back to article Chipzilla or Chipzooky? If Intel's server CPU sales keep on shrinking, El Reg will have to update the branding

It isn't just in PCs that Intel's vice-like grip is weakening – its share of server CPU sales for standalone build-to-order (BTO) options and upgrades has also crashed in Western Europe due to protracted production issues, exploited by a resurgent AMD. Or so says Context, armed with sales data from distributors across the …

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  2. iron Silver badge

    Supply shortages..

    Meltdown, Spectre, SpectreRSB, RIDL, Fallout, Zombieload, Plundervolt, Zombieload 2, TPM-FAIL, NetCAT, SWAPGS, SPOILER, Foreshadow, Machine Check DoS, BMC flaws, Lazy FPU context switching issues, etc.

    High price.

    Core counts and performance starting to lag.

    Why would anyone buy Intel?

    (other than the CEO has heard of them so won't question it)

    1. HammerOn1024

      "Why would anyone buy Intel?"

      Installed base.

    2. HamsterNet

      dont forget

      Intel chips also use way more power, cost more and offer much lower performance, core and lower I/O.

  3. Anonymous Coward
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    1. jonathan keith

      Re: Chipzooky

      Indeed. The Reg will shortly be receiving the first of many bills from my therapist.

      1. Dan 55 Silver badge

        Re: Chipzooky

        It could be worse, they could have called it the Scrappy Doo of CPU manufacturers.

        1. W.S.Gosset Silver badge

          Re: Chipzooky

          Can someone explain the "chipzooky" reference? I'm baffled.

          1. Anonymous Coward

            Re: Chipzooky

            One for the children of the 70s/80s. Hanna Barbera made a cartoon godzilla show but the execs presumably thought an aloof city-destroying atomic monster was too much darkness for the kiddies, so they gave him a comedy sidekick called godzooky. Needless to say, they were wrong, and everyone despised godzooky. He even ruins the title sequence :


            See also : Scrappy Doo

            1. W.S.Gosset Silver badge

              Re: Chipzooky

              Ah haaa. And ta.

  4. Tom 7


    A chip of a chip.

  5. Anonymous Coward

    Chippy McChippedface

    Nuf said.

  6. Not Elvis

    All that....

    And you can actually get your bag of chips. Next year.... if you're lucky.

  7. Ted's Toy

    Who are run by an Accountants and not Engineers or designers.

    Accountants are historians not visioneries. It is a big No No to be a creative accountant, But a big plus to b a creative Engineer or designer.

    Paper pushers should be the last people to run any enterprise. They can easily be replaced by any well written program.

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