Originally Posted by mikezachlowe2004
AMD all together is not competing with high end Intel chips. This has been established for months now. AMD is no longer competing for powerful cpus anymore. They are just trying to make money.
And high end chips only account for less than 5% of the market so it doesnt hurt them much. The money is in the mobile market which is where AMD has/is headed
well you need to read between the lines, amd might say they dont wanna compete but that means nothing, aslong as both are in the market they are forced to compete, what amd meant is they dont wanna compete based on intels term or definition of "cpu" and on intel standards.
amd succeeded before in beating intel by creating a new approach to x86-64, and now they are doing something similar with heterogeneous computing, this is the future of amd, and so far they are doing research and came up with 20% increase in performance on llano chips and that is only by doing software and compiling work, so trust me dont think amd gave up, but ur right it is about the money since amd is a company and its all about money and not just performance crown or being superior, amds goal is not to destroy intel, its about making money, that is what its about.
also this is clear in the bulldozer architecture and explains the reason why amd defines "cores" the way they do in the module desktop, its the reason fpu is shared, and integer is not
its the reason the focus is on big and long pipline on the integer to reach higher frequencies, its because gpus onchip will take charge of fpu in the future(which they are darn good at) while the integer cores will do integer work which is what cpus are really good at, both together they can illuminate all weaknesses of cpu and gpu when each is ran separate and build something revolutionary, a total new approach to computing. because building buffer cores will only go so far