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Re: [News] Wintel Being Left Behind as AMD Quad Core Takes Crown

Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> AMD aims to reclaim CPU crown with 2007 quad-core
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | ...the puzzle is coming together and suggests that AMD may have a
> | shot at trumping Intel by mid-2007, at least until the blue team
> | rolls out 45 nm chips.
> `----
> http://tomshardware.co.uk/2006/12/01/amd_aims_to_reclaim_cpu_crown/

All the benchmarks I've seen of the quad core show them to be not only
slower than Intel's quad core, the AMD part is slower than Intel's dual
core offering.

> They are Linux supporters.

We'll see how far that gets them if they don't release a set of ATI drivers,
or at least publish the specs. ATI and NVIDIA have both been treated as
pariahs within the free software community for quite some time now. I
expect AMD to join that illustrious group if they don't submit to the
demands of the FSF extremists.


> AMD reveals its future plans
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | INQ "That brings the question of drivers. AMD has been a staunch
> | supporter of Linux, while many users of ATI had a hay-ride with drivers
> | for Linux operating system. Nvidia, as the prime competitor has support
> | of Linux community, while every once a while we hear news about
> | petitions to ATI, drivers not working as intended."
> | 
> | Phil "AMD is driving the industry to an open world, and we focus our
> | strengths and with combined approach, achieve what's best for
> | development of the industry around us. All ISVs are important for us."
> `----
> http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35626

Like I said... Basically, this is double-talk for "we ain't open sourcing
the drivers".

"This rudderless world is not shaped by vague metaphysical forces. It is
not God who kills the children. Not Fate that butchers them or Destiny
that feeds them to dogs. It's us. Only us." - Rorschach, Watchmen

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