or $1.19 a share, up 18 percent from earnings of $1.7 billion, or 98 cents a
share, in the year-earlier quarter.
Sorry to burst your bubble. But
the K6-3 is not targeted at the retail segment. It is
targeted at the business/commercial segment as well as the
notebook segment. It handily outperforms the Pentium
II-450. If business customers want the fastest processor
on their desktop or in their notebook, they will buy
the K6-3/400. And the business/commercial segment is
the largest market segment. It is easily 2x larger
than the retail segment where AMD has dominated Intel.
Let's see what happens in the business segment when AMD
releases the K6-3 which outperforms anything on Intel's
roadmap for the high-end business
I consider our operation a small business. Gross
sales less than
5 million. We use K6-2 (3) more
than Pentium(1) and
Celeron 300A (1).
you think all their retail customers bought the K6-2
home use only?
and some small businesses are using the K6-2,
what's your point?
AMD has set out a great plan
of attack and they will use the K6-3 to capture a
good portion of the business segment while continuing
to use the K6-2 to keep their lead in the consumer
All the hand wringing of Intel
now is not going to change this because the OEMs
aren't playing along with Intel's game plan.
Where are these Celeron based PCs for the retail
segment? Compaq and IBM have abandoned Celerons. I'm
assuming that these two OEMs had a VERY GOOD REASON for
How can a consumer purchase a Celeron PC based upon
price and MHz if this particular PC can't be found????
If idiots choose Intel inside because it has a
cute logo, they get what they deserve. Fortunately,
there are a few (growing daily) who don't buy the hype,
who are interested in what they are buying. These are
the people AMD really wants as customers.
K6-2 will stay in retail
K6-3 will take away
the business segment revenue
K7 will capture
So, a K6-3/400 will be VERY appealing to the business
segment which understands a little more than just MHz.
I build my own systems, at far cheaper prices...
I can build any of the systems you show there for
about 75% (or less) of the prices you list. That way I
know exactly what the quality of the components that
are inside are. And I can tell you that the AMD
processors are cheaper than Intel for all except the 300Mhz.