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Old 02-21-2011, 01:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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While Intel is still the king of CPUs, chief competitor AMD can’t ignore an opportunity to take advantage of a misstep by its rival. With Intel still smarting from the chipset flaw that is marring the rollout of its new Sandy Bridge processors, AMD announced a new marketing campaign that takes a swipe with its tagline.

The campaign’s title is “Ready. Willing. And Stable,” which doesn’t take a chip engineer to figure out the reference, though the marketing is designed to appeal to enthusiasts who will actually know the recent history of Sandy Bridge’s launch. AMD will run ads on several DIY sites, linking to a page on AMD’s site (partially shown above) that touts the advantages of its Phenom II X6 processors over Intel’s latest. (Whether they’re valid claims will be left for the fanboys to argue over.)

AMD’s announcement follows its Valentine Day’s stunt, which entailed a package sent to tech writers like CNET’s Dan Ackerman that offered condolences (and chocolates) for the recent heartbreak that “Sandy B.” caused. Even though the Sandy Bridge flaw is a fairly minor one that most buyers wouldn’t even notice, any opening Intel could offer AMD would be foolish to pass up.

The big question, though: Are you any more likely to buy an AMD processor or AMD-based system now as a result of the Sandy Bridge debacle? Let us know in the Comments section.

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Default Re: AMD launches marketing campaign to capitalize on Intel's Sandy Bridge flaw

Hahaha this is so dumb. i7s still beat the X6 and Intel has already turned around on that flaw as of the 14th -.-
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Default Re: AMD launches marketing campaign to capitalize on Intel's Sandy Bridge flaw

I gave it a WTF as well...
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Default Re: AMD launches marketing campaign to capitalize on Intel's Sandy Bridge flaw

I don't think AMD should be calling anyone out on hardware flaws, Phenom I wasn't all that long ago.
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Phenom 2 is now........

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Man, talk about taking something too far? Lol if it was a big flaw then I could understand boxes of chocolates or whatever to the important tech people, but this time they've just made themselves look desperate IMO
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This mainly to appeal to the masses, not us enthusiasts. The average Joe only knows that Intel screwed up something about computers using Intel chips and nothing more. This will catch the eye of several I am sure, especially in the demographics that AMD is aiming for nowadays (blue collar, working class).
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