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AMD’s Server Share Surpassed 10% Mark

Wednesday 27 July 2005 @ 12:16 am

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) claimed 11.2% of the market for x86 server chips in the second quarter of 2005. This is believed to be a major milestone for the company to capture 50% share of the processor market by 2015.

Mercury Research figures released by AMD show that the second largest chipmaker enjoyed its market share rise from 7.4% in the first quarter to 11.2% in the second quarter, a 51% jump.

In the second quarter, AMD saw its revenue from sales of all its microprocessors increase 38% over the same period last year, with revenue hitting the USD$767 million mark. The company attributed the increase to record server and mobile processor sales, a 6% higher overall average selling price, and record sales to its largest customers, including Hewlett-Packard and Sun.

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AMD’s Server Share Surpassed 10% Mark

Reviews Of 10 AMD & Intel Laptops

Tuesday 26 July 2005 @ 5:43 am

Just 2 days ago, I wrote the introduction to mobile AMD processorTurion64. It gives you an idea of how the AMD chip performs as compared to Intel Pentium-M processor.

Today I found an even more interesting article from ZDNet, regarding a detailed comparison of a total of 10 AMD and Intel laptops available on the market now. I suppose this article is very helpful to those who is looking for powerful yet affordable laptop. The article is more than 10 pages long, covering the following laptops model from various manufacturers :-

AMD Laptops

  • Asus A6000 – Turion64 ML-40 2.2GHz
  • MSI Megabook S270 – Turion64 MT-30 1.6GHz

Intel Laptops

  • Acer TravelMate 4150 – Pentium-M 1.6 Ghz
  • Asus W5000A – Pentium-M 1.86 Ghz
  • Dell Latitude D610 – Pentium-M 1.86Ghz
  • HP Compaq nc8230 – Up to Pentium-M 770 (2.13GHz)
  • LG LW60 Express – Pentium-M 1.73 Ghz
  • MSI Megabook S260 – Pentium-M 1.6 Ghz
  • Samsung m40 plus – Pentium-M 745 1.8 Ghz
  • Toshiba Tecra M3 – Pentium-M 740 1.73GHz

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Reviews Of 10 AMD & Intel Laptops

White PSP

Saturday 23 July 2005 @ 1:54 am

We have seen black colour PlayStation Portable (PSP) since its launch. Sony announced on Thursday, July 21, 2005, regarding their new Value Pack PSP will be available soon in white colour. Together with this news, Sony revealed that a new firmware, the 2.0, will arrive at the end of this month.

SONY just released 2 news today regarding their PSP: 1) A new Value Pack PSP will be available soon in white (with fewer fingerprints?) 2) At the end of this month a new firmware will arrive, the 2.0. This new one will come with patches for stability purposes but also with more functions like for example a web browser with a virtual keyboard and “Portable TV” where we will be able to have access to video (streaming).

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White PSP

BenQ Ships First AMD Laptop

Friday 22 July 2005 @ 2:41 pm

BenQ R22E
It’s undeniable there are more and more laptops in the market using AMD chips these days as compared to last few years. I believe there will be even more coming after the antitrust lawsuit early this month.

AMD-based notebooks are expected to become more commonplace through the rest of the year, as more vendors enter this segment of the market. It cites sources who claim AMD is looking to increase its share of the Taiwanese notebook market this year from 5% to more than 9%.

First we have seen HP launched 2 AMD based laptops last month. This week there is one more AMD based laptop entered the market. BenQ has launched its first AMD-based notebook, which currently only selling n Taiwan according to the source.

The Joybook R22E-T17 comes with a Mobile Sempron 2600+ processor bundled with 256MB of DDR SDRAM, a 40GB hard drive, a 15in display, DVD-ROM drive and 802.11g Wi-Fi. According to a DigiTimes report, the unit is available for TWD19,999 (RM2,380 !! :-O ).
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BenQ Ships First AMD Laptop

Intel CEO : Intel Will Win

Thursday 21 July 2005 @ 12:32 am

Now everyone knows, AMD sued Intel in U.S. District Court and in Japan early this month.

Anyway, Intel president and CEO Paul Otellini dismissed charges from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. in Japan on Tuesday, July 17, 2005. He denies the claims that Intel illegally dampened competition in the microprocessor market and said that Intel only agreed to sanctions in a recent ruling in Japan in an effort to resolve the legal suit.

“I want to be absolutely clear where Intel stands,” Otellini said during a conference with press and analysts Tuesday as the company released its second-quarter earnings report. “Intel competes aggressively and fairly around the world. This formula has led to Intel’s success and it will not change. … We unequivocally disagree with AMD’s claims and are confident this latest suit, like the others, will be resolved favorably for Intel.”

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667MHz FSB Intel Itaniums Released

Tuesday 19 July 2005 @ 2:00 pm

Intel just confirmed the release of their high end 64-bit server processor, Itanium, which uses 667MHz FSB (front side bus).

The 667MHz bus rather than the 400MHz buses for these Itaniums will deliver over 65% greater system bandwidth than those with a 400MHz front side bus. 65% improvement will no doubt boost the server performance significantly. The figures Intel cites said 667MHz FSB allows 10.6 gigabits of data per second to go from CPU to other system components, while the 400MHz front side bus transfers 6.4 gigabits of data per second.
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