CPU wars to enter new level with 45nm Penryn in 2007

In response to the news that Intel has started making prototypes of 45nm Penryn processors, motherboard makers said they expect CPU wars to enter a new level with dual-core processors operating at frequencies of 3GHz and higher in 2007.

Two days ago, Reuters cited Mark Bohr, director of process architecture and integration at Intel's technology and manufacturing group, as saying the US chip giant is "processing the first samples of the Penryn design, which will go back to the design team to determine if design is working as expected." Motherboard makers pointed out that Penryn is expected to raise the clock speeds of the Core 2 Duo product line above 3GHz.

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Wow, that was an ignorant comment, rIaHc3. It sounds like you are a n00b and don't know that IBM produces the fastest clocked and fastest performing CPUs in the world.

IBM also had a hand in designing the Athlon 64 Processor. So if IBM helps AMD again with processor designs i cant see why AMD wouldn't regain the crown.

AMD back on top, The way competition should be

To rIaHc3, DeeJay2, and Xavien, LET THE CPU WARS BEGIN and WE ALL WIN!!!

To DeeJay2, btw nobody can buy IBM processors for general computing, they only make them for custom applications. In other words, you can't buy an IBM processsor at retail to fit any mainline motherboard. So, if you can't purchase a system that contains an IBM processor or an IBM processor at retail to fit a general computing motherboard, isn't this like a tree falling in the woods not making a sound if nobody is there to hear it fall.

Quote - DeeJay2 said @ #1.1
Wow, that was an ignorant comment, rIaHc3. It sounds like you are a n00b and don't know that IBM produces the fastest clocked and fastest performing CPUs in the world.

Woah talk about a real one; Intel is on top in the consumer world. I dont see anywhere where I said that is was the best CPU in the world.


Ignorant and blind is how I classify you :)

IBM also had a hand in designing the Athlon 64 Processor. So if IBM helps AMD again with processor designs i cant see why AMD wouldn't regain the crown.

AMD back on top, The way competition should be


For me the crown should always be Intel's altho I say that AMD's processors killed Intel's last round. But I hope that Intel keeps killing AMD until they are simply dead or they are bought out by Intel.


And I smell BS; You have no source and Wikipedia says nothing about IBM being in on the Athlon 64...

Quote - rIaHc3 said @ #1.4

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But I hope that Intel keeps killing AMD until they are simply dead or they are bought out by Intel.

How is having the consumer processor market been controlled by one company a good thing? Competition is good thing, you could even argue that if it wasn't for AMD giving Intel a run for their money last round, Intel wouldn't be where they are now.

Theres nothing wrong with being on top as long as they dont crush the market completly.

We all see what happens when Intel have next to near 100% market share and it it wasent for AMD we would still all be using Pentium 3s and the Core 2 Duo would be a blueprint.

Quote - rIaHc3 said @ #1.4

For me the crown should always be Intel's altho I say that AMD's processors killed Intel's last round. But I hope that Intel keeps killing AMD until they are simply dead or they are bought out by Intel.

Yeah that would be good then maybe in the next round we will all be limited to buying Quad Core processors. Only snag is they will cost about $400 and the "Next Round" will last about 3-5 years with maybe a 20% increase in performance during that whole period.

Before the talented engineers get busy AMD, their marketing people need to come up with a new name for their new processors. Intel did it when it realized the near complete failure of Pentium and started a new marketing campaign to re-establish their product image with the whole "Core" approach; Now the impression Athlon 64 and X2 leave people is their inability to keep up with Intel's new offerings. The battle of Athlon and Pentium is in the books. It's the new round, _____ vs Core.

What are you talking about rIaHc3, "the crown should go to Intel, Intel should buy AMD", don't you realise that by having another competitor benefits us the consumer.

What is it with fanboys not realising that competition drives prices down and accelerates innovation. I really doubt we would have dual core processors if it wasn't for AMD. AMD put pressure on Intel which had to catch up and did it so now AMD will do it.

Quote - swordfish said @ #6
Intel will take the spot light for a while. Then AMD, then Intel.

Cheaper for us for sure though :).

A duo-poly is as bad for prices as a monopoly ... where exactly have we seen some nice prices?

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