Archive for May 23rd, 2006

AMD releases “me too” dual core mobile CPUs

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
Turon X2

AMD released their Turlon X2 CPUs, and their spin on this catch-up offering was that they are the “first to market” with a 64-bit mobile CPU.

Ya, like we can really cram in more than 4 GB of RAM on a laptop.

Core 2 Duo

Intel seems to be the one coming out with signifigantly upgraded products this year.
To be fair, they are really playing catch-up with AMD.
However, in many instances, they are playing catch-up-and-pass.

Meanwhile it seems like AMD is treading water.
The whole AM2 chipset thing doesn’t seem to be getting any markket buzz at all.
I give kudos to AMD for a relatively stable chipset history though.
Intel’s chipsets have required motherboard upgrades a lot more frequently over the last 3 years or so.

At this point, AMD is still the power CPU de jour, but for anything else, the Core Duo brand is taking it all.

And with the Core 2 Duo
around the corner, it doesn’t look like that will change any time soon.