In an earlier post, I described intel as a puppy
making doo doos. The fact of the matter is, it used to
be one of the best hunting dogs around, but time has
caught up with it. Blind, unable to control bowel
movements, arthritic, and crippled. The most humane thing to
do......well, I'll leave that up to you longs. It's really too
bad, sad even.
" you just bought pcs with 66 Mhz ". Almost
missed this one.
Hey, Chill out, are you still
mad when I caught you lying on the board the other
day. You said AMD will have a 1 GigaHertz CPU by June
1999 and even quoted a link to prove your bogus claim.
But the funny thing is that you posted the link
without even reading the details in the article. I did
and it mentioned that AMD may have a 1 Giga Hertz in
year 2000, not June 1999. You liar!
I know the bus is a 66 Mhz, what do you think? What
do you expect? If you take the Celeron to 100 Mhz,
it is almost identical to a PII. You don't expect
Intel to lower the better performance PII chip to the
level of K6-II. Don't you? Life is tough and it will be
much easier for you to admit that you lied and
I also expect the dollar to adjust so we can pay
off our trade imbalance (deficit) someday with
cheaper dollars. Also, we'll need it to adjust downwards
so we can sell some product.
Our people are
highly paid compared to most of the world. We are at a
competitive disadvantage in terms of what people are willing
to put up with.
For example, I quit my
6-figure high tech job because speculating in the stock
market is equally profitable. Great for me, but that
doesn't sound like the healthiest of economic conditions.
Overseas with proper training (which would take years),
people would do that same work for 1/10th the
How can the government disallow speculators from
destroying the economies of other nations? I listened in on
a CNN economic meeting where capitalism was
discussed by heads of state and economic leaders. Part of
the problem is they've got to know when not to accept
monies that are vital to their infrastructure building
without certain conditions about its
Good to talk to you, Big_Juicy_Italian_Sausage! These
are really the more important issues underlying the
day to day charts we all are following.
You said "Buy AMD PC OK" ?
My friend and I
went to look for PCs at Office Depot Sunday and to my
astonishment find out some details as follows:
K6-II 350 Mhz, 64MB SDRAM, 4.0 Meg HD, 32x CD ROM, 56K
modem, 4MB Video RAM and 15 inch monitor for
HP 6460 Celeron 400 MHz, 96MB SDRAM, 9.6 Meg HD, 32x
CD ROM, 56K Modem, 8MB Video RAM and 15 inch monitor
With a faster 400 MHz Celeron,
larger DRAM (extra 32 MB), bigger Hard Drive (extra 5.4
MByte), faster video card (8MB instead of 4), I think the
HP computer with 400 Mhz Celeron is a better buy
than the compaq with 350 Mhz K6-II. We ended up buying
two HP computers so we can play the Ultima online
game. I think the competition has really cut into
compaq's bottom line and I believe INtel will regain the
market share in the sub-1000 PC markets in February.
The PC makers are writing the BIOS so that the
chip ID does not work...the first shipment of Compaq
PC's has the original planned BIOS...hmmm...here's one
with 96 MB RAM, 12 GB HD, 32x CD-ROM, 8 MB video, and
a 17 moniter with JBL speakers...for $1999.99 ...
While the PIII looks like a lukewarm improvement
at a benchmark, ALMOST NOTHING
supports the new PIII instructions. That means the same or
less speed than an equivalent PII.
on the other hand has over 14 million chips on the
market. Support for 3Dnow is everywhere, including win98,
directX6, and virtually all games since Q2 of last
Further AMD 3Dnow has some neat other tricks up its
sleave. Instead of relying solely on programmers support
like PIII, AMD does things like hard wire division
functions as inverse multiplications!
division takes a lot longer for a cpu to do than
multiplication. So AMD hardwired all divisions to automatically
be an inverse multiply instead. So dividing
something by 5 actually becomes multiplying by 1/5.. this
helps for bigtime speed! Also its automatic so ALL
software written whenever can use it.
have this. The new PIII instructions are supported by
almost nothing, and that means programs written before
today and a lot being written even today dont have
support for the new PIII instructions. Therefore there is
no speed boost :(
AS FOR MY CRITICS: I have
been posting alot on this board as of late. I admit I
am not a stock expert, but I do know enough to have
made quite a bit of money in the last couple years. I
also know hardware inside and out. I am getting some
good logical critisism, but some of the reply's I am
getting are also flaming babble, with no logic or
cohesiveness. I welcome intelligent critics! But the idiots
should just keep their mouth shut and learn something.
Fact: Intel can ship the chip either
You can be sure Intel has considered all relevant
issues to decide which way to ship that'll maximize
Don't forget about 90% of Intel's
chip revenue comes from big corporate sales. The PSN
feature was designed with substantial input and review by
IT managers. I think Intel is also convinced that
home PC users will also love the feature when they
know the facts.
From what I have been able to glean from the tiny
bit of real info in all the discussion of the ID, it
is stored in a set of fuses that must be blown on
the die, probably at wafer sort using bond pads that
don't get connected in the packaged part.
intel has any sense they will follow your suggestion
and sell both ID and non ID P-IIIs. All it would cost
them is a few lines of code in the wafer sort test
program to blow all the fuses or none on some of their
wafers. They could be ready in the time it takes to ship,
package and final test parts from wafers that are already
made. This may be less than a week, I'll bet it is two
weeks at the outside.
Then they are heros for
giving all their customers what they want. They may be
doing this already and just be waiting to see if the
current controversy fades away.
when I was out today, people were asking for
Intel Pentium III's, not other product or company. You
are right, we do have the better product and we live
in a "keep up with the jones's society" so people
will always want the newest, the quickest and the
best. And Intel has the newest, the quickest and the