Originally Posted by Carbuncle94
My bad guys, I was bashing Intel's Ray Tracing while talking to my friend and it got mixed in the text, AMD focuses on what's important, instructions per cycle, so basically, a 1.8Ghz AMD Athlon 64 can out perform an Intel P4 3.0Ghz. that's all, better for games, no matter what intel will do, AMD will counter it. Just Wait, and AMD will continue to put Intel in it's place
. Conroe will fase out quickly with K8-2 on the way!!!
Currently, A64's do 9 ops per cycle. C2D's do 12. So AMD currently has their pants around their ankles in this race. In addition, Intel is ahead in the quad-core market as Kentsfield (Core 2 Quadro) comes out in a few weeks. AMD has done nothing to counter C2D or C2Q yet but come up with the makeshift 4x4 solution because they can't fit 4 CPU's onto a 90nm die like Intel was able to with the 65nm "Kentsfield".
In addition, it will be mid-2007 before AMD has a working 65nm chip, and by then, Intel should be on track for a 45nm transition in 2008, with another switch to 32nm in 2010-2011.
If that doesn't persuade you that Intel has got it's **** together and is ahead of the game, then I'm not sure what will. Currently an Intel Core2 E6300 @ 1.86Ghz performs as well as a 2.8Ghz A64 X2. And don't forget, the mid-range E6600 that is only $317 is neck and neck with the FX-62.
The C2D is tried and true and at the moment leads the pack, with only more and more strength to come from Intel. AMD NEEDS to get their 65nm processing on track because the 4x4 platform is just a ghetto-rigged temporary retalliation, it won't last long.
Bottom line: AMD needs to get in gear or we are all screwed and will fall doom to an Intel monopoly on the CPU market.
That's just my
BTW, sorry for my rant. AMD is in my prayers right now to pull out a miracle, but it better come quick.