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Scorecard Polls 2000

[ January ] What computing future are we most likely to see by the start of the next century: 2100?
[ February ] Who will win the GigaHertz race?
[ March ] Would you buy a VIA Cyrix III instead of an Intel Celeron?
[ April ] Should Dell, as rumoured, start building with AMD's Spitfire?
[ May ] What do you think of AMD's name for their new budget processor: Duron?
[ June ] Do you see a net appliance in your future?
[ July ] Which CPU would you rather have in your next laptop?
[ August ] Intel & Rambus: Is the party over?
[ September ] What would you do with  a discontinued Pentium-III 1.13GHz CPU?
[ October ] Intel's Timna project is dead. Does anybody care?
[ November ] What do you think of Intel's latest Blue Man Group TV promotion for their Pentium-III?
[ December ] Would you like Santa to bring you a Pentium-4 this Christmas?
January 2000
What computing future are we most likely to see by the start of the next century: 2100?
Android assistants and labourers built with AMtel processors running at more than 1 Zettahertz.
People's Choice 48%
Windows 2098.
Second Choice 26%
'Smart' wars.
Third Choice 19%
Thought-controlled shopping implants connected to Amazon.com and your bank account.
Last Choice 7%
Top of PageFebruary 2000
Who will win the GigaHertz race?
AMD: Athlon
People's Choice 73%
INTEL: Pentium-III
Second Choice 14%
DON'T CARE: I'm waiting for the next 2-GHz processor.
Third Choice 12%
ELBRUS: E2K
Last Choice 1%
Top of PageMarch 2000
Would you buy a VIA Cyrix III instead of an Intel Celeron?
YES: I would like to see another budget-priced CPU competitor.
People's Choice 45%
DON'T CARE: I'm waiting for the first dual Athlon pulse-pounder.
Second Choice 31%
NO: VIA should stick to chipsets, not dinosaurs.
Third Choice 18%
MAYBE SO: Only if more computer makers adopt it.
Last Choice 6%
Top of PageApril 2000
Should Dell, as rumoured, start building with AMD's Spitfire?
YES: It's about time Dell woke up and started using non-Intel processors.
People's Choice 58%
YES, AND MORE: How about Athlons and Cyrix-III's, too?
Second Choice 32%
NO: Why gamble on an unknown processor? Dell should stick with success and Intel.
Third Choice 7%
DON'T CARE: When Dell starts selling iMacs, then I'll be interested.
Last Choice 3%
Top of PageMay 2000
What do you think of AMD's name for their new budget processor: Duron?
OK, BUT...: What was wrong with 'Spitfire'?
People's Choice 43%
BLECHH!: Sounds more like a cheap car wax.
Second Choice 29%
PERFECT: It suggests durability and quality for the everyday computer user.
Third Choice 20%
DON'T CARE: Intel's 'Celeron-II' is a much cooler name, anyhow.
Last Choice 8%
Top of PageJune 2000
Do you see a net appliance in your future?
NEVER!: I'll only surf the internet using a computer, the way surfing was meant to be.
People's Choice 54%
NET WHAT?: Why would I want porn on my toaster?  ...oh, I see...?
Second Choice 21%
YOU BET: Can't wait for my first web pad.
Third Choice 19%
THE FUTURE IS HERE: I already own a WebTV.
Last Choice 6%
Top of PageJuly 2000
Which CPU would you rather have in your next laptop?
AMD K6-2+: Affordable, speeds up to 550MHz, with PowerNow! battery-saving technology.
People's Choice 49%
TRANSMETA Crusoe: Untried, but with the LongRun promise of 8-hour performance at up to 700MHz.
Second Choice 28%
INTEL Pentium-III: Expensive, speeds up to 750MHz, with SpeedStep power-reduction.
Third Choice 16%
INTEL Celeron: Cheap, speeds up to 650MHz, drawing as little as 3W.
Last Choice 7%
Top of PageAugust 2000
Intel & Rambus: Is the party over?
WAY: Rambus is too expensive, no faster than SDRAM, and should have been punted long ago.
People's Choice 56%
WAYBE: Intel should keep its options open as Rambus matures by supporting DDR as well.
Second Choice 28%
