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AMD Not Convinced by Intel's Thunderbolt
By Vincent Chang - on 4 Mar 2011, 9:30am

AMD Not Convinced by Intel's Thunderbolt

Perhaps it's a competitor's technology, but AMD has come across as rather unenthusiastic about Intel's latest technology, Thunderbolt. It may be premature now for AMD to take the stance that Thunderbolt is proprietary and has few chances to be adopted widely. With that said, it's unlikely that AMD will be offering Thunderbolt support anytime soon.

X-bit Labs - Advanced Micro Devices, the second largest supplier of x86 microprocessors on the globe and the designer of half of the world's discrete graphics adapters, said that Intel Corp.'s recently introduced Thunderbolt input/output technology will become just another proprietary standard with not a lot of chances to be adopted widely. The chip designer also doubted that the TB actually brings any tangible improvements.

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