And Here I Thought The ‘Itanic’ Was Dead All Along. Wrong!
Yes, if you didn’t know any better you’d think this was my April Fool’s post, but alas you’d be wrong buzzard breath.*
Good grief, do we really need 7 new ‘Itanic’ processors unleashed on the world?
Check the sales forecast history below for the Itaniums, are you noticing the optimism early on and how it’s trended down significantly as reality set in the last 9 years?
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m an Intel snob when it comes time to build my new PCs and choose the processor, all PCs and laptops I own are Intel (not Intel motherboards though!). And Itanics are not being peddled on geeks like you and me, but multi-core x86 is doing so well and x64 will be the next big thing (supposedly) ‘real soon now’ and they’re both so cheap. I think its in Intel’s interests to focus on the processors of choice for a multi-purpose use, not very high-end workstation/server class machines with a unique proc that won’t run Unreal Tournament or BioShock out of the box.
What are you going to do with an Itanium box that you can’t do with a dual core or quad core, design bridges or something? Serve html to the net?
* Buzzard breath – all the sweetness of breath that you would expect of a creature that eats carrion.