It seems of late Intel has stolen the spotlight well
away from AMD and with the performance results of not only the Core 2 Duo and
Quads based on the Penryn cores, but also the new Core i7, this has really put
AMD on the back foot. This however hasn’t stopped them from pushing forward and
while Phenom II isn’t all that we’d hoped for, it certainly does have its
place, namely in the low cost PC/HTPC and cheaper gaming station markets.
Boards are still coming out for the new AM3 based CPUs
and since they now support DDR2 and DDR3 on the same CPU, AMD hasn’t cut its
nose despite its face like they did with the transition from Socket 939 to AM2.
The older generation of AMD users are still being catered for this time around. @ TweakTown