Originally Posted by NaroonGTX
I thought Warsaw was coming before that. Oh well, if AMD continued their tradition of adopting desktop chips from their Opterons, then a SR FX wouldn't seem certain. By the time a SR FX would released, Excavator-based APU would be available, which would be silly. A more likely scenario is that AMD will just release the refreshed successor to Vishera and just end the FX line right there.
How is this silly? Intel's enthusiast platform (currently served by LGA2011) makes up a tiny portion of its sales. It also lags behind the mainstream platform by roughly an architecture generation.
Also, not sure if you've seen this yet:
9370 is less than a 20% clock increase and it's doing fine against 3930k. 4m/8c SR with 20% IPC increase would basically blow everything Intel has out of the water in this benchmark.
I don't think I can re-iterate this enough. AMD walking away from big x86 cores now would be completely foolish as they finally have software under their control with the console wins. To put it lightly, there will never be a multi-platform game like Skyrim that performs horribly on AMD hardware ever again
. Let that sink in for a moment as you ponder AMD's CPU plans.