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Old October 7, 2008, 07:12 AM
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Unfortunately the AM2 platform has mostly been one disaster after another which has seen many AMD fanboys (myself included) jump ship.

It all started with the attempt to force migration from S939 to the AM2 platform with no real performance gains. Dropping S939 processor production was (IMO) as popular as Coke's attempt at switching to "New Coke" without the ability to switch back to recover from the backlash.

Add to that very poor performance when compared to Intel chips, hardware bugs in their chips discovered after release which resulted in yet another performance hit, major issues with backwards/forwards compatability with AM2+ boards, and Intel's agressive pricing you've got what is pretty well a no win situation for AMD.

It's not all doom and gloom though.... switching to a new platform will allow AMD to start fresh, and will hopefully allow them to start competing against Intel's new platform.
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