"AMD will only keep tabs on the ULCPC market for now"

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Contrary to previous reports, AMD will not be manufacturing a chip to compete against Intel's low-cost, low-power Atom CPU. Not yet anyways. Marketing Chief Nigel Dessau gave word that too small to be able to focus on putting out such a chip, though they will continue to monitor the market for possible future products.
"We are not saying it's not an important segment and we're not saying it's not a growing segment," Dessau said. "What we are saying is that we are a smaller company and we have to focus on what we do well at this point. We are watching that segment rather than playing in it, but as it matures we'll see where it goes. At this moment, we are going to focus on what we do best."
AMD already has quite a bit on its plate, with their recently announced Puma notebook platform, future 45nm CPUs, and server platform products. Despite the growing popularity of the ULCPC platform, this is probably the right move for AMD, especially since Intel's Atom has already claimed quite a bit of the playing field.
Will this decision allow AMD to focus on its other products and pull something off to snatch market share from Intel? Or will they end up regretting not jumping while they still possibly could?
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21-07-2008, 17:35:14

Cooler Master Real Power Pro is a very well build/performing PSU. ;)

21-07-2008, 17:42:33

i've just acquired a Dark Power Pro from bungral:worship: should have my rig up and running for the first time in weeks in a couple of days. no more crappy P4 for me!!!:D

21-07-2008, 17:44:04


Sounds like not much has changed then :(

Put it this way...if you can buy it at PC World, it's probably not worth buying.

damnit, i liked the look of the 4870:p

21-07-2008, 18:16:03


Put it this way...if you can buy it at PC World, it's probably not worth buying.

Too damn true!

21-07-2008, 18:42:05

For the record, I have a Jeantech 600 Arctic modular in my system right now. Granted, it's no quieter than my 8800 fan but I've had no power related issues with it in the 3 months I've had it so far.

Plus the Jeantech 450w non modular psu in my 2500+ Barton pc is fine after 4years.

Of course, now I've typed this, I guess I'll have to go and hold my Bokken. *

* for those stiffling a laugh, it's made of wood (usually Oak) and you hold it with a firm but measured grip like most good weapons. #

# still not laughing? One nun says to another 'Where's the soap' and the other nun says 'yes it does, doesn't it.' :D

21-07-2008, 19:07:24

Radio 1 joke :p

22-07-2008, 03:46:59

Toxteth O'Grady
Nah - not even Radio 1's been around long enough for that one!



08-08-2008, 21:51:36

I was told that joke when I was 12 and only copped it when I was 18....Im 36 now :-) .

08-08-2008, 22:04:42

OK back to the subject.

i had three jeantech PSU in the past. All blown up and I didn't even do anything for them to get blown up. Scared the living days outta me. :o :mad: :p

I definitely got my money back. Me knows the manager thats why or else they would've told me to shove them three PSU up my *royal marine*

09-08-2008, 08:03:52

Last year I bought the 700 watt version from PC World (shame on me :nono:) and within a few months the fan would stop working and then the PSU would overheat.....:micro:

Be afraid, Be very afraid! :nopitty;

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