[Cialug] Apple and Intel

Bryan Baker ka_klick at mac.com
Wed Jun 8 10:03:20 CDT 2005

I think the deal clincher was Intel's mobile roadmap. Right now the 
biggest hew and cry from the Mac community is for faster longer lived 
notebooks (of course everybody wanted a G5 notebook, but IBM wasn't 
moving in a mobile direction) I also believe that's at least part of 
why they're starting at the low end. I don't see AMD (at least visibly) 
moving toward the Performance/Watt ratios that Jobs pointed out in his 

On Jun 8, 2005, at 9:26 AM, Nathan C. Smith wrote:
> 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.
> -Nate
> -----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
> realistic prospect either. 
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