Intel to delay launch of three 45nm quad-core CPUs on poor AMD performance
we have already discussed this before when there was that errata story coming out of the French site. Intel has no need for 15 or 20 SKUs out at one time for desktop when the competition does not have but a handfull.
When you take into account that Intel has reversed its mobile strategy of allowing the laptops to be serviced early in the Penryn launch cycle instead of much later then Server and Desktop, it signals that Intel with its launch of a Penryn for Mobile next month is removing Desktop as a need and placing Centrino as a higher priority to make space between Intel's products and AMD.
This is a brilliant strategy and one I guess no one thought about here yet, if you want to force AMD into lowering prices once again in another sector of total market for their products, Santa Rosa Centrino with Penryn and Intel's new tri-radio core that features Wimax, WiFi, and TV tuner all on one chip for mobile is the way to do it.
The new Santa Rosa platform with its 800 MHz FSB is the same frequency as any of the original desktops that convincingly defeated AMD's K8 on desktop, so as far as performance goes for laptop the Penryn Centrino will be the closest mobile has ever come to replacing a high end desktop PC for gaming and or other high end tasks. I hate to say this for both Nvidia and ATI they most be drooling all over themselves in anticipation of what they can now create for Penryn Centrino for discrete mobile graphics.
As I mentioned a few months ago just as Microsoft's game Halo 3 features the Flood, Intel's 45 NM is the flood when it comes to AMD. Last time Intel's 65 NM products forced AMD into losing over $2 billion in one year, with 45 NM and AMD in such a weak position money and Technology wise, AMD will certainly find it extremely hard to compete with Intel going into 2008.