Abu Dhabi, the Middle Eastern country that created the investment vehicle that bought the foundry business from AMD, is likely a bigger deal to the future of the chip maker than the forthcoming "Abu Dhabi" Opteron processors, especially if you look at those CPUs' clock speeds. Not that AMD made any promises of big clock-speed …
AMD changing direction quickly
I believe from what I am hearing that AMD will once again be a serious palyer in the server segment and their initial low end server efforts are a natural while they get things back on track for power users. Yes they do need to make some significant architectural changes to optimize both their desktop and server products for the specific market segments and I believe that is precisely what is in the works currently. AMD will most definitely provide good competition which benefits everyone.
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