Originally Posted by Jori
Oh, and Swayne where do you see any overclocking? I dont see any.
Edit: Well I dont think K8 knocked Intel out, but it ruffled a bit more than feathers. If Intel had released Core 2 sooner or killed Netburst sooner they might not be so time pressed like they are now. I think they realize that AMD needs about 20% more performance to best Core 2 over K8 with K8L, look at what Core 2 beat Core 1 by, or Pentium-4? The K8 architecture is about 25% faster clock for clock than an AthlonXP, if AMD can get a similar number with K8L then Intel will need to ramp Core 2 45nm clock's up, but also by then AMD 65nm should be maturing a bit while 45nm will be fresh. They are chasing each other's tails, but people like to think AMD is just retreating.
Well said, I didn't know the Conroe was just 25% faster, though it was more like 35%+, so overall K8L most likely will take the crown of performance back, because they know what they need to beat, it wouldn't make sense to put a new architechure out on the market that doesn't beat the current prince of performance, the conroe.