[Cialug] Apple and Intel

Nathan C. Smith smith at ipmvs.com
Wed Jun 8 09:26:21 CDT 2005

What's done is done, and we can all agree Intel is a safe decision, but
since it is all conjecture, armchair quarterbacking and wishful thinking at
this point anyway I'll say I believe Intel's days as a PC/server CPU market
leader are numbered.
And you can use a smallint to number them ;-)
As far as an AMD "road map" I think future quantum steps like hypertransport
and integrated memory controllers would give Apple room to crow about fast
computers in the future.


-----Original Message-----
From: Lee [mailto:leeh at csi-rics.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 8:41 AM
To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [Cialug] Apple and Intel

Nathan C. Smith wrote:

>Anyone else wish Apple had partnered with AMD instead of Intel? 
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Exactly what can AMD offer in terms of a better "road map" than Intel? I 
don't think it makes any sense for Apple to go with anyone short of the 
market leader. AMD puts out a great product but the share Apple provides 
would not keep them in business. So what happens if AMD's core business 
loses steam? Apple could find themselves in another scenario with a 
supplier who can't keep up in spec for spec or supply. Now for things I 
would have liked to see... Possibly Apple acquiring AMD. Though not a 
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