Originally posted by: Idontcare
Originally posted by: Foxery
The emphasis is mine. Is Intel antagonizing AMD over the TLB Bug, or am I severely missing something about AMD's "reliability?" And the remark about corporate solutions seems completely off-base. Opteron servers are fantastic.
As if this weren't bad enough already, our inefficient legal system has set a court date 11 months from now (nevermind the length of actual proceedings) when AMD claims to be dying. (An exaggeration by the legal team, but still...)
I believe the "reliability" to which they are referring is not one of the CPU's functionality (bugs, etc) but more to the company's productization management not being consistent (i.e. unreliable) in their approach to the various market segments and supply channels therein.
Consider the business quarter in which AMD finally got DELL to sign up...and AMD proceeded to shat all over their distribution channels for the next 90-120days.
That is an unreliable management team making decisions in an erratic and inconsistent fashion...and if you are relying on AMD to be consistent with their supplies, roadmaps, and market segments (skt939, quadfather, etc) then you MUST take the performance record into consideration...and at this time calling AMD's productization group "unreliable" is more flattering than how I would phrase it.