[RndTbl] VT-d

Daryl F wyatt at prairieturtle.ca
Thu Sep 15 07:02:43 CDT 2011

On Thu, 15 Sep 2011, Trevor Cordes wrote:
> If you wanted a non-K instead, I could possibly hook you up and accept
> your 2600K as trade (you pay the difference).  Of course there would
> be some loss of value as it is used and I'd have to find a buyer, etc.
> I think the K's are more expensive because they have the newer/better
> on-chip video.
> Again, I think Intel is going mental with their excessive SKU count
> with tiny confusing variations.  One asks, what's the point?  They're
> starting to look like a software company with SKU proliferation.

I can think of two possiblities for the proliferation. One is to recoup 
some profit on chips that have defective function (areas) on the die by 
selling them more cheaply than the original target. The other is to create 
confusion in the buyer so they have to depend on the <sarcasm> benevolent 
</sarcasm> advice of the vendor before deploying a desktop refresh 

IBM used the second technique in the 80s and switched their primary
revenue stream from hardware sales to service sales.


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