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AMD Pokes at Intel With Valentine's Day Gifts

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 85 comments

That Sandy B. is a heartbreaker.

Tech companies often send swag to journalists as part of their promotional efforts. Apparently AMD has been sending out some special items for Valentine's Day that poke at Intel's troubles with Sandy Bridge.

We didn't receive any of these items from AMD, but Cnet did and thankfully they blogged about them.

AMD sent an "I (heart) APU" ceramic mug that read:

Dear Dan,

I heard that Sandy B. broke your heart and wanted to let you know that I'm here for you. Oh, and I have a cousin from Llano, Texas I'd like to introduce you to soon--I think you two will really hit it off!

XOXO,

AMD Fusion APU

AMD also sent a box of chocolates. They weren't exactly shaped like processors, which would have been cool, but it's still nice to get gifts for Valentine's Day.

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    someguynamedmatt , February 15, 2011 9:02 PM
    Lol... gotta love AMD...
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    fshaharyar , February 15, 2011 9:09 PM
    gotta love the PR who did that
    now that is amazing marketing without attacking someone.

    niiiice.
  • 11 Hide
    reprotected , February 15, 2011 9:02 PM
    Wheres the Bulldozer?
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  • 15 Hide
    someguynamedmatt , February 15, 2011 9:02 PM
    Lol... gotta love AMD...
  • 11 Hide
    reprotected , February 15, 2011 9:02 PM
    Wheres the Bulldozer?
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    Anonymous , February 15, 2011 9:04 PM
    AWESOME!!!
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    lradunovic77 , February 15, 2011 9:07 PM
    AMD -> They better work on their crappy products, cause their 6 core is slower than Intel 4 core. I think Intel is having laugh at them.
  • 12 Hide
    fshaharyar , February 15, 2011 9:09 PM
    gotta love the PR who did that
    now that is amazing marketing without attacking someone.

    niiiice.
  • 6 Hide
    megamanx00 , February 15, 2011 9:10 PM
    That's pretty cool. Really though I think journalists would rather have gotten a Bulldozer sample :o 
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    Reynod , February 15, 2011 9:11 PM
    I want one of those coffee cups !!

    lol
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    eklipz330 , February 15, 2011 9:17 PM
    i think i find it funny, cause intel is still laughing all the way to the bank

    AMD can send as many gag gifts as they want, but if they don't get their act together, their gonna lose their desktop consumers.
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    kingssman , February 15, 2011 9:17 PM
    Chocolate CPU's mmmmm
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    tripplenipple1224 , February 15, 2011 9:29 PM
    Good taste AMD, good taste. Guess AMD had no other valentines? boo-ya
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    rohitbaran , February 15, 2011 9:31 PM
    Nice! But I would like to see their Bulldozer CPUs to have some real power compared to Intel CPUs.
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    geekapproved , February 15, 2011 9:33 PM
    Intel is laughing all the way to the bank? LOL

    They just paid AMD 1.5billion and now they just made a boo boo with Sandy Bridge that's gonna cost at least another 1billion.

    Now AMD is selling 50% more product due to Intel's screwup.

    So who's laughing all the way to the bank?
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    Travis Beane , February 15, 2011 9:46 PM
    Now that's just cute. :) 
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    saaiello , February 15, 2011 9:55 PM
    GeekApprovedIntel is laughing all the way to the bank? LOLThey just paid AMD 1.5billion and now they just made a boo boo with Sandy Bridge that's gonna cost at least another 1billion.Now AMD is selling 50% more product due to Intel's screwup.So who's laughing all the way to the bank?

    I think if you look at stock prices you will see Intel is still laughing all the way to the bank.
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    Anomalyx , February 15, 2011 10:00 PM
    lradunovic77AMD -> They better work on their crappy products, cause their 6 core is slower than Intel 4 core. I think Intel is having laugh at them.

    Prediction 1: the AMD in question is a slightly slower per-core clock speed than the Intel, and the test was single-threaded.
    Prediction 2: the AMD was a heck of a lot cheaper than the Intel
    Prediction 3: Intel will continue to NOT sell GOOD processors for CHEAP, and I will continue to buy AMD as a result
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    falchard , February 15, 2011 10:25 PM
    I agree, they should celebrate the release of Bulldozer by sending Intel a Bulldozer.
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    qhoa1385 , February 15, 2011 10:48 PM
    AMD is now officially cooler than Intel!
    LOL
    ...

    I mean they has always been cooler than Intel ;) 
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    professorprofessorson , February 15, 2011 11:02 PM
    Haha I love the good humor AMD has, and its sad as hell to see Intel fanboys get all pissy on here over it. Lighten up guys. Its just a simple joke in good taste, and seeing you all angrily rant about how much AMD sucks and Intel rocks just makes you look rabid and retarded.
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    Bigmac80 , February 15, 2011 11:10 PM
    I realize it says 2.2ghz on the chocolate lol...
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    Computerrock1 , February 15, 2011 11:30 PM
    Yes, that's absolutely awesome!
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