Thursday, July 14, 2005

Motives of Intel

In light of the recent antitrust lawsuit by AMD against Intel, one has to question the motives and practices of Intel. A recent BetaNews article describes how AMD is claiming that "Intel sabotaged the performance of its CPUs by crafting a routine for its compiler to build programs along un-optimized -- and perhaps even dangerous -- code paths for AMD processors." Also, a recent article on Tom's Hardware revealed that Intel processors consume about 13% more power than AMD processors, which equates to approximately $54 more per year in energy costs alone--for one computer!

1 comment:

  1. It looks as though Intel is trying to reduce the power requirements of its processors by borrowing from its mobile "M-class" chips. See this article.