NO WAY: Intel should stick with Rambus RDRAM as the best high-bandwidth memory solution for tomorrow's computers.
Third Choice 10%
DUNNO: Rambus? DDR? SDRAM? My computer has memory?
Last Choice 6%
Selected visitor comments:
bulletDDR 266 is much faster. Go with the DDR.
bulletUnless Rambus becomes a complete no hoper, Intel should be flexible. Most users cannot afford to change to new technology paths when their path becomes extinct.
Top of PageSeptember 2000
What would you do with  a discontinued Pentium-III 1.13GHz CPU?
RETURN IT: And try to get your $1000 back.
People's Choice 54%
WARM IT: Makes a good hot plate for your coffee cup.
Second Choice 30%
SLOW IT: Under-clock it to 850MHz on a 100MHz bus, and still have fastest-looking CPU around.
Third Choice 10%
RISK IT: Keep using it and backup your system every 10 minutes.
Last Choice 6%
Selected visitor comments:
bulletPentium's CPU design isn't as superior as AMD's, but costs more than an AMD CPU.
bulletAMD - Athlon still #1 and it works. Intel's Pent 1111? You can't get one
because it was called back. So NOW who's the Best....?
bulletWatch out for the New T-Bird....She's comin'
bulletI would get my dang $1000 back and buy an AMD chip.
bulletWe might make a latte stand.
bulletIntel releasing a buggy CPU? Really? :)
bulletWow, I must say that I was shocked at Intel's 1.13 Giger...Lets see if the P4 is more innovative...I'm sure AMD will be ready.
bulletAnother paper release of an unreliable CPU from a company who claims so much about the CPUs they build, but the CPUs do not deliver. More junk.
Top of PageOctober 2000
Intel's Timna project is dead. Does anybody care?
NO: Duron, Celeron and Cyrix-III processors are enough to keep low-priced PC's competitive.
People's Choice 61%
DON'T KNOW: Timna, Schmimna-- enough with the code names already!
Second Choice 22%
YES:  We still need a low-cost system-on-a-chip solution to bring down the price of PC's.
Third Choice 12%
MAYBE SO: Intel should have kept developing it for the wireless computer market.
Last Choice 5%
Selected visitor comments:
bulletYES: We still need a low-cost system-on-a-chip solution.
bulletIf you it says Intel Inside, you paid too much.
bulletWho cares about another defective Pentium with the cache altered?
bulletWhy would we want another Intel processor?
Top of PageNovember 2000
What do you think of Intel's latest Blue Man Group TV promotion for their Pentium-III?
GAG ME: Who are these guys, and didn't they just do an Apple promotion?
People's Choice 40%
HUH?: Shouldn't Intel be building up their upcoming Pentium 4 launch, instead?
Second Choice 32%
OK: At least they are more fun to watch than dancing bunny people.
Third Choice 16%
HILARIOUS: An innovative, entertaining, breath of fresh air in Intel advertising.
Last Choice 12%
Selected visitor comments:
bulletMaybe the P-III is better than the P4?
bulletIf Intel did not waste so much money on this kind of advertising,
maybe they could have more competitive pricing on their CPU's.
bulletThey should save their time & money and try to get Intel back on track.
bulletNow that the P4 is available, dump the PIII, or rename it the 'new Celeron'.
Top of PageDecember 2000
Would you like Santa to bring you a Pentium-4 this Christmas?
WELL, OK: I'll take anything, as long as it's free.
People's Choice 53%
NO WAY: I'd rather have a V8.
Second Choice 30%
ABSOLUTELY: And I would promise not not to ask for any more presents for at least 5 years.
Third Choice 16%
DON'T CARE: I'm a Luddite.
Last Choice 2%
Selected visitor comments:
bulletI'd trade it for an Athlon!!
bulletMaybe it'll help me get off of welfare and start a some type of e-business at home...
bulletThe Pentium 4 really does suck. You shouldn't have to write a program
designed for the processor.
bulletP4's just don't stack up... yet.
Polls courtesy SparkLit.com
 

 

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