Today's downgrades cause me to question the analysts more than ever! Sandy is out, along with some reviews, and the performance is nothing short of incredible! I don't think the analysts know the difference between a watt meter and a water meter--I suspect they just don't grasp the implications of the technology here. Intel looks like a steal to me. Do your own research because the market is acting irrational on this one folks!
Kev, One other point. A lot of the posts on these boards are just the posters opinions. Check this and my, Math doesn't add up thread for comments of reviewers. They are blown away--they just haven't ever seen anything like this before. Nothing close to it in performance and socket power.
Kev, It is pointless to discuss the two; we will have to wait until the Llano chips come out later this year. AMD may have them running in a hotel room this week, though, like they did with Zacate, but we will have to wait until a third party looks at them. Remember though, that gamers will still need GPUs with Llano and Sandy. Neither is a great gaming chip by itself. Sandy's performance is incredible, its performance in laptops appears revolutionary--nothing like it has every been seen. It outperforms the Phenom 920 quad core by 300-400% on many benchmarks, all while delivering 50% better battery life. WS just hasn't figured it out yet.
Keep drinking the Kool-Aid. The days of a faster, more verstaile CPU is out. This is the smart phone app revolution. Intel fell asleep at the wheel thinking that all it had to do was to beat AMD at its game. OK so you are way ahead of them and you got control of the CPU market. At the same time the Intel leadership totally got blindsided.
Tony, you have no clue what you are talking about. Intel is the one that has pulled a number of fast ones here--just wait and keep reading, and I would buy the stock immediately. This is huge, and it will turn around very soon.