing: GAMING."
"In a more detailed look at the advantages dual core Athlon 64 processors will have over in the digital home and multitasking, there is still nothing mentioned of gaming. That is because the FX line of processors from AMD is going to remain single core for at least all of 2005. With all current games and probably all games in the coming year remaining single threaded, AMD says the gamer will not see a major benefit in the move to dual core processors. While this is true for gaming applications specifically, the idea that gamers won't want a dual core processor makes very little sense to me. Gamer's do other things besides game, and in fact, I would wager to say that the typical enthusiast gamer is one of the most prevalent multi-taskers in the PC market."
"As I've already noted, the main issue I have with AMD's plan is the lack of dual core on their "gaming" processor. AMD stated that they feel the gamer would rather have an unlocked processor that is marketed towards gamers rather than the dual core Athlon 64. Why can't we have both an unlocked processor and dual core? Isn't that what the true hardcore enthusiast would want?
AMD has been doing a PR blitz with the media, during and since IDF, to make sure that we (the press) and YOU know that AMD is the innovator and driving force of the 64-bit and dual core processor trends. But, unlike 64-bit technology, it looks like Intel will have their dual core products out first; very soon in fact."
Intel tjänar hutlöst mycket pengar, dela bolaget i två delar, så att det blir bättre konkurrens på CPU marknaden."