The Lifer: Will 2011’s Macs Have AMD Inside?

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innertron

In a former life I was involved with AMD v Intel in law firms in Austin and San Jose. AMD beat intel because ... the graphics cards and CPU graphics were much better than Intel's. @insano70 is close to the truth when he says "Maybe I am not smart enough to understand " but clearly, he is clueless when he says "Intel has a single competitor - Intel" Intel fears AMD's Intellectual Property and it knows it cannot compete with AMD's graphics ability.

Dr. Lewis: Computer Science UCCS.

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molotovmouse

I certainly hope Apple doesn't go with AMD. All of the systems I've ever used including supposedly high-end servers that use the AMD chips suck.

It's really too bad that the Alpha chip is (virtually) dead. I'd really rather see the Mac on Alpha then on AMD.

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insano70

I am new to Macs and yet I know this is just flame bait. Intel has a single competitor - Intel. SB destroys Intel's only competition - Intel. Why would Intel look to increase costs for lower performance? That doesn't make sense to me. Maybe I am not smart enough to understand but how many AMD superfans peruse this site.

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thatcomputerguy

interesting choice of name for the processor "ontario". makes me think they are possibly designing for the next blackberry playbook. (RIM is waterloo ontario based)

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