Buy Intel stock

This is an excellent time to invest in Intel common stock if you are able. The advances AMD has made have had a dramatic impact on the cost of intel lowering it to a point that it is very affordable. I also recommend that if you are in the long game vs short that you hold some of both intel and amd stock. This way which ever company of the two is winning at the latest round of making the fastest processor, those that hold shares in both WIN on the stock market.

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Tired of chasing it

I have been a proponent of AMD for the last few years. They make fast and reliable products if we ignore the great GPU driver fandango of the 5700 series at launch.

After making a very concerted effort to purchase an AMD 6800 XT at MSRP from AMD directly since they launched, I’m done. I’ll be going back to EVGA for the Nvidia cards.

I attended the 6000 series launch event, got a card into my cart, and the server stopped responding. When it came back to responding the inventory was sold out.

I attended the 5000 series APU launch on 8/5/2021. I arrived at 7am EDT. The event was scheduled for 9am EDT. At 8:30 AM I was assigned a position in the “virtual line” and then randomized to a point in the line 3 hours later.

Maybe AMD could learn a bit about sales in an online environment. First come first served, a que that isn’t just for an hour but is perpetual until the client’s order is filled, and 1 unit per person per the duration until the shortage of cards ends MIGHT help the next person before they suffer from my level of frustration and give up. I’d love to see AMD succeed.

They just don’t seem to care.

The AMD stock lost 12 points yesterday. Maybe that will shake the tree enough for changes to their methods of selling online.

Go Team Red!

AMD had a special launch event to showcase their new APU offerings. I waited for 3 hours before the event then was put into a virtual line for over two hours. Reminds me of the 6800XT GPU launch.

There’s an interesting problem on the description of the AMD web site for their new APUs. Both indicate that a discrete GPU is required. Not accurate information.

Go Team Red!

Intel releases new AX200 and USB 5.0 drivers

Intel released some new drivers for their AX200 series of Wifi adapters. They also released an updated driver for USB 5.0 devices.

These definitely improve the performance of your Wifi adapter or did for me.

The link to the Wifi driver is here:
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/30542/Windows-10-Wi-Fi-Drivers-for-Intel-Wireless-Adapters

OR you may just want to run the Intel update tool.

Buy AMD stock before July 30th

The sooner the better. The current price is hovering in the $50 per share range. If you want to buy in at a lower price, there are sites that offer fractional sales with nominal fees.

Stockpile allows you to buy and/or sell at what ever price point you would prefer for $0.99 per buy, $0.99 per sale with no monthly fees and no minimums.

There are other great options if you are willing to buy in whole shares.

Target COULD have paid attention

If you search through my posts from 2010 I responded on this site to a rash of misinformation in the news about man in the middle attacks related to HTTPS transactions over ANY connection type including wireless at your local Coffee shop or McDonalds.

Then as now, if your browser is using HTTPS and the web site you are visiting is ALSO using HTTPS, it would take 1000s of modern computers years to decipher the encrypted content. So change your password at your bank and other sensitive sites once a year, every quarter if you would prefer to be ULTRA safe.

The part Target COULD have paid attention to, is that I said in that post on May 18, 2010:

Your credit card is more likely to be compromised by the database of the merchant, than via your secure transaction. This can and does happen frequently. It is still a much more secure method of purchasing than when you visit a store in person.

Evans Computer Consulting at Evanscomputers.com on May 18, 2010