Originally Posted by EniGma1987
Dang man. Makes AMD look completely incompetent if Nvidia is just launching refinements of a 6 year old arch and they are still this far ahead of AMD trying to evolve and refine GCN and that is only a 5 year old arch. And why the heck cant Intel pull off 25% performance jumps from arch refinement each gen like Nvidia?
Nvidia's Pascal is nothing like their previous archs so I don't see it as a refinement perhaps you're talking about Intel VS AMD where Intel is basically just improving Sandy Bridge. (At this point though, even Skylake and Sandy Bridge don't look much alike)
AMD's GCN even though they still call it that has also changed a lot. The reason why Intel can't pull of 25% generation over generation is due to 2 reasons:
First: CPUs don't scale as well with more cores as compared to GPUs which exhibit near perfect scaling.
Second: There is no need for Intel to do that.