Originally Posted by DarthShader
Over those two, you'd get a 14nm Pentium 4 if Intel bothered to produce them, yes? What exactly do you expect from an average die-shrink and what do you expect from this one? Given the numbers shown about the new 3d transistors, a 20% increase in perf looks likely.
The person I quoted implied that. Did consider what Intel is about to deliver in 2012, but didn't consider what AMD will. I see this a lot in various places and I keep wondering why people are incapable of looking at the whole picture of what the future brings.
Given how AMD showed a laptop running Trinity today, enhanced BD cores might be closer than we expect, maybe Q2, same as Ivy Bridge.
That was my point and further hint towards the article being garbage.
A 20% increase + better overclockability over an already phenomenal Sandy Bridge is A+ in my book, especially in the market that Intel seems to be going with Ivy bridge.
And to answer your question, hell yes i'd take a 14nm P4... Thatd be fun as hell. As far as your comment on me getting it only because Intel produced it? I have an AMD rig and a loyal AMD customer but i won't let that take anything away from Intel...
And you are contradicting your self when bashing on IB being "just a die shrink"... When BD enhanced is still on 32nm, everything packed on i don't see room for any kind of notable
architectual improvements other than better steppings and silicon which will result in slightly better clock speed achievements(nothing close to a dieshrink). We will just have to see though.
With that said, i'm STILL most likely going BD, assuming its single threaded performance isnt as horrendous as the preliminary benchmarks are indicating. I like being an AMD guy but i'm extremely impressed with SB and IB will build upon that success.