Originally Posted by Carniflex
I still think that AMD's decision to call half a module a core is marketing talk similar if Intel would decide to market their i7's with 4 cores and 4 hyperthreads as 8 core chips.
It's not the same thing. An AMD module does contain two actual execution cores. A hyperthreaded Intel CPU does not. Intel is allowed to say their approach works nearly as well as AMD's in handling multiple threads. They cannot, however, make false claims about the number of cores just because their HT technology does a good job of simulating multiple cores.
Originally Posted by Arni90
AMD has already that beat with their A10-5700 at 65W
And yes, AMD will never beat Intel.
They've been farther behind than this, and come all the way back to beat Intel before. Before the K6 came out, they were selling the K5-133 (although they spuriously sold it as PR200) when Intel already had the P2-450. When Intel had the Pentium MMX 233, AMD's best was their 133 MHz 486. This is as big a lead as Intel's had in a while, but even now, AMD's nowhere near that far out of the game.