Originally Posted by Cyclonic
Just force intel to give Samsung a x86 licence already! Tired of this monopoly from Intel.
If samsung wanted it, they have more then enough leverage to get it. But the desktop market is simply not a growth area. If you start to produce desktops, you will lose money. Intel is down 20% in the last 5 years.
Originally Posted by azanimefan
Intel's goal since the disastrous Bulldozer release has been this ~ heck i wrote about it back in 2012 ~ what they want is to take today's desktop cpu and put it into every mobile device in the planet. In short they want today's performance paired with SOC ARM power draw and size. This has been the windmill they've been tilting at every generation of chip. NOT more performance, but MORE performance/watt.
This isn't new news. It's just no one paid attention. I've been saying for 5 years now, intel isn't competing against AMD, they're competing against ARM. My conclusion 5 years ago is the same as my current one, which is "at some point desktop performance will stop improving" thanks in no small part due to lack of competition. If Zen doesn't compete/resurrect AMD, then expect Skylake to be the pinnacle of Intel desktop performance.
They are not completing against arm, they ARE arm. Intel is the largest buyer of arm licenses. If intel was competing against arm, they would simply stop buying from them to the tune of 1 billion dollars a year. Intel actually buys more arm products then samsung does.
Originally Posted by jologskyblues
It really seems like Intel has really been doing "just enough" since 2011 and now this?
Well what do you want. Software has been doing just enough since 2005. It is really hard to make facebook load faster then they currently are. This is not a hardware problem, this is simply a software problem. I have an old machine, and it will only peg handbrake at 80% cpu. Handbrake simply can not use all the resources available.
Take a look at this.
Some of the most cpu intensive games simply can not use more then 4 cores.
Why should intel be blamed for something that software is doing? They created and released a 12 and 16 core processors. Why have the software side not stepped up?
Originally Posted by SystemTech
Wooo hoo, No CPU upgrades required for me....For welll ever
WHY WHY WHY Intel.
Please please please AMD let ZEN be incredible. Please, im begging this of you.
Oh, you will upgrade. The next few generations are moving to a very low watt to performance base. But the performance will smoke the current generations.
Why, because they are going to reduce the clock speed to 3.0 or even 2.8. But add 12, 16, 32, and even 64 cores.
But that will require software to catch up.