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Old October 18, 2012, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Your_friendly_gamer View Post
I am not going to keep my fingers crossed, its going to suck. But miracles can happen, and I really hope they turn things around. But still I highly doubt it. AMD is too far behind in mainstream processors. They used to be 2 generations behind and now 3.
Let's put it this way: if Intel keeps up the incremental updates (5-7% increase from one generation to the next), then Intel may be playing catch up mid way through the next cycle.

The move from Bulldozer -> Piledriver is supposed to give an bump of some 10-15% according to AMD's publicly available slides. We'll see whether or not that will happen. Two more refreshes of that and Intel / AMD will be tied. All AMD has to do is fix their single thread performance and get 22nm out of the door.

The one ace up Intel's sleeve that AMD doesn't (and won't) have is Hyperthreading which essentially allows Intel to do more with less cores and lower power consumption.
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