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Nathan Brookwood



    Clearly this is a prerequisite for AMD to have any success in the entry-level server market, ... If you look at that particular segment, although Linux is gaining some momentum, the vast preponderance of servers are running with Windows.

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    When they did the Pentium M, they were under tight constraints on power. Now, desktop and server are facing similar kinds of constraints. It's not so much battery life as it is noise, just the physics of cooling a really hot, small chip.

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    AMD is clearly ahead on performance and per-watt power advantages, which more and more customers are sensitive to. And for the first half of this year at least, AMD's lead in these categories will accelerate.

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    CMOS allows high-density chips the size of a postage stamp to be cooled without exotic techniques. Without low-power CMOS technology, microprocessors would run so hot that they would literally melt.

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    Having a more intelligent quad-core, as opposed to the dual dual-core, translates to better power usage and, in theory, far better performance. The advantages are that you get a higher degree of sharing with caches and buses.

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    After the second half of the year, the race between them to consume less power will get a lot closer.

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