AMD has been vigorously competing with Intel, and today Joshua Walrath over at Penstar Systems takes a look a AMDs current situation, and ponders how well they'll fare in the next 9 months. With their chips flying off the shelves, and their fab 36 line of CPUs expected to ship in early february, AMD looks to stay strong for months ahead.
"Instead of merely saying, "This is what the market needs" they are obviously looking around at what is selling, what price points are being hit, and how their products are compared to the competition. Parts that are no longer selling are phased out, and the channel is not left with a lot of excess inventory due to good sell-through. Intel is not in that position. Apparently Intel has a lot of excess inventory that is not being sold, and their production lines are underutilized."