In this session of the CES show, Intel and AMD have revealed some of the more far-reaching information. update rate of the chipsets Intel continue their 18-month, in the 2005 research and development as Smithfield dual-core desktop microprocessors designed Glenwood and Lakeport chipset, the chip set to support SATA II,Matrix RAID, and high speed system bus. this strategy of Intel dual-core processor, Will at the end of the second quarter of this year in the third quarter demonstrated. dual-core processor is designed for those who need to work in a multi-tasking or running multi-threaded applications and design.
Other hand AMD will be put on the market in a similar period, which means that you may see two products of the company at the same time. Intel are focused on the mobile computing and digital content, and the AMD are focused in the Alchemy of its latest chip.
For Socket 754 owners, however there is a very bad news, it’s AMD Athlon 754 3700+ microprocessors will discontinue the product, at the end of this year will see 754 chipset from the stage exit. They will be replaced with Socket 939 upgrade, in the middle of this year when AMD FX57 chipset will be put on the market that will support higher clock speeds. And this year, AMD may also launch its FX59. AMD still not breaking the 4GHz barrier plan, but it will be big breakthrough this year 3GHz.
Year Intel and AMD seems to have clock rates not much interest but more focus on architecture to increase. In this year’s CES show, AMD is still fantastic claim has been refuted MHz, and Intel’s attitude is also against the clock rate is the most powerful arguments.
From the standpoint of calorific value and energy consumption, Intel will focus more on the plans for the new BTX, BTX will consume less energy, so will result in lower calorific value, and the microprocessor system that provides a relatively cool environment. AMD for you do not need to care about Intel’s high-end microprocessors are now faced with the problem.
Intel plans to increase its efforts to promote its BTX plan, they will try to shake up the market in standard ATX standard, but their view was the need to take some time. Intel looks forward to 5 years for the construction to firmly seize the BTX standard Intel users. Although the plan is placed in here, but as for community acceptance of BTX standard also take some time.
AMD said they also will be as low as possible to reduce its chip prices this year, but they also point out that is always in the market behind Intel’s cause, is due to insufficient market promotion, but once AMD to expand its market promotion, AMD processors: low price sold also as before? I would like to raise prices was inevitable.
Unlike Intel,AMD have no plans to open other markets, such as mobile devices.
We hear Intel announced this year further enhance its Pentium m chipsets product will provide higher clock speeds on. Throughout 2005, AMD Mobile Athlon 64 solutions continue to provide more to consumers. But Intel and AMD not on their own mobile platform solution to disclose more details.
In General, we almost in the third quarter when the see into two dual-core microprocessor company products, dual-core microprocessor sales will be lower than the current Intel Pentium 4. Because of its dual-core structure, so its multi-tasking and multi-threaded application is better than single threaded application, we will see a huge performance boost.
All in all, the prospects for 2005 year AMD we are not be questioned, which is from the market since the Athlon 64 processor performance can be seen. Although Intel’s plan appears to be very promising, but we are more interested to see the chip giant spent 2004 in mediocre years will bring to market this year.
I personally have been using Intel, this time, unlike Intel,AMD have no plans to open other markets, such as mobile devices. But two competition to other motivation.
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