Thursday, February 21st 2008

Did ASUS Place an Enormous Sempron Order?

Things are definitely looking up for AMD, especially if this little rumor turns out to be true. ASUS just might have placed a very large order of AMD Sempron CPUs. If ASUS did, in fact, buy a bunch of Semprons, it would be a sign that ASUS is trying to get AMD some market recognition, and that AMD is going to get some revenue this fiscal quarter. These Semprons would most likely find themselves in EeePCs, especially considering ASUS announced plans to make more EeePCs.Source: Neowin.net
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25 Comments on Did ASUS Place an Enormous Sempron Order?

#1
FatForester
Wait, what's this 'AMD' you speak of?
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ShadowFold
by: FatForester
Wait, what's this 'AMD' you speak of?
Advanced Micro Devices, they make CPU's.
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#3
imperialreign
If anyone can sell some hardware, it's defi ASUS :toast:
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#4
Ravenas
I'm not down with the whole EeePC, but Asus makes some good notebooks.
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#5
ShadowFold
by: imperialreign
If anyone can sell some hardware, it's defi ASUS :toast:
Sure.. I would have bought there P35 board but so many people got crap with theirs, kinda pushed me away from it lol all there budget boards seem like total crap from newegg reviews its kinda sad :shadedshu
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#7
[I.R.A]_FBi
ASUS budget offerings are usually poor, at least from 2 of my mates experience, also thier rma ...
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#8
GJSNeptune
Did someone not tell Asus that Sempron chips are not AMD stock shares? :D

Many people claim Asus is going downhill as well. Market recognition, sure, but this is the first I heard of it, and Sempron chips? 'Eh. Buying the scaled-down chips isn't going to be that big of a boost.
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#9
erocker
by: Ravenas
I'm not down with the whole EeePC, but Asus makes some good notebooks.
I just picked up the base model used.:o It's pretty darn handy. I got it two weeks ago, my mother borrowed it three days after I got it and I haven't seen it since. I think I'm going to let her keep it and get a nice black one for myself.
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ChillyMyst
by: GJSNeptune
Did someone not tell Asus that Sempron chips are not AMD stock shares? :D

Many people claim Asus is going downhill as well. Market recognition, sure, but this is the first I heard of it, and Sempron chips? 'Eh. Buying the scaled-down chips isn't going to be that big of a boost.
acctualy for the eeepc its plenty of cpu, hell the via c7 would be plenty of cpu.

sempy chips are FINE for the MAJORITY of computer users, because most people dont game, and dont to any thing cpu intencive, they surf the net, email, and play yahoo games, nothing that a sempy or celeron or even old duron or the via c7 wouldnt be plenty powerfull to deal with.

and we dont know if they where/are old k8 sempy chips of the new rana sempy chis eather, if asus ordered the newer version, then its likely they would get first crack at the new cores that came off the line IF thats what they wanted.

this is good, it will give amd some more income to go along with the brisk sales of the k10 based chips to server makers, and will get more name recognition out there to people who wouldnt otherwise know what amd was, then when they buy a "real computer" they are more likely to see the AMD tag and go "i want that one" then "whats amd, some kind of generic intel rippoff?" (yes i have heard and seen alot of morons call amd cpu's "bad copys/rippoffs of intel cpus"...what twonks)
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ChillyMyst
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
ASUS budget offerings are usually poor, at least from 2 of my mates experience, also thier rma ...
asus rma has never given me huge problems as long as its not a motherboard with a non critical error like buggy usb ports or a bad clock that looses time, videocards,laptops, exct have all had good support.
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#12
Yokozuna
Asus is probably using these new dual core Semprons. Performance looks to be roughly the same as Intel's dual core Celeron E1200.
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#13
ChillyMyst
nice review, may be fun to overclock to!!(wana see them overclock, may be a better buy for me then a 5000+ if they overclock as well as you could hope)
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#14
jocksteeluk
The best Wifi card i have ever used was Asus and the Worst mainboard i have ever used was Asus, so for me Asus = pot luck.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
I remember back in the K7 days, the Indian government placed a similar order when doing a massive hardware upgrade of all the computers in the state departments. Such big orders are very good for AMD.
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#17
SK-1
by: FatForester
Wait, what's this 'AMD' you speak of?
:laugh::laugh:
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: FatForester
Wait, what's this 'AMD' you speak of?
The one in your sig.
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#19
mandis
by: Yokozuna
Asus is probably using these new dual core Semprons. Performance looks to be roughly the same as Intel's dual core Celeron E1200.
Actually they perform better than the Celerons! Not that this is anything to go by of course...
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#20
ChillyMyst
its a core2 celeron tho!!!

and those gotta overclock EASY, they are g2 cores, so 3.x isnt unlikely :)
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#21
mdm-adph
by: Yokozuna
Asus is probably using these new dual core Semprons. Performance looks to be roughly the same as Intel's dual core Celeron E1200.
I have to admit, that site gets to the point when they're making a review...
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#22
bubba_000
Finally some good news from AMD.

Unfortunately there are alot of intel fanboys around there. for example, there's a guy in my class that thinks his gma950 beats my radeon x1700 in gaming just because its intel, and mine's ati/amd.
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#23
mdm-adph
by: bubba_000
Finally some good news from AMD.

Unfortunately there are alot of intel fanboys around there. for example, there's a guy in my class that thinks his gma950 beats my radeon x1700 in gaming just because its intel, and mine's ati/amd.
Well, show him a few 3DMark scores and shut him up. :p
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#24
ChillyMyst
show him a real game at a decent res and watch him cry !!!!
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#25

If this is true I'll be buying one of these sempron based models like a snap...
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