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2/20/2012 11:12 PM EST
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any1
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any1   4/23/2012 1:35:14 PM
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Intel is doing well with x86 today, but I still believe that as ARM eventually pushes into laptops and even servers due to its superior power/performance architecture it will put ever more pressure on X86. Intel must plan for the day when X86 becomes more of a legacy technology than a driver of future growth.

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mike655mm   2/24/2012 9:46:44 PM
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Hardly. Even without AMD, Intel would be driven to ride Moore's Law by continuous shrinking of transistors and die sizes. Along with that comes lower power, higher performance, more integration, lower costs. To take the '386 example, if the industry had stopped at the '386, there would never be a motivation to buy new PCs and the market would be a lot smaller. The bottom line is Intel makes more money by driving costs down to lower ASPs so that they can sell a lot more CPUs. There's a lot more money to be made selling tons of PCs at $500 each than selling $10,000 PCs to just a few people.

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Sanborn84   2/21/2012 9:27:27 PM
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Winner.

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KB3001   2/21/2012 5:59:01 PM
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I am amazed Intel is still banking on technological advances to keep x86 going....

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Mxv   2/21/2012 3:39:32 PM
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Thanks to AMD for pushing Intel. Otherwise we'd still be using 386 processors.

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resistion   2/21/2012 4:25:50 AM
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Interesting comment about package inductance. TSVs must carry some signficant inductance.

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DrQuine   2/21/2012 3:55:02 AM
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A creative approach to develop a die that can be cut in different ways to yield different products. It also means that if there is a spot manufacturing defect, subsections can be salvaged as working product. It reminds me of the early days of calculators when I understand some low end calculators were made from high end chips with defective special functions (not supported on the low end product).

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LarryM99   2/21/2012 3:26:54 AM
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There are several technical triumphs here, but the real story to me is that Intel management has the discipline and the balls to invest in R&D when they already are the technology leader and in an (at best) uncertain economy. Kudos to Intel management and engineering. Larry M.

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