When you own 80% of the market, you better be a
little paranoid about antitrust. Intel has played this
game as well as anyone could. They have consistently
cut prices, contrary to normal monopoly pricing
practices. they have allowed amd and motorola to maintain
about 20% of the market. they haven't attacked the
embedded market, where they could make life miserable for
a lot of people with there low cost
You got to like a company that consistently gives you
25% price appreciation on your stock.
Try to look at the posts from October 1997, and
today. Notice the difference in the general demeanor of
the posts. More factual, less vituperative, and
reasoned discussion of the pros and cons. Anybody who
shows me the facts as to how AMD is going to ramp up
its production and deal with the high end workstation
Xeon products that Intel is now showcasing, including
multiple processor systems, is welcome to, and I'll
strongly consider dumping my INTC for AMD. But for now, I
need more than benchtests of the speed of the Athlons,
impressive as they may be. Good luck.
Profusion� Chipset for 8-Way Enterprise Servers
Also Shipping Today
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 23,
1999 - Intel Corporation today announced the latest
versions of its Pentium� III Xeon� processor family for
server and workstation platforms. These additions to the
Pentium III Xeon processor family provide the headroom
and scalability necessary to keep up with the
increasing performance demands and workload of today's
growing Internet economy.
The three new 550 MHz
processors incorporate 512 KB, 1 MB and 2 MB of Level 2 (L2)
cache which support four-way and greater server and
Intel also announced that
it is shipping its Profusion�* chipset, enabling
eight-way Pentium III Xeon processor based servers. These
highly available eight-way Intel based platforms provide
(IT) departments with the ability to consolidate their
application infrastructure and provide the headroom necessary
to better manage a growing and unpredictable
In addition, Profusion
offers performance comparable with proprietary
RISC-based platforms at substantially lower price points.
More than twenty OEMs are expected to announce systems
based on the technology in the coming weeks. Several
OEMs have already demonstrated industry-leading
performance and price/performance results on top enterprise
application benchmarks, showing at least 1.6 times the
scalability of existing 4-way Intel-based platforms.
In 1,000-unit quantities, the Pentium III Xeon
processor 550 MHz with 512 KB L2 cache costs $931, with 1
MB L2 cache costs $1,980, and with 2 MB L2 cache
If INTC announces anything, it will be that their profit will exceed expectations, not that they will be short!!!! Get with the program--simply amazing how little people understand INTC's business.
be like me selling books for free and claiming
that I am taking market share from Barnes and Noble. I
may be taking market share, but I am making no money,
just losing tons of money! By the way, I am almost
convinced that INTC helps out AMD so they are not accused
of being a monopoly!
ta_kman telling it
exactly like it is!!!