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Intel Reports Best. First. Quarter. Ever.

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Intel's financials looking lots better as customers ease off the Intel Atom netbook frenzy and go back to bigger chips.

Intel, with its new Nehalem-based CPUs hitting the big time since early this year, has been enjoying success. In fact, the company this week announced that it's had its best financial quarter ever.

Intel Corporation today reported first-quarter revenue of $10.3 billion. The company reported operating income of $3.4 billion, net income of $2.4 billion and EPS of 43 cents.

"The investments we’re making in leading edge technology are delivering the most compelling product line-up in our history," said Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO. "These leadership products combined with growing worldwide demand and continued outstanding execution resulted in Intel's best first quarter ever. Looking forward, we're optimistic about our business as Intel products are designed into a variety of new and exciting segments."

Other news from IDF in Beijing:

·      Intel Announces New Atom SoC ''Tunnel Creek''

·      Intel Teases Better, Faster Dual-core Atom CPU

·      Intel Sampling Nehalem-successor "Sandy Bridge"

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    ben850 , April 15, 2010 1:17 AM
    Grats to them i suppose.. all my money is still going to AMD though :) 
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    shadow187 , April 15, 2010 1:54 AM
    This is horrible. Even though I don't want to admit it, AMD is indeed slacking in their processing. Their main focus is budget, and while that's nice, Intel kills them in applications. Maybe if AMD focused on gaming and increased their processors 25% in that respect, then it'd be justifiable.
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    aspireonelover , April 15, 2010 2:18 AM
    micky_lundhahau gotta admit their lga1156 socket quads are too bad perf for money, tho the x4 620 owns in price (not performance)

    sir... you have no idea what you're talking about
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    Keiki646 , April 15, 2010 1:16 AM
    wow, time for me to look in the stocks and investments
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    ben850 , April 15, 2010 1:17 AM
    Grats to them i suppose.. all my money is still going to AMD though :) 
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    Shadow703793 , April 15, 2010 1:25 AM
    Damn.... quite impressive considering we're just getting out of the bad economic times....
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    shadow187 , April 15, 2010 1:54 AM
    This is horrible. Even though I don't want to admit it, AMD is indeed slacking in their processing. Their main focus is budget, and while that's nice, Intel kills them in applications. Maybe if AMD focused on gaming and increased their processors 25% in that respect, then it'd be justifiable.
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    aspireonelover , April 15, 2010 2:18 AM
    micky_lundhahau gotta admit their lga1156 socket quads are too bad perf for money, tho the x4 620 owns in price (not performance)

    sir... you have no idea what you're talking about
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    andy5174 , April 15, 2010 2:20 AM
    I am not surprised at all, because LGA1156 platform is a great success.
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    yannifb , April 15, 2010 2:36 AM
    I guess thats good for their stocks, they'll probably go up 50 cents or 80 cents. However im sticking with my AMD stocks, which i bought at about 4 dollars a share. AMD is at 9.89 now :D 
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    m-manla , April 15, 2010 3:16 AM
    I need to look at Intels stock. Man.
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    matt87_50 , April 15, 2010 3:30 AM
    fair enough, words can't describe how much more awesome my new x58,920 combo is than anything else I've ever used. (some of it may be down to win7 too). wayyy better than my old nf4 ultra, Athlon64 x2 I had before. and while I wouldn't encourage any anticompetitive behaviour from intel with regards to chipsets, I must say, I think it's all down to the new intel chipset, everyday tasks and desktop work is just a breeze now, really feels like limitless power. and then there is their awesome looking low power Atom platform.

    and I disagree that amd is dropping the ball. they had financial troubles, and sure, their processors haven't been as exciting, but lets not forget they have also been struggling with getting ATI properly under its wing, and with the 5 series Radeons, they really seem to be pushing ahead now on the graphics front. I am still VERY interested to see what a big high performance CPU AND GPU company can do as they begin to reach their full stride.
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    megamanx00 , April 15, 2010 3:49 AM
    I sense an nVidia comic coming from this.
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    tourist , April 15, 2010 4:23 AM
    This does not surprise me as many people I know have been requesting i series quotes, 7,5,3 does not seem to matter, perception is that anything
    Intel I series is cutting edge. This is where Intel has done a fantastic job and moved around any amd comparison. Perception, however far from the truth it may be is king with the consumer
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    DjEaZy , April 15, 2010 5:45 AM
    ... they could earn more... but the lawsuits, larrabee's flop and other sins in the past haz made a big cut of the profits... and the nVidia lawsuit underway... in this economic environment i like AMD more... the s.AM2/+/3 MoBo ecosystem is upgradefriendly... but intel's is a mess now... it's like AMD's soc.A; s.754 and s.939... intel haz now s.1136; s.775 and s.1366... ok... intel haz the performance crown...
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    2ms , April 15, 2010 5:52 AM
    The more Intel shuts AMD out the more we have to pay for processors. Remember just a couple years ago when processors cost $90 and doubled in speed every 1.5 years? Even though AMD is still around we're already back to paying several times that (just like back in the pre-Athlon days).
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    cinergy , April 15, 2010 6:06 AM
    People should start buying more AMD. AMD is the one in need of profits. Their entry level CPUs are just as good as Intel's.
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    anamaniac , April 15, 2010 6:31 AM
    Keep up the good work. Hopefully that money is well spent.

    megamanx00I sense an nVidia comic coming from this.

    Tom's should post these every time nVidia posts a new one on intelsinsides.com. I always find them entertaining.
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    martel80 , April 15, 2010 6:59 AM
    shadow187Maybe if AMD focused on gaming and increased their processors 25% in that respect, then it'd be justifiable.
    Last time I checked, it made little difference whether you had Intel or AMD chip in games. Moreover, AMD chips seemed to offer you the same gaming performance for considerably less money.
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    drowned , April 15, 2010 9:36 AM
    Not surprised since AMD has practically rolled over and died in the enthusiast segment. The 965 has to run 6-800 mhz faster than an i5/i7 just to compete in the benchmarks; says it all.
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