Originally Posted by adridu59
They're doing that to make their CPUs worse artificially until there's some real competition going on so that will be one more reason to upgrade later for consumers. I bet that mobile chips don't have those crap temps.
Sure.. Because losing sales instead of gaining sales is a wise business plan. Intel doesnt worry about having a monopoly, because the government could never split a company with 1 core product that is comprised of R&D and marketing. Its not possible to split the company. The only thing that would happen would be allowing competitiors into x86, and no company would want to start fresh vs a company that has half a century of patents and R&D.
Intel is at the end of the life of Core I, hence why we saw great improvements early on, and then a couple percent increase and a bigger IGP. Its not because of competition, its because the arc is at its end. 2015/16 intel will release a new arc, until then expect worthless 'upgrades'.
The only improvements that will be made till then are in their atom chips.
In the mean time AMD will be catching up with its ~20% performance increase per year as bulldozer arc is brand new.