Originally Posted by CULLEN
Unless you're saying goodbye to your Xeon's, Intel isn't going anywhere and I cannot imagine despite AMD's amazing come back that things are going to change anytime soon. They have been the budget brand for a decade while Intel has been the high-performance brand.
Maybe if AMD can sustain this lead for the next couple of years they'll be stronger than ever and hopefully become the performance brand again, but if Intel is cooking something funny, we might never see it.
Well I do remember when all the fastest Supercomputers in the world ran on AMD, not Intel.
Performance/Watt is key in terms of the server market, and AMD nailed it. Honestly Intel should be scared, as this is the market they make most of their money from. AMD could very well end up with a nice slice of the server market with this new platform.
Power usage is a big factor, this was mostly the reason why Bulldozer was pretty much a no go for the server market. Intel has been working on Performance/Watt for a long time, and for AMD to just come out and beat them at their own game. Well Intel will be pushing on the Performance/Watt for their next series of chips, no doubt there.
Not all server workloads are for Multithreaded workloads, so I'm sure AMD has some lower core count higher clock speed chips in the line up too.
Honestly this is probably want Zen was targeted at. AMD was making most of their money from their server cpu sales. Not desktop sales. Which is why Bulldozer really hurt them.Edited by DzillaXx - 3/7/17 at 4:18pm