10 Things AMD Needs to Fix Now - Better Virtualization, Better Power Consumption
Better Virtualization, Better Power Consumption
They're the hottest buzzwords in the industry. Intel has said it intends to increase the virtualization capabilities in its next generation of Nehalem chips and AMD now has a chance to push its own in the Opteron, such as improved support for virtual machine migration. On the power side, the switch to 45 nm should help the company build chips that consume less power, a selling point in the notebook market where users demand better battery life.
AMD reported its sixth straight quarterly loss April 17 and continued 2008 on a sour note, but management promises the company will turn things around-