AMD releases “me too” dual core mobile CPUs

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.