Intel Extends Microprocessor Lead Even as Atom Bombs

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warptek2010

I think AMD could pull itself out of this with the next generation of processor if they learn from their mistakes of the past. It's all up to their current CEO and R&D.

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titan8813

I come up with 100.01 percent total market for computer chips when I add the figures above together.  

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illusionslayer

Learn how rounding works before you make a comment like that again.

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MastaGuy

That's basically how a monopoly works. Since Intel is the only maker for netbook CPU's. They get money from each sale.

Sadly, AMD is going into the mobile CPU business sadly, so we'll all have to see how Intel and Nvidia fares against AMD

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livebriand

WTF? AMD's E300/E350/E450 (but not crappy E240) are great netbook CPUs! In fact, I'm typing this from a E350 machine right now (a thinkpad x120e). It's powerful enough for web browsing, and was about $400 (I bought it 6 months ago). Intel Atom sucks there. That said, AMD's video drivers aren't great, so I have an nvidia gpu in my i5 desktop. The desktop has an intel CPU simply because AMD doesn't have any good offerings for mid-range stuff.

It would be nice if AMD could put up some decent competition in the mid-range to high-end CPU category. If they could, say, put a great GPU with a nice mid-range CPU and allow you to crossfire it with a dedicated ati gpu, they would have a huge weapon against Intel and nvidia. ATI is a great tool in their arsenal, but they aren't using it to the maximum extent.

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JohnP

Monopoly? Yes and no. Intel has had its share of bad spells but it learned from them and forged their product line into a powerhouse. AMD did just the opposite, taking their strong position and using it to acquire ATI instead of putting the money into R&D. It does AMD no good to have a great graphics core in a poor processor. Intel has earned its way into this position and I am glad they did as I have benefitted from their great products over the years.

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warptek2010

You could also say that Intel put a poor graphics core into a great processor.

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JohnP

Heh, yes I could and I would say that :). But this is something they can improve upon and is in the process of doing so...

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illusionslayer

Isn't Ivy currently offering a 200% improvement over SB in the graphics department?

If that's true Ivy will be perfect for Netbooks.

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