AMD: Hundreds of Thousand Quad-Core Chips for This Quarter

Advanced Micro Devices admitted that not only did it take quite a while to deliver its quad-core processors onto the market, but when the world's second largest maker of x86 CPUs finally managed to do so, demand exceeded the chipmaker's supplies. AMD hopes to improve its quad-core shipments sometime in November. "While our initial production ramp of quad-core Opterons has been slower than anticipated, we expect quad-core Opteron will be widely available by the middle of this quarter; and, we expect to ship hundreds of thousands of quad-core processors this quarter into the server and desktop segments," said Dirk Meyer, chief operating officer of AMD.

News source: Xbit Laboratories

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Lets say I was on a budget and wasn't that worried about speed. And I was looking for something a bit better than my P4 2.8 Northwood. What processor would you choose for me from either AMD or Intel?.

Mike Frett said,
Lets say I was on a budget and wasn't that worried about speed. And I was looking for something a bit better than my P4 2.8 Northwood. What processor would you choose for me from either AMD or Intel?.

Intel e2160: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819116036

Intel e2180: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...2&Tpk=e2180

Can push it up to 3.2Ghz to get the most bang for your buck or just run it at stock and it will still beat AMD's current stuff.

Somnus said,

Are you trying to tell me that a STOCK e2180 will out perform an Athlon 64 5000-6000+?

I have a 4300 and a 5600+ system, and by far the AMD wins.

The 4300 is clocked at 1.8Ghz and the 5600 is 2.8Ghz so I would hope that AMD wins in some battles when running at stock but overclocking the 4300 is a breeze and will crush the 5600 when you crank it up to say 2.6Ghz, the 5600 on the other hand can't be pushed much more then 2.8Ghz it's already running at and even if you do it won't produce any noticeable gains.

Also the 5600 is $140 and the e2180 is $94 currently so you save enough that you can buy a better motherboard.

PS: Unlock your e4300 potential and crank it up !!!!!!!!

hardgiant said,

The 4300 is clocked at 1.8Ghz and the 5600 is 2.8Ghz so I would hope that AMD wins in some battles when running at stock but overclocking the 4300 is a breeze and will crush the 5600 when you crank it up to say 2.6Ghz, the 5600 on the other hand can't be pushed much more then 2.8Ghz it's already running at and even if you do it won't produce any noticeable gains.

Also the 5600 is $140 and the e2180 is $94 currently so you save enough that you can buy a better motherboard.

PS: Unlock your e4300 potential and crank it up !!!!!!!!

Not everyone has perceived value in potential overclocking of a value processor. If you are going to suggest value parts that should never be a factor except for the budget enthusiast.

AMD is really off their game. They are late with their quad-cores and now that they actually have them ready to be produced, they can't supply enough of them?

I hope they pick their game up soon.