AMD Ups Ante in Chip Wars
Launching another volley at Intel, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) this week released
the next generation
of its Opteron quad-core server processors.
It's been a tough battle AMD has fought with archrival Intel. During earnings
reporting season a few weeks ago, we reported that AMD had endured its third
losing quarter in a row.
It's not all bad news for the Sunnyvale chippers, though. Server shipments
and market share are creeping up. Sill, Intel isn't making it easy, as it just
announced its own new line of Xeon dual-core chips.
While Intel still has a solid lock on laptop and desktop chips, AMD has friends
in the server world. It first rolled out the Opteron line in 2003 to lukewarm
response. This time, since some of the major server manufacturers like HP, Sun
and IBM already run their servers with AMD chips, they're more likely to do
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Posted by Lafe Low on 09/12/2007 at 1:23 PM