Nevertheless, I still visit that site for some jokes (believe me, they are! :)), and once a while Scientia's blog too which is getting less commenter now. Some of the jokes there are just too outstanding and thus I decide to keep them here. Below is the first one, and there will be more to come when i have time to dig out some of their older thread or find some new one. Enjoy! :)
by abinstein on Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:00 am
Maybe I'm just naive but I don't think nVidia's problem is AMD's gain. AMD's #1 enemy is Intel, which anyone with a clear mind knows that it plays leaps and bounds dirtier than nVidia or any company on earth. If nVidia becomes weaker, it will bow lower to Intel's monopoly force, which in the end hurts AMD and the whole industry.
X86 is an instruction that should've been gone long ago but got life-supported by Intel's monopoly tactics. Now Intel's trying to put x86 into graphics? Please guys, if not for x86, with the same engineering effort the industry has put into PC, we could've been running 4-5GHz Power6-like CPUs on our desktops! Lets still hope nVidia and its GPGPU gets enough momentum to stop Larrabee.
by abinstein on Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:06 am
Woofermazing wrote:My memory is pretty vague, but wasn't Intel planning on having Itanium filter down to the desktop, and then AMD foiled that with the Athlon 64?
I believe AMD supported x86 for a good reason: they got a very good implementation (at that time) of the ISA, K7, which runs faster and scales better than any other implementation including Intel's P6 at that time. With any other instruction set (Power, MISP, EPIC, ...) AMD would've been non-competitive at all.