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AMD-INTEL WAR

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Jakus, 29 Jul 2006.

  1. Jakus

    Mobster

    Joined: 31 Jul 2004

    Posts: 3,733

    LOL,
    Like many others I have been watching the new Conroe release, Now It maybe the motherboard shortages or suchlike but I would say AMD is outselling them 20:1
    Now if I was AMD on their next release I would offer an Unlocked "enthusiasts" version, placed several up from the lower end of the range but reasonably priced,
    These would sell like Hot cakes, due to the kudos even though 80% would never be overclocked...Then Bang! AMD is back where it was.

    One thing is for sure is I think us Punters have gained rather than lost over the whole deal

    Just my 2p worth
     
  2. Defcon5

    Soldato

    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 6,424

    Location: Whitwood, West Yorks

    Where'd you get that idea from?
     
  3. Jokester

    Don

    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

    Posts: 41,787

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    AMD certainly do not outsell Intel 20:1.

    Jokester
     
  4. Jakus

    Mobster

    Joined: 31 Jul 2004

    Posts: 3,733

    Just Looking around the etailers !
     
  5. Raikiri

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,798

    Location: Brighton

    Between enthusiasts the split was probably closer to 1:1, maybe 5:3 to AMD. But in the big markets, such as companies/schools/average users Intel would have been well ahead.

    Also if AMD were to release an affordable FX chip (sempron FX? ;)) which is pretty much what youa re saying the only people who would be interested are the enthusiasts and overclockers etc. A very small market.
     
  6. easyrider

    Caporegime

    Joined: 24 Dec 2005

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    Quite frankly AMD have had to slash prices and IMO are in a bit of trouble with the conroe 6300 at around 130 quid.

    when overclocked this cpu beats AMD's FX 62 for goodness sake!

    lol
     
  7. Jakus

    Mobster

    Joined: 31 Jul 2004

    Posts: 3,733

    No No, Sorry You miss understood, I was refering to AMD 64 sales vs Conroe
    Intel is a massive Corporation !
     
  8. Doppleganger

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Jul 2005

    Posts: 583

    I think what the OP is driving at is that AMD have done better than many expected since the launch of Conroe due to their price cuts and the unavailability of most of the Conroe chips except to OEM suppliers. I never would have bought an X2 cpu if it wasn't for the price cuts and I'm sure there are many in the same boat.

    However, AMD are still on the back foot atm and will have to do something more than just price cuts to get back the ground they still must be losing.
     
  9. Jokester

    Don

    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

    Posts: 41,787

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Well no doubt they do, Conroe has just been released in very few numbers so it's no surprise that a product that is established and more importantly is freely available would outsell them.

    Jokester
     
  10. Jakus

    Mobster

    Joined: 31 Jul 2004

    Posts: 3,733

    Sure, Please take my Post in the context and forum it was posted in
    Where's my Shovel :D
     
  11. Jakus

    Mobster

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    Posts: 3,733

    Thank You :D
     
  12. Raikiri

    Capodecina

    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

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    Location: Brighton


    You didnt word your original post very well :p

    But yes you are right they are outselling conroe by a fairly large margin due to the things people have mentioned. A lot of people have probably gone from a 3000+ to a 3700/4000 or from a higher end single core to an X2 because it was so much cheaper than building a whole new system.
     
  13. img

    Hitman

    Joined: 23 Mar 2005

    Posts: 633

    for the price performance tables now with the price cuts amd is equel on a number of price points.
     
  14. Shakey_Jake33

    Gangster

    Joined: 22 Jan 2006

    Posts: 263

    Do remember the lack of any really interesting Conroe boards right now, mind.
     
  15. Digital Punk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 14 Aug 2004

    Posts: 1,978

    Location: In a bar, gettin' ******

    The price cuts to the 939 AMD's offer outstanding bang for the buck, to those with an existing 939 system.
    The fact they're disappearing rapidly all over the web is testament to this.

    With Conroe in such short supply, its no wonder some are taking advantage and just upgrading their 939 systems on the cheap instead of going for a complete platform change.

    I'm looking forward to this time next year when E6600's will be two a penny and I can upgrade on the cheap again. :D
     
  16. Jakus

    Mobster

    Joined: 31 Jul 2004

    Posts: 3,733

    Was Just thinking that Myself :D That's what happens when you do something in a hurry ;)
     
  17. shrek2

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Sep 2005

    Posts: 1,735

    Location: Nottingham

    What worries me is why AMD think anyone would pay 550 pounds for a 939 fx60. I could build a whole conroe rig complete with an e6600 for less than that. I will bet you they will have to slash those prices to clear stock.
     
  18. taz488

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Jun 2006

    Posts: 2,461

    Location: Manchester

    jokester i think you think your god and know everything. this guy has a good point and at the minute amd are still beating intel in sales whatever you blame it on. you quite obviously an intel fanboy, stop being so serious and intel biased.
     
  19. VaderDSL

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,554

    Location: Manchester

    No need for that, both the OP and jokester and everyone else in this thread have good thoughts, yes AMD are outselling Intel (A64 // A64 X2 over the new Conroe for exactly the reasons Jokester said) conroe is very new, also, as Shakey_Jake33 says lack of selection on the motherboard front.

    Your post has been RTM'd ... I put up with the idiocy on these forums in GD, but I like to consider the hardware forums the last bastion of the non-trollers.
     
  20. leon4112

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Jul 2006

    Posts: 1,909

    lol ive bought amd for the past 5 pcs ive build but no way are amd outselling intel!! they are the biggest pc corp outside from microsoft every major pc builder uses them dell,pb,hp etc etc u think how many pcs dell sell a year compared to amd systems u gotta remeber people buying parts only makes up a very small % of sales!!!