Re: AMD Dethrowned. Intel Steps up.
Caught my eye:
"the 5000+ isn't a 939 chip, it's an AM2 chip, meaning that its model number implies the move to AM2 doesn't actually offer any performance benefit. AMD has been fairly silent on what to expect from AM2, but could it be that they aren't expecting to see any tangible performance benefit at all? If the move to DDR2-800 was going to result in some sort of a performance gain I'd expect the 5000+ to be a 2.4GHz/1MB chip just like the current 4800+, or for a 2.6GHz/512KB part to be a higher rated part.
Now clearly I'm still talking about an unannounced platform and an unannounced CPU, but assuming the specs on the 5000+ don't change it may very well be that AM2 does nothing for AMD. "
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