quote: and only $1.1 billion in the bank
quote: so basically if they have another two years like they already had, they'll be bankrupt
quote: but if performance is not up to snuff, then your efficiency gives you a very modest profit on the midline and nothing on the bottom end, just like now
quote: ...new architecture from Intel again, which initially looks to eliminate the last of Amd's technical superiorities, like IMC
quote: Yes the core 2 is a superior design than the K8, but if you were able to compare 2 CPUs with equal cache size at the same clock speed i believe that Intel would win in integer performance for only say 10%, and be almost equal in most floating point benchs, because AMD hypertransport platform is superior.
quote: I believe that HT3.0, Direct connect 2.0, will be superior to CSI when CSI arrives.
quote: Based on what? Your AMD fanaticism?
quote: Lots of things have been around for 5 years.. that are far from immune to being leap-frogged by the competition.
quote: And yes.. only in 4S+ servers and workstations is HyperTransport a truly soar-away superior architecture.
quote: A 4 core MCM like Penryn at 45nm process will be 107mm2 x2 = 214mm2Extrapolating a 4 core Barcelona at 45nm process will be283mm2 x 0,59 = 167mm2so:A 2 core Penryn at 45nm process will be 107mm2a 2 core Phenom at 45nm process will be 83,5mm2
quote: The new one looks to be a native quad that they will mcm to eight core with hyperthreading on each core. 16 simultaneous threads
quote: (hmm... IBM managed to get pass 5.0 Ghz(so they claim) in a bigger chip (Power 6), in the same almost exact 65nm process of AMD, why cant they get somehow much closer to that ?)
quote: it has advaced SSE4 instructions that help in media encoding and tech computing performace
quote: Thats why they have been playing catch up to AMD since the K6 right?
quote: Intel has always sucked on the media end of things
quote: but since the K7 and K8 yes.
quote: The problem is that you're comparing an 8-core version of Barcelona with an 8-core Penryn. By the time AMD has a competing processor, Wolfdale will be out and AMD will be behind in the performance game again.