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Opteron: Spiderman's New Archrival?

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April 26, 2002 7:51:07 AM

Is it just me or did AMD recently hire Marvel comics for their marketing team?

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April 26, 2002 8:29:31 AM

I think that was Compaq for the Alpha "Marvel" series procs.

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April 26, 2002 11:59:43 AM

No Matrox had Marvel too!

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April 26, 2002 1:24:10 PM

I remember people being cranky about the name Athlon. I bet everyone will get use to Opteron too.

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April 26, 2002 1:27:16 PM

True, I think people would get used to it even if it carried my beautiful name.

Man_Man 1800XP, I like the sound of that!

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April 26, 2002 2:16:51 PM

Not to sure about you there, slick...but as for the name, as long as I can call it my "baby"...the official name doesn't matter to me (though I probably wouldn't like something the "PrettyPinkProcessor"...something along that line may make me look for other avenues). If ya don't like the processor name...ya can always name the machine she's in something to your liking.

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April 26, 2002 3:22:56 PM

I think the name is pretty cool, almost sounds like a transformer! I bet some cool case mods will come from this name. Opteron even makes sense too, for instance Duron was basically "Dur" (Durable or lasting) and "on" (Unit)
So Operon sounds like Optimal Unit (32 bit and 64 capable). Those AMD marketing guys get paid good money to name these things too! Damn I need that job. :smile:

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April 26, 2002 5:58:55 PM

I still think Opteron reminds me of both Optics and Options. We know it isn't an optical chip. (Hmm ... sudden flashbacks about Coppermine...) And the options part is debatable. On one hand you have 32-bit and 64-bit. That's a cool choice of options. On the other hand, you're forced into DDR SDRAM. That's not much of an option if you ask me, what with QDR/DDR II on the near horizon and all.

I still prefer Chimera (the mythical beasty) over Opteron.

Although Pretty Pink Processor has a nice ring to it. It kind of reminds me of Particle Projection Cannon, but without the nasty connotations of being torn into basic atomic basics when you're bombarded with a beam of sub-atomic particles travelling at light (or near light) speed.

Could you really get mad at something named Pretty Pink Processor? That would be like getting mad at My Little Pony or Strawberry Shortcake. As much as you might want to, only the truely sick can actually get mad at them.

As opposed to Barney, which makes everyone sick.

Go fig.

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April 26, 2002 6:01:27 PM

... I suppose you could also name it OffOrOn.

Well, which is it? Off or on?

Either, it's binary!

Okay, I'll shut up now.

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April 26, 2002 10:41:05 PM

lol

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April 26, 2002 11:40:26 PM

"The computer industry is binary, you are either a 1 or a 0, alive or dead"
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