Originally Posted by NihilOC
It's a step in the right direction, although at this stage I'm not sure if it would be better for the industry for AMD to return to near-relevance or for AMD to fail and regulators to turn on Intel's resulting monopoly.
You mean like when the US government broke up their massive teleconglomerate leading to vigorous competition in the telecom/ISP markets which continue to this day? :P
I just can't see any company stepping forward to compete against Intel knowing what it would cost even with AMD's patents, particularly in a market that isn't exactly growing at an exponential rate.
Originally Posted by Klocek001
only 3 years behind yay
anyway, just like in Pascal vs Polaris case, clocks will be make or break for AMD. Haswell IPC doesn't mean Haswell CPU perfromance. 4790K comes @4.4GHz out of the box
I mean, three years behind still puts it closer to Skylake than not as Haswell is quite competitive. Given the incremental increases Intel has produced since SB I think it's more than fair to say that Haswell IPC with more cores/threads than mainstream i5/i7 and delivered at that price point would absolutely sell. Starting from BD/PD and ending up at Haswell in a single bound is impressive, no matter how you wish to try to qualify it.