AMD Begins A Comeback

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AMD (AMD) shares rose almost 5% on Friday, and closed at $13.02. News out of Seagate (STX) indicated that PC shipments may be up more than forecast.

But, it also appears that AMD is beginning to ship chips that are competitive with Intel (INTC) again.

According to The Inquirer, the new AMD Barcelona will ship 2.0 GHz, less than expected, but that is expected to move toward 3.0 GHz before the end of the year.

Also, Neal Nelson & Associates released a report which showed that AMD Opterons where more were more energy-efficient in a number of servers that INTC Xeons were.

Douglas A. McIntyre