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Articles by Kristen Kenedy
posted in July 2006
AMD's upcoming 4x4 desktop--two dual-core Athlon 64 FX processors on a motherboard tuned for gaming--will start at less than $1,000.
Pat Moorhead, AMD vice president of global marketing, offered a "definitive no" when asked if the chipmaker would be developing its own line of motherboards as a result of the ATI acquisition.
A day after Intel said it'll pack four CPUs onto a processor by year's end, AMD executives said AMD will demonstrate its own quad-core chip in the next six months and launch it in mid-2007.
The processor and its socket will be positioned as upgradable to quad-core when available in the first half of next year.
The new Itanium 2s are expected to perform better and be priced at about two-thirds the cost of the older Itanium architecture.
The company has to lay off 1,000 managers because it has too many management layers, leading to slow and inefficient decision making, according to a memo from company president and CEO Paul Otellini to employees.
Sun Microsystems is unveiling on Tuesday three x64 servers designed to take its lineup beyond the two-socket rackmount fare that makes up the bulk of the market.