Geez - thought AMD's Q1 report wasn't out until next Tuesday. Anyway, looks like AMD had a fair quarter, not a blow-out like Intel's, but they didn't lose any money. Also seems like half their net income was due to an increase in their GloFlo interest.
With Seifert admitting their server marketshare sitting at 6.6%, they really need to bring Interlagos forward if at all possible..
AMD is slow off the mark and I have doubts it would beat the Sandybridge CPUs. They've been rather quiet about the performance, which makes me wonder if it's going to be another Phenom. We will wait and see I guess...
The problem in general with AMD CPUs is that whilst you can get a good overclock on the Phenom 2, AMD CPUs generally feel very high strain unlike Intel CPUs at higher overclocks. You're always putting your AMD CPU at a high risk of failure when overclocking. It's not worth taking the cheap route and then paying for Intel Later.
so AMD is at a higher risk than intel CPU's? i guess if you throw enough sh-t, something is bound to stick. AMD's 45nm SOI process is far stronger than intel's 32nm. there are lots of examples of the high end 32nm cpu's failing if not careful with the voltage. users can pump tons of voltage through their Phenom II overclocks with a much lower risk of failure.